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Which long haul routes are British Airways operating in October?

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Where is British Airways flying to globally?

British Airways has just released its planned October schedules to the travel trade.

Click here to see the complete list of British Airways short haul flights being offered in October.

British Airways long haul services for October

All British Airways long haul flights currently depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5, unless otherwise stated.

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Abuja – 7 weekly
Accra – 7 weekly
Antigua – 5 weekly (Gatwick)
Atlanta – 7 weekly
Bahrain – 3 weekly
Bangalore – 4 weekly
Barbados – 7 weekly (Heathrow and Gatwick)
Bermuda – 4 weekly (Gatwick)
Boston – 7 weekly
Buenos Aires – 3 weekly
Cairo – 7 weekly
Cancun – 3 weekly (Gatwick)
Cape Town – 7 weekly
Cayman Islands – 1 fortnightly
Chennai – 3 weekly
Chicago – 12 weekly
Dallas – 7 weekly
Delhi – 7 weekly
Dubai – 7 weekly
Grenada – 2 weekly (Gatwick)
Hong Kong – 7 weekly
Houston – 3 weekly
Hyderabad – 4 weekly
Islamabad – 7 weekly
Johannesburg – 7 weekly
Kingston (Jamaica) – 3 weekly (Gatwick)
Kuala Lumpur – 4 weekly
Kuwait – 3 weekly
Lagos – 7 weekly
Lahore – 4 weekly
Los Angeles – 7 weekly
Male – 3 weekly
Mauritius – 3 weekly (Gatwick)
Mexico City – 4 weekly
Miami – 7 weekly
Montego Bay – 2 weekly (Gatwick)
Montreal – 3 weekly
Mumbai – 5 weekly
Nairobi – 5 weekly
New York – 14 weekly
Orlando – 7 weekly (Heathrow and Gatwick)
Philadelphia – 2 weekly
Riyadh – 3 weekly
San Francisco – 7 weekly
Sao Paulo – 7 weekly
Seattle – 3 weekly
Seychelles – 2 weekly
Shanghai – 2 weekly
Singapore – 4 weekly
St Lucia – 5 weekly (Gatwick)
Tel Aviv – 7 weekly
Tokyo – 3 weekly
Toronto – 7 weekly
Washington DC – 7 weekly

You can book on the British Airways website here.

Remember to check the quarantine and pre-registration measures in place at your destination before you book!  Click here for our article listing which countries UK residents can currently enter without restrictions.


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Comments (45)

  • Mikee says:

    Very useful. Small Typo – Orlando should say Heathrow and GATWICK.

  • David Holden says:

    A Club World Route you dont mention that I know is flying due to flying it is LHR-DME. Maybe you dont class it as Long Haul, but BA Do.

  • ChrisW says:

    Does anyone know which of them are cargo only flights?

    Are they selling tickets for flights they have no intention of operating for cash flow reasons?

  • GeoffT says:

    Pleased to see that KL flights are scheduled but puzzled about why they would fly there given entry ban. Is this because of cargo? I am a Malaysian PR and waiting for permission to enter. Can I trust that BA will actually fly to KL or is short term cancellation still possible for October?

    • Rhys says:

      Could be that it makes sense for cargo reasons.

    • Phillip says:

      It’s been operating throughout the summer and continues to do so at the moment…

      • GeoffT says:

        Have BA really been flying to KL throughout the summer? I thought they had cancelled all flights for the last several months. Wasn’t aware they had restarted already. Do you know how often they have been flying please?

  • Graeme says:

    I’m not sure that all of those are in Europe 😉

  • Anna says:

    In case anyone’s thinking they fancy jumping on one of the Cayman Islands flights, you have to get pre-authorisation from their government, buy a ticket at an inflated price and on arrival spend 14 days in quarantine – if you don’t own a property there you will have to spend this in a government approved facility at your own expense!

    • Jake Mc says:

      I would be less concerned about the rules on arrival but the means of transport.

      BA clearly state they are running half a flight per week.

      I know BA have recently implemented some tough cost-cutting measures but booting out passengers over the mid-Atlantic seems a little extreme.

  • Darren says:

    Where’s Moscow ?
    Well not where is Moscow but has BA dropped the schedule flying there ?

  • Alan H says:

    I have a property there and won’t be rushing back (even may sell it given the position going forwards) whilst passengers have to wear an iMSafe wristband, which creates a virtual perimeter around the quarantine location. If the wearer leaves the location or tampers with the device, an alert will be sent to the monitoring team.

    Isolating households will be required to get food and groceries via contactless payment and delivery left outside the door. Those in isolation cannot have contact with anyone during the 14-day period of quarantine.

    No one in home-isolation is permitted to have any visitors, whether friends or family, not even if they have offered to drop off supplies. The households will be subject to random checks and anyone found to be in breach of this condition may be required to complete the remainder of their isolation in a government isolation facility and could be subject to penalties, which include a fine and imprisonment, officials have said.

    That’s not my idea of a holiday and fully anticipate and hope my next planned flight in a months time is cancelled.

    • Anna says:

      @Alan H, I presume you mean GCM and not Moscow! I’ve got 2 trips booked for next year but am resigning myself to the very real possibility that holidays will only be possible once a vaccine is available (and even then there may be restrictions if it’s only 50% effective as people have said).

      • Alan H says:

        I agree. Lots of moving parts: a very conservative government with an election next year, Dart reducing staff at hotels including the Kimpton and polarisation of the community either for or against closing the borders.

    • Peter K says:

      It’s almost like your holiday wasn’t their top priority when they devised the rules.

      • Anna says:

        Trolls are getting so tiresome. What else are people going to talk about on a travel site?

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