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A British Airways Boeing 747-400 taking off (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Pilot Union Tests British Airways By Canceling Planned Strike

The union representing the majority of British Airways pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), has announced the decision to pull the planned strike action for September 27. BALPA announced back in August the strike dates following months of negotiations with the airline falling through over a pay and benefits dispute. More than 90 percent of the union membership (3,800 pilots) went on strike on September 9 and September 10 forcing the airline to cancel 1,700 flights affecting approximately 200,000…