Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > British Airways | Executive Club
Reload this Page >

BA to become all T5 at LHR from Sunday 29 March 2020

BA to become all T5 at LHR from Sunday 29 March 2020

Old Mar 17, 20, 4:13 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Programs: BA, EI, IB, Hilton Honors
Posts: 437
BA to become all T5 at LHR from Sunday 29 March 2020

Apologies if already mentioned. Bit of a reshuffle planned, with BA moving T3 flights to T5. T4 effectively closing with flights going to T2 & T3.
Trent900 is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 4:47 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Canary Wharf, London
Programs: MyWaitrose, IC Spire Ambassador, Hilton Diamond & BAEC Gold
Posts: 2,477
Well that's sad news. I was looking forward to a few more HEL flights with the T3 lounges as well as the new Amex one.
EuropeanPete and becks1 like this.
chistery is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 4:50 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: South East England
Programs: BAEC: Silver, HHonors: Silver, Virgin Flying Club: Red, Miles & More
Posts: 190
Is this for the foreseeable future, or could it revert back once aviation has recovered?
travelsbyplane is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 4:55 am
  #4  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: London, UK
Programs: BA Gold, IHG Spire Ambassador
Posts: 14,699
Originally Posted by travelsbyplane View Post
Is this for the foreseeable future, or could it revert back once aviation has recovered?
Foreseeable future. There is not enough capacity (yet) in T5 for the normal BA schedule.
Often1 likes this.
Genius1 is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 4:56 am
  #5  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Berlin, SW Florida, and Toronto
Programs: UA 1K, Hilton Diamond, Discovery Black, and assorted others
Posts: 29,074
Originally Posted by chistery View Post
Well that's sad news. I was looking forward to a few more HEL flights with the T3 lounges as well as the new Amex one.
You were planning a few trips to Helsinki in the coming weeks???
LondonElite is online now  
Old Mar 17, 20, 5:10 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: London
Programs: BA GGLfL, WoH Lifetime Globalist, HH Diamond, SPG Gold
Posts: 504
Originally Posted by chistery View Post
Well that's sad news. I was looking forward to a few more HEL flights with the T3 lounges as well as the new Amex one.
Its always a pleasure to see ‘self’ take preference to the greater good.

Doc Copper
DoctorCopper is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 5:26 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: HEL-TKU
Programs: BA Gold, AS, Hertz Cirque Présidentielle
Posts: 1,035
Originally Posted by DoctorCopper View Post
Its always a pleasure to see ‘self’ take preference to the greater good.
Indeed. Now may I remind you that it's awfully selfish not to share your Avios stash with your fellow BAEC bretheren. It would be mighty selfish not to send me 50 000 Avios.

I.e. I think there's all the time in the world now for some healthy banter, taken we can't exactly cancel the rest of our lives - including the virtue of poking fun at FT.
Flying Yazata is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 6:53 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: London, UK
Programs: BAEC
Posts: 2,441
Surely once travel picks up (June/July?) BA will move back into T3. Once COVID-19 is gone won’t the schedules return to normal?
BAeuro is online now  
Old Mar 17, 20, 6:59 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: England
Programs: BAEC: Bronze; Marriott: Gold
Posts: 264
Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
Surely once travel picks up (June/July?) BA will move back into T3. Once COVID-19 is gone won’t the schedules return to normal?
My June flight to HEL is still showing as T3 in MMB.
bakera is online now  
Old Mar 17, 20, 7:06 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: UK
Programs: BAEC Silver
Posts: 230
Originally Posted by bakera View Post
My June flight to HEL is still showing as T3 in MMB.
So does mine for early May.
SonicStar817 is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 7:07 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Programs: American Life Time 2 Million Mile Platinum
Posts: 164
Any news about the status of Heathrow Express?

Altered seating arrangements to social distance, outright closure, other issues?
mnhusker is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 7:25 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: LON
Programs: Mucci, BAEC, Eurostar
Posts: 1,827
Originally Posted by bakera View Post
My June flight to HEL is still showing as T3 in MMB.
BA's IT has to catch up, I don't expect it's such a trivial task -- and we all know the quality of their information system. Wait a couple of days (or months since yours is in June )
alex67500 is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 7:32 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Programs: BAEC Silver
Posts: 131
Originally Posted by mnhusker View Post
Any news about the status of Heathrow Express?

Altered seating arrangements to social distance, outright closure, other issues?
As TfL have commented "Public Health England has stated there are no specific concerns about using public transport". I am sure in time Heathrow Express will be announce "enhanced cleaning" and perhaps more flexible cancellation. For now, they don't seem to have joined the flood of brands doing so.
Truthmonkey is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 7:36 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Programs: BAEC Silver
Posts: 47
Originally Posted by alex67500 View Post
BA's IT has to catch up, I don't expect it's such a trivial task -- and we all know the quality of their information system. Wait a couple of days (or months since yours is in June )
Or the didn't bother to plan ahead that long. Given the current circumstances I would wait updating anything thats more than four weeks out. Chances are high its going to change again.
stefan_nl is offline  
Old Mar 17, 20, 7:46 am
  #15  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brighton. UK
Programs: BA Silver / VS /IHG Spire & Ambassador
Posts: 12,237
Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
Surely once travel picks up (June/July?) BA will move back into T3. Once COVID-19 is gone won’t the schedules return to normal?
There will be no return to 'normal' let alone over night.

Airlines will be looking very closely at their cost base and route networks and retrenching. If BA see a future without T3 because they can operate solely from T5 then they won't go back

It will be years before airlines - not just BA - start to operate anywhere near the same number of routes and frequencies it did at the start of the year.
UKtravelbear is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: