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British Airways suspends flights to Oakland and Fuerteventura

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British Airways has announced a couple of additional route suspensions.

The underperforming Gatwick to Oakland route – which was only set up in the first place to annoy Norwegian – is now suspended for Summer 2019, ie from late March.

It was already suspended for the October to March Winter season so it is fair to say that this one can now be treated as permanently cancelled.

You can either rebook on a BA San Francisco service or fly British Airways to Seattle and connect to an Alaska Airways flight to Oakland.

The Gatwick to Fuerteventura route is also cancelled from 25th November.

You can choose to be rebooked on Aer Lingus, routing Heathrow to Dublin (BA only) to Fuerteventura.  Plan B is to use Brussels Airways, routing Heathrow to Brussels on BA.  Note that Aer Lingus and Brussels Airways do not have a business class cabin.

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Comments (75)

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  • Howard says:

    Groupon Code

    I did mine via AER Club and very quick. Iberia and BD did not work.

  • Howard says:

    I mean BA

  • Andy Green says:

    Anyway else having no joy whatsoever trying to book gulf air tickets?

    I’m trying to get these prices for BKK in December and nothing

    • Rob says:

      They were there yesterday for September, would expect black outs over Christmas though.

    • Big MAC says:

      They do not have flights from LHR – BKK every day, check out their website for the days they fly.

  • Rob says:


  • Nick says:

    Annoyingly I keep getting “The code ‘XXXXXXX’ has already been used” when trying to redeem a voucher to my AerClub – anyone else in the same boat please?

  • Matt Snell says:

    Under the combine my Avios on or theirs no option to transfer from Aer Club to BAEC?

  • Matt Snell says:

    Just an option to transfer British Airways or Iberia Plus under combine my Avios page.

    How do add Aer Club?

  • AndyR says:

    Sorry OT – has anyone spent £14k on the Lloyds Avios credit cards in 1 year to see if a 2nd upgrade voucher triggers? I vaguely remember someone on here saying they did get 2 in 1 year.

    • Alan says:

      Have never heard of that – only of people receiving two vouchers in 12 months due to the anniversary date of their account (which is perfectly do-able if you trigger towards end of one year and early in the next year).

    • the_real_a says:

      Sadly i can confirm It does not trigger.

    • AndyR says:

      Oh well thanks guys 🙁

      • Bigsi says:

        I had an argument with them a few years about the different terms for the card and managed to get a second voucher out of them as I had spent over 14k.

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