JudgedRed: I am in total agreement with you on excessive power of the Trade Unions and unfit for modern business models worldwide.
Although I do not live in the UK, I do use BA flights out of London to a few Europe cities each month I am in Europe and I am rather tired of making advance bookings on BA and can never be certain that I can rely on their services. I sure I am not alone and there must be thousands of international travellers who might be caught in such situation a lot of the time.
I don’t know much about the UK labour laws but is it not possible for BA to give these militant FA an early retirement and pay whatever is required by the laws just to get rid of them? If you pay up all the legally obligation when firing staff members, then it can not be classified as UNFAIR DISMISAL, can it?
If a UK company can not do that, then God save Britain!!!!!