British Airways short haul return to London Gatwick…..

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  • openfly
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    Looks like the short-haul operation at LGW restarts on Nov 9th. BA.com selling several routes from this date JER, AGP, ALC …..but, who knows!


    FrequentTraveller
    Participant

    I wouldn’t read too much into that. Jersey had closed borders April to July. When BA restart flights from London to Jersey they restart from Heathrow instead of Gatwick. Some of the Gatwick flight numbers were updated in their computer system to depart from Heathrow up to 8th November. This appears in BA.com flight status as “re-routed”. The 9th November onwards Gatwick to Jersey schedules are just the original programme of flight frequency which went on sale last November. Although, the fares are now much reduced in the current sale.

    Indeed will be interesting to see if they actually to start flying short haul from Gatwick in November, or continue to consolidate operations at Heathrow. As has been mentioned on other threads, to help protect their more valuable Heathrow slots or just to help reduce costs.

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    Montysaurus
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    It would appear that BA is not yet returning to LGW as my 4 flights LGW-GLA in Jan, Feb and Mar 2021 have all been cancelled and I have been offered LHR departures instead. The accompanying web pages say there will be no charges for any change (the change of airport makes my connections tight) but I wonder if this includes a change of departure time to a later flight which might be dearer.


    scotscrew
    Participant

    Yes I was just notified that my flight from Gran Canaria to Gatwick in business late December is now going to Heathrow. I’m going to opt to go via Madrid and catch the 777 to LHR instead as although it’s a longer journey the timings suit me much better.


    SenatorGold
    Participant

    Similarly my flight in December from Gatwick to Dubrovnik and return has been moved to Heathrow. Timings are exactly the same.


    FrequentTraveller
    Participant

    Looks like BA have done a mass update to their booking system.

    Yesterday (as of 16th September 2020) the latest LHR to JERsey flight available was 8th November. The earliest LGW to JERsey flight was 9th November.

    Today (as of 17th September 2020) there has been an update. All 9th November to 27th March flights from London to JERsey are listed as operating out of Heathrow. The earliest LGW to JERsey flight is now listed as Sunday 28th March. Which is the start of the summer 2021 slot season.

    I haven’t checked the other Gatwick short haul routes which were listed earlier in this thread.


    FrequentTraveller
    Participant

    It would appear that BA is not yet returning to LGW as my 4 flights LGW-GLA in Jan, Feb and Mar 2021 have all been cancelled and I have been offered LHR departures instead. The accompanying web pages say there will be no charges for any change (the change of airport makes my connections tight) but I wonder if this includes a change of departure time to a later flight which might be dearer.

    As BA has cancelled your Gatwick departure, you should be able to move the an alternative Heathrow departure without paying the fare difference.

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