A dispute over travel perks -- that is, the traditional free airplane rides for employees -- could mean continuous disruption at British Airways this summer, the union for striking B.A. flight attendants said. Here's a link.
At many airlines, including B.A., the reduction in availability of free travel has created serious morale problems for staff. At some airlines, they call the desk where flight attendants and pilots apply for free travel "the wailing wall."
British Airways flight attendants started their second five-day strike yesterday. Others are planned.
Unaccountably, British Airways has failed to update its online customer-service information on the situation for five days. What, nobody working today?