London flight cancellations due to Hurricane Irma

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia.

Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma (Image Credit: CNN)

As at 22:00 BST on Thursday 7 September 2017, there are no less than three hurricanes on the Atlantic ocean.  These are hurricanes Irma, Jose & Katia.  There have been, and will continue to be, cancellations of flights to the Caribbean and Florida.  Some flights have also be retimed and rerouted.  

There are extensive cancellations to Miami International Airport over the weekend with long-haul flights cancelled and US domestic airlines also suspending operations from Friday evening through to Sunday at the earliest.   The airport’s Twitter feed contains up to date guidance for passengers due to travel through the airport.

Airlines have also introduced flexible rebooking policies for passengers due to travel to the region in the coming days.

Hurricane information from public bodies and media

The best source of information of the progress of Hurricane Irma is the National Hurricane Center and its Atlantic operations Twitter feed..

There is also evacuation guidance from The City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County.

For television news coverage outside the US CNN International will be rebroadcasting CNN’s US domestic service over much of the weekend.

A large number of local TV stations in Florida are also streaming live coverage including:

Miami: WPLG – ABC 10, WFOR – CBS 4, WTVJ – NBC 6 and WSVN FOX 7.

Tampa: WFTS – ABC 28, WFLA – NBC 8, WTSP – CBS 10 and WTVT – Fox 13.

Orlando: WFTV – ABC 9, WESH -NBC 2, WKMG – CBS 6 and WOFL – FOX 35

The Miami Herald is also free to access during the hurricane.

Rebooking Policies

Here are the published rebooking policies by airline.  Please note that if you have booked a tour package via a travel agent, the options below may not apply and you should contact your travel agent directly.

It is also worth noting that if you are due to fly via Miami on BA or Virgin to another destination in the Americas it is worth exploring an alternative routing via the hubs of their partner airlines.

BA has extensive codeshares with Iberia from Madrid and American Airlines from hubs such as Dallas Forth Worth and New York JFK.  Virgin also has extensive codeshares with Delta from hubs such as Atlanta and New York JFK.

If your flight is cancelled you will be entitled to a full refund and reimbursement of reasonable incidental expenses.  If your flight is operating but you choose to rebook to an alternative date/destination any consequential costs may not be met by the airline.

It’s also worth noting that many smaller hotels / guest houses in Florida have already closed for business until next week.  Larger properties have also waived change / cancellation fees.

American Airlines

American Airlines passengers due to fly to Florida up to Sunday 17 September 2017 can rebook to an alternative flight or change the origin/destination of their flight within 600 miles up to Saturday 30 September 2017.  Changes can be made online.

British Airways

BA passengers due to travel to Antigua, Grand Cayman, Nassau, St Kitts, Punta Cana or Providenciales before Sunday 10 September can choose to travel to an alternative Caribbean destination or rebook on to an alternative date before Saturday 30 September 2017.

BA passengers due to travel to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, or Orlando between Friday 8 and Sunday 17 September can rebook on to an alternative flight to the same destination up to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Depending on the impact and duration of the hurricane these dates may change.

If you are due to fly on BA it is worth checking your contact details are up to date on the Manage My Booking tool and also downloading the BA app to your smartphone or tablet, which is the most effective BA tool for tracking your flight.

Please see the latest flight operations news from BA.

Norwegian

Norwegian is offering passengers due to travel to Florida on Monday 11 September the option of a refund or to rebook to an alternative flight/destination up to Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Please see the latest flight operations news from Norwegian as well its list of confirmed cancellations.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic passengers due to travel to Antigua, Miami, Orlando and Havana between Tuesday 5 September and Tuesday 12 September 2017 can rebook to alternative destination or flight up to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Virgin Atlantic strongly recommend that passengers due to return from Orlando on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September reschedule their plans and return at an earlier date.

Please see the latest flight operations news from Virgin Atlantic.

Airport Closures

Orlando International airport (MCO) will close to commercial flights at 17:00 local time on Saturday 9 September.

Flight Cancellations and Rescheduled Flights

Here are details of cancelled and rescheduled flights.  As this is a fluid situation there are likely to be further cancellations in the coming days.

Thursday 7 September 2017

Flight BA2157 London Gatwick to Antigua will operate as normal, but will not continue from Antigua to Providencials.

Flight BA2168 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick will depart at the earlier time of 16:00 local time, instead of 17:00.

Friday 8 September 2017

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow will depart at the earlier time of 18:00 rather than 20:40 local time.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA253 London Heathrow to Grand Cayman via Nassau has been rerouted will operate direct from London Heathrow to Grand Cayman only.

Flight BA252 Grand Cayman to London Heathrow via Nassau has been rerouted and will not stop at Nassau.

Further cancellations are possible.

Saturday 9 September 2017

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is operating but will depart earlier than scheduled at 15:35 rather than 17:35.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is operating but will depart earlier than scheduled at 09:20 rather than 11:20.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is operating but will depart earlier than scheduled at 16:45 rather than 19:55.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2157 London Gatwick to Antigua and St Kitts is cancelled.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick has been retimed to an earlier departure of 17:00 rather than 18:20.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa has been retimed to an earlier departure of 10:35 rather than 11:35.

Flight BA2169 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is cancelled.

Flight BA2168 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2256 St Kitts and Antigua to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight DY7057 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight VS15 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS16 Orlando to London Gatwick will depart at the earlier time of 16:00 rather than 18:10.

Flight VS27 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS28 Orlando to London Gatwick will depart at the earlier time of 16:30 rather than 18:25.

Flight VS33 London Gatwick to Antigua is cancelled.

Flight VS34 Antigua to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Sunday 10 September 2017

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA253 London Heathrow to Grand Cayman via Nassau has been rerouted will operate direct from London Heathrow to Grand Cayman only.

Flight BA252 Grand Cayman to London Heathrow via Nassau has been rerouted and will not stop at Nassau.

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa is cancelled.

Flight DY7058 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight VS15 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS16 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight VS27 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight VS28 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Further cancellations are highly likely.

Monday 11 September 2017

Flight DY7045 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is cancelled.

Flight DY7046 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Further cancellations are likely to be confirmed in the coming days.

For more flight status information please see the arrivals and departures pages of GatwickHeathrow, American AirlinesBritish Airways, Norwegian and Virgin Atlantic.

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