British Airways Doha Cancellations May 2019

British Airways has cancelled its daily flight from London Heathrow to Doha for much of May 2019.

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British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways continues to put in place ad hoc blanket cancellations between London Heathrow and Doha.

BA123 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Doha from Thursday 9 May until Monday 27 May 2019.

BA122 is also cancelled from Doha to London Heathrow from Friday 10 May until Tuesday 28 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. There have been ad hoc cancellations on a number of other routes. An aircraft has also been wet leased from Air Belgium to cover other routes.

If history is anything to go by, the cancellations could well be repeated.

Rebooking on Qatar Airways

BA has a rebooking agreement with its codeshare partner Qatar Airways.

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.

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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.

This includes 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.

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 Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

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.

BA Doha Cancellations to December 2018

British Airways has cancelled its daily flight between London Heathrow to Doha until September 2018. Here are options for affected passengers.

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British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

Cancellation of London Heathrow – Doha

British Airways continues to cancel its daily flight between London Heathrow and Doha until for “operational reasons”.

BA123 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Doha until Friday 30 November 2018.

BA122 is also cancelled from Doha to London Heathrow from until Saturday 1 December 2018.

No specific reason has been given for the cancellations other than “operational reasons”.

It is understood that the Boeing 777 which operates this route is being used to cover other routes which use the Boeing 787 fleet which is currently undergoing maintenance to their engines.

A number of Boeing 787 flights to Los Angeles, San Jose California and Tokyo Narita have also been cancelled.

Given this route has been subject to very extensive cancellations over the past 12 months further cancellations, if not its complete suspension, are likely.

Update Tuesday 21 August 2018: The cancellation period has been extended to Saturday 27 October 2018 for the outbound flight BA123 and Sunday 28 October 2018 for the inbound flight BA122.

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BA Doha Cancellations March – July 2018

British Airways has cancelled its daily flight between London Heathrow to Doha from late March through to July. Here are options for affected passengers.

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British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

Cancellation of London Heathrow – Doha

In what will feel like Groundhog Day for many readers, British Airways is to cancel its daily flight between London Heathrow and Doha from late March to early July for “operational reasons”.

BA123 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Doha from Sunday 25 March 2018 to Saturday 30 June 2018.

BA122 is also cancelled from Doha to London Heathrow from Monday 26 March 2018 to Sunday 1 July 2018.

No specific reason has been given for the cancellations other than “operational reasons”. It is understood that the likely reason is that the Boeing 777 which operates this route is being released to cover other routes which use the Boeing 787 fleet which is currently undergoing maintenance to their engines.

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BA London – Doha cancellations December 2017

British Airways has cancelled its daily flight between London Heathrow to Doha throughout December and into January. Here are options for affected passengers.

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British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to cancel its daily flight between London Heathrow and Doha for December and early January for “operational reasons”.

The affected flight numbers are BA123 and BA122.

BA123 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Doha from Friday 1 December to Sunday 14 January 2018.

BA122 is also cancelled from Doha to London Heathrow from Saturday 2 December to Monday 15 January 2018.

No specific reason has been given for the cancellations other than “operational reasons”. It is understood that the likely reason is that the Boeing 777 which operates this route is being released to cover other routes which use the Boeing 787 fleet which is currently undergoing maintenance to their engines.

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BA London – Doha cancellations November 2017

British Airways has cancelled its daily flight between London Heathrow to Doha for six days in November. Here are options for affected passengers.

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British Airways Logo (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has cancelled its daily flight between London Heathrow and Doha for six days in mid-November for “operational reasons”.

The affected flight numbers are BA123 and BA122.

BA123 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Doha from Tuesday 14 November to Sunday 19 November 2017.

BA122 is also cancelled from Doha to London Heathrow from Wednesday 15 to Monday 20 November 2017.

Normal service should resume on this route from Tuesday 21 November 2017.  No specific reason has been given for the cancellations other than “operational reasons”. This could be either aircraft or flight / cabin crew shortages.

Update: There are many further cancellations throughout December and into January.

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BA123 & BA122 London – Doha cancellations July & August 2017

British Airways has continued to cancel its daily flight between London Heathrow to Doha during July. Here are options for affected passengers.

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has continued to cancel its daily flight between London Heathrow and Doha due to industrial action by cabin crew.

The affected flight numbers are BA123 and BA122.

BA123 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Doha from Monday 17 July to Wednesday 30 August, having already been cancelled during all of July to this date.

BA122 is also cancelled from Doha to London Heathrow from Thursday 20 July to Thursday 31 August.

Normal service should resume on this route from Friday 1 September.

Given that this route has already suffered extensive cancellations this year, it does leave the question as to the long term viability of the route for BA.

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 one of Qatar Airways’ five daily flights from London Heathrow to Doha up to three days before or after your original date of travel.
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BA123 & BA122 London – Doha cancelled 1 – 17 July 2017

British Airways has cancelled its daily flights between London Heathrow to Doha for a period of sixteen days between Saturday 1 July to Monday 17 2017. Here are options for affected passengers.

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways has cancelled its daily flight between London Heathrow and Doha for a period of six days between Saturday 1 July to Friday 7 2017.

The affected flight numbers are BA123 and BA122. BA123 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Doha from Saturday 1 July to Thursday 6 July. BA122 is cancelled from Doha to London Heathrow from Sunday 2 July to Friday 7 July.

Update 4 July: The period of cancellations has been extended to Tuesday 11 July for BA123 and Wednesday 12 July for BA122.

Update 5 July: The period of cancellations has been extended to Sunday 16 July for BA123 and Monday 17 July for BA122.

Update 13 July: The period of cancellations has been extended yet again and are likely to continue for the remainder of July.  Given the long duration of cancellations this does raise the question of the viability of the route for BA, as it cannot sustain a route without a reputation for reliability.

It is highly likely that this is connected to planned strike action by “Mixed Fleet” London Heathrow cabin crew on these dates. As the industrial action is planned to from 1 July to 16 July, there is the possibility of further cancellations.   Here is a list of additional London Heathrow cancellations due to strike action.

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 one of Qatar Airways’ five daily flights from London Heathrow to Doha up to three days before or after your original date of travel.
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BA cancels Doha from Friday 17 – Monday 20 February 2017

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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.
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BA to fly non-stop to Doha & Muscat from Sunday 30 October 2016

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British Airways Boeing 787-9 First Class (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airways Boeing 787-9 First Class (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to introduce direct non-stop flights from London Heathrow to Doha in Qatar and Muscat in Oman from Sunday 30 October 2016.

BA has long served both Doha and Muscat. However, a one hour stop-over in Bahrain for Doha and Abu Dhabi for Muscat has been required, adding approximately two hours each way to the journey time.

BA will now fly daily direct to Doha with a four class Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner. BA will fly five times a week to Muscat with a four class Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Flights are on sale now at ba.com.

Why has BA introduced this change?

Well, it now has more departure and arrival slots at London Heathrow. The flight times are more convenient for passengers. Airlines also prefer not to use long-haul aircraft for short flights for operational reasons.

The one significant change is that flights from London Heathrow to Doha will now arrive in Doha in the morning rather than late at night.

BA codeshares with Qatar Airways, a shareholder in BA’s parent company International Airlines Group, on a number of routes from Doha to Dar es Salaam, Peshawar, Karachi, Entebbe, Dhaka, Islamabad and Lahore. Passengers with existing bookings will need to review their itineraries to see if connections are valid or if accommodation is required in Doha.

It is also worth noting that BA does offer flights between Bahrain and Doha and between Abu Dhabi and Muscat for sale and these will clearly not be available from Sunday 30 October.

Flight schedules to Bahrain and Abu Dhabi have also been adjusted to account for the changes to these routes. All flights will also continue to operate from London Heathrow Terminal 5.
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