British Airways ‘suspends ticket sales for short-haul flights from Heathrow’

Tens of thousands of flights have already been cancelled this summer as the industry struggles to cope with the demand for air travel amid staffing shortages. The Times reported BA suspended domestic and European services until and including Monday to comply with Heathrow’s cap on passenger numbers, with the airport announcing last month no more … Read more

Kwarteng to shoot down prospect of electronic strike ballots

T he Business Secretary is set to shoot down the prospect of unions holding electronic strike ballots, citing concerns the votes could be vulnerable to a “malevolent attack” from foreign states. An independent review of electronic balloting back in 2017, led by former chief fire and rescue adviser Sir Ken Knight, concluded the method should … Read more

Strikes cause more Tube disruption as Heathrow action piles on travel ‘misery’

S trike action by British Airways workers at Heathrow will bring further “misery” to passengers already suffering disruption at airports, Downing Street has said, amid fears that industrial action could derail summer holiday plans. A No 10 spokesman “strongly encouraged” the airline and the GMB and Unite unions to negotiate a settlement after staff voted … Read more