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What British Airways long-haul flights are scheduled for April?

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If you think that there are no British Airways long-haul flights currently available to book, think again.  There is a surprising amount still scheduled to operate during April.

Even if you have no intention of travelling – or if the country won’t let you in! – the flights may well operate in order to bring travellers back home.

The list below was published by Routes Online on Thursday afternoon, which is the key global publisher of route movements.  This was before South Africa closed its airspace, so you can probably delete those from the list.

British Airways long haul routes for April 2020

If the listing starts in April (eg Bermuda is listed at 16APR20 – 30APR20) it means that there are no services scheduled before that date.

This list is clearly hugely speculative – although the flights ARE bookable on ba.comRemember that the Foreign Office ‘do not travel’ guidance was only for 30 days, ending on 16th April.

British Airways services for April 2020

Accra 30MAR20 – 11APR20, alternating days, 747-400; 25APR20 – 29APR20 777-200ER
Bangalore 15APR20 – 30APR20, alternating days, A350-1000XWB
Bermuda 16APR20 – 30APR20, 3 weekly, 777-200ER
Boston 29MAR20 – 30APR20, 7 weekly, 787-9
Buenos Aires 18APR20 – 30APR20, 3 weekly, 777-200ER
Cairo 02APR20 – 30APR20, alternating days, 787-8
Calgary 19APR20 – 29APR20, 3 weekly, 787-8 operating
Cape Town 29MAR20 – 06APR20, alternating days, 747-400; 18APR20 – 30APR20 alternating days, 747-400
Chicago O’Hare 30MAR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, 777-200ER
Doha 18APR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, 787-9
Dubai 25APR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, A350-1000XWB
Hong Kong 29MAR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, 777-300ER
Hyderabad 15APR20 – 29APR20, alternating days, 787-8/-9
Islamabad 05APR20 onwards, 3 weekly, 787-8
Johannesburg 18APR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, 747-400
Kuala Lumpur 19APR20 – 29APR20, alternating days, 787-9
Kuwait City 13APR20 – 30APR20, 3 weekly, 777-200ER
Lagos 25APR20 – 29APR20, alternating days, 777-200ER
Los Angeles 04APR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, 787-9
Mexico City 29MAR20 – 28APR20, alternating days, 787-9
Montreal 18APR20 – 28APR20, 3 weekly, 787-8
Mumbai 15APR20 – 30APR20, 7 weekly, 787-8
Nairobi 29MAR20 – 28APR20, alternating days, 777-200ER
Nassau – Grand Cayman 13APR20 – 02MAY20, 3 weekly, 777-200ER
New York JFK 31MAR20 – 30APR20, 14 weekly, 777-200ER/-300ER
Orlando 14APR20 – 30APR20, 7 weekly, 777-200ER
Rio de Janeiro 23APR20 – 29APR20, alternating days, 787-8
Riyadh 29MAR20 – 30APR20, 4 weekly, 747-400
San Francisco 04APR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, 747-400
Santiago de Chile 29MAR20 – 04APR20, 3 weekly, 787-9; 23APR20 – 30APR20, 3 weekly, 787-9
Seattle 29MAR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, 787-9
Seoul Incheon 29MAR20 – 28APR20, alternating days, 787-8
Sydney 1 daily, 777-300ER
Tel Aviv 29MAR20 – 30APR20, 7 weekly, 777-200ER/A350-1000XWB
Tokyo 29MAR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, 787-9
Toronto 18APR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, A350-1000XWB
Washington Dulles 01APR20 – 30APR20, 1 daily, A350-1000XWB


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Comments (71)

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  • Barry says:

    This list isn’t quite right… all international flights out of Cape Town were suspended for three weeks from 27th March (which was announced with 24 hours notice!) leaving a bunch of us in limbo.

    (Not a criticism… I think things are just changing VERY quickly right now)

  • Simon says:

    While the 30 days global ” do not travel” advise was issued onApril 17 and is valid until for 30 days (ie ends April 15, for now) many individual countries have more recently issued /updated advise and i thought that any such notices had a 30 day effect and therefore many countries have a later than April 15 date.
    This is very important for cancellation / curtailment and insurance issues.

  • Glynis SMITH says:

    How much is a flight to Manchester

    • @mkcol says:

      Depends where from.

    • Peter K says:

      I’m not sure if it’s what you need but I’ve had a look on google flights for a random day in August (14th) and a one way flight from Manchester (Man) to Manchester (MHT) starts at £568.

  • TGLoyalty says:

    If you book now there’s a risk you won’t be covered as most insurance T&C’s state cover is void if you book with FCO advise against all but essential travel. In reality it might be ok as this is temporary advice for COVID19.

    It’s guaranteed not to be covered if the cancellation in the future is to do with COVID19

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Which is why it’s important to read the T&C’s of your own insurance.

      Lots of insurance companies already have clauses saying that if you book a trip to destination that the FCO have advised against all but essential travel (at the time you book) you are not insured for the trip.

      This would probably be ruled unfair if the advice was lifted and you needed cover for any reason apart from COVID19 but if the reason for a claim was anything to do with COVID19 I would say your chances of making a successful claim would be slim.

      • Lady London says:

        As you say @TGLoyalty if your policy had nothing to exclude vivid or pandemic or epidemic losses, then as soon as the FCO rescinds their advice you are covered if your policy does not have those exclusions as of the date it was purchased or renewed.

        Covid exclusion cannot have come into the contract meanwhile if it wasn’t there in the first place.

      • Lady London says:

        so you would be covered for any travel loss vivid or not if the terms of your policy did not exclude it. Obviously read all the terms.

      • Lady London says:

        Vivid=vivid. D*** text editor overwriting even when it’s been corrected

      • Lady London says:

        And still overwriting even on the correction to the correction!!!!
        Vivid= c o v I d

      • TGLoyalty says:

        That’s not quite true

        See below for Nationwide Travel polices

        If you opened a new FlexPlus account or booked a trip after 18 March 2020, you will not be covered for Coronavirus related travel claims. This is because it is a known and anticipated risk.

        If your trip was booked before 18 March 2020, you may be covered if you held a FlexPlus or FlexAccount.

      • Mr(s) Entitled says:

        The key is “new” flex plus account. That does not sound like a retrospective variation to existing policies.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Why I always say it’s really important to read things carefully.

        “ or booked a trip after 18 March 2020,”

      • Lady London says:

        We covered this elsewhere some days ago. It depends who your contract of insurance is with, how long you are deemed to have purchased coverage for, and dependent on the answers to the above if you have signed a contract for repeated trips over a given time period, who in the chain is able to change what when. I don’t have a nationwide account so I’m not aware of contract structure and contents. I wouldn’t assume the structure they have allowed them to change this without checking.

  • J says:

    I believe most insurance policies will be in line with what ever the current FCO advice is; so at the moment advice is against all non essential travel (a holiday is not essential) and this is effectively until further notice and things get back to normal.

    • Lady London says:

      that’s true unless you travelled before that advice came into force.

  • J says:

    Also worth adding there are thousands of British tourists stranded all over the world, and the FCO is struggling to get many back. I’d think that’s part of the reason for their advice to avoid essential travel as their ability to help if something goes wrong is somewhat limited with them being very stretched. Although the FCO often do not seem to be especially helpful to British citizens even in normal times!

  • Nick says:

    ‘The key global publisher of route movements’? Really?! It’s one man in his garage and is notorious for being wrong.

    The REAL key global publisher of airline routes – and the one airline staff use themselves – is OAG, but you need a subscription to use it.

    • Rob says:

      You’re trying to tell me that a bloke in his garage is running five major global conferences each year?

      We double-checked quite a few of these on Thursday and the list was correct. There will clearly have been a few changes in the last 72 hours.

      • marcw says:

        Yes. Airlineroute is a blog that has the honour to be published in Routesonline. I suspect he now gets paid by them, but it’s still a 1 person job. Whenever he’s on holidays, there are no updates (well, only Twitter updates).

    • Craig Anderson says:

      The AR blog is not a reliable source of anything other than what an airline has entered into the GDS, and this does not always reflect reality, but AR doesn’t check anything, just copies the data. Now airlines make dummy listings for all sorts of reasons, they make mistakes, they change things shortly after the initial GDS entry has been made, but AR reports it all with no differentiation or qualification. This is why AR is full of mistakes and cannot be relied upon, and why no-one and certainly no blogger or media outlet should treat AR seriously.

  • Alan says:

    Seems very likely travel restriction will be extended, we need a longer lockdown to properly flatten the curve.

    • ChrisBCN says:

      Yes I’m not sure why people would make new bookings for April, laughable really! (Exception being if you are stuck away from home of course, although surely everyone will be back by then)

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