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Impact of extended lockdown on BA June schedule

Old May 8, 20, 5:54 am
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Planned long haul services for June 2020, published by routesonline.com

Long-haul routes
As of 0930GMT 07MAY20, planned June 2020 long-haul operation as follows. Additional changes expected in the next few days.

Heathrow to Boston: 1 daily 787-8
Heathrow to Chicago OHare: 1 daily 787-9
Heathrow to Delhi: 1 daily 787-8 (from 1st July)
Heathrow to Hong Kong: 3 weekly 777-300ER
Heathrow to Los Angeles: 1 daily 787-9
Heathrow to Mumbai: 787-9 operates alternating days (from 1st July)
Heathrow to New York JFK: 2 daily 747-400/777-200ER Daily 777-200ER
Heathrow to San Francisco: 1 daily 787-8 (from 8th June)
Heathrow to Sao Paulo Guarulhos: 1 daily 777-300ER (from 1st July)
Heathrow to Singapore: 777-300ER operates alternating days
Heathrow to Tel Aviv: 1 daily A350-1000XWB 4 x Weekly 777-300ER
Heathrow to Toronto: 1 daily 787-8 (from 1st July)
Heathrow to Washington Dulles: 1 daily A350-1000XWB

BA currently lists London Heathrow Beijing Daxing (from 14JUN20) and London Heathrow Shanghai Pu Dong schedule for June 2020, however only following booking class open for reservation: A / C / E / B. Both routes scheduled as alternating days service.


Short haul routes
British Airways in recent schedule update filed planned European operations for the month of June 2020. From London Heathrow, the oneWorld carrier plans to resume additional routes, offering 316 weekly flight departures (based on 10MAY20 OAG schedules data), instead of 1750 weekly listed as of 15MAR20.

As of 10MAY20, schedule listing also sees BA CityFlyer resumes operation, offering service from London City, Edinburgh and Glasgow from 01JUN20, while London Gatwick departures to be resumed by 01JUL20. Due to ongoing development, these plan may see further modification in the next few days.

Edinburgh Florence 2 weekly
Edinburgh Palma Mallorca 1 weekly
Glasgow Palma Mallorca 1 weekly
London City Amsterdam 16 weekly
London City Berlin Tegel 9 weekly
London City Dublin 17 weekly
London City Edinburgh 17 weekly
London City Florence 4 weekly
London City Frankfurt 9 weekly
London City Glasgow 13 weekly
London City Ibiza 4 weekly
London City Isle of Man 6 weekly
London City Milan Linate 11 weekly
London City Nice 4 weekly 0
London City Rotterdam 15 weekly
London Heathrow Aberdeen 7 weekly
London Heathrow Amsterdam 14 weekly
London Heathrow Athens eff 19JUN20 3 weekly
London Heathrow Barcelona 14 weekly
London Heathrow Basel/Mulhouse 4 weekly
London Heathrow Belfast City 7 weekly
London Heathrow Berlin Tegel 7 weekly
London Heathrow Bologna 3 weekly
London Heathrow Brussels 7 weekly
London Heathrow Bucharest 4 weekly
London Heathrow Budapest 10 weekly
London Heathrow Copenhagen 7 weekly
London Heathrow Dalaman 1 weekly
London Heathrow Dublin 7 weekly
London Heathrow Dusseldorf 6 weekly
London Heathrow Edinburgh 14 weekly
London Heathrow Faro 6 weekly
London Heathrow Geneva 7 weekly
London Heathrow Gibraltar 4 weekly
London Heathrow Glasgow 7 weekly
London Heathrow Ibiza 11 weekly
London Heathrow Istanbul 3 weekly
London Heathrow Krakow 3 weekly
London Heathrow Larnaca eff 18JUN20 3 weekly
London Heathrow Lisbon 11 weekly
London Heathrow Madrid 7 weekly
London Heathrow Malaga 4 weekly
London Heathrow Manchester 7 weekly
London Heathrow Milan Linate 7 weekly
London Heathrow Moscow Domodedovo 14 weekly
London Heathrow Moscow Sheremetyevo 7 weekly
London Heathrow Munich 7 weekly
London Heathrow Nice 11 weekly 7 weekly
London Heathrow Oslo 4 weekly
London Heathrow Palma Mallorca 13 weekly
London Heathrow Paris CDG 7 weekly 4 weekly
London Heathrow Prague 7 weekly
London Heathrow Reykjavik Keflavik 3 weekly
London Heathrow Rome 11 weekly
London Heathrow Sofia 3 weekly
London Heathrow Split 5 weekly
London Heathrow Stockholm Arlanda 7 weekly
London Heathrow Tenerife South 2 weekly
London Heathrow Valencia 4 weekly
London Heathrow Venice 10 weekly
London Heathrow Warsaw 3 weekly
London Heathrow Zagreb 3 weekly
London Heathrow Zurich 7 weekly



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Impact of extended lockdown on BA June schedule

Old Apr 25, 20, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
Your OSL-LHR flights may also be canceled.
I purposly selected an earlier flight from OSL to maximize the time in CCR. So if BA cancel my flight, they can put me on a flight 3h later from OSL and I would still make the BA15 flight from LHR and arriving less than 120 min late in SIN
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Old Apr 25, 20, 7:42 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelManBiz View Post
I purposly selected an earlier flight from OSL to maximize the time in CCR. So if BA cancel my flight, they can put me on a flight 3h later from OSL and I would still make the BA15 flight from LHR and arriving less than 120 min late in SIN
Hmmm, what about your LHR-OSL leg?
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Old Apr 26, 20, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by TravelManBiz View Post
I purposly selected an earlier flight from OSL to maximize the time in CCR...............
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I would have thought there is a (very big) question mark as to whether the CCR will have actually re-opened by the time of your proposed trip (lounges might not qualify as an ‘essential service’ ... )
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Old Apr 26, 20, 3:13 am
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Originally Posted by subject2load View Post
I would have thought there is a (very big) question mark as to whether the CCR will have actually re-opened by the time of your proposed trip (lounges might not qualify as an essential service ... )
CCR will probably not be open in June, but that does not mean BA lets me cancel the whole ticket? Same regarding the reduced service onboard in F? I booked this trip in August 2019 and the world looked differently then
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Old Apr 26, 20, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
Hmmm, what about your LHR-OSL leg?
Yes, that is a good point. But I was planning to stay 5 weeks in Singapore, so I guess if BA cancel LHR-OSL it will be after I have arrived in Singapore. But if BA cancel any of my legs, I will call them and see what they say about a cash refund anyway.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 3:31 am
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@ TravelManBiz - yes, the world was certainly a very different place back in August 2019, when you booked, and of course we are all trying to come to terms with the dramatic change, its effect on our individual plans - and indeed our lives overall

I do understand why you would wish to adjust things in a way that suits you best, whilst minimising any unwelcome financial impact ...... hope it works out favourably for you
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Old Apr 26, 20, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post
I have a ticket, LHR-NCE departing last week of May, MRS-LHR departing mid June. It would connect on TATL SFO-LHR, on separate UA ticket. These tickets were booked in August.

UA hasn't canceled the TATL ticket, just changed it.

Meanwhile BA has canceled the LHR-NCE flight but not the return MRS-LHR. Oddly, when you search the legs individually, there is an LHR-NCE ticket, earlier in the day but there are no flights for MRS-LHR.

In any event, I will have to cancel the whole itinerary.

The Schengen entry-ban is expected to be extended to 15 May, meaning no entry for Americans. Are UK citizens allowed to enter Schengen or more likely citizens of Schengen states residing in the UK?

They may be going month to month but Macron supposedly said entry ban to France may have to go until September. And even that sounds optimistic.

There can't be much passenger traffic between UK and France now nor will there likely to be in the next two months?
I suspect your flights will be cancelled across the board. BA just hasn't gotten around to June yet.

I also imagine your UA flight (technically not a connection, which may have been relevant for you as it might have meant a 14-day quarantine in the UK) will be cancelled. There is little point in proactively cancelling now, just wait what the airlines do.

As to travel into and out of Schengen, it really depends on the country. There is no single answer. As a citizen of a particular country you can't be denied entry, but playing games with a EU passport to disguise non-essential travel most likely won't work and have you sent back where you came from. It will depend on the details.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 4:08 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
I suspect your flights will be cancelled across the board. BA just hasn't gotten around to June yet.
NCL and LBA seem to be zeroed out for for June. I'm assuming this is because they are cancelled and BA just haven't sent out texts and emails yet? If they are cancelled, will BA wait until mid May to nofity, or do it before?🤔
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Our Dubai flights in F are still showing, both on Expert Flyer and bookable on BA. Outbound 3rd and inbound 12th June.

With the relaxation of lockdown in Dubai yesterday and 5 weeks to go, I am still a little hopeful.

The loads on EF for both flights don't make good reading. Very low numbers, as you'd expect.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer View Post
NCL and LBA seem to be zeroed out for for June. I'm assuming this is because they are cancelled and BA just haven't sent out texts and emails yet? If they are cancelled, will BA wait until mid May to nofity, or do it before?
I think that's essentially all correct. There is no incentive to be proactive until about 24 hrs before the flight, since by then you'll know if it is actually cancelled or not.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 4:24 am
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None of my June long hauls have been removed yet but had multiple time changes on some LCY flights !

I know that no one can predict with certainty the prospect of when planes can fly again (and which countries if any will open borders) but looking at August there are some very good prices - thinking about making some bookings and just paying deposit - worst case scenario is I would get deposit money back if booking doesnt go ahead.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
I think that's essentially all correct. There is no incentive to be proactive until about 24 hrs before the flight, since by then you'll know if it is actually cancelled or not.
Thank you. There is an incentive for me to be proactive, as opposed to BA, in that the cash I get back is needed elsewhere, so the sooner the better.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer View Post
Thank you. There is an incentive for me to be proactive, as opposed to BA, in that the cash I get back is needed elsewhere, so the sooner the better.
What I mean is that there is no reason for you to cancel if BA has not done so.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 4:53 am
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Originally Posted by Chris9642 View Post
None of my June long hauls have been removed yet but had multiple time changes on some LCY flights !

I know that no one can predict with certainty the prospect of when planes can fly again (and which countries if any will open borders) but looking at August there are some very good prices - thinking about making some bookings and just paying deposit - worst case scenario is I would get deposit money back if booking doesnt go ahead.
Given what the experts are saying leisure travel even in August is highly unlikely.
my advice would be not to bother booking anything as there might be a stress dealing with the airline if and when flight gets cancelled.
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Old Apr 26, 20, 5:19 am
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Not sure if this is the place, but I see the Mail online reporting that anyone flying into the UK will have to quarantine for 2 weeks. Haven't seen this reported anywhere else but have to say this would make sense (even more sense 4 weeks ago)
If this does come into force it's going to complicate future travel plans. Will have to rethink whether a one week trip is going to be worth having to home quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival back in UK.
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