British Airways facing Worldwide delays after IT failures

by Traveleads | August 7, 2019 | Latest News

Passengers due to fly with British Airways are facing delays and problems checking in online, with the airline saying system failures are to blame.

At Heathrow, 81 flights have been cancelled while BA have cancelled 10 Gatwick flights.

BA said it is reverting to manual systems for check-in at airports.

More than 200 flights have been delayed across the UK, with the airline advising customers to allow extra time at airports.

In a statement the airline said: “We are experiencing some systems problems this morning which are affecting check-in and flight departures.

“Please check ba.com and manage my booking for the latest flight information and allow extra time at the airport.”

It said the issue was not a global outage, but a problem with two separate systems – one which deals with online check in, the other that deals with flight departures.

The problems are affecting flights across its network but not at every airport, it added.

British Airways said it is working as quickly as possible to resolve the systems issue which “has resulted in some short-haul cancellations and delays from London airports.”

It said: “We are offering customers booked on short-haul services departing from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City today, the opportunity to rebook to another day.”

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