May 13th, 2010
05:16 PM GMT
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Thousands of travelers are to be impacted because of a strike by British Airways cabin crew that the union says will last for 23 days between May 18 and June 9.

Are you affected by a BA strike?
Are you affected by a BA strike?

But it's not only passengers that are bracing themselves for travel chaos - so is the airline.

BA has made arrangements to stave off the worst effects of this strike, hiring additional aircraft that have its own cabin crew and has even bought seats on 50 other airlines to keep passengers from making alternate plans.

The first set of strike dates will be between May 18 – 22, followed by May 24 – 28, May 30 – June 3 and finally June 5 – 9.

For the first five days, BA claims it will be able to operate 60 per cent of long-haul flights and more than 50 per cent short-haul on flights operating to and from Heathrow

London's Gatwick Airport and London City Airport will not be affected by the strike

Passengers booked on flights that have been canceled by the strike will be offered seats on flights with BA or other airlines, or will be offered a full refund, the airline said.

Have you changed your travel plans?

Are you being affected by the strike? Have you already had to make changes? Are BA being co-operative with making alternative arrangements?

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April 27th, 2010
10:46 AM GMT
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