Heathrow Capacity Reductions & Changes to Unticketed Bookings


Several major airports across the world have imposed restrictions on the number of flights that airlines can operate in order to minimise the strain on their operations. This week, Heathrow Airport published a new restriction on the number of customers that can fly through the airport each day. The restriction will impact all airlines operating at Heathrow, which will be effective immediately, and will run through to 11 September 2022.

As a result of Heathrow’s request, British Airways are taking further action by removing a small number of additional flights from their schedule. We will be contacting customers affected by this and advise them of their rights and offer options including rebooking or refund.

With limited capacity, British Airways are prioritising customers who hold ticketed bookings. Therefore, BA have taken the decision to cancel any unticketed bookings for travel between Friday 15 July and Sunday 24 July, should they remain unticketed by Friday 15 July at 14.00 BST.

This temporary measure will remain in place up to and including Sunday 24 July.

Are you planning to travel this summer?
If we are currently holding a provisional BA ticket for you or your travellers that is due to travel over the summer period and your plans have been finalised, BA are strongly urging that these be ticketed.

Our further recommendation if you are considering travelling between now and September, and we are not holding a provisional booking for you, is to make a booking as soon as possible, even if you are not 100% certain the trip will go ahead, because we can usually offer fully flexible or part flexible fares. Please contact us for further information.

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