BA Doha Cancellations February – March 2019

British Airways has cancelled its daily flight between London Heathrow to Doha in February and March 2019. Here are options for affected passengers.

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British Airways continues to cancel its daily flight between London Heathrow and Doha.

BA123 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Doha from Thursday 21 February until Sunday 3 March 2019.

BA122 is also cancelled from Doha to London Heathrow from Friday 22 February until Monday 4 March 2019.

No specific reason has been given for the cancellations other than “operational reasons”. The most likely reason is to release capacity in the Boeing 787 fleet.

If history is anything to go by, the period of cancellation could well be extended.

This route was subject to very extensive cancellations over the past year and it’s surprising it has not been cancelled altogether.

Rebooking on Qatar Airways

BA has a rebooking agreement with Qatar Airways which is a fellow Oneworld alliance member and a 20% shareholder of BA’s parent company International Airlines Group.

If your flight is cancelled you have the option of rebooking on to Qatar Airways from London Heathrow to Doha. You can rebook up to three days before or after your original date of travel.

World Traveller Plus Premium Economy

Qatar Airways does not operate a premium economy cabin.

Therefore, you will be downgraded to economy. You will be entitled to claim compensation for the downgrade.

Qatar Airways London Heathrow Aircraft

Qatar Airways use a variety of different aircraft on the London Heathrow route including Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300, Airbus A350 and Airbus A380 aircraft.

If you have a particular preference for one aircraft, it’s worth checking your specific flights on your day of travel.

It should also be noted the following Qatar Airways operated flights depart from London Heathrow Terminal 4.

Alternative Routing Options

If you are connecting from a flight in the UK to London Heathrow for onward travel to Doha (for example, Edinburgh) you have the option of rebooking on to a direct Qatar Airways flight to Doha, if available.

Refunds

If any of the rebooking options are not satisfactory, you will have the option of cancelling your booking and receiving a full refund.

Affected passengers should check the status of their booking at ba.com and contact either BA or their travel agent.

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