British Airways cancels one of its London City to New York all-business class services
Flight numbers BA3 and BA4 will be cancelled from the end of October 2016
British Airways will cancel the second of its London City to New York JFK all-business class services.
The flights were operated by an A318 aircraft and stopped at Shannon for refueling on their way to New York.
While this refuelling occurred, there is the opportunity for passengers to be pre-cleared for US customs, allowing them to enter the US as “domestic” passengers.
Originally this was for both outbound flights – BA1 and BA3, but in 2012 BA003 lost that benefit
BA003 New York service to lose US pre-clearance at Shannon
A spokesperson for BA said:
“We will be flying up to 12 times a day from London to New York rather than the originally planned 13 times a day in the coming months.
“Any customers affected by the changes will be rebooked on to an alternative flight or offered a full refund.
“We constantly evaluate the commercial performance of our entire global network and will increase or reduce our schedules as we feel appropriate.”
There is no word yet on whether the A318 aircraft will be moved onto another route.