Empty terminals as British Airways tells passengers to avoid travelling

Empty terminals as British Airways tells passengers to avoid travelling

British Airways customers were told not to turn up at airports on Monday morning as flights were crippled due to pilots launching a 48-hour strike in a dispute over pay.

The Telegraph understands just five BA flights are taking off today from Britain’s busiest airport – three flights to Madrid, one to Tokyo and one to Cairo.

Usually, the airline operates 850 flights every day from Heathrow, but members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) are taking their first ever industrial action against the airline, grounding “nearly 100 percent” of flights.

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