VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption - 2 Sep

  • 03 September 2021
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VSbulletin COVID-19 Ongoing Travel Disruption - 2 Sep

It remains a dynamic time for international travel and we’re continually reviewing our flying schedules in response to Covid-19 restrictions.

As a result of ongoing travel restrictions from the UK to the US, we are making further adjustments to the restart dates of some transatlantic flights. We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused to our customers and look forward to returning to these destinations as soon as possible.

World-leading vaccination programmes in the UK and US mean there is no reason to delay the reopening of the transatlantic corridor and we continue to urge the Biden administration to ease restrictions, which currently prevent UK visitors from entering the US. Since 2nd August, fully vaccinated US citizens have been able to travel freely between both countries without quarantine and the US has a clear opportunity to reciprocate to safely ease restrictions for fully vaccinated UK citizens.

As a result of the fast-moving travel environment, we continue to make schedule changes which will affect our Flying Programme for the coming weeks.

  • We are reducing frequencies on several routes, however to ensure impacted passengers can continue with their travel plans, they will be reprotected to the most suitable alternative departure.
  • Where a flight is cancelled, and due to limited operations to these destinations, there will be no reprotection option available, these sectors will appear as UN.


Bookings affected by these changes will be updated in your GDS on Saturday 4 September 2021. Our most up to date flexibility policy can be found here

Cancellations
Effective until & including

USA

LHR-MCO

6 Oct

MAN-MCO

6 Oct

LHR-LAS

21 Sep

LHR-SFO

21 Sep

LHR-IAD

21 Sep

LHR-SEA

21 Sep

MAN-ATL

21 Sep

MAN-JFK

21 Sep

Caribbean

LHR-HAV

29 Oct

Pakistan

MAN-ISB

21 Sep

We are also making some frequency updates for September on selected routes. We will continue to keep our website up to date with all the latest updates to schedule and travel restrictions.

During September we plan to maintain operations on the following routes, subject to late changes:

Our flying programme

USA

LHR-ATL-LHR

1-5 Sep, 4 per week
6-30 Sep, 7 per week

LHR-BOS-LHR

1-5 Sep, 3 per week
6-30 Sep, 4 per week

LHR-JFK-LHR

1-12 Sep, 14 per week
13-30 Sep, 17 per week

LHR-LAX-LHR

1-12 Sep, 7 per week
13-19 Sep, 10 per week
20-30 Sep, 11 per week

LHR-MIA-LHR

3 per week

LHR-SFO-LHR

3 per week from 24 Sep

Caribbean

LHR-BGI-LHR

7 per week

LHR-MBJ-LHR

3 per week

LHR-ANU-LHR

3 per week

LHR-GND-LHR (via BGI)

2 per week

MAN-BGI-MAN

3 per week

South Africa

LHR-JNB-LHR

3 per week

India

LHR-BOM-LHR

7 per week

LHR-DEL-LHR

7 per week

Pakistan

LHR-LHE-LHR

2 per week

LHR-ISB-LHR

3 per week

Hong Kong

LHR-HKG

2 per week from 28 Aug

HKG-LHR

1-5 Sep, 8 per week
6-12 Sep, 12 per week
13-30 Sep, 14 per week

Nigeria

LHR-LOS-LHR

7 per week

Israel

LHR-TLV-LHR

7 per week

Our partners are also back in the skies, and here's a reminder of where they are flying long-haul from the UK.

Our partner Delta Air Lines flying programme

LHR-ATL-LlHR

Daily

LHR-JFK-LHR

6 per week


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