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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Strike Day 2 Easier for British Air

LONDON -- British Airways is losing millions in a flight attendants' strike but said Thursday things are improving: It canceled about 100 flights out of London, compared with 145 on Wednesday.

A similar but unspecified number of inbound flights also were being grounded, the airline acknowledged.

The numbers may have sounded better to British Airways managers, who vowed to fly through the pay dispute strike, but the walkout still means further aggravating delays for tens of thousands of passengers. (See Page 13 for the strike's effect on flights to and from Russia.)

British Airways said it hoped to fly 35,000 people out of London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Thursday, a sizable improvement from Wednesday but down by 20,000 from a normal day.

"We intend to carry even more on Friday,'' British Airways spokesman Dave Wilson said. "We've got far more staff on duty than anticipated.''

But negotiators for the airline and the union have no plans to meet and discuss a resolution, Wilson said Thursday morning.