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

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If you think that there are no British Airways long-haul flights currently running, think again.  On paper at least, the airline is planning a schedule for May.

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 Saturday morning.  We have checked it and it appears to be accurate.

This list is clearly hugely speculative – although the flights ARE bookable on

British Airways long haul routes for May 2020

British Airways long-haul services for May 2020:

All British Airways flights currently depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Boston – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Chicago – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Delhi – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8
Dubai – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Hong Kong – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Johannesburg – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Lagos – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Los Angeles – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Mumbai – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
New York JFK – 2 daily, Boeing 777-200ER
Sao Paulo – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Singapore – 1 daily, Boeing 777-300ER
Tokyo Haneda – 1 daily, Boeing 787-9
Toronto – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8, from 16th May
Washington Dulles – 1 daily, Boeing 787-8

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Comments (29)

  • Alice says:

    Of those, Brazil seems to be the only viable option. But the other countries may or may not relax entry restrictions by May.

    The question is, is leaving the country a reasonable excuse for being out of the house?

    • David D says:

      In my book, it’s not a reasonable excuse if it’s for holiday purposes. For a start, unless every single asymptomatic traveller is going to get tested prior to the flight (can’t see that happening) the flight attendants themselves will be put at risk due to the close proximity with passengers for the long haul flight. As a minimum the passengers would have to sit 2 seats apart and 2 rows apart – and even that is not risk-free. I can’t see the BA flight operating with only a quarter capacity either!

  • Georges says:

    But they keep moving the goalpost. Until yesterday they were going to fly to Toronto from May 8, now they’ve moved this to the 16th. I need to get back to Canada in May but I’ll fly AC. At least they’ve guaranteed their schedule for April and May.

    • Rob says:

      Aer Lingus is still flying, it seems – this is what brings up for days before 16th May.

      • David D says:

        Friends of mine were going to travel to see their parents/in-laws in Ireland over Easter and would have been travelling Aer Lingus. They obviously didn’t go but the airline only gave them a credit voucher for their next trip.

  • Secret Squirrel says:

    BA cancelled a few days ago 90% of all LGW – BGI flights but left 3 x flights towards the end of May. In no order with one at the weekend, then a week in between then two close together?

  • ADS says:

    using a photo of a beautiful A380 is just taunting us

  • Gavin says:

    Still waiting for ICN to be cancelled for 20/05, could do with a refund

  • KP says:

    6 articles in a day? Whats happening

    • marcw says:


      • Rob says:

        Absolutely not! If this article gets 3,000 page views then we generate about £5 at the current rates. Not exactly worth the time taken to write it, especially on a Saturday.

        • Brighton Belle says:

          I will turn on my VPN and click to HFP from all over the world. You might only earn 50p but its something 🙂

        • Charlieface says:

          Is that all the views you get? Would have thought it was more based on your Alexa position

          • Rob says:

            It’s all the views that a list of BA flights published on a Saturday afternoon will get 🙂

            It was 2,024 at midnight.

  • Redrose says:

    We’re due to fly JNB on 10th May via ABZ LHR JNB. Booked in July 2019 using a 2-4-1, specifically booked seats on the 747 UD as it might be the last chance to fly on the old lady.
    As things stand today we wouldn’t be allowed into RSA, Namibia and Botswana where we’d be travelling to. FCO advice is not to travel. Feeling like we’re between a rock and a hard place. We’re hoping that the flight will be cancelled for a refund of the taxes and seat fees.
    I wouldn’t fancy an 11 hour LH flight in J with just a sandwich either.

  • Max says:

    Tel Aviv still showing 1 flight per day