British Airways was forced to cancel more of its short-haul flights from Heathrow Airport on Friday after a computer outage disrupted parts of its service Thursday, as UK travelers prepare for one of its busiest travel periods with school holidays for half term. And a short while. Extended weekend.
“While the vast majority of our flights continue to operate today, we have canceled some of our short-haul flights from Heathrow due to the spillover effect of a technical issue we experienced yesterday,” the airline said in a statement.
British Airways did not specify the number of canceled flights. The airline canceled 128 services on Thursday and another 35 on Friday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. Heathrow AirportBA, where BA is based, said on Twitter that technical issues were affecting some departing and arriving flights.
The disruptions come as travelers across Europe prepare for one of their biggest travel weekends, with many countries enjoying a public holiday on Monday. Airlines and airports said they were better prepared to deal with a massive surge in bookings than they were a year ago, when a post-pandemic recovery overwhelmed the industry and led to thousands of flight cancellations, lost baggage and long lines at airports from Heathrow. To Amsterdam to Frankfurt.
Passengers have complained on social media of long waits for customer service representatives to only be allowed to book an alternative flight 36 hours after their departure time.


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