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BA flight change policy
As of today, BA is changing its policy of when it allows customers to rebook flights when there has been a schedule change. Given the number of changes at the moment, this is not good news. However, I don’t think it’s an unreasonable policy.
If a flight you have booked (including existing bookings) has a schedule change of under 2 hours, you will not be allowed to change to another flight for free. If the change is over two hours then you can rebook to an alternative flight. This needs to be either within 2 days before or after the original flight date.
If the change is longer than 4 hours you could also ask for a refund if you did not want to rebook.
Exemptions to the 2 hour rule
- Same day return trips
- Cruise bookings
- Connections that will no longer be allowed or possible due to the schedule change
BA strike consultative ballot
Unite union has conducted a strike consultative ballot for crew and ground staff at British Airways. The vote assessed whether they would be supportive of strike action ahead of an actual strike ballot. Nothing is legally confirmed until an official strike ballot is held. Unions often do this to show the strength of feeling without actually going through the official motions for strike action.
The BA staff have voted overwhelmingly in support of supporting striking action with over 97% in favour. The dispute is over pay and conditions. The staff balloted include cabin crew, check-in agents, customer service staff, engineers and other ground staff.
This dispute is separate from a formal strike ballot already underway by BA check-in staff who want their pay and benefits restored to pre-pandemic levels.
Personally, I am not too worried about strike action as I predict it will be resolved prior to it actually happening. While BA has a…