BA Doha Cancellations to September 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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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 31 August 2018.

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

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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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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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How to submit a claim for expenses following BA flight cancellations

How to submit a claim for hotel, meals and ground transportation expenses following BA flight cancellations on Sunday 10 December 2017.

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On Sunday 10 December 2017, there were extensive cancellations to British Airways flights at London Heathrow due to snow. These continued into Monday morning due to aircraft and crews being out of position.

If you have incurred expenses on hotels, meals, ground transportation and communications you can submit a claim for these online:

You can simply do this by submitting a claim through the BA website.

You will need to have details of your booking to hand, and be able to submit copies of your receipts (either by post or electronically) and provide details of an account to which the refund should be transferred.

In terms of submitting a claim for compensation under EC Regulation 261/2004 there is general guidance on compensation and a claim form on the BA website. BA has not, to our knowledge, made any official comment on the eligibility of passengers affected by cancellations to make a claim for expenses.

Separately, BA is allowing all passengers due to fly on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December the option of a full refund or to rebook up to Monday 18 December. This is regardless of whether your flight is cancelled. To check the status of your booking, use the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com Also, see ba.com for the latest flight operations news.

BA79 & BA80 London – Muscat cancellations August 2017

British Airways has cancelled flights between London Heathrow and Muscat in August due to cabin crew industrial action. Here are options for affected passengers.

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has cancel its five times weekly flight between London Heathrow and Muscat due to industrial action by cabin crew.

The affected flight numbers are BA79 and BA80.

BA79 is cancelled from London Heathrow to Muscat from Wednesday 16 to Monday 21 August.

BA80 is also cancelled from Muscat to London Heathrow from Thursday 17 to Tuesday 22 August.

As the industrial action could well run into September there may well be further cancellations.

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) via Doha.

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 and connecting on to one of Qatar’s five daily flights between Doha and Muscat.
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BA Cabin Crew Strike Flight Cancellations 23 – 31 August 2017

Updated daily, these are the confirmed cancelled flights at Heathrow due to strike action by BA cabin crew from 23 – 31 August 2017

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, is currently taking industrial action through to 30 August 2017. The industrial action may be extended beyond this date, subject to a 14 day notice period.  However, no further industrial action has been announced.

Here are the confirmed cancellations to date from to Wednesday 23 August to Thursday 31 August.

Please note this page is updated regularly.  Please keep checking for updates for flights up to Thursday 31 August 2017.  Further cancellations should become known from 24 – 72 hours in advance.

The following flights should be operating normally:

  • All flights from London City and London Stansted
  • All flights from London Gatwick should operate as normal. However, some flights to New York JFK may be cancelled.
  • All flights from UK regional airports (apart from flights to London Heathrow)
  • The majority of flights from London Heathrow except London Heathrow – Doha
  • Flights operated by codeshare partners, Oneworld alliance members and other airlines owned by BA’s parent company IAG are also not affected
  • If your flight is cancelled you will offered the opportunity to rebook to an alternative flight or a refund
  • Passengers who are due to travel to Doha will also be re-accommodated on Qatar Airways

The best advice is to check your booking using the Manage My Booking tool and ensure your e-mail and telephone contact details are up to date.  In addition, it is a good idea to download the BA app to your smartphone to receive notifications about your flight.

You can also check live flight information on the websites of Heathrow and BA.  The Heathrow website shows flight information up to the next day, and the BA site shows flight information (by number and route) for the next ten days.

In terms of the risk of further industrial action, the union is required to give 14 days’ notice to BA.  So if there are no announcements two weeks before your flight you can assume it is not a risk of strike action.
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BA Cabin Crew Strike Flight Cancellations 16 – 22 August 2017

Updated daily, these are the confirmed cancelled flights at Heathrow due to strike action by BA cabin crew from 16 – 22 August 2017

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, is currently taking industrial action through to 30 August 2017. The industrial action may well be extended beyond this date.

Here are the confirmed cancellations to date from to Wednesday 16 August to Tuesday 22 August.

Please note this page is updated regularly.  Please keep checking for updates for flights up to Tuesday 22 August 2017.

The following flights should be operating normally:

  • All flights from London City and London Stansted
  • All flights from London Gatwick will operate as normal. However, some flights to New York JFK may be cancelled.
  • All flights from UK regional airports (apart from flights to London Heathrow)
  • The majority of flights from London Heathrow
  • Flights operated by codeshare partners, Oneworld alliance members and other airlines owned by BA’s parent company IAG are also not affected
  • If your flight is cancelled you will offered the opportunity to rebook to an alternative flight or a refund
  • Passengers who are due to travel to Doha or Muscat will also be re-accommodated on Qatar Airways

The best advice is to check your booking using the Manage My Booking tool and ensure your e-mail and telephone contact details are up to date.  In addition, it is a good idea to download the BA app to your smartphone to receive notifications about your flight.

You can also check live flight information on the websites of Heathrow and BA.  The Heathrow website shows flight information up to the next day, and the BA site shows flight information (by number and route) for the next ten days.

In terms of the risk of further industrial action, the union is required to give 14 days’ notice to BA.  So if there are no announcements two weeks before your flight you can assume it is not a risk of strike action.
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BA Cabin Crew Strike: Wednesday 16 August – Wednesday 30 August 2017

Some British Airways London Heathrow cabin crew are due to take further industrial action from Wednesday 16 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017.

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, has called for yet further industrial action over from Wednesday 16 August to Wednesday 30 August 2017, including the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Taking into account industrial action throughout July and August this means that there will be two months of continuous strike action at BA this summer.

What can be confirmed now is: Continue reading “BA Cabin Crew Strike: Wednesday 16 August – Wednesday 30 August 2017”

BA London Gatwick – New York JFK cancellations

British Airways has cancelled its daily flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK during early August. Here are options for affected passengers:

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is cancelling its daily flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK airport due to industrial action by cabin crew at London Heathrow.

The affected flight numbers are BA2273 and BA2272.

These flights are currently cancelled through to Tuesday 15 August 2017.

The reason for the cancellation is that whilst there is no industrial action at Gatwick, BA is using Gatwick based crews to cover some London Heathrow flights.

Given that the industrial action is due to run through until Wednesday 30 August, and may well be extended beyond this date, there could be further cancellations.

If your flight is cancelled you will have the option of rebooking on one of BA’s eight daily flights to New York JFK from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

If you have a connection on to an American Airlines domestic flight from New York JFK under the same booking it’s also worth exploring whether you can be rebooked on to an alternative direct service from London Heathrow.

Note that if you are rebooked BA may not meet any additional consequential expenses such as ground transportation to London Heathrow.

If any of the rebooking options offered to you are not satisfactory, you will have the option of a full refund.

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

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

BA Cabin Crew Strike Flight Cancellations 9 – 15 August 2017

Updated daily, these are the confirmed cancelled flights at Heathrow due to strike action by BA cabin crew from 9 – 15 August 2017

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

Unite, the union which represents British Airways “Mixed Fleet” cabin crew at London Heathrow, is currently taking industrial action through to 30 August 2017. The industrial action may well be extended beyond this date.

Here are the confirmed cancellations to date from to Wednesday 9 August to Tuesday 15 August.

Please note this page is updated regularly.  Please keep checking for updates for flights up to Tuesday 15 August 2017.

The following flights should be operating normally:

  • All flights from London City and London Stansted
  • All flights from London Gatwick will operate as normal. However, some flights to New York JFK may be cancelled.
  • All flights from UK regional airports (apart from flights to London Heathrow)
  • The majority of flights from London Heathrow
  • Flights operated by codeshare partners, Oneworld alliance members and other airlines owned by BA’s parent company IAG are also not affected
  • If your flight is cancelled you will offered the opportunity to rebook to an alternative flight or a refund
  • Passengers who are due to travel to Doha will also be re-accommodated on Qatar Airways

The best advice is to check your booking using the Manage My Booking tool and ensure your e-mail and telephone contact details are up to date.  In addition, it is a good idea to download the BA app to your smartphone to receive notifications about your flight.

You can also check live flight information on the websites of Heathrow and BA.  The Heathrow website shows flight information up to the next day, and the BA site shows flight information (by number and route) for the next ten days.

In terms of the risk of further industrial action, the union is required to give 14 days’ notice to BA.  So if there are no announcements two weeks before your flight you can assume it is not a risk of strike action.
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BA297 & BA296 London – Chicago cancellations July & August 2017

British Airways has cancelled one of its daily flights between London Heathrow to Chicago during July & August. Here are options for affected passengers:

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British Airways Cabin Crew (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is cancelling one of its daily flights between London Heathrow and Chicago O’Hare airport due to industrial action by cabin crew.

The affected flight numbers are BA297 and BA296.

These also operate under the following codeshares:

BA297: AA6197, AY5537, EI8997, IB4677

BA296: AA6196, AY5536, EI8966, IB4676

These flights are currently cancelled through to Tuesday 8 August 2017, having already been subject to extensive cancellations during July.

Given that the industrial action is due to run through until Wednesday 30 August, and may well be extended beyond this date, there could be further cancellations.

If your flight is cancelled you should have the option of rebooking another British Airways operated flight (BA294 & BA295) or on to one of American Airlines’ four daily flights from London Heathrow to Chicago up to three days before or after your original date of travel.  A full timetable is below.
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