British Airways (BA) has cancelled nearly 1,600 flights on 9 and 10 September after it was left with “no option” as a result of the industrial action called by cockpit union BALPA. Thousands of passengers are at risk of being stranded and face incurring unforeseen costs following the decision by BA to cease all dialogue with their pilots in a dispute over pay and conditions. Although travellers were given a two weeks’ notice of the cancellations, freeing BA from any compensation liability, the lengthy delays and cancellations are an inevitable annoyance for travellers, as planes remain grounded and allocated seats
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