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BA suspends sales of short-haul tickets from Heathrow

Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:47 am

British Airways has halted sales of tickets on short-haul flights from Heathrow Airport until 8 August as disruption to air travel continues.

The sales suspension will affect BA's flights to domestic and European destinations.In a statement, BA said: "As a result of Heathrow's request to limit new bookings, we've decided to take responsible action and limit the available fares on some Heathrow services to help maximise rebooking options for existing customers, given the restrictions imposed on us.
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Re: BA suspends sales of short-haul tickets from Heathrow

Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:01 am

Did they stop selling any short-haul flights until the 8th for flights after this date or does it affect passengers who wanted to book flights and fly in the next 6 days?

My guess is that this won't change much as most flights are already full. By the way, how are other London airports performing? Are they also experiencing an operational meltdown?
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Re: BA suspends sales of short-haul tickets from Heathrow

Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:49 am

It purely to stop last minute bookings to UK/Europe while LHR is pax numbers restricted. Existing ticket holders won't be affected and you can still book connections to mid/long haul destinations.
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Re: BA suspends sales of short-haul tickets from Heathrow

Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:40 pm

Clearly aimed at restricting the number of passengers at security, which seems to be the bottleneck. Amsterdam is doing the same, in fact they did it before Heathrow. Heathrow might have looked it off from Amsterdam.

The difference between the two airports is that Amsterdam also has a good number of leisure flights which are easier to move to other airports as they don't carry any transfer passengers. It's 100% local demand, therefor they don't need to depart from Amsterdam. Any airport in the Netherlands willl do. In London such flights don't depart out of Heathrow anyway, it's all hub-related traffic. Nonetheless, some airlines might decide to move their Heathrow flights to other London airports if Heathrow becomes too restricted. British Airways certainly isn't the only airline affected by those restrictions.

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