British Airways' cabin crew plans to start striking Tuesday and the airline is aiming to operate about half of its short-haul flights and more than 60% of its long-haul service from London's Heathrow airport during the walkout. Doing so would allow British Airways to serve about 70% of its passengers who have booked tickets during the period. "We will fly tens of thousands of customers around the world on business trips and family holidays every day that a strike takes place," CEO Willie Walsh said. "We are confident that many crew will ignore Unite's pointless strike call."

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