British Airways has estimated that this summer's Gate Gourmet staff dispute cost it between £35m and £45m.
The dispute is still continuing, with redundancy offers being attached to a number of conditions. The T&G bureaucracy is likely to broker a deal that will not be in the interests of the workers.
Baggage handlers launched a wildcat strike in solidarity with the catering workers. Releasing its results for the three months to 30 September, BA saw its pre-tax profit fall 18% to £241m.
Gate Gourmet workers are still demonstrating daily outside Heathrow on Beacon Hill .