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BA658 LHR - Zakynthos, diverted to Zagreb, 26 Jun

BA658 LHR - Zakynthos, diverted to Zagreb, 26 Jun

Old Jun 26, 19, 12:39 pm
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BA658 LHR - Zakynthos, diverted to Zagreb, 26 Jun

Hi BA insiders!

Just arrived in Zakynthos to find the rest of my family is in Zagreb

Any info on if they'll get out tonight?
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Old Jun 26, 19, 12:53 pm
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It looks like a medical emergency

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Old Jun 26, 19, 12:57 pm
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Here's some more detailed flight status which doesn't give an ETA

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Departing on 26/06/19
Flying BA flight 658

Flight   Status           Depart Location  Depart Date                   Reliability  Arrive Location  Arrive Date
                          LHR              Scheduled: 26/06/19 1:25 PM                ZTH              Scheduled: 26/06/19 6:55 PM
BA 658   En Route         Term: 5          Estimated: 26/06/19 2:10 PM   71% / 16m    Term:            Estimated: 26/06/19 7:36 PM
                          Gate: A17        Actual: 26/06/19 2:10 PM                   Gate:            Actual: 


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"DOBA658/26JUN
* OPERATIONAL FLIGHT INFO *            BA 658    0 WE 26JUN19   
CITY INFO                                       HOUR (LOCAL)  
  
LHR  ESTIMATED TIME OF DEPARTURE                1401            
     LEFT THE GATE                              1410            
     TOOK OFF                                   1428            
     DELAY ZY                                                   
     DELAY ZO                                                   
ZAG  DIV ZTH ZAG                                                
     COMMERCIAL PUBLICITY/PASSENGER                             
     CONVENIENCE, VIP
     ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL                  1730     ZAG    
LHR  ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL  ZAG             1730     ZAG    
ZAG  AIRCRAFT LANDED  ZAG                       1733            
     AIRCRAFT ARRIVED AT GATE  ZAG              1736            
     NEXT INFO WILL BE AT                       2100            
*1A PLANNED FLIGHT INFO*              BA 658    0 WE 26JUN19    
APT ARR   DY DEP   DY CLASS/MEAL          EQP  GRND  EFT   TTL  
LHR          1325  WE JCDRI/M  YB/G       32N         3:30      
                      HKMLVNOQSG/G                              
ZTH 1855  WE                                                3:30
COMMENTS-
 1.LHR ZTH   - MEMBER OF ONEWORLD                               
 2.LHR ZTH   - DEPARTS TERMINAL 5                               
 3.LHR ZTH   -   9/ NON-SMOKING                                 
 4.LHR ZTH   -  ET/ ELECTRONIC TKT CANDIDATE                    
 5.LHR ZTH   -  CO2/PAX* 192.19 KG ECO, 192.19 KG PRE           
 (*):SOURCE:ICAO CARBON EMISSIONS CALCULATOR                  
CONFIGURATION-
               32N  C  24   M 144
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Old Jun 26, 19, 1:02 pm
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They've just had SMS that the flight is delayed overnight and accommodation is being arranged. Apparently a very distressing situation on board and the crew weren't able to continue to Zante (and would be stuck here anyway due to curfew)

Obviously nothing to be done but appreciate if anyone gets any info on their ETA tomorrow - presumably a rescue flight will go from London?
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Old Jun 26, 19, 1:17 pm
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That doesn't sound pleasant.

I would recommend them using the BA app, or visiting the BA website.

The app home screen or manage my booking page should be useful as will the "flight status" feature that's in the app and on the website too.

At some stage they'll update with the revised details.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 1:24 pm
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Apparently the coffee shop lady is doing a great job of keeping them updated and the pilot has said that hotels are being arranged. Obviously some twit is complaining...

I suspect a crew might go out on the scheduled flight tomorrow? Would they be able to position to Zagreb and then operate Zagreb-Zante-Heathrow?
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Old Jun 26, 19, 1:32 pm
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Old Jun 26, 19, 2:05 pm
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Showing as a 2.20pm departure now though so that doesn't seem to be the plan...

Absolutely gutted they are missing the first day of a trip 18 months in the planning but it is what it is
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Old Jun 26, 19, 2:32 pm
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Old Jun 26, 19, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by sammyg901 View Post
....Absolutely gutted they are missing the first day of a trip 18 months in the planning but it is what it is
Not nearly as gutted as the friends and family of the person involved, I’m sure. Or the crew, considering it was a “very distressing situation on board”.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 2:41 pm
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Thanks!

Kudos to BA, swiftly organised buses and have put them up in the Westin
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Old Jun 26, 19, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Finkface View Post
Not nearly as gutted as the friends and family of the person involved, I’m sure. Or the crew, considering it was a “very distressing situation on board”.
Indeed, a poor choice of words, sorry.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by sammyg901 View Post
Apparently the coffee shop lady is doing a great job of keeping them updated and the pilot has said that hotels are being arranged. Obviously some twit is complaining...

I suspect a crew might go out on the scheduled flight tomorrow? Would they be able to position to Zagreb and then operate Zagreb-Zante-Heathrow?
Tell the aforementioned twit that he is perilously close to featuring in the DYKWIA thread.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 4:24 pm
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Medical emergencies happen on any airline. I hope that the passenger involved makes a speedy recovery.
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Old Jun 26, 19, 4:57 pm
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I'm a passenger on the flight.
currently in the westin overnight.
the crew didn't stop trying to revive the passenger during the whole decent. They were so quick and reactive to keep him going.
the medical staff that came on board tried also for around another 30 min. Unfortunately the guy didn't pull through.
He was travelling with his wife. God bless her.
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