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14% fall in BA numbers as strikes take toll

The impact of the British Airways cabin crew strikes was revealed today as the airline announced a 14.2% dip in passenger numbers in May 2010.

BA to beat strike with more flights

British Airways is planning to increase its flight schedule during the next strike by cabin crew because "growing numbers" of staff want to work as normal.

British Airways cabin crew launch new strikes

British Airways cabin crew have launched a new five-day strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

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'Quiet resolve' as BA cabin crew strike again

British Airways cabin crew continued taking industrial action today with a "quiet resolve" to remain on strike until their bitter row with the airline is resolved.

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You’ve wrestled with your conscience for months, but can stand it no longer. The FA Cup Final was your last taste of football action and – suddenly – you simply have to get to the Fifa World Cup in South Africa. Just to soak up the atmosphere, while the rest of the planet goes soccer mad. But surely by now the flights will be booked up, and any remaining seats will cost a Febregas-sized transfer fee? Well, no. The World Cup may be agonisingly close (11 June-11 July), but it’s still possible to get to South Africa at a reasonable price, provided you’re prepared to take an indirect flight.

Decision to ground planes condemned as British skies reopen

Britain's skies reopened today as an airline boss branded the latest ash cloud no-fly zones a "gross over-reaction".

Thousands more delayed as ash drifts south

Passengers from destinations as far apart as the Canaries and the Caribbean were last night struggling home after ash from the Icelandic volcano of Eyjafjoll once again disrupted flights. Dozens of departures were cancelled and thousands of passengers encountered severe delays, amid fears that continued disruption could seriously weaken UK airlines.

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From Rome to home on luck and instinct

When David Randall was told 'No flights today' on Thursday, his first thought was that he was stuck in Italy. Then he decided he must keep moving. It was the start of an extraordinary journey

BA pay-slips 'fast-tracked to show strike losses'

British Airways cabin crew claimed today that their pay slips had been brought forward to show them how much money they had lost by joining the wave of strikes over jobs and cost-cutting.

BA 'will fly 75% of passengers' during strike

British Airways cabin crew mounted picket lines outside airports for the second weekend in a row today as another wave of industrial action began in a bitter row over jobs and cost cutting.

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Talks plea to BA chief Willie Walsh as second strike looms

Leaders of British Airways cabin crew tonight urged the airline's chief executive to "come out of his bunker" and hold fresh talks as a three-day strike over jobs and cost-cutting came to an end.

Brown steps into BA strike to allay poll fear

PM hopes for cooling off this week as management and union claim success
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