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BA flight to Washington cancelled for a second day

British Airways abruptly cancelled its mid-afternoon London-to-Washington flight for a second day running, amid speculation of a “real and definite threat” of a deadly September 11 style attack on the US capital. Some 300 passengers at Heathrow airport were already checking in for BA Flight 223 — a Boeing 747 service — when British Airways announced its cancellation about two hours before it was due to depart at 3:05 pm (1505 GMT). In a press statement, British Airways said it was cancelling the flight — and its return leg, BA Flight 222 — “due to security reasons … following the latest advice from the United Kingdom government”. “It is expected that other flights across the British Airways network will operate as normal,” it said. “We apologize to our customers booked to travel on BA223 for the inconvenience caused.” Thursday’s flight was similarly cancelled a few hours before it was scheduled to depart from London after British Airways received “security advice” from the British government. Full Story

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