British Airways workers are threatening a second strike. The first was threatened just before Christmas 2009 but the United Kingdom's High Court ruled against it, with 95 percent of employees supporting a strike. If the first strike had occurred, it would have cost over £ 300 million.
Today, only eighty one percent of the British Airways cabin crew voted for "industrial action" again.
Unite, a trade union, did not confirm the strike because the airline and its employees are still "in negotiations," per a report published at online.wsj.com. British Airways officials are willing to resort to the drastic measure to "withdraw subsidized travel" for its employees if they strike.
As for travelers, insurance guarantees a refund or alternate flight.