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  • Mouse

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/05/ba-cancels-flights-summer-heathrow-gatwick-holiday-malaga-palma-faro

    Even after reading the article I can’t quite tell to what extent this is old news vs new news. Anyone have any insight?

    JDB

    It’s a mixture. BA is still in the process of making cancellations ahead of Friday’s temporary slot alleviation deadline.

    ChrisC

    It sounds a lot but in the totality of BA flights it’s a small proportion of a months activity

    1000 flights over a month = 33 a day = 17 return trips a day

    With some judiscious selection it can be easily done by extracting flighs from the schedule on routes with multiple flights a day.

    KevinC

    I got a cancellation email yesterday evening about a flight from Heathrow just over two weeks away.

    We were able to switch on the app to one of the Iberia Express flights from Gatwick earlier on the same day, still in Club.

    I assume that’s it (until they cancel the return) and I don’t need to ring anyone, nor are we eligible for compensation or a free retro flight bag.

    ChrisC

    If you rebooked yourself via the app then no need to contact BA

    No compo – or any other freebies – as more than 14 days notice given.

    SteveJ

    Have they listed the flights anywhere?

    Charles Martel

    It sounds a lot but in the totality of BA flights it’s a small proportion of a months activity

    1000 flights over a month = 33 a day = 17 return trips a day

    With some judiscious selection it can be easily done by extracting flighs from the schedule on routes with multiple flights a day.

    Looked at the other way 33 flights a day x 168 seats (A320) = 5,544 people annoyed.

    ChrisC

    Only if those flights are full though – and they aren’t on many routes

    And the vast majority would be put on other flights the same day

    KevinC

    If you rebooked yourself via the app then no need to contact BA

    No compo – or any other freebies – as more than 14 days notice given.

    Thought as much. Thanks.

    JDB

    If you rebooked yourself via the app then no need to contact BA

    No compo – or any other freebies – as more than 14 days notice given.

    The passenger is still entitled to ‘right to care’ (eg hotel, food etc.) even if the cancellation is made over 14 days in advance and the rerouting/rebooking means you are delayed for many hours or overnight.

    ChrisC

    @KevinC stated that rebooked flight is earlier on the same day.

    If he was having other issues I’m sure he would have mentioned them.

    meta

    Only if those flights are full though – and they aren’t on many routes

    And the vast majority would be put on other flights the same day

    Every flight I have taken since May to various European destinations has been full to the brim, even for slightly off-beat destinations.

    Indy500

    Hi folks
    Assume that these cancellations do not affect long haul? Due to leave for Nashville early August.
    T

    Rob
    HfP Staff

    We are running an updated cancellations list tomorrow. The bulk of the additional cuts are domestics.

    SteveJ

    https://news.sky.com/story/british-airways-to-cut-a-further-10-300-flights-until-end-of-october-12647016

    Make that 10,300 flights!

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    supergraeme

    The BBC say that the cancellations affect LHR, LGW and LCY – but I was under the impression that City was coping quite well? We’d planned for this and our upcoming flights are all City, annoyingly.

    jj

    I had a flight from Venice this weekend cancelled last Thursday. I guess that’s related to this news, as BA would otherwise have given more than 14 days notice to avoid compensation.

    No trouble moving to a new flight on the same day. Although we’ll have an irritatingly late drive home, the compensation will sweeten the pill, and, on this occasion, I can’t blame BA for LHR’s failures. Given the airport staff shortages, this had to be done: our flight out saw some spectacular queues in the First wing as LHR had opened only one security lane in the morning peak.

    First world problems.

    JDB

    I had a flight from Venice this weekend cancelled last Thursday. I guess that’s related to this news, as BA would otherwise have given more than 14 days notice to avoid compensation.

    No trouble moving to a new flight on the same day. Although we’ll have an irritatingly late drive home, the compensation will sweeten the pill, and, on this occasion, I can’t blame BA for LHR’s failures. Given the airport staff shortages, this had to be done: our flight out saw some spectacular queues in the First wing as LHR had opened only one security lane in the morning peak.

    First world problems.

    These latest cancellations relate to BA issues, not LHR ones…

    berneslai

    The BBC say that the cancellations affect LHR, LGW and LCY – but I was under the impression that City was coping quite well? We’d planned for this and our upcoming flights are all City, annoyingly.

    “BA revealed the latest cuts less than 24 hours before unions representing 700 of its check-in and ground-handling staff at the airport – almost half its customer-facing team there – were due to reveal strike dates in a dispute over pay.”

    So strike dates revealed tomorrow then. I was hoping I’d dodged a bullet but I’m flying on the first weekend they can strike on.

    Indy500

    Hmmmm, my wife has an Edinburgh trip early August from Southampton. Outbound has disappeared on BA.com, inbound still there. Doesn’t look good….

    Richie

    Hmmmm, my wife has an Edinburgh trip early August from Southampton. Outbound has disappeared on BA.com, inbound still there. Doesn’t look good….

    BA2900 SOU-EDI on Sundays in August is still bookable on BA.com, was this her flight number?

    Indy500

    Hmmmm, my wife has an Edinburgh trip early August from Southampton. Outbound has disappeared on BA.com, inbound still there. Doesn’t look good….

    BA2900 SOU-EDI on Sundays in August is still bookable on BA.com, was this her flight number?

    BA4102 is the flight number. They appear to be selling tickets but the outbound flight has disappeared from her BA account. Odd…

    Richie

    BA4102 is a codeshare flight number for Loganair operated flights, if you have a Loganair booking reference perhaps check on the Loganair website.

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