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Old 20th Mar 2020, 15:23
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Originally Posted by PinOnTheRight
I had the same communication, and was due to travel on a BA Holiday this month. I received an e-mail on Saturday saying a refund is being issued as they can no longer provide the holiday. I received a further e-mail on Monday morning saying the flight is going to head and to re-arrange or request a voucher. 10 mins later I had a voice mail from them asking to get in touch.

I got through this morning as the call centre opened, and they say a refund has been issued. They admitted the e-mail yesterday was mistakenly sent to everyone where as those who had already received an e-mail notification of a refund should have been omitted from it.
My refund was deposited in my bank today.

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Old 21st Mar 2020, 04:09
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Terminal Closures

http://www.simpleflying.com/heathrow...4-closure/amp/

Terminal closures with Terminal 4 more than likely closing and British Airways consolidating their flights at Terminal 5.

Who could have imagined this scenario happening only a few weeks ago.

There were a few poster's, well two actually who were suggesting from one of my posts that British Airways wouldn't retire their fleet of Boeing 747's because they were "bought and paid for and were cheap to run because of the lower price of oil". I hate to say it but I told you so.

Very sad situation, it's all turned into a complete and utter nightmare for all concerned. How long it will take to get over this situation is anyone's guess, probably years tbh.
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Old 21st Mar 2020, 10:29
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Originally Posted by Sotonsean
http://www.simpleflying.com/heathrow...4-closure/amp/

Terminal closures with Terminal 4 more than likely closing and British Airways consolidating their flights at Terminal 5.

Who could have imagined this scenario happening only a few weeks ago.

There were a few poster's, well two actually who were suggesting from one of my posts that British Airways wouldn't retire their fleet of Boeing 747's because they were "bought and paid for and were cheap to run because of the lower price of oil". I hate to say it but I told you so.

Very sad situation, it's all turned into a complete and utter nightmare for all concerned. How long it will take to get over this situation is anyone's guess, probably years tbh.
This makes no sense.
BA have a much lower demand now and have plenty of twin jets which but significantly less fuel than 747. Irrespective of the fuel price the reality is that they will want to operate the unit that will burn less fuel. The newest long haul twin jets are in the fleet and cannot be sent back!!! If that were so, then using the 747s at lower fuel unit cost would make sense. But that's not possible!
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 15:17
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There will probably be some sort of parking charge, but likely to be much less than the usual cost
The cost should be a bit more than what it would cost BA to fly their aircraft to Doncaster and park them there instead
BA have certainly stored aircraft around UK now, so HAL have lost parking revenue. One A320 took a leisurely trip to BOH via Poole harbour today.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 16:50
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Originally Posted by Trinity 09L
BA have certainly stored aircraft around UK now, so HAL have lost parking revenue. One A320 took a leisurely trip to BOH via Poole harbour today.
11 BA short haul aircraft flying into BOH today plus another 10 tomorrow. Others have already gone there in the past few days. CWL have received a number of aircraft in the past few days too.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 17:49
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Originally Posted by Alex321
11 BA short haul aircraft flying into BOH today plus another 10 tomorrow. Others have already gone there in the past few days. CWL have received a number of aircraft in the past few days too.
This is great news for CWL and BOH in the current situation, although probably not massive sums, any parking charges will help there business, just a shame SOU hasn't been able to do similar.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 18:21
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Originally Posted by Trinity 09L
BA have certainly stored aircraft around UK now, so HAL have lost parking revenue.
Much though HAL might enjoy the revenue, there isn't nearly enough space at LHR to park BA's entire fleet.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 19:11
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just a shame SOU hasn't been able to do similar
Space is very limited at SOU, but even more so with 6 ex-Flybe Dashes still in situ as far as I know.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 19:27
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Space is very limited at SOU, but even more so with 6 ex-Flybe Dashes still in situ as far as I know.
You'd think someone in management would have made a decision to move these, so the stands could be utilized for parking, is much needed revenue lost in my eyes.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 19:55
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BA are burning over £1m per hour at the moment according to reports. That is an incredible amount of money for what could be months long shutdown.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 20:30
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Originally Posted by Dropoffcharge
You'd think someone in management would have made a decision to move these, so the stands could be utilized for parking, is much needed revenue lost in my eyes.
Purely a thought, but they may well be chasing unpaid landing/parking charges for those aircraft as it is.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 21:23
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Purely a thought, but they may well be chasing unpaid landing/parking charges for those aircraft as it is.
That maybe so, I don't disagree, but why not move them to a remote site to create space for some additional revenue??
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 22:13
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Originally Posted by Dropoffcharge
That maybe so, I don't disagree, but why not move them to a remote site to create space for some additional revenue??
Fair point, only thing I could imagine is there may be contractual/legal quirks relating to accessing and moving them around.
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Old 23rd Mar 2020, 22:22
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BA will want their a/c at as few sites as possibe - so 20 a/c at one site is better than two a/c at 10.
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Originally Posted by Dannyboy39
BA are burning over £1m per hour at the moment according to reports. That is an incredible amount of money for what could be months long shutdown.
I wonder how long it will be before they start to backpedal over their recent boasts about their vast cash reserves meaning they don't need government support after VS called for the government to extend lines of credit to the entire industry?
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Old 28th Mar 2020, 13:50
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British Airways suspending UK domestic flights today from Heathrow to Inverness, Newcaslte and Leeds/Bradford until May
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Inverness is closing expert for the royal mail flights and medical
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 22:51
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Please accept my apologies for posting the Scum but it is the only source at the moment because the company and TU are saying very little.
Someone in the know is obviously on the Scum's payroll.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/113066...taff/#comments
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Confirmed by the Beeb
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On the positive side, the is surely a very good opportunity for BA to fit their now Club World seat on all their long haul aircraft, 747ís excepted. In normal circumstances I believe this was going to take them about 3 years to do.
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