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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2882 posts, RR: 18
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Hi All,

I will be landing on VS 20 from SFO into LHR at 11am , and would ideally like to depart on EK 002 at 1345pm,

My question is,

Is a 2hrs 45 min connection enough to check out with bags and again check in on the EK flight or am i pushing my luck incase my flight from SFO is delayed

Or should i go with 9W which departs almost 9 hrs after arrival, making LHR T3 a very boring place to hang out ,

Also VS has said that they will not check my baggage all the way through as i have booked their ticket using miles and my EK or 9W ticket will be on a separate itinerary/PNR

Thanks in advance

Karan

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User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

I think that you should be fine. Today for instance the flight is around 10 minutes late and this wouldn't be any problem.
You don't have to change terminal and the flight connections centre is fairly quick at T3, IIRC.

I know a big thing is made of changing at LHR but I used to do it from T1 - T4 in 1 hour, yes it would be a rush when flights delayed etc, but manageable all the same.

Also, there is an EK flight at 1635 - would this not be an option too?

All the best.


User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2882 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Hi Bochora,

Thanks for the reply,

Is it possible to do it considering i have to take my luggage out?

the later EK departure does not make sense as it entails a longish wait for me at DXB to catch my flight to BOM

So to conclude, In your opinion i should go for EK instead of spending 9 hrs at LHR for 9W

Thanks

Karan


User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Just so you know, Most of the EK departures in the UK depart and arrive late anyway so theres an extra 40 mins for you  Smile


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User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 877 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Karanji,
that time should be enough for you to connect within T3. Doesn't VS have interline agreements with EK?
Thanks


User currently offlineGolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2599 times:

9W has moved to T4 since Oct 14. I traveled via LHR on Oct 15 arriving in T3 by AC and departing T4 by 9W. I actually timed my connection as on my return trip my connection between 9W and AC was only 90 minutes. It took me 40 minutes to transfer from T3 to T4 including the security check at T4.

User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2882 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2572 times:

Thank you all for your replies,

Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 4):
Doesn't VS have interline agreements with EK?

Yes but only if the entire trip is on one ticket or PNR

Quoting Golfradio (Reply 5):
It took me 40 minutes to transfer from T3 to T4 including the security check at T4.

I assume you could do it in that much time because you did not have your bags to lug around? but 40 mins is really encouraging

Thanks everyone once again i think i will go with EK

Karan


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