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British Airways Suspends Cairo Flights for Seven Days

Old 21st Jul 2019, 13:25
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Anything posted regarding BA seems to get our more argumentative posters up on the podium.
Sorry to interrupt!!!
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 14:15
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Originally Posted by Callsign Kilo View Post
People on here demanding reasons to why?
If I was flying to Cairo this week on any airline - Iím not, but bear with me here - then Iíd be extremely nervous. The powers that be could have provided an explanation that would have allayed those fears.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 14:18
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Originally Posted by Noxegon View Post
The powers that be could have provided an explanation that would have allayed those fears.
Or magnified them.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 15:13
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Seriously, if I was flying to or from Cairo (or any other Egyptian airport) on any day in any year I would be nervous!
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 15:22
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Originally Posted by Noxegon View Post
Personally I am intrigued by the way that Egyptair is still operating on the LHR route even as BA is not.
I doubt Egyptair would stop operating to CAI somehow, Something must have come to BA's attention to warrant it, security advice, audit issue, whole number of reasons.
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 15:46
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Originally Posted by Andy_S View Post
I honestly don't think that BA telling us that they are cancelling flights because they have received specific intelligence that (for example) 'baggage handlers are trying to smuggle a bomb onto a London bound flight' is going to make me feel one tiny bit better about the cancellations. If anything, that level of detail is going to make me feel very uncomfortable.

The most important thing is that BA have responded to an apparent threat. There really is nothing to be gained by making public the full details, and as has already been pointed out it may even give the alleged perpetrators a head start on the authorities.
I am happy with the explanation regarding security reasons.

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Old 21st Jul 2019, 16:02
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Supposedly BA staff carried out an inspection of the airport on Wednesday and Thursday (which I presume included security procedures). Could this have been an influencing factor?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 19:35
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 19:41
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Originally Posted by Dee Vee View Post
Its not unreasonable to be advised what the issue is, "Security reasons" really doesn't say anything.

If its a threat to blow up an aircraft, or hijack one, or because of more civil unrest or protests in Cairo, or US drones flying in the airspace, then say so. Its not hard or unreasonable to keep your customers informed WHY you are causing them grief.
Oh dear ! ... you want to know why? are you joking
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 02:39
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Originally Posted by Dee Vee View Post
I must say I am totally gobsmacked at the number of replies here saying the passengers/customers don't deserve the courtesy of a reason for their flights being cancelled.

Presumably when they take their car in for an oil change they are happy for the service station to reply with their car has a "mechanical issue" and won't be returned for a week, and the cost will be $3000, thank you very much!
Theyíve had the reason, so have you. You donít need to know anymore. Or maybe you are a journalist fishing .
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 06:20
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Originally Posted by wowzz View Post
Supposedly BA staff carried out an inspection of the airport on Wednesday and Thursday (which I presume included security procedures). Could this have been an influencing factor?
Influencing factor or pure coincidence. I know which one my money's on.
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 09:54
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Originally Posted by Dee Vee View Post
BA has not provided any reason whatsoever, only obfuscation, luckily for the brits the media has let us know what is going on.
Given BA's secrecy on the matter, you really have to wonder what they are hiding, and if there is a lot more future issues for them that they are also hiding.

Not that it matters to me, in reality I would never fly BA anyway, and this would just be another reason to strike them out of consideration in the future though.
Airlines donít cancel flights for no good reason. It costs them a lot of money and loses goodwill.
National airlines usually have a strong link to national security offices and are privy to secret information which it would be stupid, illegal and dangerous to disclose.
As in wartime however, there are always those attempting to glean information for whatever reason.
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 10:33
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Originally Posted by Dee Vee View Post
BA has not provided any reason whatsoever, only obfuscation, luckily for the brits the media has let us know what is going on.
Given BA's secrecy on the matter, you really have to wonder what they are hiding, and if there is a lot more future issues for them that they are also hiding.

Not that it matters to me, in reality I would never fly BA anyway, and this would just be another reason to strike them out of consideration in the future though.

I give up. You canít fix stupid.
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 11:41
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I give up. You canít fix stupid.
Hear, hear!
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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 14:26
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From Sky News Arabia as quoted by Nervana Mahmoud on Twitter:

7 thousand Algerians caused havoc in Cairo airport; it turned out they have no return tickets! Today, Egypt dispatched 7 military planes, in addition to 24 Algerian civilian planes to return them home! Hope that end British Airwayís freeze of its flights


https://www.skynewsarabia.com/sport/...رة

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Old 22nd Jul 2019, 14:41
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I can't read the Sky article, but I guess that little problem might be down to the African Cup of Nations which finished over the weekend.

Just as well Algeria won.................
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 01:03
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Am I even close with this guessing: the problem was Algerian football hooligans? (TBH, that does not make sense)
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 05:18
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If I was flying to Cairo this week on any airline - Iím not, but bear with me here - then Iíd be extremely nervous.
Iím flying to Cairo then onto Luxor next week with Egyptair and the only thing thatís making me nervous is a possible strike next week.
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 05:25
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post


Iím flying to Cairo then onto Luxor next week with Egyptair and the only thing thatís making me nervous is a possible strike next week.
I understood strike couldn't occur until something like 8th August or later.

Like you I am scheduled on BA but after this date
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Old 23rd Jul 2019, 06:24
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post


Iím flying to Cairo then onto Luxor next week with Egyptair and the only thing thatís making me nervous is a possible strike next week.
Do you mean a missile strike?
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