British Airways cancels almost all flights as pilots stage historic strike

10:39 AM ET Mon, 9 Sept 2019

British Airways just canceled almost all flights as pilots begin a 48-hour strike. The airline said it cancelled 1,700 flights to and from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The British Airways Pilots Association wants better pay. The airline offered pilots a pay raise of 11.5% over three years, which the pilot's association declined. The labor action marks the first-ever strike by British Airways pilots.