BA 209/BA 208 LHR MIA Summer 2023

Old Dec 28, 2022, 1:58 pm
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BA 209/BA 208 LHR MIA Summer 2023

Good evening,
It would appear that the afternoon LHR MIA BA209 out BA208 back (scheduled for a 787-10 from early May to late October 2023) has now been completely zeroed out as of a few hours ago.
I was looking forward to trying out the CS to MIA too🤗
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by WHITMIMI
I was looking forward to trying out the CS to MIA too🤗
Personally vowed never to fly to MIA again - always huge queues at immigration. I fly NYC and have a few days, then fly to Fort Lauderdale. Doing that trip next week!
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by WHITMIMI
Good evening,
It would appear that the afternoon LHR MIA BA209 out BA208 back (scheduled for a 787-10 from early May to late October 2023) has now been completely zeroed out as of a few hours ago.
I was looking forward to trying out the CS to MIA too🤗
That happened with the 227/6 which was also a 781, now a 3 class 777. They zeroed it out. Bet it goes the same way with a downgrade with no F
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 4:03 pm
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I agree on the queues at Miami thought it was scandalous for a country that prides itself on customer services. Waited 3 hours back in May- Tampa for me next time.
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 4:39 pm
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Originally Posted by WHITMIMI
Good evening,
It would appear that the afternoon LHR MIA BA209 out BA208 back (scheduled for a 787-10 from early May to late October 2023) has now been completely zeroed out as of a few hours ago.
I was looking forward to trying out the CS to MIA too🤗
I noticed this yesterday afternoon 27/12 and I too have a vested interest in the BA 208 for mid May and I was emailing a friend who is in a similar situation who contacted BA and were told that the flight will be cancelled. No sign yet that this is happening but I do believe the zeroing out of all fare buckets is normally a good indication that this will happen especially as the other flights that day are scheduled to be operated by an A380 (so far). My set of flights have already been changed once due to the LHR-MCO flight being discontinued and I used the opportunity to change both airport and dates to suit. Now it looks as though another change will be highly likely.

Oddly EF shows that the AA codeshare information shows the flight is operated by a 789 not a 781.
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by low1968
I agree on the queues at Miami thought it was scandalous for a country that prides itself on customer services. Waited 3 hours back in May- Tampa for me next time.
Flew into MIA 2 weeks ago, spent 2.5 hours in immigration, never again.
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Old Dec 28, 2022, 5:43 pm
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I've done at least 30 trips in/out of MIA this year, and never had an issue at immigration.

Global Entry helps of course, but even coming off an A380 the immigation hall has always been empty.

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Old Dec 28, 2022, 7:31 pm
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Usually depends whether you're sent to E immigration or D. E is an absolute nightmare, D is usually pretty speedy, especially for the US...

The 207 is pretty much guaranteed to use E, the 209 varies a little.

The 209/208 rotation was also cancelled last summer in favour of an additional AA rotation. Perhaps the same is happening this year?
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Old Dec 29, 2022, 2:11 am
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I had the 208 booked for a return late August. This has been cancelled and Ive been rebooked onto the earlier departure 206 flight.

Thats for 27th Aug - MIA to LHR.
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Old Dec 29, 2022, 4:41 am
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Originally Posted by scottpat78
I had the 208 booked for a return late August. This has been cancelled and Ive been rebooked onto the earlier departure 206 flight.

Thats for 27th Aug - MIA to LHR.
I've received the same cancellation today but oddly although I am booked on a 2-4-1 the rebooking is offering the BA1500 (codeshare with AA) which I thought a bit oddbut it is probably down to the computer systems not recognising booking types. This option would be more convenient than the BA 206 as I would then need to change a domestic connection too (again!!)
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Our flight on 10th May, the 21:00 BA208, has been cancelled and we have been rebooked onto the 20:50 BA1500 which I believe is AA56. I wonder if our outbound BA209 flying in April would get cancelled as well.
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Old Dec 29, 2022, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by low1968
I agree on the queues at Miami thought it was scandalous for a country that prides itself on customer services. Waited 3 hours back in May- Tampa for me next time.
Im an American and this is the first Im hearing of us priding ourselves on customer service. I wonder if the folks at Southwest Airlines got the memo!

As noted, for those with Global Entry theres no reason to avoid MIA, or any airport.
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Old Dec 29, 2022, 2:26 pm
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Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster. I am booked on the BA207 on 27 April and BA206 on 12 May.

Initially doubted my selection as wanted to try Club Suites on this route. There must be serious overcapacity if they are cancelling whole flights? Although assume by extension the A380 flights will be fuller than they otherwise would be...
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Old Dec 29, 2022, 4:28 pm
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Do you lose the EU261 protection if you are switched to an AA flight?
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Old Dec 29, 2022, 11:20 pm
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Do you lose the EU261 protection if you are switched to an AA flight?
Only on flights departing the US
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