British Airways has informed its customers not to turn up at airports as their pilots start a two-day strike.
The strike, which is the biggest in the airlines history, has led to the cancelling of over 1500 flights.
The disruption affecting hundreds of thousands of customers will also result in millions of dollars of lost revenue for the airline.
The The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) rejected a 11.5% pay increase over three years proposed by the airline in July.
If the row remains unresolved, the pilots will again walk out on September 27th.
Both British Airways and BALPA are however confident that the impasse will be resolved soon.
Many customers who were likely to be affected had gotten communication with the airline to make alternative arrangements. Nevertheless, this will still come as a major disappointment for the arline which transports over 145,000 passengers and operates over 800 flights daily.