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lev441 47 posts

Your rights are outlined under EU/Uk261 article 8. It sounds like you are interested in section b. “re-routing, under comparable transport conditions, to their final destination at the earliest opportunity”

If BA doesn’t have available flights themselves then they absolutely could (and should) put you on another airline. However, enforcing your rights might require taking them to CEDR/MCOL however …

Do note, Avios availability is irrelevant for replacement flights, but they would have to have a business class seat available!

Check the cancellations thread for more info or search the site for EU261 to get some background.

Thanks for the advice. I think the issue (in BA’s eyes) is that the flights are full with no seats available. I don’t want to downgrade to economy nor do I want to wait 4 days until the BA flights are not fully booked.

Would I need to pay for these new flights and then claim the money back from BA if I had to go down the CEDR/MCOL Route? I’m not sure I have the strength to fight that battle!

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