British Airways' union has announced a strike on 25-26 December which could potentially disrupt flights.

The trade union Unite has announced that it intends to hold industrial action involving one of our five cabin crew fleets on Christmas Day (25 December) and Boxing Day (26 December).

This appears to be limited specifically to their "mixed fleet" crew. Which routes are likely to be affected if the strike goes ahead?

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There's limited information available directly from British Airways on which routes are serviced long/short haul by their mixed fleet crew. One source calls out the following routes / airports as affected:

UK Domestic: Aberdeen, Belfast City, Manchester

Europe: Basel, Bergen, Bilbao, Bologna, Budapest, Dusseldorf, Gibraltar, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Marseille, Oslo, Paris Orly, Pisa, Prague, St Petersburg, Stavanger, Stuttgart, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb

US/Canada: Atlanta, Austin, Calgary, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle

Latin America: Santiago

Middle East: Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Tel Aviv

Africa: Abuja, Cairo, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi

Asia/Australia: Bangkok, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo Haneda

British Airways has already clarified the following airports / routes are not affected:

  • All flights to and from London Gatwick will not be affected.
  • All flights to and from London City will not be affected.
  • All flights to and from Stansted will not be affected.
  • Flights operated by subsidiary OpenSkies between Paris and New York will not be affected.
  • Flights operated by British Airways franchise partners (Comair in South Africa and SUN-AIR in Scandinavia) will not be affected.
  • Flights operated by other carriers (including oneworld Alliance partners) which have a BA codeshare flight number will not be affected.

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