British Airways has suspended bookings for its all-business class service between London City and New York JFK.

Flights on the route, which operates via Shannon on the LCY-JFK leg, are currently available to book on the BA website until Tuesday March 24, and then again from Tuesday September 1.

It comes as airlines are being forced to dramatically cut capacity in the coming months in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

BA told us:

“This is a fast moving situation, and we recommend all customers check for the latest on their flight on”

The carrier also recommended customers look at its latest policies here.

Anyone on a cancelled flight is entitled to a full refund, which can be claimed here.

They should also be entitled to an alternative flight, however BA has warned that its customer service operators are currently extremely busy, and availability of flights is limited.

The airline has waived change fees for flights booked between March 3 and March 31, though fare differences due to a date change will still apply.

However, customers have complained that BA and other airlines have not shown enough leniency for those who booked flights before the outbreak whose travel plans have been disrupted.

On March 12, the US announced a travel ban on anyone who has been in any of 26 countries (excluding the UK) within the Schengen border-free travel area within 14 days of their arrival.

The Lufthansa Group has said it will continue some flights to the country for now.

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