BA Executive Club Double Avios Promotion

Members of the British Airways Executive Club can earn double Avios on certain BA flights up to 31 December 2017.

Members of the British Airways Executive Club can earn double Avios on up to eight flights booked and flown between now and Sunday 31 December 2017.

In order to qualify you must pre-register at ba.com before booking any flights.

The offer applies to all British Airways operated flights from the U.K. as well as flights booked under a BA code and operated by American Airlines, Finnair, and Iberia between Europe, Norway, Switzerland and North America, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  It also applies to services operated by BA subsidiary OpenSkies from Paris Orly and Newark and flights operated by BA franchise partner SUNAIR of Scandinavia.

It does not apply to flights operated by other BA franchises such as Comair in South Africa, nor flights operated by other IAG airlines, Oneworld alliance partners or other BA codeshare partners.

The offer is not open to members of the Executive Club in the USA, Canada, Mexico and South Africa.

If you are not a member of the Executive Club you can sign up at ba.com

BA suspends Biarritz and Montpellier

BA’s summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow to Biarritz and Montpellier will not resume in 2018. Here are rebooking options for passengers.

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

BA has suspended two of its summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow to Biarritz and Montpellier.

These routes launched last summer. They were scheduled to resume from early May to late September 2018, but have now been cancelled.

Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to a full refund. The following rebooking options are also available:

Biarritz

Passengers can rebook on to an alternative BA operated flight from London Heathrow to Bilbao or Toulouse or from London Gatwick to Bordeaux. However, any additional consequential costs such as ground transportation will be at your expense.

Alternatively, passengers can be re-accommodated via Madrid on Air Nostrum which flies to Biarritz daily. This obviously involves an element of back-tracking. Passengers must fly to Madrid on a BA operated flight for the connection to Air Nostrum and fly between Saturday 5 May 2018 and Saturday 29 September 2018.

Passengers can also be re-accommodated on Air France services from Paris Charles de Gualle and Paris Orly to Biarritz. However, note that Air France does not operate a business class cabin on this route. Passengers must fly to Paris on a BA operated flight for the connection to Air France and fly between Saturday 5 May 2018 and Sunday 30 September 2018.

Montpellier

Passengers can be re-accommodated via Amsterdam on KLM which flies to Montpellier daily. Passengers must fly to Amsterdam on a BA operated flight for the connection to KLM and fly between Saturday 5 May 2018 and Sunday 30 September 2018.

BA has not announced any re-accommdation arrangements on airlines that fly direct from London to either Biarritz or Montpellier.

Passengers can also be re-accommodated on Air France services from Paris Charles de Gualle and Paris Orly to Montpellier. However, note that Air France does not operate a business class cabin on this route. Passengers must fly to Paris on a BA operated flight for the connection to Air France and fly between Saturday 5 May 2018 and Sunday 30 September 2018.

Note that it is quite common for BA to announce more rebooking options in the weeks after a route is cancelled. Therefore, if the above options are not satisfactory it is worth waiting a week or so to see if any alternatives emerge.

Affected passengers should contact either BA or their travel agent.

BA launches London Heathrow – Almeria

BA will fly from London Heathrow to Almeria on Tuesdays and Sundays for the summer season.

Almeria (Image Credit: British Airways / Almeria Tourist Board)
Almeria (Image Credit: British Airways / Almeria Tourist Board)

BA is to launch a new summer seasonal route from London Heathrow to Almeria in Southeast Spain. The airline will fly to Almeria from London Heathrow Terminal 5, twice a week on Tuesdays and Sundays. Flights will operate from Tuesday 27 March 2018 to Saturday 27 October 2018.

The new route is an addition to a growing portfolio of summer seasonal European routes for BA at London Heathrow which also includes Malaga and Murcia and a number of routes in France and the Greek islands. It is likely that more summer seasonal routes from all of BA’s London airports will be announced in the coming months.

Flights to Almeria will be operated using Airbus A320 aircraft, in a two class, Club Europe business and EuroTraveller economy configuration.

Flights are on sale now at ba.com

easyJet and Ryanair also fly to Almeria from London Gatwick and Stansted respectively.

London Heathrow – Almeria

Flight BA420 Depart London Heathrow 13:15 – Arrive Almeria 17:00 (Tuesday, Saturday)
Flight BA421 Depart Almeria 17:50 – Arrive London Heathrow 19:35 (Tuesday, Saturday)

BA launches new route from London Heathrow to The Seychelles

British Airways will fly direct from London Heathrow to The Seychelles twice weekly from Saturday 24 March 2018.

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

BA has today announced a new route from London Heathrow to The Seychelles. The airline will fly to Seychelles International Airport twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Saturday 24 March 2018.

The route will be operated by a four class Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner with First Class, Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy, and World Traveller economy cabins. Flights will depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

This will be the only direct route from London to The Seychelles. It will also be the first time BA has flown to The Seychelles in approximately 15 years. It previously flew to The Seychelles via Nairobi.

This is one of many former routes that BA has reinstated thanks to the Boeing 787. Others include Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Santiago. BA is also due to launch Nashville in May of next year.

Flights are on sale now at ba.com

London – The Seychelles

Flight BA63 Depart London Heathrow 17:50 – Arrive The Seychelles 07:00
Flight BA62 Depart The Seychelles 09:00 – Arrive London Heathrow 16:20

(Precise timings may vary by season.)

BA has also prepared a PDF briefing.

Hurricane Irma: London Flights Wednesday 13 September

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricane Irma on Wednesday 13 September.

Hurricane Irma – Miami Beach (Image Credit: CNN)

Here are confirmed cancellations for flights between London and Florida and The Caribbean on Wednesday 13 September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma by order of airline flight code.

Please see our Hurrican Irma page for more information on the hurricane.

American Airlines

Flight AA38 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight AA39 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

Flight AA56 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight AA57 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

British Airways – London Heathrow

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

British Airways – London Gatwick

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2156 St Kitts and Antigua to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2157 London Gatwick to Antigua and St Kitts is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick is is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa is is scheduled to operate.

Norwegian

Flight DY7045 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is scheduled to operate.

Flight DY7046 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Virgin Atlantic – London Heathrow

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Virgin Atlantic – London Gatwick

Flight VS15 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight VS16 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

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

Hurricane Irma: London Flights Tuesday 12 September

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricane Irma on Tuesday 12 September.

Hurricane Irma – Miami Beach (Image Credit: CNN)

Here are confirmed cancellations for flights between London and Florida and The Caribbean on Tuesday 12 September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma by order of airline flight code.

Please see our Hurrican Irma page for more information on the hurricane.

American Airlines

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 scheduled to operate.

British Airways – London Heathrow

Flight BA206 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA207 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight BA208 Miami to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA209 London Heathrow to Miami is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA226 Atlanta to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA227 London Heathrow to Atlanta is scheduled to operate.

British Airways – London Gatwick

Flight BA2036 Orlando to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2037 London Gatwick to Orlando is cancelled.

Flight BA2038 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2039 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2156 Tobago and Antigua to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2157 London Gatwick to Antigua and Tobago is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA2166 Tampa to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2167 London Gatwick to Tampa is cancelled.

Norwegian

Flight DY7057 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight DY7058 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

Virgin Atlantic – London Heathrow

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight VS103 London Heathrow to Atlanta is scheduled to operate.

Flight VS104 Atlanta to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

Virgin Atlantic – London Gatwick

Flight VS27 London Gatwick to Orlando is scheduled to operate.

Flight VS28 Orlando to London Gatwick is scheduled to operate.

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

Hurricane Irma: London Flights Monday 11 September

Here are details of cancelled and rerouted flights to and from London due to Hurricane Irma on Monday 11 September.

Hurricane Irma - Naples (Credit: MSNBC)
Hurricane Irma – Naples (Credit: MSNBC)

Here are confirmed cancellations for flights between London and Florida, The Caribbean and Atlanta on Monday 11 September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma by order of airline flight code.

Please see our Hurrican Irma page for more information on the hurricane.

American Airlines

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.

British Airways – London Heathrow

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 BA226 Atlanta to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight BA227 London Heathrow to Atlanta is cancelled.

Flight BA253 London Heathrow to Nassau and Grand Cayman is scheduled to operate.

Flight BA252 Grand Cayman and Nassau to London Heathrow is scheduled to operate.

British Airways – London Gatwick

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 BA2168 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Flight BA2169 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is cancelled.

Norwegian

Flight DY7045 London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale is cancelled.

Flight DY7046 Fort Lauderdale to London Gatwick is cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic – London Heathrow

Flight VS5 London Heathrow to Miami is cancelled.

Flight VS6 Miami to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Flight VS103 London Heathrow to Atlanta is cancelled.

Flight VS104 Atlanta to London Heathrow is cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic – London Gatwick

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.

Flight VS63 London Gatwick to Havana is cancelled.

Flight VS64 Havana to London Gatwick is cancelled.

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