qf award flt and a/line strike

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  1. parsonstrish

    parsonstrish Active Member

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    What is the rule if one of the ow carriers (on award ticketing) go on strike and your flt. is cancelled just prior to dep. or as you front up for flt.?
    cheers, trish
     

  2. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    same as a paying passenger - the operating airline needs to make alternative arrangements or provide a refund

    if the airline happens to be an eu one, or the flights are to/from the eu by non-eu based airline, then eu compensation rules apply if you are materially delayed (these are defined in the regulations and the compensation is quite generous)
     
  3. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    I didn't think that the compensation rules applied to strikes

    Under section 14 of Regulation 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91, it does state

    Dave
     
  4. parsonstrish

    parsonstrish Active Member

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  5. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    I really wouldnt be worrying about October though if you are, would it not be better just to book now on another carrier such as AA, rather than worry about what to do if BA strikes

    Dave
     
  6. straitman

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    Dave Noble,

    How about BA flights during the current dispute :?:
     
  7. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Interesting and not what I expected. The regs exist to encourage airlines to minimise avoidable delays, which I'd include strikes as one type. I suppose though if strikes were included that would give unions a lot more power and perhaps why they are specifically excluded?
     
  8. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    If you are booked to travel on one of the strike days I would be inclined to rebook

    Dave
     
  9. parsonstrish

    parsonstrish Active Member

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    thanks for that Dave, I also thought of that but assumed there would not be any other oneworld partners flying this route. I will check though. BA is my second oneworld carrier I'm obliged to use under conditions of my award.
    cheers, trish
     
  10. parsonstrish

    parsonstrish Active Member

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    I've just checked BA is the only oneworld carrier flying lhr-yul. cheers, trish
     
  11. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    You can fly via JFK or ORD on AA

    Dave
     
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