NEWS: British Airways – resume long haul at Gatwick from North Terminal, flight to Paris & more European routes confirmed

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British Airways to resume long haul at Gatwick from North Terminal

BA Gatwick at the previous South Terminal

Gatwick is currently operating from the North Terminal which they reopened in early June. Although BA announced last week that they would be resuming long haul flights from Gatwick from 17 July, there was no mention of which terminal. It has now announced that the flights will initially operate from the North terminal, where it used to be based until around 3 years ago. Obviously they have no lounge there, but there are a number of pay lounges. During the move to the South Terminal, BA offered lounge access via No 1 Lounges so they may well do the same again. You can read about No1 lounges at Gatwick here. 

BA will also no longer be accepting cash payments at Gatwick for things such as upgrades and excess baggage. 

 

British Airways Heathrow short-haul operations

Crystal clear blue water lagoon at the coastline near the Island of Ibiza, Spain.

Since the announcement of the FCO warning exemptions and countries exempt from quarantine on return to the UK, BA has tweaked their schedule for July. They are now operating 61 European routes from London Heathrow, with 365 weekly departure flights, including domestic service to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, and Manchester.

Here is the full list of their flights for this week with more flights expected to resume by mid-July:

London Heathrow – Aberdeen 11 weekly
London Heathrow – Alicante 4 weekly
London Heathrow – Amsterdam 14 weekly
London Heathrow – Athens 5 weekly
London Heathrow – Barcelona 16 weekly
London Heathrow – Belfast City 9 weekly
London Heathrow – Berlin Tegel 12 weekly
London Heathrow – Bologna 6 weekly
London Heathrow – Chania 1 weekly
London Heathrow – Copenhagen 8 weekly
London Heathrow – Corfu 2 weekly
London Heathrow – Dublin 6 weekly
London Heathrow – Edinburgh 14 weekly
London Heathrow – Faro 8 weekly
London Heathrow – Geneva 9 weekly
London Heathrow – Gibraltar 4 weekly
London Heathrow – Glasgow 14 weekly
London Heathrow – Gothenburg 1 weekly
London Heathrow – Ibiza 6 weekly
London Heathrow – Jersey 7 weekly
London Heathrow – Krakow 1 weekly
London Heathrow – Larnaca 2 weekly
London Heathrow – Lisbon 12 weekly
London Heathrow – Madrid 12 weekly
London Heathrow – Malaga 10 weekly
London Heathrow – Manchester 4 weekly
London Heathrow – Marseille 4 weekly
London Heathrow – Milan Malpensa 13 weekly
London Heathrow – Munich 3 weekly
London Heathrow – Mykonos 2 weekly
London Heathrow – Nice 12 weekly
London Heathrow – Oslo 2 weekly
London Heathrow – Palermo 3 weekly
London Heathrow – Palma Mallorca 9 weekly
London Heathrow – Paris CDG 12 weekly
London Heathrow – Pisa 5 weekly
London Heathrow – Preveza 1 weekly
London Heathrow – Prishtina 1 weekly
London Heathrow – Rome 12 weekly
London Heathrow – Split 2 weekly
London Heathrow – Stockholm Arlanda 7 weekly
London Heathrow – Thira 2 weekly
London Heathrow – Tirana 1 weekly
London Heathrow – Toulouse 3 weekly
London Heathrow – Valencia 3 weekly
London Heathrow – Venice 2 weekly
London Heathrow – Warsaw 1 weekly
London Heathrow – Zagreb 2 weekly
London Heathrow – Zakynthos 1 weekly
London Heathrow – Zurich 1 weekly

HT: Routesonline

 

Flight to Paris in Euro Traveller

Regular contributor Zine (from AlgerieMonde.live) flew to Paris in Euro Traveller yesterday. Like other reports, he found check-in very busy for Club passengers (he’s silver) and had to queue for quite a while. The terminal was also much busier than in recent weeks. 

Zine enjoyed his breakfast in the First lounge as a Silver cardholder. The service was friendly and the food arrived very quickly. Staff were seen cleaning very regularly.

Boarding was quick and well organised but there is no priority boarding for status holders. Onboard he was greeted by staff wearing masks and handed the wellness pack. Masks are mandatory in Heathrow and onboard. You can get a free mask in the airport but there are none in the hygiene packs. 

The flight was pretty empty but yet they had still sat people in the same row rather than moving them. Zine asked the crew to move to an empty row. 

Despite it being a before 9am departure, economy passengers get the same rather inappropriate snack that you get the rest of the day:

I’m not sure I really want pretzels and crisps at 9am!

Club passengers get a bag instead of a box at breakfast time.

The bag contains a filled croissant, water and a muffin.

Overall, Zine was happy with this flight and enjoyed his first trip as a silver member!