Has BA pulled off Inverness?!Back to Forum
Just had a look at the timetables page on ba.com and although there are not many flights the route remains – with more flights scheduled for April onwards. Maybe one of the routes which BA is currently reducing schedules for in light of Covid staff shortages (and IMO too many redundancies in recent years).7 Jan 2022
Talking to “insiders” at BA it seems that INV is one of the routes to be pruned due to such a lack of cabin crew. What is annoying is that I booked a Club flight that was cancelled two hours later and it will take at least 6 weeks to get my refund….nice work if you can get it! But BA are not following the rules and offering a replacement flight on another carrier. At least I can claim EU261 on the two canx flights within 14 days of travel!!
I have just hit the one hour waiting to get through on the Gold Line….I remember when I could get through straight away, as “a valuable customer”!! Remember when???8 Jan 2022
I do remember. Now it is wait an hour, and then often get cut off a few minutes later.
It’s very frustrating. There was a post by Sean Doyle encouraging people to book now some of the testing restrictions have been relaxed, but as people pointed out, it can be very difficult to book at the moment if you have any need other than a new point-to-point booking.8 Jan 2022
I don’t understand why the BA website is incapable of handling / managing queries and flight changes…
Most, not all, UK banks and investment houses have managed to get financial transactions efficiently online and there are far more financial transactions than air tickets in the UK. I cant remember the last time I needed to go into my bank or even needed to call them.8 Jan 2022
Inverness is an interesting departure point in as much as travellers pay no APD.
Savvy travellers (especially booking premium classes and flying long-haul) when travelling alone or with family members can save money departing Inverness.
I am surprised at the lack of BA flights to LHR seeing as these had been increased before the pandemic possibly because of the canny travellers seeking to avoid APD.
Likewise KLM began services from Inverness at the same time as BA was increasing its LHR frequency.
I have just checked Klm.com (for this month) and I see that KLM continues to operate INV-AMS albeit with far fewer flights than it used to operate.8 Jan 2022
From the Inverness Courier. [paywall]
And yet KLM continues to operate INV-AMS albeit with a drastically reduced schedule.17 Jan 2022