British Airways will cancel the second of its London City to New York JFK all-business class services.

The flights are 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

Now this second service will be cancelled from the end of October 2016.

Forum users have already been contacted about the change

Club World London City Reductions / BA3 & BA4 Cancelled

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.

For more on the A318 see the stories listed here

You can read more about the Club World London City service on the BA website.

Or… take a trip back to 2009 and our review of one of the first flights

Tried and Tested: British Airways A318 London City to New York