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Old Dec 9, 18, 7:59 pm
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BA Cancels Leg, Rescheduled Flight Guarantees Misconnect

BA sent an email this afternoon saying that our flight, BA1395, from MAN-LHR in our MAN-LHR-KRK itinerary, has been canceled. They re-booked us on BA1399 which leaves MAN at 1550 and arrives at LHR at 1655. Not quite sure why this flight was chosen as the LHR-KRK leg, BA872, departs at 1650; virtually guaranteeing a missed connection. We're flying in on SQ51 (IAH-MAN) in Business at 1005, should I have BA change BA1399 to BA1391 which leaves at 1210? Is two hours enough time to clear immigration, collect our bags, check in at BA, and then clear security? Is taking the train from Manchester Airport to Heathrow a better alternative? That is replacing BA1391 (MAN-LHR) with the train, then picking up BA872 on a new itinerary?

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Old Dec 9, 18, 8:15 pm
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It will probably rectify itself at some point but well worth a call to BA
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Old Dec 9, 18, 10:30 pm
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There’s a lot of schedule changes at the moment. Is there another BA flight thst you can get to LHR after the one at 1210.?

On separate bookings 2hr05 mins is below my comfort level, whilst a lot of transatlantic flights will come in early, you only need a 30 min delay and it’s going to be very tight if not impossible.

Simarlarly if you get the train to London you’d need to leave Manchester Piccadilly by say 1220 to get to T5 by 4pm and that too doesn’t give you a lot of wiggle room for transatlantic or other delays let alone the stress factor.

If there are are no other flights then ask BA to rebook you the following day and overnight in London or Manchester though I suspect the hotel would be at your expense. Alternatively if there a later flight from LHR to WAW where you can get the train to KRK that’s an option

Im sure others will be along with their wisdom and I hasten to add I’m very much a pragmatist and a ‘what if’ person so very much err on the side of csution.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 4:42 am
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BA sent an email this afternoon saying that our flight, BA1395, from MAN-LHR in our MAN-LHR-KRK itinerary, has been canceled. They re-booked us on BA1399 which leaves MAN at 1550 and arrives at LHR at 1655. Not quite sure why this flight was chosen as the LHR-KRK leg, BA872, departs at 1650; virtually guaranteeing a missed connection. We're flying in on SQ51 (IAH-MAN) in Business at 1005, should I have BA change BA1399 to BA1391 which leaves at 1210? Is two hours enough time to clear immigration, collect our bags, check in at BA, and then clear security? Is taking the train from Manchester Airport to Heathrow a better alternative? That is replacing BA1391 (MAN-LHR) with the train, then picking up BA872 on a new itinerary?
The 2 hour connection should be just about OK, if a little tight for my liking. It's quite a trek from T2 to T3, especially with luggage. Security at T3 should be OK at that time. If the IAH-MAN flight is delayed by 30 minutes, then you are in trouble.

I wouldn't recommend the train. You'd need at least 2 changes of train, which again would be a pain with luggage.

Have you considered a direct flight from MAN-KRK rather than via LHR? I think Jet2 and Ryanair both fly direct. Jet2 are moving all their operations to T2 at some point (they are split between T1 & T2 at the moment), so that may be better.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 8:07 am
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I think I'll go the Jet2 or Ryanair route; had no idea they offered flights direct to KRK. Will check out their available times and send an update shortly. Thanks KeaneJohn, DYKWIA, and Sealink!
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Old Dec 10, 18, 9:57 am
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How do you access the Jet2 website? I can't seem to get to them using www.jet2.com.
Ryanair is unfortunately not an option as they don't have a flight to KRK on Thursday April 18th.

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Old Dec 10, 18, 10:06 am
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How do you access the Jet2 website? I can't seem to get to them using www.jet2.com.
Thats the corrrct link. What dates are you talking about, Jet2 fly on Mon,Thu Fri at 0835 and Sunday at around 1600.
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How do you access the Jet2 website? I can't seem to get to them using www.jet2.com.
Ryanair is unfortunately not an option as they don't have a flight to KRK on Thursday April 18th.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 10:18 am
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Thats the corrrct link. What dates are you talking about, Jet2 fly on Mon,Thu Fri at 0835 and Sunday at around 1600.
Looks like the flight is 15:50 on 18/04/2019. So, that would work.

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Old Dec 10, 18, 10:19 am
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I keep getting this message, "Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.jet2.com/" on this server." I've tried to login both at home and the office, odd. We're looking at Thursday 4/18. Using Google Flights I see that flight you're referring to, departs at 1550. If I book through Travelocity, will I have the option to book at the front of the plane (do they sell larger seats)?
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I keep getting this message, "Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.jet2.com/" on this server." I've tried to login both at home and the office, odd. We're looking at Thursday 4/18. Using Google Flights I see that flight you're referring to, departs at 1550. If I book through Travelocity, will I have the option to book at the front of the plane (do they sell larger seats)?
Try https rather than http.

https://www.jet2.com
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Old Dec 10, 18, 11:11 am
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If I book through Travelocity, will I have the option to book at the front of the plane (do they sell larger seats)?
Jet2 doesn't have extra wide seats, but does have seats with extra front legroom. On the 18 April there are 3 front row seats which use the door area space (crew sit there during take off facing you) and 1 seat on the other side 2F going into (I believe) a bulkhead partition. Unlike BA the galley is slightly further down from the flight deck on their 737 aircraft and that forms the starboard side bulkhead. Then in row 16 and 17 there are 2 rows of 12 seats in all with emergency row seating, row 17 is the better of the two. You best book via the Jet2 website, not a travel agency, in order to get better control of the booking.
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Old Dec 10, 18, 1:23 pm
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I paid to reserve our seats in Club Europe on this reservation. If cancel this, as it is one of my available options, will I receive a refund for the seat selection purchase?

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Old Dec 10, 18, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
Try https rather than http.

https://www.jet2.com
This didn't work either, however, the Jet2 iPhone app finally woke up and started working!
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I paid to reserve our seats in Club World on this reservation. If cancel this, as it is one of my available options, will I receive a refund for the seat selection purchase?
https://www.britishairways.com/en-be...es-and-refunds

When you cannot claim a refund

  • If you cancel your flight.
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