Friday, March 26
Will British Airways start a fare war for late spring and summer travel to London once its strikes are over? It's just a hunch, but my guess is that the airline will take some aggressive steps to win back its customers' confidence. That would be good news for those who are looking at fares of more than $1,000 for June travel.
Cabin crews are set to strike this weekend through March 30, the second walk-out in two weeks, and it's a fair bet that customers are thinking about doing business with other carriers, and not just in the near term. The union has said it may call a further strike after April 14.
Another hunch: Now is not an ideal time to buy a ticket to London on any airline if you can hold off. With BA's disruptions and cancellations, competing airlines have no reason to be offering any deals or discounts.