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It very much appears BA prioritised a larger aircraft over yours, a commercial decision, are commercial decisions always reasonable?

There’s no evidence that BA ‘prioritised’ one of its flights over another, it is just as likely to have been an ATC decision or simply that one confirmed its readiness ahead of the other etc.

On a general note, airlines are allowed to make commercial decisions during widespread disruption whilst still relying on ‘exceptional circumstances’ for flights cancelled essentially for commercial reasons. BA will usually prioritise long haul flights over domestic/short haul if there is say fog causing ATC to halve the number of permitted movements. BA operations have to make quick complex decisions as to which flights to cancel based on a huge range of factors.

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