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September 2020 flight cancellations and operational changes

September 2020 flight cancellations and operational changes

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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
São 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
Zürich - 4 x Weekly (from 07SEP)

Further changes are highly likely between now and the start of September
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Old Jul 20, 20, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by dylanks View Post
BA's current plan for PHX in September appears to be a 788 some days and a 777 on other days (this has resulted in downgrades being sent out for travel in F on dates with the 788). I'll still be amazed if this route is open for travel in September.
Hi,

Given that I think PHX is not one of the airports available for EU-US travel, you are almost certainly right.

Looking forward to going back to PHX once this covid situation is better ( but will be odd not on a 747-400)

Regards

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Old Jul 20, 20, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
Hi,

Given that I think PHX is not one of the airports available for EU-US travel, you are almost certainly right.

Looking forward to going back to PHX once this covid situation is better ( but will be odd not on a 747-400)

Regards

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Indeed it was weird flying this route on the 789 this past winter.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 1:03 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE View Post
My flight to Portland has gone to 0 availability in all classes so I think that this is now definitely going to be cancelled. Good job too - I really do not want to go there at this time.

I now have noticed that all the Sat flights in Sep and Oct have gone to 0 availability so I think that the route has been scratched for the time being.
Thanks for the heads up Pucci - was heading out for my wedding anniversary in October. It’s a shame but we can try again next year - I booked my ticket ex INV on a mini TP run whilst my OH was flying direct!!
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Old Jul 21, 20, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by APUBleed View Post
Surprisingly my flights in early September to NYC are so far unaffected. Was hoping for a cancellation. How long in advance does BA do this? Should my hope be lost?
Yes I'm keeping an eye for my sister also - I unfortunately ended up with one leg on the only AA flight still operating. They're booked on BA175 outbound which from what I can tell hasn't been operating, but it did have an aircraft change from 747 to 777 so perhaps they are at least planning an expanded schedule at this stage
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Old Jul 21, 20, 4:22 am
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Originally Posted by our_kid View Post
Thanks for the heads up Pucci - was heading out for my wedding anniversary in October. It’s a shame but we can try again next year - I booked my ticket ex INV on a mini TP run whilst my OH was flying direct!!
I did the same from INV - now I am just waiting for BA to tell me what they intend to do. Since we cannot even enter the country - and frankly I am not sure that I would want to.go anyway given the virus problem that there is over there - and would have to go into quarantine for 14 days upon our return - life frankly is too short.

UPDATE


I've just had the mail from BA cancelling the flights. Good to see that they did not mess about - I'm not going near there until this nonsense calms.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by Grande Annee View Post
I am in Mykonos now, it’s very quiet to what it would normally be. I got tested on arrival at the airport.....I think they were testing all on the BA650. I guess it will become more random as time goes on.
I was also tested on arrival to CFU on the first BA flight on Friday, as were a lot of people who sat around me on the flight. Greece stated they were testing UK arrivals heavily over the weekend once direct flights resumed to determine whether or not to keep direct flights running. If 30-40 out of 6,000 expected tests were positive they would ban direct flights again. Sounds like the results have been very promising so far and I also have Greece to thank for a free COVID-19 test that I was previously tempted to pay for - https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/07/1...-for-covid-19/
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Old Jul 21, 20, 4:46 am
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Just had my Tokyo flights cancelled for the end of September. Now wondering if BGI will survive then beginning.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 5:06 am
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BA Holidays return flight from Boston to LHR BA212 in September now operating as A350 so downgraded from F to J. Was an A380 I think. No mention of a reduction in price, not planning to go anyway but that doesn’t seem right.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 5:15 am
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One of the two hkg-lhr flights has been cancelled for the whole September. No more A380 on this route.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by Essex Flyer View Post
BA Holidays return flight from Boston to LHR BA212 in September now operating as A350 so downgraded from F to J. Was an A380 I think. No mention of a reduction in price, not planning to go anyway but that doesn’t seem right.
You can claim compensation after your flight in that case. If I remember well it's 75% of the fare difference between F and J, but there's also talk of the Mennens formula (which I suspect is CWS' real name ). Best place to ask is this thread: The 2020 BA compensation thread: Your guide to Regulation EC261/2004
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Old Jul 21, 20, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by Essex Flyer View Post
BA Holidays return flight from Boston to LHR BA212 in September now operating as A350 so downgraded from F to J. Was an A380 I think. No mention of a reduction in price, not planning to go anyway but that doesn’t seem right.
Standard procedure - the handling of downgrades is contained within EU261 but kicks in AFTER the flight has taken place. You can pretty much work it out though to see whether you’d be better off taking it or cancelling to rebook - BA does allow a full refund in this situation if requested.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 5:54 am
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I've had the flights in a BAH booking cancelled that I previously had to take 3 passengers off and move them to another PNR (and paid a £75, of which these flights have also been cancelled) amendment fee to do so. BAH are saying that the amendment fee isn't refundable. Is this right?
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Old Jul 21, 20, 5:58 am
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I've had the flights in a BAH booking cancelled that I previously had to take 3 passengers off and move them to another PNR (and paid a £75, of which these flights have also been cancelled) amendment fee to do so. BAH are saying that the amendment fee isn't refundable. Is this right?
yes that is BA’s policy. Any voluntary change fees paid are not refundable.

there are arguments either way about whether that is strictly in line with EC261 so if you do wish to dispute I would expect you’ll have to put in some effort for any chance of success.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by Essex Flyer View Post
BA Holidays return flight from Boston to LHR BA212 in September now operating as A350 so downgraded from F to J. Was an A380 I think. No mention of a reduction in price, not planning to go anyway but that doesn’t seem right.
Originally Posted by Confus View Post
Standard procedure - the handling of downgrades is contained within EU261 but kicks in AFTER the flight has taken place. You can pretty much work it out though to see whether you’d be better off taking it or cancelling to rebook - BA does allow a full refund in this situation if requested.
( My bolding )... I thought the same however in the recent thread about the very same issue Downgraded F-J Return leg on flight I want to cancel - Thoughts pls! the OP was refused a refund (unless I read it wrong) after an involuntary downgrade F to J. I was confused when I read it but it seem to allude that the fare rules prevented a cancellation only allowing for a claim after the flight - did I read it wrong? I have a potential similar issue looming and would be interested to get a definite answer.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 6:32 am
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10th Sept

Cancelled
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