BA today announced that it was pretty much a case of business as usual this morning, despite strike action by cabin crew, members of the Unite union.
In what is becoming an increasingly acrimonious and expensive strike, union leaders pointed at rows of grounded aircraft sporting BA livery to illustrate their point that the union was winning the battle.
A BA spokesman refuted the strikers' claims by pointing out that the grounded planes were not BA planes at all, but those of another airline whose livery was "a bit similar and has BA painted on it".
When pressed further, the BA spokesman said that anyway, even if the planes were BA planes, they weren't grounded, they were just resting.
"You'd need a rest too from time to time if you were flying all over the shop carrying people inside your belly," the spokesman insisted. "Planes are no different to people. They need a breather from time to time too. I have no doubt that some of those planes are snatching forty winks as we speak. Planes can be heavy sleepers on account of all the work they put in. Let me tell you laddie, if you worked as hard as those planes do, you'd need a rest too."
"You talk bollocks," a Unite official remarked.
"Yeah, well you are bollocks," the BA spokesman countered.
The dispute goes on.
More as we get it.