London Air Travel’s Atlantic Update – 14 November 2018

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California Wildfire News Coverage
California Wildfire News Coverage (Image Credit: CNN International)

Welcome to the The Atlantic Update for Wednesday 14 November 2018.

California Wildfires

Attention continues to be focused on the destructive wildfires in Northern and Southern California.

Since the weekend airlines have put in place flexible rebooking policies. Some of these have been extended within the past 24 hours. Transatlantic flights from London are operating normally.

Passengers due to fly on American Airlines or British Airways up to Friday 16 November 2018 to Burbank, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco can rebook on an alternative flight from and to the same destination up to Sunday 25 November 2018.

American Airlines passengers should look up their booking online in the first instance.

British Airways passengers should contact BA or their travel agent.

United has also announced a travel waiver allowing passengers due to fly to Burbank, Los Angeles and San Francisco to reschedule up to Sunday 25 November 2019.

General Advice

Evacuation orders remain in place and there are warnings about poor air quality in some areas. In terms of general information, general advice on the Camp Fire in North California is available from Butte County.

Advice on the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles is available from the County Of Los Angeles, and the City of Malibu.

Also of note this week:

Delta has announced a new twice daily route from Atlanta to Burbank airport from July 2019. (Delta)

JetBlue has announced new summer seasonal routes from New York La Guardia and Westchester airports to Nantucket Massachusetts from June 2019. This will complement existing services from Boston, New York JFK and Washington Reagan airports. (JetBlue)

Late Post Publication Updates

American Airlines and British Airways have introduced flexible rebooking policies for passengers due to fly to the North East of the US up to Friday 16 November 2018. Passengers can rebook up to Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Delta has issued a weather waiver in advance of expected severe weather in the North East of the US on Thursday 15 November 2019. (Delta)

United has announced it is to progressively introduce the Boeing 787-10 aircraft on select transatlantic routes from Newark, but not Heathrow, from late March 2019. (United)

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