BA Throws Massive Sulk Over 14-Day Quarantine Plan

By Gary Cutlack on at

British Airways has refused to attend a meeting with the government, turning down the chance of a video chat with the home secretary about the looming 14-day quarantine that the entire airline industry hates.

EasyJet, Virgin Atlantic and the operator of Heathrow Airport were in on the call, though, with inside speculation suggesting BA declined to participate due to a lack of consultation with the air industry over the introduction of the quarantine. In fact, BA is so enraged it's contemplating legal action over next week's compulsory 14-day self-isolation for the vast majority of arrivals in the UK, with exec Willie Walsh telling Sky News that: "We think it is irrational, we think it is disproportionate and we are giving consideration to a legal challenge to this legislation."

Walsh added that the quarantine will "torpedo" the struggling air industry, although torpedoes are usually for the sea aren't they? He probably means "bazooka" or "shoe bomb" or something. [Sky News, BBC]