BA cancels Doha from Friday 17 – Monday 20 February 2017

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has cancelled its daily flight from London Heathrow to Doha (and the return flight from Doha on the following day) for a period of four days from Friday 17 February to Monday 20 February 2017.

The affected flight numbers are BA123 and BA122.

The reason cited for the cancellation is “operational reasons”. It is highly likely that this is connected to planned strike action by “Mixed Fleet” London Heathrow cabin crew on these dates.

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 (at the time of writing the flight is not cancelled on all days on ba.com though it has notified the travel trade of the cancellations) you have the option of rebooking on to one of Qatar Airways’ five daily flights from London Heathrow to Doha.
Continue reading “BA cancels Doha from Friday 17 – Monday 20 February 2017”

BA cancels London Heathrow – Abuja Wednesday 8 March -Tuesday 18 April 2017

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways has cancelled all direct flights between London Heathrow and Abuja route from Wednesday 8 March to Tuesday 18 April 2017.

The reason for this is that the airport’s runway will be closed for emergency repairs.

According to press reports, the Nigerian Government had instructed airlines to operate flights to an alternative airport in Kaduna (some 200km north of Abuja) with onward road transport to Abuja. However, these contingency plans has clearly not been implemented by BA.

The affected BA flight numbers are BA083 and BA082.

Affected passengers have the option of a full refund, rebooking on an alternative British Airways operated flight between London Heathrow and Abuja outside of the runway closure (up to Friday 19 May 2017), or rebooking on an alternative British Airways operated flight between Accra or Nigeria and London Heathrow within 7 days of the date of your original booking.

However, if you choose the later option any additional costs such as ground transportation and hotels will be at your own expense and will not be reimbursed by the airline.

BA is the only airline to fly non-stop between London and Abuja. In terms of the response from other European airlines, Air France and Lufthansa fly from their respective hubs in Paris Charles de Gualle and Frankfurt to Abuja. Both airlines appear to have cancelled all flights during the period of the runway closure.

Affected BA passengers should contact either BA or their travel agent.

BA cabin crew strike cancellations Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 February 2017

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways has updated its schedules to account for its contingency plans following planned industrial action by “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow on on Thursday 9, Friday 10 or Saturday 11 February 2017.

BA has confirmed that:

  • All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted will operate as normal.
  • The vast majority of flights from London Heathrow are scheduled to operate as normal.

BA has cancelled a select number of flights from London Heathrow. In the event that your flight is cancelled you should be offered an alternative flight on the same route, a rebooking to an alternative destination nearby, or a refund.

BA has not published a list of cancelled flights. However, We have scanned BA’s schedules and we have identified the following cancellations so far.

Please note this is not intended to be a definitive list and this may be subject to change. You should always check you booking directly at ba.com before finalising your travel plans.

Cancelled Flights – Thursday 9 February 2017
Continue reading “BA cabin crew strike cancellations Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 February 2017”

BA cabin crew strike cancellations Sunday 5 – Tuesday 7 February 2017

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways has today updated its schedules to account for its contingency plans following planned industrial action by “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow on Sunday 5, Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February 2017.

Further industrial action is due to take place on Thursday 9, Friday 10 or Saturday 11 February 2017 and schedules for these days will be updated on Thursday 2 February 2017.

BA has today confirmed that:

  • All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted will operate as normal.
  • All long-haul flights from London Heathrow are scheduled to operate as normal.

BA has cancelled a select number of short-haul flights from London Heathrow. In the event that your flight is cancelled you should be offered an alternative flight on the same route, a rebooking to an alternative destination nearby, or a refund.

BA has not published a list of cancelled flights. However, We have scanned BA’s schedules and we have identified the following cancellations so far.

Please note this is not intended to be a definitive list and this may be subject to change. You should always check you booking directly at ba.com before finalising your travel plans.

Cancelled Flights – Sunday 5 February 2017
Continue reading “BA cabin crew strike cancellations Sunday 5 – Tuesday 7 February 2017”

BA Heathrow Cabin Crew Strike 5 – 11 February 2017

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways Tailfin (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)
British Airways Tailfin (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)

Unite, the Union which represents BA’s “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called even further industrial action in February.

This follows five days of industrial action in January 2017. Strikes are scheduled to place in two 72 hour blocks. The first three days of industrial action will be on Sunday 5, Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February 2017. The second three days of industrial action will be on Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 February.

BA will update its schedules for the days affected by the disruption on Tuesday 31 January for the first three days and Thursday 2 February.

Continue reading “BA Heathrow Cabin Crew Strike 5 – 11 February 2017”

BA Cabin Crew Strike Schedules Thurs 19 – Sat 21 January 2017

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has today updated its schedules to account for its contingency plans following planned industrial action by “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January.

All flights from London City, London Gatwick and London Stansted will operate as normal.

All long-haul flights from London Heathrow are scheduled to operate as normal.

BA has cancelled a select number of short-haul flights. BA claims these cancellations represent 1% of its planned schedule. In the event that your flight is cancelled you should be offered an alternative flight on the same route, a rebooking to an alternative destination nearby, or a refund.

In the event the strike is called off (this is probably unlikely as no talks are currently underway) you should not be required to reinstate your original booking if you are rebooked on an alternative flight.

From a PR perspective BA is at pains to emphasise that the strike is having very limited disruption. Therefore, it has not published a list of cancelled flights. You can check whether your flight is cancelled by checking the Manage By Booking.

We have scanned BA’s schedules and we have identified the following cancellations so far. Please note this is not intended to be a definitive list and this may be subject to change. You should always check you booking directly at ba.com before finalising your travel plans.

Cancelled Flights – Thursday 19 January

Continue reading “BA Cabin Crew Strike Schedules Thurs 19 – Sat 21 January 2017”

BA Heathrow cabin crew strike Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 January 2017

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

Unite, the Union which represents BA’s “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow has called further industrial action for 72 hours on Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January 2016. This follows industrial action on Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 January 2017.

BA will update its schedules for the days affected by the disruption on Monday 16 January and affected passengers should be notified by the airline.

Continue reading “BA Heathrow cabin crew strike Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 January 2017”

BA London Heathrow Cabin Crew Strike 10 – 11 January 2017

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the Union which represents BA’s “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow has called industrial action for 48 hours on Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 January 2017.

Update Friday 6 January: BA has now updated its schedules for the days affected by the disruption.  Some flights from London Heathrow will be merged and you should check the guidance on ba.com and your flight details on the Manage My Booking tool to check if your flight is affected. 

Continue reading “BA London Heathrow Cabin Crew Strike 10 – 11 January 2017”

BA Heathrow Cabin Crew Christmas Day & Boxing Day strikes called off

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways Tailfin (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)
British Airways Tailfin (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)

The planned strike action by British Airways’ “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow on Christmas Day & Boxing Day have been called off.

Unite, which represents the cabin crew, has called off the strikes following discussions with BA at ACAS.  This is not the end of the dispute as a new offer tabled by the airline has to be presented to union members for approval.

However, the strikes are off and all flights will operate as scheduled.

If you have changed your bookings with BA because your flight was at risk of disruption your revised booking will still stand and you do not need to revert to your original booking.

For the latest news on the cabin crew strike, please visit our strike information page.

BA Heathrow Cabin Crew Strike Christmas Day & Boxing Day

London Air Travel » British Airways » British Airways Disruption

British Airways Tailfin (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)
British Airways Tailfin (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)

Unite, the Union which represents BA’s “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow has called industrial action on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Update 22 December 2016: The industrial action has been called off and all flights are scheduled to operate as normal.

Update 3 January 2017: A new set of strike dates has been announced for Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 January 2017. Please see here for further information.

Continue reading “BA Heathrow Cabin Crew Strike Christmas Day & Boxing Day”