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BA pulling Kiev and St Petersburg routes effective 4 Oct 2019

BA pulling Kiev and St Petersburg routes effective 4 Oct 2019

Old May 17, 19, 7:05 am
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BA pulling Kiev and St Petersburg routes effective 4 Oct 2019

just had text saying my fllight to Kiev in December was cancelled. Rang to rebook it and been told not possible as the whole route has been pulled Inconvienent as I have a Qatar flight to Vietnam from there. Back to the drawing board- might have to use Ryanair
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Old May 17, 19, 7:06 am
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Why not Lufthansa or Swiss if you don't mind a stop.
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Old May 17, 19, 7:33 am
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LED as well by the looks of it
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Old May 17, 19, 7:36 am
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Both LED and KBP suspended. Last flights from LHR 4th October.
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Old May 17, 19, 7:41 am
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That is scary since we are booked to fly to Kiev in early July. The last couple of times I've gone into my BA acct. online they don't have my flights in manage my booking and I have to put in the booking reference number. I then get a message they have my flights but cannot display them. We have not received notice of cancellation so hopefully our flights are still there? Very inconvenient!
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Old May 17, 19, 7:48 am
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The LoCo effect for KBP. LED really does surprise me.
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Old May 17, 19, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Lewis View Post
Back to the drawing board- might have to use Ryanair
No, donít!!

Fly TK via IST and you might be very pleasantly surprised - especially in biz
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Old May 17, 19, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter View Post
The LoCo effect for KBP. LED really does surprise me.
I suspect the wider political issues relating to Russia, sanctions, and their machinations in the Ukraine aren't providing the revenues needed to sustain the routes. But still it's never great to see destinations go, it takes a lot to get them restored to the timetable.
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Old May 17, 19, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by CoweyB View Post


No, donít!!

Fly TK via IST and you might be very pleasantly surprised - especially in biz
TK would mean a minimum travel time of approx 7.30/8 hrs vs 3.20 hrs on FR.
A return ticket on TK starts at around GBP640 in business and around GBP215 in economy.
A return ticket on FR starts at around £55.

Undoubtedly a much more comfortable experience in TK but not really comparable in either cost or duration.
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Old May 17, 19, 8:12 am
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That's a shame. I've flown both routes several times and much prefer it to local airlines for direct flights.
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Old May 17, 19, 8:30 am
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Lufthansa (used to) have great Business class fares to Kiev from several European cities, not sure if they are still there but it's worth checking.
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Old May 17, 19, 8:33 am
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TK would mean a minimum travel time of approx 7.30/8 hrs vs 3.20 hrs on FR.
A return ticket on TK starts at around GBP640 in business and around GBP215 in economy.
A return ticket on FR starts at around £55.

Undoubtedly a much more comfortable experience in TK but not really comparable in either cost or duration.
Think i can cope for a short flight like that Have 4 qatar biz flights to look forward to Although not my OHs favourite the A380
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Old May 17, 19, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Lewis View Post
just had text saying my fllight to Kiev in December was cancelled. Rang to rebook it and been told not possible as the whole route has been pulled Inconvienent as I have a Qatar flight to Vietnam from there. Back to the drawing board- might have to use Ryanair
Hold off rebooking alternative flights. BA will follow up with rebooking guidelines for customers effected by the route suspension. We'll probably learn what these are within the next week or so.

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Old May 17, 19, 8:51 am
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Hold off rebooking alternative flights. BA will follow up with rebooking guidelines for customers effected by the route suspension. We'll problem learn what these are within the next week or so.
yeah guy on silver line said something about that Will hold off booking anything else for next week or so and call them back first
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Old May 17, 19, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Lewis View Post
yeah guy on silver line said something about that Will hold off booking anything else for next week or so and call them back first
But if there's no better alternative for you than FR, maybe you should just go ahead and book it -- if it's cheaper that is. BA would rebook you with no refund so you might as well pocket the difference; if BA do rebook to FR or others do so first, the discount is only going to close.
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