British Airways planes sit parked at Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. British Airways says it has had to cancel almost all flights as a result of a pilots' 48-hour strike over pay.
Photo: AP Photo/Matt Dunham
Photo: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

British Airways’ Atlanta flights among cancellations due to pilot strike

British Airways is canceling nearly all of its flights, including its flights to Atlanta on Monday and Tuesday, due to a pilot strike.

The airline’s website shows its daily flights to Atlanta from London Heathrow are canceled Monday and Tuesday.

British Airways says on its website that it “had no option but to cancel nearly 100 per cent” of its flights due to the pilots strike.

The airline said if you are traveling on British Airways on Monday Sept. 9 or Tuesday Sept. 10 and your flight is canceled, do not go to the airport.

Customers have the option to get full refunds or to rebook with another airline or on another date, according to the airline. British Airways says it is working with its partner airlines to schedule larger planes to take more customers. American Airlines is a British Airways partner.

Another disruption to British Airways flights due to industrial action is possible Sept. 27. The airline said it would be in contact with customers in the next few weeks if their flights are impacted on that date, and that customers should make sure their their contact details are updated on its website.

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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.
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