Striking British Airway pilots will be stripped of their travel expenses in the coming three years, it has been shown.
Cockpit crew has reportedly lost access to the 90 percent discount on every flight that will also affect their family and friends who have benefited from the deal.
They will also not be able to use & # 39; hotline bookings & # 39; confirming flights with a discount in a movement that costs them tens of thousands of pounds.
The biggest hit will be the crew living abroad and using the benefits of commuting from work to Heathrow or Gatwick.
British Airways had to cancel almost 100 percent of its flights at London Heathrow yesterday, leaving the terminals (such as HEathrow Terminal 5 in the photo) abandoned
An empty lounge at Heathrow Terminal Five yesterday morning after the strike action started
British Airways aircraft parked at the Engineering Base at Heathrow Airport yesterday morning
The move by challenging BA bosses came when nearly 300,000 passengers had dropped their travel plans into chaos when pilots went on strike for the first time in the 100-year history of the British flagship.
It announced the cancellation of & # 39; almost 100 percent & # 39; of his 1,700 scheduled flights after the staff of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) had deposited tools in a long line about wages and extras at midnight yesterday. They only come back to work tomorrow.
The BA strike – the largest in its history – could only be the first wave of industrial action with injured pilots threatening to walk out later this month as part of a lengthy campaign that could mean canceling Christmas flights.
The sun reported that the revealing eye-catching pilots were being denied access to lower international air fares when the Balpa Union launched a & # 39; picket line & # 39; settled at a golf club of £ 1,150 a year.
BA has told passengers that if they booked a flight yesterday and today, they are unlikely to be able to travel as planned. The airline posted this tweet to customers yesterday
Stockley Park club near Heathrow organized cockpit crew who were offered special sessions with a financial adviser to discuss their tax returns and pensions.
An aviation source told The Sun: & # 39; The pilots look different from the standard placard-wielding protesters of protesters demanding a living wage around a fire from a brazier.
& # 39; The pilots complain about their offer of £ 200,000 a year from an 18-hole championship course.
& # 39; BA's actions to shift their mega points have taken the pilots off their golf swing. Nobody thought that bosses would continue with such a stirring movement.
Nobody can be seen yesterday at the British Airways check-in counters at Heathrow Terminal Five
& # 39; BA raised two fingers at the Balpa union. Officials expected the airline to seek reconciliation, but BA refused to step back instead.
& # 39; The bosses have drawn a line in the sand and tell the pilots to sit up and take note of the huge offer they are throwing away. & # 39;
Which travel benefits do BA pilots receive?
All BA employees benefit from & # 39; Fly the World & # 39; staff travel.
The BA website explains that from day one, staff can purchase discounted commercial tickets, also known as & # 39; Hotline & # 39; tickets, for staff or for friends and family.
After what BA describes as an & # 39; eligible period & # 39; Employees are eligible for unlimited standby and premium standby rates on the entire BA network and other partner airlines.
Some discounts can be as high as 90 percent.
After five years, employees are eligible for one concession per year for them and their friends and family, all they have to do is pay taxes and fees.
The strike will continue its second and last day today, after their union has announced strong support for the industrial action.
The strike, which landed most of the airline's flights on Monday, costs BA £ 40 million per day, according to Balpa, who claims that the dispute could have been settled for only £ 1 million.
Balpa reported that the support for the first day of the 48-hour strike, which mentioned a bitter wage dispute, & # 39; almost 100% & # 39; used to be.
There are no calls scheduled to attempt to break the deadlock, and a further 24-hour walk is scheduled for September 27.
Balpa said his members & # 39; steadfast & # 39; were in what was their first industrial action against BA, a strike that caused the cancellation of more than 1,700 flights during the two days, affecting 195,000 passengers.
BA has offered a wage increase of 11.5% over three years, which is said to increase the salary of some captains to £ 200,000, but Balpa says its members want a larger share of the company's profits.
BA said in a statement: & # 39; We understand the frustration and disruption caused by Balpa's strike action among our customers. After many months trying to resolve the wage dispute, we deeply regret that it has come to that.
& # 39; We remain ready and willing to return to conversations with Balpa. Unfortunately, without details from Balpa about which pilots would strike, we couldn't predict how many would work or which aircraft would qualify them to fly, so we had no option but to cancel almost 100% of our flights. & # 39;
BA has spent weeks offering passengers refunds or the option to book on a different travel date or airline.
How BA passengers could experience more chaos during Christmas
Passengers from British Airways can have more pilot attacks during the Christmas period as part of a long-term chaos campaign.
The Balpa Union said that BA's failure to meet its requirements during the long-term dispute could lead to a & # 39; harmful escalation & # 39 ;.
Balpa said his members – including captains who paid £ 167,000 on average – are willing to take part in further strikes until his mandate for action ends in January.
With a new strike scheduled for September 27, Balpa said yesterday: & # 39; with our vote we can take action at any time. & # 39;
Higher-earning pilots have reportedly talked about continuing months of industrial action through crowd-funding among themselves to help fewer senior members.
Strikes during the hectic Christmas holiday period would be enormously problematic for the airline.
Heathrow Airport was hit hardest by the strike because it is the busiest hub for BA.
Both parties have said they want to resume the talks, but there is little sign that the deadlock has been broken.
Balpa Secretary General Brian Strutton said: "British Airways must wake up and realize that its pilots are determined to be heard."
BA chief Alex Cruz apologized to the passengers for the disruption and insisted that the airline had worked tirelessly to contact anyone affected by the strike to offer alternative arrangements.
He said: “I am truly sorry for the position that the cynical actions of the pilots' union have brought us. It is an individual goal for the union in every respect.
& # 39; It's going to punish customers, it's going to punish our brand, it's going to punish the rest of our colleague's – more than 90% (from BA employees) have already accepted the 11.5% deal & # 39;
The airline said that since Balpa issued the strike data, the number of staff supporting customer contact teams has tripled.
When asked about the retraction of staff trips for prominent pilots, BA told The Sun: & We do not apologize for everything we can do to protect our customers from further disruption.
& # 39; Our pilot community has been made aware of the non-contractual benefits that they will lose as a result of their action. & # 39;
Why did BA pilots go on strike?
British Airways canceled most flights due to the first strike ever by its pilots.
Question: Who is on strike?
A: Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa), which represents the majority of BA pilots.
Question: What is the dispute about?
A payment. Balpa says his members want more of a share of BA's profit.
Question: How many are they offered?
A: BA offers a pay increase of 11.5% over three years, which has been accepted by trade unions representing other BA employees.
Question: How many flights have been canceled due to the strike?
A: BA said that more than 1,700 flights were canceled on Monday and Tuesday.
Question: How many passengers have been affected?
A: Approximately 195,000 people would have flown with BA for two days.
Question: Has BA received many telephone calls from passengers?
A: BA says it has expanded its customer relationship teams since the strike dates were announced last month and received 111,000 tweets and nearly 400,000 calls per day.
Question: What alternative arrangements has BA made?
A: Tens of thousands of people have had refunds or rebooked flights with BA or with other airlines.
Question: Are more strikes planned?
A: Balpa has announced a 24-hour suspension on September 27 if the dispute remains unresolved.
Question: How much do BA pilots earn?
A: BA says that after three years, his payment offer will bring some captains to more than £ 200,000 a year. Balpa says that £ 100,000 is a more typical basic wage.
Question: Are conversations planned between the two parties?
A: Not at the moment. Meetings have been held in recent weeks, but these have not broken the deadlock.
Question: Are BA's industrial relationships in poor condition?
A: There have been disputes over the years, but the relationships were good until the row of pilots flared up.
Question: How much do the strikes cost BA?
A: Balpa says that BA costs £ 40 million every day and claims that settling the dispute would cost £ 5 million.
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