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

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Where is British Airways flying in September?

In the last few weeks British Airways has been ramping up to welcome Joe Public back on board.  It is now displaying a ‘welcome back’ message on its homepage, together with the measures it is taking to make flying as safe as possible.

BA now appears to be looking slightly further ahead into September and making adjustments, including the cancellation of its Portland flight and the launch of the new Gatwick route to Montego Bay in OctoberThere are now 62 destinations, up from 29 in July.

You can see where British Airways is flying to in Europe (short haul) in this article.

The list below was published by Routes Online on Thursday afternoon. This list is clearly subject to change as countries implement or roll back travel restrictions.

British Airways flights for September

British Airways long-haul services from Gatwick for September:

All British Airways flights currently depart from the North Terminal at Gatwick as the South Terminal remains closed.  You can find out about the current British Airways catering service in this article.

Bermuda – 1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Bridgetown – 6 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Cancun – 4 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Grenada (via St Lucia) – 2 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Kingston – 3 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Las Vegas – 1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Mauritius – 3 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Orlando – 11 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Port of Spain (via St Lucia) – 5 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Providenciales (via Antigua) – 1 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Punta Cana – 3 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
St. Kitts (via Antigua)- 2 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Tobago (via Antigua) – 2 weekly Boeing 777-200ER

British Airways long-haul services from Heathrow for September:

All British Airways flights currently depart from Terminal 5.

Abuja – 1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Accra – 1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Atlanta – 1 daily Boeing 787-9
Bahrain – 3 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Baltimore – 4 weekly Boeing 787-8
Bangalore – 3 weekly A350
Bangkok – 1 daily Boeing 787-8
Boston – 2 daily Boeing 777-200ER/A350
Buenos Aires – 4 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Cape Town – 3 weekly Boeing 777-300ER
Chennai – 3 weekly Boeing 787-8/9
Chicago O’Hare – 2 daily Boeing 787-9/A350
Dallas Fort Worth – 1 daily Boeing 787-10
Delhi – 10 weekly Boeing 777-200ER/Boeing 787-8
Denver – 1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Dubai – 1 daily A350
Hong Kong – 1 daily Boeing 777-300ER
Houston – 5 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Hyderabad – 3 weekly Boeing 787-8/9
Islamabad – 3 weekly Boeing 787-8
Johannesburg – 1 daily Boeing 777-300ER
Kuala Lumpur – 5 weekly Boeing 787-9
Kuwait City – 3 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Lagos – 1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Las Vegas – 1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Los Angeles – 2 daily Boeing 787-9
Mahe (Seychelles) – 2 weekly  Boeing 787-9
Mexico City – 4 weekly Boeing 787-9
Miami – 1 daily Boeing 787-9
Montreal – 3 weekly Boeing 787-8
Mumbai – 10 weekly Boeing 777-200ER/Boeing 787-8
Nairobi – 4 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Grand Cayman (via Nassau) – 4 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
Newark – 1 daily Boeing 787-9
New York JFK – 4 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Philadelphia – 1 daily Boeing 787-9
Riyadh – 4 weekly Boeing 777-200ER
San Francisco – 1 daily Boeing 777-300ER
Sao Paulo – 1 daily Boeing 787-9
Seattle – 1 daily Boeing 787-10
Seoul – 5 weekly Boeing 787-8
Shanghai –
2 weekly Boeing 777-300ER
Singapore –
1 daily Boeing 777-300ER
Tampa –
1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Tel Aviv –
2 daily Boeing 787/A350
Tokyo Haneda –
1 daily Boeing 787-9
1 daily Boeing 787-8
Vancouver –
1 daily Boeing 777-200ER
Washington Dulles –
1 daily A350

You can book on the British Airways website here.


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Comments (72)

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  • Fred says:

    Guessing BA’s LHR-SJC route is or will be canned?

    • Andrew says:

      It was always such a bargain compared to SFO 🙁

    • Lady London says:

      Always had the feeling that route was subsidised in some way. If so, it would depend on the minimum commitment madw.

    • Chris in CA says:

      It’ll be a real shame if they can it, especially because I’m only 15 minutes from SJC at this end and my parents are about 25 minutes from LHR at the other end! It was pretty popular with people in the South Bay given (a) it’s easy to connect onwards to other destinations in Europe, and (b) it avoids the misery of having to deal with SFO. By comparison, SJC is a delight: easy to get to, quick to get through, and when returning there’s typically zero queue for immigration if you’re one of the first off.
      Sadly, I think a massive reduction in tech company travel may spell the end for it.

  • Andy says:

    I’ll believe Vancouver when I see it up and running. This route was supposed to fly in July. My mid July flight was then cancelled. BA said they were then going to restart 1st August. That then got pulled too. My advice is to steer clear from booking ‘niche’ long-haul BA flights until they are actually operating again.

    • Dave Gill says:

      I quite agree Andy, my flight form JNB to LHR for 9th September was cancelled on Wednesday. They are still taking bookings for it on their website though. Strange?

      • Fred says:

        It’s not strange at all – they simply want cash in the bank (from any naive customer) – then once they later cancel the flight, they will aim to retain this cash and instead offer a ‘voucher’ for future travel.

        It’s clear as day.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          At the same time you can ask to be rebooked at a later date which suits your plans and maybe more expensive

  • Anne says:

    11 weekly to Orlando seems ambitious to say the least! We’re booked to go in mid-September and fully expecting cancellation from BA. Booked on 241 so happy to sit and wait right now for the what I assume will be the inevitable outcome…

    • Edd M says:

      Orlando was the one that stuck out to me too!!

      Especially at that frequency.

  • Andy says:

    Can’t see how they are flying to vacation destinations in the US. Aren’t British people barred from entering ?

    • Fred says:

      Correct. It’s all nonsense.

      Unsure why Rhys fails to highlight this anomaly.

    • ChrisBCN says:

      All the are doing is creating a revolving cashflow facility. Have a wide range of places now so that some people book and give them cash. In some weeks time, the flights get cancelled and you refund people, but you’ve already got cash coming in for the next month’s flights then.

      It’s smart if you are desperate for cash! Plus there’s an added bonus if you can actually run some of these too.

    • Andrew says:

      Nope, British people aren’t barred.

      Certain specialists are very welcome to travel to the US.

      • Andy says:

        I’m sure we are on the list of countries that are not allowed to enter

  • Claire Matthews says:

    Interesting to see Singapore on the list. My friends living there told me this week that the Singapore government has extended its travel restrictions until 2021. As Brits living there, they can fly out of Singapore but are not allowed back in.

    • Sam G says:

      It’s mainly for cargo purposes. I’m usually Singapore based but needed to travel back to the UK in June and my flight (KLM though) was surprisingly busy – quite a few ex-pat families decided to head back to Europe for summer anyway as life there was so restricted (loosened up somewhat now)

      We can get back in (with permission if you are on a work pass vs a permanent resident) but it’s two weeks strict quarantine in a hotel with mandatory testing for 1200 quid (unless coming from Germany – the only EU country currently allowing you to do it in your residence) so I’ve got that to look forward to unless they relax the rules slightly in the next few weeks!

  • Phil G says:

    Our September Seychelles flight isn’t on the list but has not been cancelled yet.
    The fact they’re not reopening yet is another matter

    • Pauline says:

      Seychelles is still on the fco no fly list though not exactly sure why so insurance would be an issue even if BA do fly. I am hoping to go in October.

  • Graeme says:

    If Tampa moves to LHR permanently that would be great for us bucket and spade crowd from Scotland!! Almost always at least 4 hour layovers in Gatwick both ways from Glasgow due to less flights.

    • Andrew says:

      Going to Gatwick is a pest. I know it’s not the done thing for weegies, but there’s another airport just 45 minutes along the M8, it’s called “Edinburgh Airport”.

      From there you can fly direct to New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington & Philadelphia then connect with a domestic to wherever.

  • Tom says:

    Routes Online have clearly just scraped the current September schedule rather than this being anything official. Can pretty much guarantee JNB, CPT, MEX, MCO, JFK, TPA, LAS, etc have close to zero chance of operating this many frequencies even without any increase to current travel restrictions. I will be very surprised if even 30-40% of these flights operate.

    • Anna says:

      Indeed, the GCM government is only allowing 2 BA flights per month which they have chartered specifically for repatriation purposes so they won’t be operating 4 per week in September.

      • Alan H says:

        Yet yesterday I’ve been notified by BA that my seats to GCM on 14th September have been changed despite the current proposals for travel including
        a very small number of visitors or even returning residents to avoid the 14-day mandated quarantine by first taking a test 72 hours before departing the country where they are and have a negative result. Potential visitors will fill out an online application where they provide the test result. Cayman will then consider whether or not to approve the visitor. Those cleared will receive a bio-button on arrival which will measure temperature, pulse and breathing and issues an alarm if any of the levels spike. This device will also have a geo-fencing component, so the button will ensure that the visitor stays in their designated accommodation. Visitors will be required to isolate for five days in that designated accommodation before taking a COVID-19 test. If it is negative, they can leave isolation but must continue to wear their bio-sticker. Given the work that this will require and the cost of the device, visitors will be asked to pay a flat registration fee before they Travel to the island which is likely to be in the region of “a couple of hundred dollars” per visitor.
        Against that backdrop I can’t see many wishing to travel and therefore any prospect of 4 flights a week (as pre Covid) can’t be commercially viable.

        • Anna says:

          Are you going on holiday or do you live/work there? I’m following developments closely as hoping our yearly visits will re-commence in 2021.

          • Alan H says:

            I’m a Brit and Caymanian with property, family and friends on island so visit regularly (3 planned up to January). From what I’ve been told I can’t see it being anything like it was before for residents or tourists both in terms of culture and services.

          • Anna says:

            Yes – we own a timeshare at the Morritt’s and sometimes add on a few days at SMB. We’ve got trips booked for April & August next year but may have to look at getting vaccinated if it becomes available by then. They clearly want stay over tourism to return at some point, we go to chill out as tourists get zero hassle and OH dives so lack of other services wouldn’t bother us. Long term plan is to spend a month or so there each winter so prepared to comply with any entry requirements.

      • marcw says:

        Anna, god damn! You are HfP community spokesperson for the Caribbean! You know everything!

        • Lady London says:

          @Anna always impresses me with her thoroughness. I would hate to have her ‘on my tail’ if I had comitted any crime.:-)

        • Colin says:

          What is the correct pronunciation?

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