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Old 16th Mar 2020, 14:23
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Glasgow expecting several BA aircraft for storage tomorrow !
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 14:44
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Alex Cruz on Friday stating it was a fight for survival.

IAG saying today they have £9bn in the bank. If I was working for IAG in normal times and knew they had that nest egg stowed away... it's a bloody ostrich egg.

Not letting a good crisis going to waste?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 15:13
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Originally Posted by Mark J Bowcock
Just had an email from British Airways to say my flight on 15th April to Los Angeles is operating as normally. But I can apply for a voucher if I donít want to travel. Iím really confused nfused as the travel ban to USA takes us past this date. Or do they want people to accept vouchers and not refunds!
Another complication here is that It is not an absolute "travel ban". For all BA know you might be in one of the groups that is still able to enter to the US...
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 15:30
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I received something similar for my trip to Beirut. Lebanon is in complete lockdown and is banning all direct flights from many nations including the U.K. even if I travel on 10th April I will be put into isolation when I arrive. I expect BA to have cancelled and refunded my flight not offer me a voucher.
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 15:41
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Originally Posted by wiggy
Another complication here is that It is not an absolute "travel ban". For all BA know you might be in one of the groups that is still able to enter to the US...
Iím a UK citizen and Iíve travelling for a holiday. I canít go....
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 16:00
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Originally Posted by goldeneye
See some of the BA Cityflyer Embraers are been flown to SEN and NWI over the weekend to be parked up.
Indeed now 7 parked up at NWI and 3 at Southend, so leaves about 8 in the Citiflyer fleet actually flying?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 21:11
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Where else will BA be storing grounded aircraft?
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 21:16
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Originally Posted by NickBarnes
Indeed now 7 parked up at NWI and 3 at Southend, so leaves about 8 in the Citiflyer fleet actually flying?
bit more than that. Current fleet is around 26 with recent additions.

so 10 parked leaves 16 flying

a few on the ramp tonight
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 22:02
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Originally Posted by whitelighter
bit more than that. Current fleet is around 26 with recent additions.

so 10 parked leaves 16 flying

a few on the ramp tonight
Ah thank you thought it was a bit more
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Old 16th Mar 2020, 22:22
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Originally Posted by billyg
Glasgow expecting several BA aircraft for storage tomorrow !
Looks like some A321s. Will be a bit of a sad sight.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 10:13
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Positioning to GLA from LGW today for storage
A320 - G-MIDT

Positioning to GLA from LHR today for storage
A321 - G-EUXC
A321 - G-EUXG
A321 - G-EUXH
A321 - G-EUXK
A321 - G-EUXL
A321 - G-EUXM
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 11:27
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Originally Posted by Mark J Bowcock
Just had an email from British Airways to say my flight on 15th April to Los Angeles is operating as normally. But I can apply for a voucher if I donít want to travel. Iím really confused nfused as the travel ban to USA takes us past this date. Or do they want people to accept vouchers and not refunds!
I was due to fly to Vegas on 25 March, have had emails up to and including yesterday from BA Executive Club along similar lines, However On Saturday I had an email from BA Holidays saying

As you may already be aware, your travel dates and destination have been affected by measures introduced in response to coronavirus COVID-19. We are sorry to advise that this means we are unable to provide your British Airways Holidays arrangements as originally booked.

We are currently receiving exceptionally high call volumes as a result of this, and are very sorry if you have been unable to contact us by phone. If you have already been in touch with us to rearrange your travel plans, thank you for your patience, and please disregard this message.

We will be processing a full refund of your British Airways Holidays. This will be returned to your original payment card within the next 7 days, but may take a few more days to show on your statement.


Looks like one part of BA isn' talking to the other.

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Old 17th Mar 2020, 13:21
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3 777's currently en-route LHR to HAV (not a BA destination as far as I know) under BAW9xxx flight no's

Assume these are charters/rescue flights of some sort? - cruise ship pax perhaps?
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 13:27
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Mine is flight only to Los Angeles which I have booked through a Travel Agent. Trying to get through to them is non existent. I just want to cancel and get a refund.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 13:32
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Originally Posted by Wycombe
3 777's currently en-route LHR to HAV (not a BA destination as far as I know) under BAW9xxx flight no's

Assume these are charters/rescue flights of some sort? - cruise ship pax perhaps?
I believe they are related to a rescue mission for a cruise. I think on behalf of Fred Olsen
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 13:34
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Originally Posted by Wycombe
3 777's currently en-route LHR to HAV (not a BA destination as far as I know) under BAW9xxx flight no's

Assume these are charters/rescue flights of some sort? - cruise ship pax perhaps?
Think its FCO arranged. One ship to evacuate is Fred Olsens Braemar that has quite a few on board who have the virus..Been at sea due to nowhere prepared to accept it until Cuba stepped in as a humanitarian gesture. Maybe other ships making for there as well.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 14:50
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Yes, two 777-300s and one 777-200 are en-route to HAV to bring back cruise pax tomorrow. Also two 777-200s are heading for Punta Cana (from LGW) to operate repatriation flights.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 15:05
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Originally Posted by paully
Think its FCO arranged. One ship to evacuate is Fred Olsens Braemar that has quite a few on board who have the virus..Been at sea due to nowhere prepared to accept it until Cuba stepped in as a humanitarian gesture. Maybe other ships making for there as well.
Yes, it was announced that British citizens on the Braemar are to be brought back today.
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Old 17th Mar 2020, 17:33
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The ship concerned has been allowed to dock in Cuba hence the flights.
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Old 18th Mar 2020, 10:53
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The three B777s are as reported bringing back the cruise passengers, those that might have symptoms or need isolation are being brought back by separate means by the UK government.
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