Friday, December 18, 2009

UK Court Blocks British Airways Strike

About a million passengers who already had bought tickets, and many others who had planned to fly British Airways over the Christmas and New Year holidays, evidently have a reprieve.

A British court, agreeing with British Airways that the strike vote by the union representing more than 13,000 BA flight attendants had "irregularities," issued an injunction barring the strike, which was set to begin next Tuesday and continue through Jan. 2. The union, obviously, is not happy with having the court step in.

Meanwhile, Gatwick, Luton and other airports in Britain are a mess today (and Heathrow operations are slowed). It snowed a little overnight.


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