a340crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2528 times:
Tomorrow I will be traveling BOS-LHR on AA and LHR-MIL on BA. At LHR how do I transit from T3 to T5? Do I need to exit passport control and reclear security or are the terminals connected for connections not requiring you to clear customs. I have a 2 hour connection (exactly 2hrs) so I hope it is easy. Anyone can help? I am assuming AA will tag my bags for the connection since BA is a one world member.
sw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6105 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
signol is correct - it's very easy, just use the buses and you don't have to exit immigration (though you will have to do security again after you get off the bus and into your new terminal). The actual bus ride is longer than you'd think (at least 10 minutes or so), but you have some neat views, up close and personal, with the aircraft along the way.
Quoting signol (Reply 1): I've never transferred at LHR so not sure of time issues, but should be ok if you were sold it one ticket.
2 hours should be plenty of time, just don't slack off anywhere. Last time I did it (June), I think from the exit door of the BA a/c to the gate of the AA a/c, it took about 50-60 minutes.
LHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2438 times:
Quoting sw733 (Reply 2): The actual bus ride is longer than you'd think (at least 10 minutes or so), but you have some neat views, up close and personal, with the aircraft along the way.
The bus ride T5-T3 is MUCH better as you go right past the whole length of T5B and all the aircraft parked up there. And pray for red lights and a 9R departure as you face the runway at the traffic lights and get some fantastic views there as well.