BA cabin crew receive perk if they don’t strike for 3 years!

The British Airways strikes have added to this year’s travel chaos, with the natural Icelandic disaster and economic meltdown being the main culprits for the struggling position that the travel sector has found itself in. The BA strikes certainly haven’t helped the situation; with thousands of travellers being stranded and plans ruined by this ongoing friction.

 In a bid to prevent Christmas strikes, British Airways are said to have restored its cabin crew’s travel perks. These include up to 90% off British Airways flights, a benefit which was withdrawn earlier this year. It is also an attempt for the union to drop legal charges against the airline. BA have also stated they will only restore these perks on the condition of good behaviour, much like naughty children having their favourite toy taken off them by their parents. However, if this deal is rejected by the union, it is likely that more strikes will take place; affecting Christmas travel.

 BA have already started to employ new staff for a lower wage and are said to be prepared to run a nearly full service over Christmas should strikes take place.

 However if you are worried about strikes affecting your Christmas travel plans, I would advise you ensure your agent is a ABTA and ATOL bonded agent, this will give you financial protection should anything go wrong. Independent agents such as Holidays Please also tend to look after their clients and ensure they receive the help they need and put extra work in.

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