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British Airways reaches deal with cabin crew

/ Source: The Associated Press

British Airways said Monday it had reached agreement with a union representing cabin crews to head off a strike scheduled to begin at midnight, but said there will still be travel disruptions over the next two days.

There was no immediate comment from the Transport & General Workers Union, which had scheduled a 48-hour walkout for Tuesday and Wednesday, and a pair of 72-hour strikes in February.

The airline announced no details of the settlement.

"We are pleased that our negotiations with the T&G have resulted in an agreement that removes the threat of strikes," said BA Chief Executive Willie Walsh.

"Unfortunately, the decision has come too late to prevent disruption to the travel plans of tens of thousands of our customers tomorrow and Wednesday," Walsh added.

"We will endeavor to reinstate as many flights as we can for those days."