Planned BA strike to cause 5 days of flight cancellations

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    A British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations.

    The BBC says BA pilots have announced three days of strikes – taking place on 9th, 10th and 27th September – in a dispute over pay.

    Despite the first strikes being on 9th and 10th September, some customers flying between the 8th and 12th have been told their flight has been cancelled – and to rebook or get a refund.

    BA says it carries 145,000 customers every day – with a fleet of more than 280 aircraft – and a BA plane takes off from somewhere in the world every 90 seconds.