MSE News: Passengers stranded as British Airways axes flight without warning

Former_MSE_Guy Posts: 1,650 Forumite
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"The airline left a plane-load of angry passengers waiting in vain because it failed to tell them it had cancelled their flight to London City airport...."

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  • richardw
    richardw Posts: 19,458 Forumite
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    Are the airline's own strikes 'extraordinary circumstances' as the article implies?
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  • Justicia
    Justicia Posts: 1,437 Forumite
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    MSE_Guy wrote: »
    "Borrowers who find themselves locked out of mainstream credit are drowning in a vicious cycle of high-cost loans..."

    Oh, MSE Guy... *tut tut*

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  • CoolHotCold
    CoolHotCold Posts: 2,158 Forumite
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    Someones been on the sauce a little too early at work today
  • malkie76
    malkie76 Posts: 6,170 Forumite
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    Is "cocks up" appropriate language for this website?
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  • Mr_Wang
    Mr_Wang Posts: 1,302 Forumite
    Imagine if this was:

    Passengers stranded as Ryanair axes flight without warning after Iberia strike

    There would be about 20 replies by the BA massive telling us how we deserved it for choosing such a punctual, cheap, efficient airline :D
  • Heliflyguy
    Heliflyguy Posts: 932 Forumite
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    Thats a misleading headline worthy of the DM!
    Seems BA did warn the passengers that they were able to contact directly and agents where bookings had been by that route.
    The victim Stephen doesnt mention why he didn't get the message and even when he couldn't check in online it didn't ring any alarm bells.
    In fact the whole story is worthy to be in the DM.
  • Ich_2
    Ich_2 Posts: 1,087 Forumite
    edited 7 March 2013 at 12:11AM
    A few points
    This is BA Cityflier which is a separate company to BA Mainline (Mainline generally fly from Heathrow & Gatwick)

    The only BA Mainline aircraft to use London City are the two business class only 36 seaters on the New York flights

    The largest aircraft Cityline use is an Embraer E190 which carries around 110 passengers and certainly not a Boeing 747 as pictured, so the 150 figure may have been a bit of an exaggeration!

    Sorry MSE but this inaccurate reporting is more of what I would expect from some tabloids
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