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US News British Airways flights disrupted by 'technical issue'

09:55  21 november  2019
09:55  21 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Airline says it is rebooking customers on alternative flights after ‘ technical issue ’ on Thursday morning.

Serious problems with British Airways ' IT systems have led to thousands of passengers having their plans disrupted , after all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled. Passengers described "chaotic" scenes at the airports, with some criticising BA for a lack of information.

  British Airways flights disrupted by 'technical issue' © Getty

British Airways has admitted disruption to flights caused by a "technical issue" that has led to thousands of passengers facing delays.

The airline said overnight that a small number of planes were affected by the glitch - the latest in a series of PR headaches for the carrier caused by apparent computer system woes and, latterly, damaging strikes by pilots.

It confirmed via Twitter : "Our teams are working hard to resolve a technical issue which is affecting some of our flights​, and we are rebooking customers onto alternative flights and offering hotel accommodation where they are unable to continue their journeys tonight."

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British Airways was one of the many airlines affected. One passenger, Dan Rivers, took to Twitter to say his BA flight had departed "minus 100 bags". Gatwick's contingency plans worked well and there were no issues with lost baggage or delayed flights ." Earlier, passengers were affected at Bristol

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BA has cancelled a number of flights because of the glitch © Imagebridge BA has cancelled a number of flights because of the glitch Tweets to BA overnight from customers suggested flights to Heathrow and Gatwick from the US, Asia and Africa were caught up in the chaos.

The airline was yet to provide details of how widespread the disruption was or what was behind the delays.

A number of customers suggested, via social media, that BA was having problems logging flight plans and their flights had been pushed back by up to a day.

BA said it was assisting customers whose flights had been cancelled by helping to make alternative arrangements.

But one customer, Robert Cottis-Wells, told Sky News via his Twitter account: "My flight back from Orlando tonight was cancelled 2 hours ago BA2036 ten minutes after their helpline closed.

"Sat here at 2:20am not knowing anything. No one willing to help until 7:30GMT when the line reopens."

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