CHICAGO- On June 22, 2023, UK Flag carrier British Airways (BA) canceled its London Heathrow (LHR) to Chicago O’Hare Int’l Airport (ORD) flight. Further, the airline deploys the world’s largest passenger airliner, Airbus A380, on this high-intensity route.
According to our source, British Airways has canceled this flight citing Technical issues. Following this, all the passengers who booked this flight’s tickets will be eligible for UK 261 Compensation.
Under EU Regulation 261, airlines are obligated to provide compensation to passengers if their flights are delayed or canceled, resulting in a delay of more than three hours at the final destination.
However, passengers can only claim compensation if the delay or cancellation was under the airline’s control.
British Airways London to Chicago Flight Canceled
The London-based carrier operated daily flights from LHR to ORD and back again to LHR. The flight schedule for this route is as follows
- BA297: Depart LHR at 3:35 PM; Arrive at ORD at 6:15 PM Local Time
- BA296: Depart ORD at 9:15 PM; Arrive at LHR at 11:00 AM Local Time
The exact reason for cancellations is not revealed by the airline. Subsequently, the airline told the passengers in a standard deeply regret message about the flight cancellations.
The aircraft scheduled for today’s flight is Airbus A380-841, registered as G-XLEH. Further, it is nine years and one-month-old aircraft; BA took its delivery back in 2014. However, it was in storage multiple times before BA decided to retain it.
Earlier today, another United States (Miami) bound flight returned back to LHR amid a standby system malfunction. Let’s see what actually happened within that flight.
BA207 Flight Details
The BA207 is the scheduled flight from LHR to Miami (MIA). It is an approximately nine hours transatlantic flight, covering 7,121 Kilometers.
According to Flight Radar 24, British Airways flight BA207 took off from Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London at 11:35 AM UTC. Subsequently, the flight is expected to arrive at MIA at around 8:20 PM UTC.
However, due to its Standby system failure, the flight crew of BA207 decided to turn back to LHR. But they need to reduce the aircraft’s weight for a safe landing back at LHR.
So to reduce weight, they decided to burn that extra fuel. Due to this, the flight is seen circling over the Atlantic, first near Ireland’s coast and later for a much longer period near England’s coast.
Finally, after dumping sufficient fuel, the flight headed back to LHR. Subsequently, it landed at LHR at 5:14 PM UTC, six hours later from its takeoff from LHR for MIA.
The airline has not issued any official statement about it yet.
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