British Airways’ (BA) flights were virtually grounded Sept. 9, as pilot union BALPA began a two-day walkout over pay and benefits. “Unfortunately, with no detail from BALPA on which pilots would strike, we had no way of predicting how many would come to work, or which aircraft they are qualified to fly, so we had no option but to cancel nearly 100% our flights,” BA said in a statement issued at 0600 local time Sept. 9. Speaking on Sky News, BA CEO Alex Cruz said the union ...

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