Terror alert flight status update

British Airways has resumed almost all long-haul flights from Heathrow today, except six flights to the US.
Around 70% of its short-haul flights from Heathrow are due to run as normal, subject to potential delays.

At Gatwick, all long-haul and short-haul flights are back in operation, except for nine domestic flights.

BA Connect flights from Gatwick are running as normal.

BMI is resuming business as usual, with no cancellations and has reported minimum delays to its 170 daily flights.

bmi’s mainline Heathrow operation will also endeavour to utilise larger aircraft, where operationally practical, on busy routes to accommodate passengers from flights that have been cancelled by other major Heathrow operators such as British Airways.


bmi regional also expects to operate a normal on time schedule for its 80 daily flights.

easyJet intends to fly its full programme, with the exception of services from London airports to a limited number of destinations, which are listed as follows:  Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Inverness, Paris, Geneva and Amsterdam

Check-in desks will open three hours before scheduled departure time and will be closed 30 minutes before departure without exception.

Eos Airlines flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to London’s Stansted Airport, and inbound to JFK from Stansted, will continue as scheduled.

Due to the ongoing security alert affecting UK and US airports, Eos Airlines advises guests to check the Eos website at www.eosairlines.com, or call 888.357.EOS7 (US) or 800.019.6468 (UK), for updated information and details on any luggage restrictions.

Delta Air Lines flight schedule is operating normally. On flights from the U.K. to the U.S., no carry-on baggage is permitted.

Customers who are scheduled to travel Aug. 10 - Sept. 1, 2006, to, from or through the U.K. on Delta, Delta Connection®, or Delta-coded flights, may make a one-time ticket change without penalty or additional fees if tickets are changed by Aug. 13, 2006. Within these timeframes, customers may fly on alternate dates without penalty, and those whose flights are cancelled may request refunds.
American Airlines is providing a link to more detailed customer information posted on its AA.com Web site.

Earlier today, American cancelled three of its 16 daily flights from London Heathrow to the United States.  The cancellations were specifically the result of crowded passenger and screening conditions at Heathrow.  American’s other 13 flights out of London are scheduled to operate.  Flights that do operate will by leaving late due to screening delays - the length of the delays will vary.

In addition, three flights from the U.S. to London were also cancelled.  Those flights were from Chicago, Boston and New York JFK.
A small number of domestic flights within the United States were also cancelled today due to delays in the screening process.

Roger Dow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Travel Industry Association, commented on the situation:

“The travel industry applauds the balanced approach articulated by Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff and Attorney General Gonzales in reminding people that there is no need to cancel travel plans.  The travel public understands that heightened screening requirements will allow them to travel with the confidence that our system is secure, and we urge travelers to exercise patience as we adapt to the new security measures. 

We very much see ourselves as partners with the Administration in helping to keep America moving during this time of crisis, and stand ready to work with them to implement effective security policies.  The travel industry is on the front lines and strives daily to balance security and hospitality.”