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British Airways to Cancel Over 10K Flights

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Over the past few months, travellers have found themselves at the centre of chaos, due to staff shortages, hour-long waits to check-in luggage and flights being cancelled right at the last minute.

And the chaos is not ending soon. British Airways will cut 10,300 more short-haul flights due to feature in its schedule between August and the end of October.

The cancellations affect London Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports.

The industry has struggled with staff shortages as demand for air travel has rebounded after Covid restrictions.

"The whole aviation industry continues to face into significant challenges and we're completely focused on building resilience into our operation to give customers the certainty they deserve," BA said.



The intention is to reduce the chances of disruption and late-notice cancellations over the summer by making schedules more resilient.

Holidaymakers are set for even more travel chaos in the coming months, as in addition to BA, Ryanair and easyJet staff have all confirmed strike action amid disputes over various issues including pay and working conditions.

To reduce the worry of cancelled flights travellers can check their airline's website or app for the status of their journey.

It is important that they take out travel insurance before booking that all-important holiday, as it means that when a flight is cancelled or delayed they can contact their insurance company and discuss how to begin the claim process if necessary.


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