British Airways offers free flight rebookings ahead of Saturday’s Storm Dennis

Feb 14, 2020

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The U.K. is gearing up for a second consecutive weekend of stormy weather. And to prepare for incoming Storm Dennis, British Airways is allowing ticketed passengers to alter their reservations for free.

If you’re due to travel on Saturday, 15 February with British Airways on short-haul itineraries to or from London airports (LHR, LGW and LCY), you’ll be able to change your itinerary free of charge. The new travel must take place either on 14 February or from 16-19 February. To make the changes to your existing itinerary, call BA.

The rebooking must be made into the same class as the original flight, or the lowest available in the same cabin, and the origin and destination airports must remain the same. It’s worth noting that BA isn’t allowing refunds for travel, but instead, just to change the date of travel. In addition, your ticket must have been issued by 12 February in order to take advantage of these options, and it only applies to select London airports on short-haul routes.

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The Met Office said that storm Dennis “is likely to bring very heavy rain, flooding and disruption”, to areas around the U.K. Across most of the country, amber warnings have been issued for rain and yellow warnings for wind from Saturday afternoon to Sunday evening.

Passengers wait in line at counters of the German airline Lufthansa at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany, on February 10, 2020. - Germany hunkered down on February 09 and 10, 2020 for a powerful storm expected to disrupt air, rail and sea links, cancel sports events, cut electrical power and damage property. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Britain. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

The timing of the storm could prove to make a nightmare of a travel situation for families looking to get away for the half-term holiday next week. Last Sunday, U.K. airports experienced massive disruption as Storm Ciara brought heavy winds and rain.

If Storm Dennis does bring disruption to air travel on Saturday, keep in mind that because it’s weather-related, cancellations and delays are not covered under EU261. So, costs that are incurred as a result will not be reimbursed by the airline. If you’ve got flexible plans, consider changing your flights now in order to avoid issues on Saturday.

Featured photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images.

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