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British Airways urges Passengers in Asia not to check in a Day Late

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 14 August 2008

As the peak season heats up, British Airways says that at least 30 passengers a month miss their flights by arriving at the airport 24 hours late. The airline is urging summer holidaymakers, especially those heading to Europe from Asia, to double check their flight itineraries if they are taking flights that leave shortly after midnight.

Ask around your office. They might not like to admit it, but I bet at least one of your colleagues has made this mistake before! said Joerg Tuensmeyer, British Airways General Manager, Greater China and The Philippines.

People tend to think that this will never happen to them, but nearly every night someone tries to check in a day late at Hong Kong International Airport, Tuensmeyer added. This summer well probably see more than 30 passengers a month miss post-midnight flights due to misinterpretation of departure times. Remember, the date to head to the airport isnt always the same as the flight departure time.

British Airways operates three flights a day to London from Hong Kong including BA28 which is scheduled to depart Hong Kong at 12:35 a.m. every night for London.

Our takeoff slots offer passengers the highest convenience when travelling to London. Theyre able to get a good nights sleep and arrive at a sociable time the next morning well-rested and ready to go, continued Tuensmeyer. But with the last of our three nightly flights to Heathrow taking off at 00:35, were keen that all of our customers are on the flight, and dont miss any important business meetings or hard-earned vacation time.

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