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British Airways weekend strike to impact BWI flights

If you're booked for a British Airways flight this weekend from BWI you may need to change your plans. A strike by BA's cabin crew is set for three days beginning Saturday. British Airways officials say flights from Baltimore to London Heathrow will operate as usual on Saturday, but are canceled for Sunday and Monday. Travelers may be able to reschedule with partner airlines that have agreed to help during the strike by allowing passengers on canceled flights to rebook at no charge.

The cabin crew union, Unite, has also called for a second strike beginning March 27. The union is protesting pay freezes and other changes to working conditions. The Associated Press reported today that Unite is seeking support from American unions. Such actions could hinder British Airways operations further. At this point, the airline plans to operate up to 60 percent of its flights as usual through Monday utilizing other BA workers who have been newly trained along with cabin crew who have volunteered to work as normal.

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British Airways says that if enough cabin crew members continue to work through the strike, the flights from Baltimore could be re-instated. Passengers may want to call BA later in the week for an update.

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