American Airlines Travel Alert: Some Spain Flights Canceled due to Iberia Strike

Spanish airline Iberia has canceled 108 flights scheduled for Friday, May 4 due to a strike by cabin crew members. However, the cancelations may affect passengers on other airlines as well.

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Iberia, British Airways, American Flyers May be Affected

American Airlines for example is warning its customers that some of them who will be flying to or from Spain on AA may actually be ticketed on a flight operated by Iberia – the same applies to those ticketed for travel on British Airways flights operated by Iberia.

Passengers are advised to check their tickets to determine the airline, and travelers who may be affected are being allowed to change their schedule without incurring the $250 change fee.

Note: Some travelers may have heard that an Iberia pilots’ strike was called off and assumed schedules to operate as usual, but the cabin crew union decided to go ahead with a separate labor action.

How to Change Flights and Avoid Fee

Change fees will be waived for the following:

  • Passengers traveling to or from Barcelona (BCN) or Madrid (MAD)
  • Passengers arriving/departing/continuing flights at those airports on May 4 or May 7

Alternate dates through May 9 are being offered for itinerary changes, although these dates could vary. Passengers who wish to change their flights should contact American by phone as soon as possible.


Published: May 3, 2012