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British Airways Resumes Service Following Wildcat Strike


British Airways says it will operate at least 80 percent of its scheduled flights from London's Heathrow Airport Saturday, following a wildcat strike that grounded the airline for 36 hours.

Limited service resumed late Friday, but airline officials warn it will be several days before service at Heathrow returns to normal.

On Thursday, a walkout by baggage handlers and other ground staff forced British Airways to cancel 700 incoming and outgoing flights from Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports. The work stoppage affected more than 100,000 travelers worldwide.

The British Airways workers went on strike in a show of solidarity with workers fired by the carrier's catering company. The airline employees returned to their jobs late Friday.

Talks with the catering company continued Saturday.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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