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British Airways strike: what can you do?

How you could be eligible for compensation from all the disruption.

British Airways cabin crew have voted in favour of strike action starting from the 22nd December running to 2nd January. So what does this mean for you if you’re travelling with BA between these dates?

In the first instance, you should check with BA to see if they have a policy to cover the situation. During previous strike action, they’ve offered affected passengers alternative flights or destinations. As this is situation is ‘out of their control’, it’s unlikely that they’ll offer you a full refund unless all other options have been exhausted.

As for getting money back through your travel insurance policy, you will have to check the terms of your specific policy. The general rule of thumb is that if you can prove you booked the flight before the strikes were confirmed, then your travel insurance policy should pay out.

If you’ve booked further tours or excursions at your holiday destination, then you should also check your travel insurance to see if you are covered for them. If the excursions are worth more than £100 then you may be able to get the money back if you booked them with a credit card.