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Significant weather-related disruption to BA services, Thu evening 26 Jul

Significant weather-related disruption to BA services, Thu evening 26 Jul

Old Jul 25, 19, 2:40 pm
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Significant weather-related disruption to BA services, Thu evening 26 Jul

Just boarded and told we have a 5.5 hour slot delay into Heathrow due to weather. Crew can only be another 3 before past legal limit. Anyone else flying in from elsewhere affected?
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Old Jul 25, 19, 2:43 pm
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BA297 LHR-ORD currently a 5:30 delay leaving Heathrow, however assume that’s frame related not weather
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Old Jul 25, 19, 2:49 pm
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BA352 LHR-NCE Rolling delay

MrsMsm2000uk is in GF waiting for BA352 this evening.

A 90 min delay has turned into 2h30m, and the BA website shows an 0513+1 departure.

At what point can she try and abandon this to get on a flight tomorrow?

Does BA have a duty of care for her hotel tonight?

Thanks all!

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Old Jul 25, 19, 2:51 pm
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I would anticipate you are staying in KRK tonight. The south of the UK is becoming mess very rapidly weather wise, and with a departure this late ATC sectors are going into night configs and you cannot just pull more controllers out of thin air unfortunately, so there are not going to be any capacity improvements as things progress. The only chance you really have of getting out is if there are sufficient cancellations that a slot improvement becomes possible, but airlines are very bad at officially cancelling their flightplans so this information is often not known until quite late.

The Network Manager latest update is:

Significant Weather Affecting EGTT South sectors in S13, S14, S17, S18, S19, S20, S21, S22. Acceptance rates are significantly reduced with delays exceeding 150' and no improvements are likely in the near future.
This an evolving situation with further measures in Southern UK being introduced. Improvements in the near term are unlikely.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 2:53 pm
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That is bad.

Looking at the inbounds due into LHR late tonight, there is a whole string of currently long delays.

So your KRK was due into LHR 22:50 BST, and is now 04:34 hrs. But that isn't even the worst one! Apart from a BUD delayed overnight from 20:20 CET to 06:20 departure, there is also an OSL service due into LHR at 22:40 BST, currently 04:37. Similar stories for BLL, ARN, MUC, VIE (due in 20:55, booked now for 04:36) with the late NCE cancelled altogether, that was the last service due in at 22:50. There's a geographic pattern there, so something isn't going well over BNL-DACH. More generally there are a lot of flights from other parts of Europe running typically an hour or two late.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 2:54 pm
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There has just been an announcement in the lounge allowing people to cancel or move flights.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 2:56 pm
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Im supposed to be on the 419 from Lux at 9.30pm currently showing as arriving lhr at 04.32

think i should have walked instead
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Old Jul 25, 19, 2:57 pm
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Similarly stuck on the tarmac at VIE. Current ETA to LHR of 04.36! Was supposed to be departing at 19.35 local time.

A few passengers unhappy as they're travelling with kids. Imagine there will come a point where it's offered if the crew can agree it.

Got into the flight deck though. 😀
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Old Jul 25, 19, 3:00 pm
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Update - friends 297 to ORD now cancelled. A fair few folks to sort out on that A380!

Was finally cancelled; Tech

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Old Jul 25, 19, 3:00 pm
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I had just noticed things weren’t quite normal on flight radar. Lots of aircraft holding over the sea and Europe.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 3:06 pm
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Purple/white indicates intense rainfall and associated convective activity. Not the sort of stuff you want to fly around in.,


From https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/...2.90&lat=51.59
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Old Jul 25, 19, 3:13 pm
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Yep not expecting to get out tonight now. Likely a hotel for the night. Let's see what happens. Hope for the best seems the most appropriate
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Old Jul 25, 19, 3:17 pm
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Not much happening here either. To be honest I just want to be deboarded and try again tomorrow - will be in no dot state to go to work if our ETA still stands (notwithstanding curfew). At least if we get off I can staybin a hotel and salvage something of an attempt at work tomorrow. I'm also getting oretty hungry and am at the mercy of the BoB trolleyon its last flight of the day.

Crewe have done all they can to keep people happy - very professional.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 3:18 pm
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
MrsMsm2000uk is in GF waiting for BA352 this evening.

A 90 min delay has turned into 2h30m, and the BA website shows an 0513+1 departure.

At what point can she try and abandon this to get on a flight tomorrow?

Does BA have a duty of care for her hotel tonight?

Thanks all!

M
I know this has been moved, but it's not weather related - its lack of crew.

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Old Jul 25, 19, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by flatlander View Post
Purple/white indicates intense rainfall and associated convective activity. Not the sort of stuff you want to fly around in.,
A quick look at Flight Radar24 shows several flights into LHR that have been routed NW from Europe over the North Sea and then turned SW over Norwich towards Northampton and then to London.
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