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Probable BA cancellation = 12 hours layover. Options?

  • Boltonsam

    I have a business class booking for 4 from Manchester to Miami via LHR.
    Looking at current availability, looks like most MAN weekend domestic flights have been dropped. I may be wrong.
    For connecting to BA this would mean a 12 hour layover.
    I was wondering if I can force them to reroute on another oneworld airline such as AA or aer lingus again in business class?


    @Boltonsam you haven’t given a lot of detail or even said BA has cancelled a flight, but you may have a statutory entitlement to be rerouted, although that doesn’t mean you can ‘force’ BA to do anything. They are a law unto themselves and this doesn’t sound like a situation where you could justifiably buy alternative tickets and claim from BA afterwards.

    You need to speak with them having researched the options and having looked at BA’s rebooking guidelines. An alternative might be to ask BA to pay the cost of a taxi/minivan to take you to LHR as others have reported.

    Colin MacKinnon

    You got the cash, you can do anything once BA cancel – but you might lose the court battle!

    Really need more info. If you are flying out in a Saturday, get an earlier flight in the Friday – or the train – and have a night out in London.

    If you are coming back on the Saturday, then maybe stay Saturday night in town? Or get last flight dropped so you can collect your bags and get the train?


    Sorry for the confusion; yes i expect Ba will be cancelling my original domestic leg- it is a Sunday where we arrive LHR at about 10am and probably will now be departing LHR at 9pm. I may ask if can go to MAN via Belfast on ba / aer lingus or just have a day in town.
    I d love BA to let me fly on aer lingus direct from orlando to Manchester but can’t imagine they ll be very forthcoming.

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