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As British Airways cancels 54 flights as Beast from the East approaches – which other airlines are disrupted?

As the UK is plunged into weather chaos, travel in and out of southern airports like Heathrow has been badly affected with a large number of cancellations

By Rosie Gizauskas
26th February 2018, 12:20 pm
Updated: 26th February 2018, 3:34 pm

UK and Irish passengers are facing a barrage of flight cancellations after a Siberian snowstorm started sweeping the country.

The “Beast from the East” has brought heavy snow to the UK – with British Airways announcing that 54 flights have been cancelled across the UK and Ireland, including 36 from Heathrow alone.

British Airways have cancelled a large number of its flights, centring around Heathrow
British Airways have cancelled a large number of its flights, centring around Heathrow

Cancellations include services to Los Angeles and New York from Heathrow due to the weather.

Flights from Gatwick to Vienna and Jersey have also been cancelled.

Flights into Heathrow from cities including Newcastle and Dublin have been cancelled too.

A number of other airlines have announced cancellations out of Heathrow.

These include American Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines and Aer Lingus.

British Airways has cancelled 50 flights due to weather conditions

The cancelled flights from Heathrow on these airlines are to destinations across Europe as well as the UK and look set to rise.

Destinations affected by cancelled flights out of Heathrow on these airlines include Munich, Stockholm, Brussels, Frankfurt and Geneva.

If you're meant to be flying today or in the next few days it's best to check directly with the airline you're flying with as to whether you'll face a cancellation or severe delay.

A statement from BA reads: “We are sorry that the weather is likely to lead to some delays and disruption to our schedules.

“We have proactively cancelled some services and will be re-booking customers on to alternative flights or offering them a full refund if they no longer wish to travel.

“We are sorry for the disruption to your travel plans and are doing all we can to minimise the effect the poor weather is having on flights.”



10:35am BA0283 Los Angeles (LAX)

10:45am BA926 Munich (MUC)

11:20am BA0173 New York (JFK)

11:35am BA904 Frankfurt (FRA)

11:35am BA974 Hamburg (HAM)

11:45am BA308 Paris (CDG)

11:45am BA562 Milan (LIN)

11:50am BA754 Basel (BSL)

12:10pm BA1308 Aberdeen (ABZ)

12:15pm BA1332 Newcastle (NCL)

12:20pm BA1342 Leeds (LBA)

12:50pm BA438 Amsterdam (AMS)

1:00pm BA716 Zurich (ZRH)

1:25pm BA780 Stockholm (ARN)

1:30pm BA402 Brussels (BRU)

1:35pm BA836 Dublin (DUB)

2:00pm BA722 Geneva (GVA)

2:10pm BA954 Munich (MUC)

2:10pm BA908 Frankfurt (FRA)

2:10pm BA1448 Edinburgh (EDI)

3:00pm BA734 Geneva (GVA)

3:10pm BA1486 Glasgow (GLA)

3:15pm BA1396 Manchester (MAN)

3:35pm BA462 Madrid (MAD)

3:50pm BA944 Dusseldorf (DUS)

4:00pm BA986 Berlin (TXL)

4:40pm BA912 Frankfurt (FRA)

5:50pm BA1492 Glasgow (GLA)

5:55pm BA328 Paris (CDG)

6:20pm BA828 Dublin (DUB)

6:20pm BA1458 Edinburgh (EDI)

6:50pm BA426 Amsterdam (AMS)

7:10pm BA738 Geneva (GVA)

7:10pm BA756 Basel (BSL)

7:15pm BA720 Zurich (ZRH)

7:40pm BA376 Toulouse (TLS)

The airline has also stated that flights across the UK and Europe are likely to be subject to change at short notice from now until March 2 due to the poor weather.

London Stansted Airport tweeted a warning to passengers which reads: “Due to expected adverse weather conditions, passengers are reminded to check the latest status of their flight with the airline before travelling to the airport.

“We advise all passengers to keep up to date with traffic and transport updates, allow extra time for their travel and plan their journey to and from the airport accordingly.”

Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and City have yet to issue warnings regarding travel.

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1 hour ago, Fido said:

The numbers quoted are not very large. 

35 plus cancellations just for BA seems to be a large number. (scroll down to the bottom of the article). 

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Among the disruption on Tuesday:

  • Rail journeys have been badly affected, with Southeastern cancelling more than 100 services between Kent and London. Southern said it was running a reduced service, and the Gatwick Express is also disrupted
  • In East Anglia, Great Northern and Greater Anglia services are also affected, with a reduced service being run on many lines. In Essex, the Stansted Express, Tfl rail and c2c services are running a reduced timetable
  • Ice and snow on the roads has made driving conditions "treacherous" in some areas, according to police, with cars and lorries becoming stranded
  • The M20 in Kent is gridlocked due to the weather, while Lincolnshire Police said officers had been called out to 20 collisions since 05:45 GMT - many more than on a typical day
  • British Airways cancelled 60 short-haul flights to and from Heathrow in preparation for the poor weather
  • Most other airports remain unaffected, but Liverpool John Lennon Airport's single runway was briefly shut for a time due to snow
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2 hours ago, Malcolm said:
British Airways cancelled 60 short-haul flights to and from Heathrow in preparation for the poor weather

I'm watching my phone with a sense of dread and I'm debating whether I should even bother trying to get to Europe at the moment.

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UK weather: More snow, ice and travel disruption forecast

Freezing temperatures and snowfall are expected to continue into the second half of the week.

BBC Weather's Darren Bett has the forecast for the next few days.

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Airline misery for over 70,000 passengers as Storm Emma forces airports to suspend flights (in Dublin)

Some flights have been cancelled at Dublin Airport. Photo: Mark Condren3 Some flights have been cancelled at Dublin Airport. Photo: Mark Condren
Fiona Dillon

Fiona Dillon  

March 1 2018 8:47 PM


Storm Emma saw over 600 flights in and out of Dublin Airport cancelled today spelling travel misery for over 70,000 passengers. Blizzard-like conditions saw thousands more passengers scheduled to depart from regional airports also impacted.

While there will be no flights taking off or landing at Dublin Airport today, it will remain open, with snow and ice clearing crews still working, according to the Dublin Airport Authority’s spokesperson Siobhan O’Donnell.

Snow clearing at Dublin Airport on Wednesday. Screengrab: Twitter/Dublin Airport33 Snow clearing at Dublin Airport on Wednesday. Screengrab: Twitter/Dublin Airport

“We are planning to continue operating 24-7 to keep the levels of snow down. We want to stay on top of it, so we are in a good position for Saturday morning, for start-up, hopefully all going well," she told the Irish Independent.

She said some of the food outlets will remain open in the Airport, for those forced to wait.

“We will be working very closely with the airlines in terms of them re-scheduling flights for  Saturday morning.” she added.

The flights that were cancelled today were on top of the over 400 which were cancelled yesterday, in and out of the airport. 

r 250+ flights were cancelled at Dublin Airport on Wednesday. Photo: Mark Condren33 r 250+ flights were cancelled at Dublin Airport on Wednesday. Photo: Mark Condren

Airlines suspended flight operations from between 3 and 4pm because of the impact of Storm Emma, with Aer Lingus and Ryanair both stating they would resume flights Saturday morning.

Ryanair said that all flights scheduled to and from Dublin, Cork,  Kerry, Knock and Shannon Airports have been cancelled today, and affected customers have been notified of their options by email or text message.

“We are doing everything we can to re-accommodate customers and we apologise for any inconvenience caused by these disruptions which are entirely outside our control,” the company said.

Aer Lingus confirmed that all arrivals and departures from Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Belfast airports are cancelled today. The airline plans a return to full operations on Saturday.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson said that "anyone with a cancelled flight can request a full refund, or request to be rebooked onto the next available flight, there will be no charge in this instance."

A "technical error" had seen some people  who were trying to re-book flights free-of-charge on the website being charged, and the airline said they would be refunded, and it has a team dedicated to resolving the this technical issue quickly.

Airlines have been keeping passengers updated through social media, but the developing conditions saw some passengers disappointed yesterday at Dublin Airport, having arrived for their flight only to see it cancelled.

Dubliners Paddy and Pamela O'Connor, and their friends Joseph and Geraldine Byrne, were due to catch a flight to Alicante in Spain, and made it as far as the gate before it was cancelled. "Sure what can you do?" said Pamela

Another article about the storm. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43247205

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