If you have any friends or relatives stuck in Italy, pass this on.
A revised BA travel advisory, issued at 1pm today, states that British Airways will now pay the costs of passengers who wish to leave Italy and pick up a British Airways flight elsewhere.
It also applies in reverse, to any Italian resident who is in the UK and unable to return home.
On the – unlikely – chance that you can get through to British Airways, you will be rebooked onto a flight to/from your choice of:
The wording states that:
“Advise the customer that British Airways will reimburse them for any public transport (train, express coach, local bus) costs to travel between the new gateway and their original departure/arrival point in Italy. Receipts will be required and send these through the Customer Relations form in ba.com.”
Given the near impossibility of reaching BA by telephone, I would be tempted to head off for one of the airports above anyway and get your ticket changed on arrival, even if it means you can’t fly for a day or so until a seat opens up.
Rebooking on Alitalia remains an option for passengers.
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