British Airways' cabin crews, members
of the Transportation and General Workers Union, voted yesterday to
strike in a dispute over sick leave, pay and staffing issues. At
press time, no date had been set for action. In a statement posted
on BA's website yesterday, the carrier said, "While this is a
disappointing result, this does not mean that a strike is
inevitable. We have arranged to meet T&G officials this week
and we very much hope they will enter into meaningful discussion
with us on the issues the union has raised."
On Jan. 11, American Airlines announced
it would no longer sell international tickets or domestic
first-class or business-class tickets through Expedia.com or its
affiliated websites to customers purchasing travel from the United
States. Domestic coach class tickets on American Airlines still
will be available via Expedia, and American tickets already
purchased from the site remain valid.