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Published on Monday, May 17, 2021

Some BA crew not turning up for India flight duty

Some British Airways cabin crew are reportedly failing to show up to work on flights to India over fears for their health.

BA is still operating flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad to London Heathrow.

Inbound passengers are required to quarantine for 10 days but flight crew are not subject to quarantine.

The airline has taken measures to avoid overnight layovers in India by doubling its flight crew numbers on flights.

It has two aboard with one working the outbound flight and the second operating the return flight.

The airline has now told cabin crew to notify managers if they feel 'uncomfortable' working India flights so replacements can be found.

BA moved to allay fears in a memo to staff stating that all passengers must undergo Covid tests for outbound and return flights but there has been issues about the quality of testing in India for many months.

There have been numerous instances of multiple passengers testing positive on arrival overseas, even with a negative test result processed in India.


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