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  • Mick S 271 posts

    I suspect any day now that BA are going to cancel my Nashville flights for later in January (using Lloyds voucher).
    I had numerous failed attempts at getting to Nashville last year, gave up in the end and just booked for January 2022.

    Does anyone know if these cancellations are a continuation from last year, or something new with the latest wave?

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    JenT 149 posts

    Not seen anything untoward recently – I am booked on this route in February so have an interest in this topic! It seems they have flights scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at the moment. The route only restarted earlier this month.

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    Mick S 271 posts

    my bad, forgot it was only 3 times per week. Sorry for the panic JenT

    SlamNeely 2 posts

    I flew BNA – LHR direct on Dec 14th, crew said it was only the third flight that had operated since they suspended the route. Think you’ll be fine!

    JenT 149 posts

    Unfortunately my flight on the 13th February has just been cancelled! We spoke too soon…

    Hammer_Blow 4 posts

    My flight on 3rd April has also just been cancelled

    cabal of rabid baboons 109 posts

    They’re obliged to get you there of course!

    JenT 149 posts

    Thankfully it is just the inbound leg (we’re flying into Miami) but getting to speak to someone on the phone to get rerouted on AA is the biggest challenge!

    They’re obliged to get you there of course!

    Mick S 271 posts

    my flight home from BNA is cancelled now. according to SeatSpy it looks like all BNA flights to LHR are off until May.

    Mick S 271 posts

    Need to ring Avios in the morning (booked with a lloyds upgrade voucher)and see what i can do.
    Jumping onto an AA flight involves 1 change, around 12 hours in total.

    Thanks BA 🙁

    Matt 315 posts

    I’ve just had my flight from Nashville cancelled in April. Has anyone got any thoughts on which route to ask for to get home? Best lounge in the transit point, most likely to have Club Suites on the BA flight, longest trans-Atlantic flight to get a meal plus a decent sleep, some other criteria I’ve not thought of?

    My initial thought was MIA, but that would require leaving BNA at 2pm, which is a bit earlier than we’d have liked.

    Mick S 271 posts

    Heads up – I’ve just called Avios (not BA). So if you’ve booked with a Lloyds voucher you cannot fly from Nashville with anyone else. The T&C’s of the voucher says a BA operated is the only option. I thought there may have been some flexibility as BA have cancelled the flight.

    You could of course make your way to another airport, but needs to be in the same zone.

    Voucher can be used for flights until 30th Sep 2022.

    Matt 315 posts

    EU/UK261 will trump Avios/BAs T+C – you had a booking on a flight from BNA-LHR, on a UK (or EU) registered airline. If they cancel it they have to get you back, including on a different airline. If they had only cancelled one day’s flight they could probably get away with putting you on the day before or the day after, but they’ve pulled the route so they have to re-route you.

    Call again, point out your rights under the legislation, if that fails try calling BA. It’s not a difficult one for them to understand, and the alternative is for you to buy an expensive one way ticket and then sue them for the cost and win easily. Suggest you have a look at the EU261 thread on the BA Flyertalk board for more/better advice and support.

    JenT 149 posts

    @Matt – I think you might be looking for a unicorn there unfortunately. If you are looking for a longer flight home to get a meal and a good chunk of sleep, that will only mean leaving BNA earlier in the day.

    We’re trying for AA flights via Philadelphia as it is the latest departure that day for our original route (BNA-LHR) on One World. The PHL-LHR flight with AA is in their Flagship Business Class which looks pretty good and all aisle access like the BA Club Suite. The transit time is short so no need for transit lounge etc.

    Matt 315 posts

    @JenT I know I’m not going to get all of that, just wondering what good options there are. I think Chicago is looking pretty good – similar times and Club Suite.

    I had thought about going for an AA flight, but I prefer BA to AA for long haul. It’s just a shame there’s not a QR flight available….

    JenT 149 posts

    @Matt eventually got through to BA via US phone line today with no rebooking options offered at all. Have (temporarily) transferred to Atlanta flight as it’s the closest BA-served airport to Nashville but still pursuing options. You may want to find if they are offering anything before trying to pick a ‘good’ option!

    NorthernLass 7,457 posts

    As mentioned above, anyone with a cancelled BA flight is entitled to re-routing under UK261, loads of discussions on it here! It’s irrelevant what they’re “offering”. This includes a booking made via avios.com, with or without a Lloyds voucher.

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    Matt 315 posts

    @Matt eventually got through to BA via US phone line today with no rebooking options offered at all. Have (temporarily) transferred to Atlanta flight as it’s the closest BA-served airport to Nashville but still pursuing options. You may want to find if they are offering anything before trying to pick a ‘good’ option!

    I’m in no great rush – the flight isn’t until April, and I’m quite happy having some additional flexibility for a while in case covid causes problems. I’m expecting to be able to pick any BA East Coast flight and the AA connection to it – I’m expecting the biggest difficulty being getting through to BA in the first place.

    I don’t think there’s a direct AA flight from BNA to ATL – have you just changed your flight to depart from ATL? BA must get you back from BNA if that’s what you want.

    JenT 149 posts

    @Matt Yes – I went with that option as it’s only a 4 hour drive so easy for us to do it if required. Was explicitly told that it was my problem to get to Atlanta and at my own cost, but as in my other thread, I have more to pursue there. Worst case is that it’s an extra $100 on our car rental and a couple of hours less in Nashville which I can begrudgingly accept (and pay for myself) to have more confidence that I will be able to do what I need to do in Nashville and home when I need to be.

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