Heathrow t5 disruption 2nd April

Old Apr 2, 22, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by RichieMc View Post
So Iíve got a DUB LHR JFK SFO starting Tuesday night 17:25 DUB to LHR then onwards to US from T5 Wednesday morning. Getting the red warning youíve all seen letting me know I have the option to change my flight. Part of me says things will be ok by Tuesday. But kind of concerned about the prospect of missing the positioning flight to DUB from T5 Tuesday morning at 10:35 and being declared a no show.
So two tickets but overnight. Yes, your responsibility is to getto DUB by Wednesday morning, and if all else fails there is the overnight coach and train services. LCY would be safer, so long as the weather for Tuesday is in reasonable bounds. Personally I wouldn't change, but if being a no-show is going to be problematic, then switch to LCY if MMB allows that to happen, after checking the weather forecast tomorrow.
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Old Apr 2, 22, 11:36 am
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40 mins is pretty dire if it cost me all my lounge time!

as nice as T5b is an hour and a half delay has meant Iíve been very happy to finally get on the plane. BA really shouldnít list all the things ordered on the lounge app!!
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Old Apr 2, 22, 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
So two tickets but overnight. Yes, your responsibility is to getto DUB by Wednesday morning, and if all else fails there is the overnight coach and train services. LCY would be safer, so long as the weather for Tuesday is in reasonable bounds. Personally I wouldn't change, but if being a no-show is going to be problematic, then switch to LCY if MMB allows that to happen, after checking the weather forecast tomorrow.
Got it thanks. Seems reasonable. Just one clarification. I’m doing the positioning flight to Dublin Tuesday morning. Then the first leg of the main course is Dublin back to London on Tuesday evening at 17:25. Then it’s overnight at Sofitel T5 before LHR-JFK-SFO Wednesday morning on AA. Nice thing about keeping everything at T5 is I could drop my bag - if I decide to check one - at the hotel Tuesday morning so as not to lug it back and forth to Dublin. But anyway, I’ll gauge the temp and see how things look tomorrow. A further option would be to take the super early 6:50 from LHR which wouldn’t depend on an incoming aircraft being on time.

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Old Apr 2, 22, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by SW7London View Post
Does Qatar and AA get priority for stands in situations like this or are those customers at risk too of delays due to the BA situation?
priority as BA do stand planning. BA will sacrifice any flight to ensure non BA airlines cannot complain and Heathrow will not look to take the function over. It was the same in T4.
while they had T5 to themselves it was not an issue.
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Old Apr 2, 22, 1:32 pm
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Third weekend in a row for my Mrs to be flying somewhere and third weekend in a row that they either don’t have an IRS, or loaders, or all of them. This time they have one IRS and one guys in lieu of a team of six for a widebody. Menzies, on the other hand, has a full team for an AA departure. Funny how this covid thing seems to be hitting only on weekends…

How long before BA goes to Dnata or Menzies and just offloads the whole shebang to them?
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Old Apr 2, 22, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by 13901 View Post
Third weekend in a row for my Mrs to be flying somewhere and third weekend in a row that they either don’t have an IRS, or loaders, or all of them. This time they have one IRS and one guys in lieu of a team of six for a widebody. Menzies, on the other hand, has a full team for an AA departure. Funny how this covid thing seems to be hitting only on weekends…

How long before BA goes to Dnata or Menzies and just offloads the whole shebang to them?
IRS?

As for offloading it all to Dnata/Menzies, unlikely, this would be on par with the P&O Situation for Industrial Relations.
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Old Apr 2, 22, 1:49 pm
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Old Apr 2, 22, 1:53 pm
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Ahh.

At some Outstations one of the Gate Staff are nominated to do this function, BHD springs to mind as one I have recently experienced!
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Old Apr 2, 22, 1:56 pm
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Originally Posted by SW7London View Post
Does Qatar and AA get priority for stands in situations like this or are those customers at risk too of delays due to the BA situation?
I landed on Thursday with QR and we had to wait circa 30 mins for a stand (and then a further 10 mins for the jetty to be attached) so on that experience doesnít appear so.
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Old Apr 2, 22, 2:06 pm
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overnight delay - same boarding pass?

Was on Saturday's BA 2594 to Sicily and it got delayed until 2pm tomorrow, Sunday. No bags offloaded/returned. Overnighting at a hotel. Wonder if we can use the same boarding passes or if we have to re-checkin at T5? This is (currently at least) an overnight delay rather than a cancellation.
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Old Apr 2, 22, 2:13 pm
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Was on Saturday's BA 2594 to Sicily and it got delayed until 2pm tomorrow, Sunday. No bags offloaded/returned. Overnighting at a hotel. Wonder if we can use the same boarding passes or if we have to re-checkin at T5? This is (currently at least) an overnight delay rather than a cancellation.
I'm not a 100% sure on this but I suspect you'll need new BPs.
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Old Apr 2, 22, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by sgm View Post
Was on Saturday's BA 2594 to Sicily and it got delayed until 2pm tomorrow, Sunday. No bags offloaded/returned. Overnighting at a hotel. Wonder if we can use the same boarding passes or if we have to re-checkin at T5? This is (currently at least) an overnight delay rather than a cancellation.
You should be OK with the old boarding pass so long as the information is updated at the server end. You may find it better to refresh the App boarding pass just to be sure. If you do get stuck by security then someone should be able to help you quickly. You don't need to go to check-in again.
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Old Apr 2, 22, 2:38 pm
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Old Apr 2, 22, 3:52 pm
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Originally Posted by RichieMc View Post
Got it thanks. Seems reasonable. Just one clarification. Iím doing the positioning flight to Dublin Tuesday morning. Then the first leg of the main course is Dublin back to London on Tuesday evening at 17:25. Then itís overnight at Sofitel T5 before LHR-JFK-SFO Wednesday morning on AA. Nice thing about keeping everything at T5 is I could drop my bag - if I decide to check one - at the hotel Tuesday morning so as not to lug it back and forth to Dublin. But anyway, Iíll gauge the temp and see how things look tomorrow. A further option would be to take the super early 6:50 from LHR which wouldnít depend on an incoming aircraft being on time.
out of interest, how much did you save by choosing this routing?
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Old Apr 2, 22, 4:09 pm
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I have the same messages and red marking for LHR-GOT on Monday. However BA is still selling tickets for the particular flight, rebooking to another day is not an option should I call to use the option free rebooking to AY instead to make sure I get home to GOT to play safe?
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