British Airways: Unions are blaming IT cuts and passengers face more delays on day three

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Day three of the British Airways disruption to passengers this Monday as the IT fallout continues.

Heathrow and Gatwick airports have again today warned passengers to check their flight status before thinking of travelling to the airport.

The national officer for aviation at the GMB union, Mick Rix said: “This could have all been avoided” as unions are blaming BA for creating the chaos as the IT was outsourced to India.

Heathrow Airport said on Twitter, Sunday: “Some disruption continues to @British_Airwaysflights. Please check flight status at

BA’s chief executive, Alex Cruz said on Monday to the BBC that he will not resign as the power surge “only lasted a few minutes” however, the back-up system failed.

To the thousands pf passengers that have been affected and that are still stranded, Cruz said he was “profusely sorry.” He also denies this had anything to with cutting IT costs.

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