A British Airways pilot strike is scheduled to disrupt the flight schedule,
just in the peak of summer.
The expected strike will probably take place in the next two to two weeks
(hopefully not at all).
London is not waiting for me – what will consumers scheduled for their flight to
Heathrow Airport (London) is one of the busiest in Europe, and one of Israel’s
hot summer destinations (including Connection), is expected to close for six
days in the coming month due to a workers’ strike.
The Israeli Consumer Council mentions that under Israeli law, in the event of
flight cancellation due to a passenger’s strike not being eligible for financial
compensation, however, the airline is obliged to offer alternatives to the
passenger in order to allow him to reach the final destination or return the
compensation paid for the passenger’s choice. In addition, if the passenger is
forced to stay at the airport, he is eligible for assistance services (food and
beverages, and accommodation services if an overnight stay or more is
Please note, in accordance with Israeli law, in the event of a passenger’s strike
not entitled to financial compensation.
The Israeli passenger may choose to exercise his rights under European
law as of this case: Although in some cases a strike may be considered a
force majeure, there have been cases in which the airline has obliged the
airline to pay the passenger up to EUR 600 (the strike in RYANAIR last year the
company was obliged to pay Between 250 and 400 euros) contrary to Israeli
law. In order to exercise the rights vis-à-vis the airline, the passenger must
require a flight cancellation permit from the airline.
In the case of the British strike, she gave a two-week warning to the Authority
but it is not yet known what flights will be canceled. British Airways is expected
to notify passengers in person, by tact or mail message and must offer an
alternative flight. Of course, even according to European law, the passenger is
entitled to receive assistance services.
It is highly recommended for those who are scheduled to fly on strike days to
check with the company if the flight was advanced after developments in the