Security officers at Heathrow have been striking as part of industrial action from Unite while British Airways technical problems have forced the cancellation of dozens of flights. The flight cancellations are continuing into a third day, and the chaos has been compounded by a reported fault with e-passport gates at both Heathrow and Gatwick.
BA told MyLondon on Friday: "While the vast majority of our flights continue to operate today, we have cancelled some of our short-haul flights from Heathrow due to the knock-on effect of a technical issue that we experienced yesterday.
"We've apologised to customers whose flights have been affected and offered them the option to rebook to an alternative flight with us or another carrier or request a refund."
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But passengers have spoken of a lack of information, arriving to find out their flights had been cancelled and luggage not making it onto flights. Meanwhile the strikes at Heathrow began on May 26. The walkout is an addition to the 15-day protest which included the Easter break and King Charles III's coronation.
While the airport confirmed there are contingency plans in place to ensure a smooth experience for passengers, several cancellations have already been announced today because of the BA system problem and other issues.
They are as follows:
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