Update: British Airways Announces Strike Impact on Flight Schedule

May 10, 2010
(5 p.m. EDT) -- With its cabin crew planning to strike for 20 days in May and June, British Airways has announced which flights may or may not be impacted, as well as instructions for travelers with cancelled flights.

The airline says more information will come tomorrow, but as of now, here's the situation at three London Airports:

All flights to and from Gatwick will operate as normal during the strike.

All flights to and from London City will also operate as normal.

A "substantial number" of long-haul flights will operate from Heathrow. Some short-haul flights to every destination will also be offered. However, cancellations of certain long- and short-haul flights are to be expected. Specific flight information has not yet been provided.

British Airways is working to lease extra aircrafts or find space for its customers on other airlines to help accommodate as many passengers as possible. If you're flying out of or through Heathrow to reach your spring cruise embarkation point, you'll want to keep checking to see if your specific flight will depart as scheduled.

Should your flight be cancelled, a number of options are available to you. They include:

Rebooking your flight to the same destination, departing within 355 days of your original travel date

Rebooking onto another flight to an alternative airport in a nearby destination

Rebooking onto another airline, as arranged by British Airways (subject to availability)

Cancelling for a refund of your fare

We'll keep you posted as more information comes to light.

--by Erica Silverstein, Senior Editor

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