British Airways faces its first global strike by pilots today with the possibility of almost all its flights being grounded for two days.

The UK flag carrier and its four thousand, three hundred pilots have been locked in a nine-month pay dispute that could disrupt or alter the travel plans of nearly three hundred thousand people.

British Airways is preparing to cancel eight hundred and 50 flights today.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has urged both sides to get round the table and sort the issue out.

But the airliner reportedly threatened to strip pilots and their families of free travel perks if the strike goes ahead.

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