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September 2020 flight cancellations and operational changes

Old Jul 25, 2020, 11:10 am
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BA have in the last week made a number of adjustments to their schedule for the month of September.

London Heathrow Longhaul

Updated: 27 August (05:30)

Abuja - Daily (from 16SEP)
16SEP & 17SEP - 777-200ER (4 Class)
18SEP to 30SEP - 777-200ER (3 Class with CW suite)


Accra - Daily (3 Class) 777-200ER (from 04SEP)
Bahrain - 3 x Weekly (4 Class) 777-200ER (from 18SEP)
Bangalore - 4 x Weekly A350-1000XWB
Boston - Daily A350-1000XWB
Cairo - 3 x Weekly 787-9
Chicago - Daily A350-1000XWB
Dallas - Daily 787-10
Delhi - Daily 787-9
Dubai - Daily A350-1000XWB
Grand Cayman - (3 Class) 777-200ER (operates 17SEP only )
Hong Kong - Daily 777-300ER
Islamabad - 5 x Weekly 787-8
Kuwait - 3 x Weekly (4 Class) 777-200ER
Lagos - Daily (4 Class) 777-200ER
Los Angeles - Daily 787-9
Miami - Daily 787-9
Moscow DME - 3 x Weekly 787-8
Mumbai - 5 x Weekly 777-300ER
Nairobi - 4 x Weekly 777-300ER
New York (JFK) - 2 x Daily (4 Class). 777-200ER
Riyadh - 4 x Weekly (4 Class) 777-200ER
San Francisco - Daily 777-300ER
S„o Paulo - Daily 787-9
Seattle - 3 x Weekly 787-10
Seychelles - 2 x Weekly 787-9 (from 16SEP)
Shanghai - 2 x Weekly 777-300ER
Singapore - 4 x Weekly 777-300ER
Tel Aviv - 3 x Weekly A350-1000XWB
Toronto - Daily 787-8
Washington - Daily A350-1000XWB

London Gatwick Longhaul

Updated: 27 August (06:00)

Antigua - 2 x Weekly (3 Class) 777-200ER
Barbados - 3 to 4 x Weekly (4 Class) 777-200ER
Bermuda - 5 x Weekly (4 Class) 777-200ER
Kingston - 3 x Weekly (3 Class) 777-200ER
St Lucia - 2 x Weekly (4 Class) 777-200ER

London City

Updated: 27 August (06:15)

Belfast City - 5 x Weekly (from 07SEP)
Berlin - 5 x Weekly (from 07SEP)
Dublin - 5 x Weekly
Edinburgh - 6 x Weekly
Faro - 4 x Weekly
Florence - 13 x Weekly
Frankfurt - 4 x Weekly (from 07SEP)
Glasgow - 6 x Weekly
Ibiza - 7 x Weekly
ZŁrich - 4 x Weekly (from 07SEP)

Further changes are highly likely between now and the start of September
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September 2020 flight cancellations and operational changes

Old Aug 30, 2020, 7:17 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE
You have saved me asking the question. My flight from ALC-LHR is zeroed out and has been for the past 48 hours. Id love to know why this is zeroed out - I suppose that it could be technically showing full as there was a flight the day after that was cancelled and maybe the passengers were moved on to that. Who can tell?
You are correct it could be a flight that is currently just full, and availability may well open up when some people move their bookings (etc). Unlikely at the moment. But when all buckets are zeroed (not just some) then it can be the harbinger to a staged set of cancellations. But putting all buckets at zero then no more bookings will be taken, but the actual cancellation stage may come a few days later, since if the cancel vast numbers of flights then it just leads to the contact centres getting overwhelmed and even delays flight departures in some circumstances. So after a day or two - assuming the cancellation is confirmed - then you will either get an email + SMS and/or MMB will show the cancellation. This is standard practice and happened this way before the pandemic (e.g. for the Christmas revisions).
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Old Aug 30, 2020, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by Jimbojumbo
PUCCI GALORE are they still zeroed? Iím on next Sundayís LHR-ALC and back 2 weeks after. Need to get out to see the in-laws and Iíve had 4 VLC flights cancelled over the past 3 weeks. Iím living in fear these go as well. 😔
Yes - it still is - but here is the thing - the outbound to ALC is still being sold but the inbound is zeroed out. corporate-wage-slave - thank you. I admit myself somewhat perplexed - would you think that if this was cancelled we could ask to be sent via MAD?
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Old Aug 30, 2020, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by EJetter
Dublin is still running, from both LHR and LCY
I canít see any BA LHR flights.
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Old Aug 30, 2020, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE
would you think that if this was cancelled we could ask to be sent via MAD?
Yes, that is within the Customer Guidelines.
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Old Aug 30, 2020, 2:18 pm
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Just to confirm...there is no way for BA to fly me from Toronto to Vancouver, correct. Able to hop skip and jump TLV to LHR to YYZ and then I suppose I am on my own coin.
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Old Aug 30, 2020, 2:47 pm
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GRU still looking like it'll be going up to daily? I'm surprised, figured they'd adjust down to a few per week like August.
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Old Aug 31, 2020, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE
Yes - it still is - but here is the thing - the outbound to ALC is still being sold but the inbound is zeroed out. corporate-wage-slave - thank you. I admit myself somewhat perplexed - would you think that if this was cancelled we could ask to be sent via MAD?
Thanks for the response PUCCI GALORE - as a data point for reference Iíve had two lots of MAN - ALC cancelled over the past year and both allowed alternatives via Madrid. It involves 3 flights vs 1 which isnít ideal but it gets us there. I know these are extraordinary times and Iím just an occasional flyer but itís a data point for you that theyíre prepared to do this.
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Old Sep 2, 2020, 8:21 am
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LHR JER first and last overnight layover flights cancelled

Looking like the overnight layover flights LHR JER and first JER LHR rotations are cancelled.
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Old Sep 2, 2020, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro
I canít see any BA LHR flights.
Ah, you're quite correct! Somehow passed me by that the LHR ones are EI codeshares.
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Old Sep 3, 2020, 12:13 pm
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After having my LHR-ZAG and DBV-LHR flights canceled I managed to rebook to SPU and DBV for nearly the same dates (mid September). Do we think September flights are safe from cancelations now so I can book accommodation or wait another week?
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Old Sep 3, 2020, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by James91
After having my LHR-ZAG and DBV-LHR flights canceled I managed to rebook to SPU and DBV for nearly the same dates (mid September). Do we think September flights are safe from cancelations now so I can book accommodation or wait another week?
Hi,

I would say the mid-september flights are probably reasonably safe ( but there have been reports of some flight cancellations within 2 weeks) but another week might be better. If possible I would try to ensure that the accomodation is refundable.

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Old Sep 3, 2020, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Jimbojumbo
Thanks for the response PUCCI GALORE - as a data point for reference Iíve had two lots of MAN - ALC cancelled over the past year and both allowed alternatives via Madrid. It involves 3 flights vs 1 which isnít ideal but it gets us there. I know these are extraordinary times and Iím just an occasional flyer but itís a data point for you that theyíre prepared to do this.
Iíve popped back as the zeroed out status has now gone normal This has changed over the last couple of days. It went from 1 seat in Y to now a normal loading of both cabins. Thus, my Love, I would say that what we were seeing was a full flight which I long suspected. So I would think that there is a very strong likelihood that your flight to ALC will operate.
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Old Sep 4, 2020, 3:46 am
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Never seen a schedule like this before - on this coming Sunday 6th, BA has two departures to MXP at just 15 minutes apart. One is at 07:00 and the other is at 07:15 in the morning, a Y ticket on the 07:00 is £57 and the one 15 minutes later is £201. Not sure they are going to sell that many on the 07:15

Only explanation I can think of for those flights being just 15 minutes apart is one of them was probably going to LIN originally and has been re-scheduled for MXP instead.
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Old Sep 5, 2020, 1:07 pm
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Flight booked to Helsinki for Sat 26th...obviously can't go due to Finland entry restrictions
So needed to call to cancel
0800 number this morning at 10am cutting off

Redialed 0800 number at 7pm
was connected within a few minutes
All cancelled and refund promised to card within 10 days

The whole process from picking up phone was around 10 mins, including a pleasant conversation with a nice geordie lady.

So this could be a good time to call

MMB is now completely empty... Which is horrible
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Old Sep 5, 2020, 1:38 pm
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Looks like flights LHR to/from BAH for September have all been recently cancelled. Had to get rebooked on Gulf Air for 19 Sept.
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