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British Airways announces Summer flights to Newquay

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In a surprise move, British Airways has announced a limited Summer service to Newquay.

Regular readers will remember that Flybe currently runs a Newquay to Heathrow service, subsidised by the Government.  This service is moving to London Gatwick at the start of the Summer timetable at the end of the March, as part of a deal which saw Flybe add additional Manchester flights and a new Newquay to Amsterdam service.

The timetable is all over the place because British Airways has created the Heathrow slots by very carefully pruning of its existing short-haul network.  I am guessing that five different routes have each lost one flight per week.

British Airways announces Summer flights to Newquay

Flights start on 2nd July and will end on 7th September.

Here are the times:

  • Monday – outbound (from Heathrow) 18.05, returning 20.15
  • Thursday – outbound 07.00, returning 09.10
  • Friday – outbound 18.05, returning 20.15
  • Saturday – outbound 06.40, returning 09.55
  • Sunday – outbound 19.10, returning 21.25

To be fair, the times are great for a Thu-Sun, Thu-Mon, Fri-Sun or Fri-Mon short break.

Here is our review of the Executive Lounge at Cornwall Newquay Airport – don’t get too excited.

Flights were available for booking on  The usual 2 x Club Europe and 4 x Euro Traveller seats are available on every flight so you might want to lock in a short break now.

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Comments (221)

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  • MAD DOG says:

    Don’t know what all the fuss is with the coronavirus.Was in Bangkok felt unwell went to the hospital & they wanted to quarantine me.Told them to do one.Got home & been on the whiskey & ginger.
    Feel great just coughing up a bit of blood.Nothing to worry about……..

    • BJ says:

      Having slowed steadily over the last week to about 5%, the increase in daily cases globally has spiked at 34% over the last 24h. This is partly (largely?) due to changes in the way Hubei Province records data as the following BBC article explains. On the one hand it is a bit unfortunate as it clouds existing trends in data. On the other, more reliable data is positive and welcome, perhaps pressure from the Chinese people for more reliable information is bearing results. The number of recorded deaths has also hit their highest daily increase.

  • Zara says:

    OT @ lady London re the Ibis business card: following from yesterday, I called the hotel (and actually a couple of other hotels) and they wouldn’t sell me the card over the phone. Do you or anyone happen to know if I could pop into a local IBIS and purchase it even if I’m not staying there? Thanks so much

    • RichS says:

      Is there an issue with buying it online? I’ve just tried a dummy purchase and got all the way to the payment page.

      • Zara says:

        Perhaps it’s just my account then. It does not let me go beyond the “continue to payment” button. As though the button is inactive. Maybe it’s something wrong on my account.

    • Lady London says:

      The Manager of the nearest IBIS to Gatwick sold me mine over the phone before a stay somewhere else (not associated with a stay in her hotel). I don’t think I kept her details but will check just in case. Back in 1 hour if I find.

      • Lady London says:

        Roberta Migliore 01293 590300. She was deputy general manager of the ibis Gatwick dec 2017 DGM at very helpful lady.

        • Lady London says:

          PS just remembered a wheeze that might still be available

          Yes I’m certain you could stop in at any IBIS hotel and buy it there, quite likely at any Accor hotel. However I’d phone first and probably aim to visit on a weekday in regular office hours as thats the most likely time for the manager to be around if it turns out they are the only one who can sell it to you.

          If you are near an IBIS Budget then choose them to call into as there was an old promo when pricing was better and who knows….

  • Annabel says:

    Morning! BA seems to only have the later one ( BA 28 on 777 23.45) for sale / redemption? I have reward flight in First HKG to LHR 2310 14/4 on BA32 showing as A380. Any idea when BA will confirm this? Thanks

  • Optimus Prime says:

    OT – sorry to ask about QR and TP’s again.

    Do they wait till you complete your return trip or should they have credited my TP’s and avios for last week’s flight already? (Landed at AKL on Monday 3rd Feb).

    • Andrew says:

      Generally post a few days after the flights are taken (not for the whole trip to be completed).

      • Optimus Prime says:

        Thanks, I might have to chase them up

        • Lumma says:

          I think they post the following Wednesday. I had 9 days in Japan once and I was upgraded to bronze/ruby before the return leg

          • Optimus Prime says:

            That’s what I thought, I’ve got to New Zealand last Monday (3-Feb) and was expecting to be Bronze by yesterday.

          • Voice of experience says:

            Qatar do a weekly upload on Wednesday but there’s often a slight lag so if you completed outbound on Monday it’ll probably be next Wednesday before they arrive in BA account. I certainly wouldn’t bother chasing yet as you’ll just be wasting holiday time & stress dealing with QR’s robotic customer services.

          • Optimus Prime says:

            Oh dear, their twitter support is telling me to contact BA because they don’t have access to such information.

            Hope it’s a misunderstanding and the guy believes I have taken a BA flight crediting it to QR instead of the other way round.

        • Adrian says:

          Optimus, there is a form on BA for TP/avios that don’t post for partner flights or if you are on flyertalk there is a very nice person on there called BAmissingavios who helps with such things, i’d just keep a copy of my boarding passes etc. to prove you flew.

  • nigel says:

    I booked BA business from Melbourne to London on, via HK. Its Qantas to HK, and the HK to LHR leg is BA32. Does this cancellation mean my connection no longer works, and if so, do you have any idea what BA will offer me, I paid full £’s for the fare? thanks

    • Mark says:

      BA32 and BA28 depart at pretty much the same time due to a very limited window for night flights from HKG to LHR.

      So it shouldn’t really affect you, other than you’ll be on an A380 instead of a 777, and any seat selection you may have.

    • Andrew says:

      If the connection no longer works then they will probably put you on CX back to LHR (far superior business class, so you’ll be better off).

  • Mark says:

    No surprise re the HK flights, except perhaps that it’s not the A380 that is cancelled.

    Our flight back from HK to Frankfurt on Saturday with LH is showing 9 out of 80 business class seats occupied (LH doesn’t charge for J seat selection so assuming that is an accurate load reflection). The Munich flight is showing 7 out of 48 seats occupied.

    That’s with LH still not offering refunds on HK flights.

    That may of course be partly down to lighter weekend business loads, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were to follow suit.

    • Alex says:

      We are booked to fly out to HKG with LH on 03/03 and looking at my flight LHR-FRA has 16 booked out of 36. FRA-HKG leg has 36/80. return days have similar loads – be interesting to see if they follow suit or not…

  • I'll grab my coat says:

    “The last departure was last night. It is timetabled to return on 1st May ”

    Subeditor sleeping or extremely tired crew needing rest?

  • Dave Barron says:

    OT – My Amex PRGC today has an offer of 1500 bonus MR points if I spend £1500 by end of March!

    • Dave Barron says:

      For transactions in March only!

    • Anthony says:

      Thanks for the heads up, I’ve got a similar offer on my plat but it’s spend £7000 during March and get 1500 MR points. Don’t think I’ll be managing that

    • Susan says:

      Thanks. Have 3000 bonus for £1900 spend. Card also due for renewal & was about to can

    • BJ says:

      Mine in some senses is much more valuable, spend £300 get 400. I had left the card dormant this year hoping that would prompt a good Morrisons offer.

    • Harry T says:

      Spend £5500 get 1500 on my Plat and PRGC.

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