British Airways will give staff £400 and a free return flight to help make up for missed bonus payments. The payout, detailed in a letter to workers seen by Bloomberg and confirmed by British Airways will be made to all UK employees. Staff were due to receive only a fraction of their standard bonus because earnings fell short of a £1.5bn threshold and the carrier missed customer service and punctuality goals. "The 2016 all-colleague bonus scheme has triggered at a much lower level than in previous years," the London-based unit of IAG said in the staff letter. "However, the British Airways board has decided that all eligible colleagues in the UK will receive a bonus with their March pay." Alex Cruz, who took over as head of British Airways last April, needs the support of staff after embarking on a four-year programme to boost margins. Measures include cutting almost 700 back-office jobs, as well some maintenance posts, switching to paid-for food on short-haul flights and adding extr...

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