British Airways has put in place rebooking guidelines for anyone travelling on a short-haul BA flight on Saturday 15th February.
As this is the first day of half-term, this is likely to impact quite a few readers.
BA is currently planning for potential cuts to its short-haul flying schedule due to Storm Dennis. These cuts will not be known until Friday. Cancellations are mandated by the airports and the only flexibility available to BA is which services to cancel.
If you are due to travel on Saturday, you can rebook now onto an alternative flight tomorrow (Friday) or between Sunday and Wednesday.
There is a gamble to take here. Your flight could operate as planned on Saturday. However, if you wait until it is cancelled, you will be further down the queue to be rebooked. Due to the half term holidays, it could be a couple of days before seats can be found.
Heathrow passengers are more likely to see cancellations than Gatwick passengers, as Gatwick has more flexibility in its timetable should aircraft need to be given more time to land or take off. However, rebooking is available to anyone flying from Heathrow, Gatwick or City on Saturday on a short haul route.
Here is a screenshot of the information from the BA travel trade website – click to enlarge:
British Airways will not be contacting you directly unless a firm decision is taken tomorrow to cancel your flight. The information above is not publicly available via ba.com.
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