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Strike planned - LHR T5 - HAL's security staff 31 March to 9 April 2023

Strike planned - LHR T5 - HAL's security staff 31 March to 9 April 2023

Old Mar 27, 2023, 8:26 am
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British Airways is cancelling around 32 flights a day to and from Heathrow Airport at the start of the Easter holidays. On the BBC before customers informed...

ps. to be fair the article states "BA said it had offered a range of options to affected customers."
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by ademanuele
British Airways is cancelling around 32 flights a day to and from Heathrow Airport at the start of the Easter holidays. On the BBC before customers informed...

ps. to be fair the article states "BA said it had offered a range of options to affected customers."
Always dangerous to make assumptions but as the article states affected customers have already been informed, then those that have not received any communication can expect to travel as planned?
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 8:45 am
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Checking flight status for your route and forward date is already showing some of the cancellations. e.g. the flight I have booked BA 1424 LHR-BHD 1735 on 5 April is cancelled on flight status but email notifications have not yet been sent.
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 8:50 am
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At a glance doesn't look like they've cancelled any more for 31st March anyway .. just the few Short Haul cancellations on high frequency short routes so far by the looks of it ( domestics, AMS etc. ) but those cancellations were advised a few days ago
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by wb1969
Always dangerous to make assumptions but as the article states affected customers have already been informed, then those that have not received any communication can expect to travel as planned?
I assume so. I have checked my booking again and it is still showing all good to go Saturday evening. Out of curiosity has anyone on the forum been advised of a cancellation?
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by stifle
Yes, you'll notice that's exactly what I said, just you used five times more words. Not clear where you would put conformance (or passport controls for people heading to a domestic/CTA flight) either.
Woke up on the wrong side of the bed? I was trying to build on what you were saying, relax.

Where would I put conformance? Well, the main need to have conformance is to ensure customers don't waste time going through security and rushing to a gate. If you take out the need to go through security, there's a lot less of a need for conformance - especially if MCT is unchanged. At the end of the day, a barrier could be enough: scan boarding pass and go upstairs if all is well, if not the only way is forward, into the 'ready to fly' floor, for rebooking. Ditto for domestics or arrivals. Scan, go straight, see UKBF.
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by WeLoveSpace
Checking flight status for your route and forward date is already showing some of the cancellations. e.g. the flight I have booked BA 1424 LHR-BHD 1735 on 5 April is cancelled on flight status but email notifications have not yet been sent.
Yes- flight status will be the first to show cancellations.
IME the lead time can be several hours before MMB updates and on occasion a day or more before you are emailed.
I always have my coming week's flights tracked on the app, plus any prospective alternates (depending on the fallout for me of a cancellation).
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by flyingmartyr
Ah thanks - didn't know that was even possible to check to be honest!
Sorry! I messed that up slightly: the numbers I quoted are *un*occupied, so 7/8ths of F is full, etc. But it sounds like you're understandably more interested in the airport as a whole.
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by Siz
...we are flying J to EWR on 2/4 with and ASD child who can tolerate a little queuing and a hearing impaired child who really struggles when its crowded and noisy.
I feel your pain. Last year I put together a rough guide to flying with children with SEN, but most of it assumes that airport and airline operations are functioning more or less as expected.

Sunflower lanyards are hit-and-miss: sometimes they're helpful, sometimes they're not. I think the key is to hope that they will be beneficial, but not to expect it.

Based on previous experience, my plan would be the usual stuff you probably would do already: make sure all electronic entertainment is fully charged, get the kids to the toilet before getting in the queue, then just give them headphones and try to block out the world around them. Whatever works.
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by crazy8534
Yes- flight status will be the first to show cancellations.
IME the lead time can be several hours before MMB updates and on occasion a day or more before you are emailed.
I always have my coming week's flights tracked on the app, plus any prospective alternates (depending on the fallout for me of a cancellation).
sorry do you mean FLIGHT STATS app?
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by jinkssick
sorry do you mean FLIGHT STATS app?
If you go to the BA app and select the menu there is a Flight Status option and you can track flights from there. Flight Status also on BA web site.
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by jinkssick
sorry do you mean FLIGHT STATS app?
No, I mean "flight status" on the BA app or the BA website.
Sorry, I'm not sure what the "flight stats" app is, it might be useful I just don't know.
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 10:45 am
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"The airline is expected to cancel up to 32 flights a day between Friday 31 March and Sunday 9 April (Easter Sunday)."

https://news.sky.com/story/heathrow-...eriod-12843683

"Following Heathrow's requirement for us to reduce the number of passengers travelling during the period of its employees' proposed strike action, we've regrettably had to make a small number of adjustments to our schedule. We've apologised to customers whose travel plans have been affected and have offered them a range of options, including rebooking onto a new flight with us or another airline, or requesting a full refund. Our teams are continuing to work closely with Heathrow to ensure that our customers' journeys run smoothly"
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 10:54 am
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Would FlightAware pick these cancellations up as well?
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Old Mar 27, 2023, 10:59 am
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I'm not sure if it's related to this, but my flight to Prague on March 30 (BA852) was just cancelled, I think. The app says it's cancelled, EF is zeroed out, but the website still shows no cancellation and when I click through the app to rebook, it still shows confirmed with no options. It's booked with AA miles, so I'm assuming I have to wait till it filters through the system and try to have AA rebook me onto one of the day's other flights, correct? Or can I contact BA directly?
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