T5 B concourse B Flooded

Old Yesterday, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla View Post
Hello from 2.5h delayed BA269 (LHR-LAX). Concourse B flooded and the train broke and now anyone going beyond Europe has had to walk a mile and have their flight delayed. I’m likely to be a day late as I’m connecting to SYD and there is one per day there (do I get EC261?).

anyone else been caught short by the closure of a concourse?
I don't think EC261 is applicable here. You are not on an EU carrier, and none of your flights touch ground in EU.

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Originally Posted by nanneboy View Post
I don't think EC261 is applicable here. You are not on an EU carrier, and none of your flights touch ground in EU.
EC261 has been incorporated into UK law (and has been for a decade incidentally) so yes it is within scope. The effect of UK law was to basically add "UK" whereever "EU" was mentioned. The transit not working won't be in scope, and they sometimes try to suggest the tow delay too, but so long as the OP can attributed sufficient delay to BA's own management of the flight to make the connection unviable then there is a potentially valid claim.
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Originally Posted by nanneboy View Post
I don't think EC261 is applicable here. You are not on an EU carrier, and none of your flights touch ground in EU.
"UK261", aka EU261 as retained and amended in UK law, does however apply.

For all practical intents and purposes this is virtually the same as EU261 - for now. The government has made noises about weakening UK261 and if the Retained EU Law Bill passes, it might have to be revisited. New ECJ precedents since 2021 are also no longer binding, although they remain highly influential.
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Apologies for my ignorance.
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Originally Posted by flarmip View Post
and if the Retained EU Law Bill passes, it might have to be revisited.
EC261 is out of scope for that draft Bill. If it was to be revisited a separate Bill would need to be brought before Parliament since unlike the generality of Retained EU law, this has already been referred to in Primary Legislation.
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Transit still not running this evening. There has been just been an announcement in GF asking passengers to allow extra time to get to B and C gates
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Transit still not running this evening. There has been just been an announcement in GF asking passengers to allow extra time to get to B and C gates
It went down after 1800 today.
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Fair smackering of delays and the odd cancellation just now at T5.
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The mail in the coffin for this delay was finding a fourth pilot to cover the out of hours. The airline should have foreseen this hours before rather than leaving us on board for a further 1h and 15 mins before wheels up. I enquired with QF at the gate and BA still had an ETA of 2000 so the additional pilot time is material given we landed at 2119. I think my claim can be easily fought for this one.

FWIW the delay has been great. We went to Disneyland today and the technically 2 night delay (late check out) brought us $250 in meal vouchers. Breakfast buffet for 3 was 90 though!!
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