London City Airport closed today – unexploded WW2 bomb

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  • Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Closed all day


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    discovery of a World War Two ordnance

    Why does the discovery of an old gun close an airport?

    Or is it that our modern CEOs are ungrammatical.

    As ‘ordnance’ is singular (plural ordnances), The Mayor of London apparently could do with brushing up on the use of the definite article.

    I shall start a thread with a more accurate title!


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    An appropriate title for this thread……

    London City Airport closed today – unexploded WW2 bomb


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Now merged !


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    I think this was the last time it was closed for any length of time

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    openfly
    Participant

    ….can’t find any information of the closure of BAs third busiest airport on BA.com. So much for “customer service” …. proves a point!


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    It’s just been updated

    https://www.britishairways.com/travel/flightops/execclub/_gf/en_gb?

    London City Airport Closure – Monday 12 February

    Answer Id 6405 Updated 12/02/2018 08.50 AM (UK time)
    Summary
    Following the discovery of a World War Two device in King George V Dock as part of planned development works, London City Airport is closed today and all services have been cancelled until further notice.

    We are awaiting for more information from the authorities and are keeping the situation under review.

    Good news about CityJet moving some flights over to Southend


    Mark Caswell
    Keymaster

    And this just received directly from the BA press office:

    “We are doing everything possible to minimise disruption for our customers following the closure of London City Airport.

    “We are rebooking customers due to travel today onto alternative flights or offering refunds for those who no longer wish to travel.

    “We will be updating ba.com with the latest flight information and are encouraging customers to check the website for more details.”


    FDOS_UK
    Participant

    Let’s remember the brave people who will be dealing with this nasty and potentially unstable device – the RN mine warfare specialists.

    A vote of thanks goes to them, from me.


    Cheeryguy
    Participant

    Woke this morning to see numerous messages from BA re LCY being closed and my flight cancelled . I was already rebooked with a link to the reroute. Quick call to Gold Line and re routed again at my request. Now arriving at LHR my preferred arrival point. Seemless and quick, excellent service and a positive from a negative.


    TominScotland
    Participant

    Cheerguy, as openfly said earlier, “proves a point”


    Cheeryguy
    Participant

    What point?


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Good customer service, I guess.

    Rather than adding this to the new story, I’ll post in a few updates we’ve had from airlines

    Luxair flights to and from London City Airport

    Traffic to and from London City Airport might still be disrupted on Tuesday, 13th February, following the discovery of a WWII bomb. In case of disruptions, Luxair will operate its flights to and from London Southend airport instead of London City. Concerned passengers should contact the Luxair Passenger Assistance Desk (+352 2456-1) for further information.

    British Airways

    London City Airport Closure – Monday 12 February

    Answer Id 6405 Updated 12/02/2018 07.30 PM (UK time)

    Summary
    Following its closure today, we currently expect London City Airport to fully re-open tomorrow, Tuesday February 13. At this time we expect our flights to operate normally, but are advising customers to not arrive at the airport more than two hours before their flight.

    We are advising customers to continue to check here for the latest information.

    CityJet

    LONDON CITY AIRPORT CLOSURE UPDATE 12 FEB & 13 FEB
    UPDATE 18:30
    LCY authorities expect the airport operation to be fully open for tomorrows flight schedule
    However full confirmation will only be received from the Multi Agency Task Force between 00:00-01:00 tonight/tomorrow morning.
    If disruption is expected an SMS will be sent to inform passengers of alternative flights through SEN.
    If NO disruption is expected and flights operate to schedule NO SMS will be sent

    Please be advised of new updated time for information:
    LCY have informed us that new information will be processed by 18:30 regarding tomorrows operation


    Speedbird1994
    Participant

    Was due to travel with British Airways from LCY-AMS, automatically rebooked from LHR instead. Interesting though that this meant the complimentary catering that was included in the LCY ticket price, was suddenly not included on the new flight from LHR…

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