Theginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 10794 times:
Yep knock on from the last few days. Will take a few days to get back to normal although with the continuing cold weather and also more snow forecast it will take a lot longer for the UK airlines to run an un interupted schedule.
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 10340 times:
EDI hasen't seen a BA LHR service for 2 days now and tomorrow more LHR-EDI are cancelled whereas BD are operating theirs. It is becoming systematic that all domestic flights get the chop when something goes wrong at LHR. Pretty annoying.
BALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 9924 times:
Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 5): EDI hasen't seen a BA LHR service for 2 days now and tomorrow more LHR-EDI are cancelled whereas BD are operating theirs. It is becoming systematic that all domestic flights get the chop when something goes wrong at LHR. Pretty annoying.
The reason domestics get the chop first is because they are easier to reroute than say MXP, DME, LED etc. The last few days has seen thousands of crews rosters changed because they have been diverted or gone out of hours due to snow.
BA pax travelling from LHR/EDI, have either been refunded, rebooked or transfered to LCY and LGW services. They have also been offered train tickets to EDI.
Heavy snow forcast for tomorrow night and Sunday so more disruption likely
Speedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 879 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago) and read 9793 times:
Quoting LHR380 (Reply 8):
There are going to be a lot of BA staff needing some stiff drinks by the end of their 6 days on!
Im day 3 tomorrow.
Not only the end of the days on.....I think I need one each day I get in. Day 4 for me tomorrow.
The extra security checks on US flights are certainly not helping us to recover. These checks are causing numerous problems and long delays, which means that we don't have gates available for arrivals and later departures. We cancelled flights tonight simply because there were no gates for the aircraft......some of which were on the ground for over an hour just waiting.
Qantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 9180 times:
I am sending a friend PHL-LHR-BRU and BRU portion is cxld. I checked the wx in LHR and it looks like rain snow mix, nothing much. I am baffled as to why there are so many cxld flights and who the hell is running the OCC over there?
I tried to call, but it was busy all day. I tried to do online changes and they would not allow. Just a royal pain in the rear dealing with a company the was used to be my favourite when they had Derwent Water in the proper colours of the old days.
Irregking From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 8623 times:
When will they start booking the stranded pax on other airlines even though it's "force majeure"? Or are they already doing so?
I mean, how are they getting rid of the backlog?
Or are the other frequencies to the same destination empty enough to absorb the people stranded from the cancelled ones?
And are they paying hotels to the pax (again: even though it's higher force) that have been stranded several days?
Or are those sleeping at Heathrow?
Worked on: A300,310,319,320,321,332,333,342,343,346,380,B732/3/4/5,744,DC10 -- Currently working on: A380 only
Adriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8531 times:
My best friend was due to fly Gatwick-Dubrovnik on Thursday and they cancelled the flight. I rang the number they offered and very very very rude man on the phone said the only option was to fly on Sunday! But thats 4days after my friend needed to be at work. I asked about re-routing (which i know is possible if you shout load enough) the rude man on the phone told me it was not possible unless i went to Gatwick and tried there. In the end i asked for a refund and was forced to buy a one-way ticket with Croatia Airlines via Zagreb for 200pounds, 130pounds more than the BA flight. Do you think i have grounds to ask for compensation?
KU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8414 times:
Quoting Adriaticflight (Reply 17): I asked about re-routing (which i know is possible if you shout load enough) the rude man on the phone told me it was not possible unless i went to Gatwick and tried there.
See reply 15.
I personally went to the customer service desk at LHR T5 in order to re-route my flight.
You can't do any re-routing on the phone as they are not authorize to do so. This is was they told me on the phone.
LHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7007 times:
Quoting Qantas777 (Reply 14): I am baffled as to why there are so many cxld flights and who the hell is running the OCC over there?
Staff and planes are all over the place, stands are iced over and planes are not able to park up. Staff are also struggling to get into work. I live NEXT DOOR and im struggling to stay up right just walking down my road. Most staff don't live this close and live in surrounding counties where it is a lot worse.
Because of the joys of the last 2 days also crew are out of hours and rosters I have heard have been radically changed. The longhaul program is affected by this as well. Just remember that it is not just London, all major UK airports have been affected as well as European ones. Q's for deicers etc mean delays, and if you talk about a small delay in the morning, it could turn into a LONGER delay by the end of the day
Panman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6784 times:
Quoting Charliecossie (Reply 22): It's interesting that Lufthansa are cancelling around 70 flights (or more) from FRA today but it doesn't even warrant a mention on here.
So what's preventing you from starting your own thread on the topic? Keyboard broken? Apathy? Or you just wanted to have a moan?
Quoting BALHRWWCC (Reply 7): As at 23:30 uk time the following flights are cancelled ex LHR tomorrow 09JAN:
Where were you able to get this info from? I only ask because my flight BA2159 LGW-POS was cancelled on Wednesday and I was rebooked onto tomorrow's flight. Would be nice to know beforehand if the flight has been cancelled instead of waisting petrol driving from NE London to Gatwick and finding out that the flight has been cancelled.