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No strike action has yet been announced.

Any strike plan has to be announced within 28 days of the ballot result – so they have until 25th April to announce a strike.

They must give at least seven days notice of a strike. Only Unite, the controlling Union, not BASSA, can authorise a strike.

Duncan Holley, Branch Secretary of BASSA has himself stated that BASSA members “ no longer have to take strike action”.

Should a strike be called, there remains 58% of BA cabin crew who do not support this action. NO flights at Gatwick of City airports will be affected.

Historically, a significantly smaller number have withdrawn their labour than actually vote for a strike.

BA will run 100% of longhaul, and a significant proportion of shorthaul. Any flights not operating will be refunded or re-accommodated on other airlines’ services. You would still earn your BAEC TPs and miles if re-accommodated.

While you alone can calculate the risk to your travel plans, booking BA is a signal of support for right-minded cabin crew who want this dispute over; putting your money elsewhere could be said to play into BASSA’s hands.

Making a shorthaul connection is probably on the higher risk end of things, as you require four flights to work to plan and any delay could be serious.

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