Whilst BA has yet to make an announcement, Aer Lingus will be flying some Dublin and Hamburg flights from February on behalf of British Airways.
I assume that these will be ‘economy only’ services with Club Europe passengers downgraded. On the upside, economy food and drink may be free (or will Aer Lingus impose their own usual prices?). The crew and pilots will be Aer Lingus employees and the plane will be an Aer Lingus aircraft.
If you have any BA Dublin or Hamburg flights booked from mid February then you may want to check your bookings.
Here is an example to Hamburg from ba.com:
This is presumably linked to BA’s two current operational issues – some short haul planes are out of service to ‘have more seats rammed in’ (that’s the technical term, apparently) whilst others are being used at Gatwick to fill the slots acquired from Monarch which are on a ‘use it or lose it’ basis.
If you are booked on an Aer Lingus flight, BA should give you the option of cancelling or moving to another flight if you call.
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