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Flight delayed- aircraft late arrival 3 days in advance

Old Jan 20, 20, 7:36 am
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Flight delayed- aircraft late arrival 3 days in advance

Just got notification on the app that my flight on Thursday is delayed by 50 minutes due to the late arrival of my aircraft- now that’s forward planning.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 8:19 am
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it often happens, its likely just that the aircraft that is planned for your flight is currently about 50 minutes behind schedule so everything its planned to do is reflecting the delay.

there is a strong possibility that delay will disappear in the next 48 hours
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Old Jan 20, 20, 8:22 am
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Or prevailing winds, political unrest, or anything else which has caused rerouting of one kind or another allow BA to know in advance that this will occur.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 9:28 am
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It's a known issue within the current planning software, the company have no way to repress the information and therefore stop the app/website being updated with a delay that probably won't happen. Various operational systems are being replaced so there may be an end in sight.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 10:05 am
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Yes, just made me laugh when it came up as a notification, at the same time as breaking news from the BBC.

I’m sure I’m not the only one that dislikes the ‘late arrival of inbound aircraft’ reason for delay and would much rather an actual reason for a delay was given. Although then I do also dislike it on the tube when they tell me there is a good service operating on all lines and in my head I always reply with ‘wel I’ll be the judge of that thank you’. 😂
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Old Jan 20, 20, 12:20 pm
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BA should really stop doing these notifications as all they generally do is cause unnecessary worry and confusion (especally with infrequent travellers) as in the majority of cases these delays are wiped out when the day of travel is reached.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
BA should really stop doing these notifications as all they generally do is cause unnecessary worry and confusion (especally with infrequent travellers) as in the majority of cases these delays are wiped out when the day of travel is reached.
As noted above it is an issue which can’t be resolved with the current software, changes are said to be afoot. It causes many issues that they’d rather avoid.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by TCX69 View Post
What are your flight details? I can have a look as to why...
mots the 351 on Thursday Toronto (BA93)
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Old Jan 20, 20, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Boeing77W View Post
As noted above it is an issue which can’t be resolved with the current software, changes are said to be afoot. It causes many issues that they’d rather avoid.
Not that I know anything, but I find it hard to believe that BA wouldn't be able to stop its own app from sending push notifications about such things (even if the flight status might indeed be changed to "delayed" due to these software limitations)
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Old Jan 20, 20, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by groenroos View Post
Not that I know anything, but I find it hard to believe that BA wouldn't be able to stop its own app from sending push notifications about such things (even if the flight status might indeed be changed to "delayed" due to these software limitations)
Out of interest are you using the iPhone or Android app?
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Old Jan 20, 20, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Boeing77W View Post
Out of interest are you using the iPhone or Android app?
Not OP, but I'm on the iPhone gang.
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Old Jan 20, 20, 4:51 pm
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This, incidentally, highlights an obvious bug in the iApp, whereby the display of a delayed flight is truncated, losing the very information that’s most pertinent :
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Old Jan 20, 20, 4:56 pm
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I experienced something similar last Wednesday when my Friday flight was predicted to leave on time but arrive 17 minutes late. Strange glitch.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 12:05 am
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Originally Posted by Boeing77W View Post
Out of interest are you using the iPhone or Android app?
mum a slave to IPhone I’m afraid
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