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THree Tickets In One Day Asking For It?  
User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 9
Posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Here's the deal....

I have three separate tickets all for the same day of travel:

1) TLV-LCA on Cyprus Air / three hours connection

2) LCA-LHR on BA/ 2.33 hour connection. Arrival T5.

3) LHR-IAD-LAX on UA. Depart LHR T1.

I probably won;t check bags all the way through. I get that if there is a delay, I won't be protected as the tickets are separately issued. But are my connection times (specifically in LHR) padded enough? All flight in Business Class.


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User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3219 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

If everything is on time, you should be fine. It's advisable to OLCI and print your bp in advance, so if you are delayed, you can bypass the check in desk and run to the gate.

3 hours in LCA should be fine. Last check in for BA is around 30 mins before departure. If you have your boarding pass in advance, you can follow the flight connections signs in LHR saving you go though immigration. You get a free airside bus to T1. Check in closes in LHR for UA 60 mins before dep.

If you have to go through immigration in LHR, head for the Heathrow Express and get the free train to Heathrow Central/T123. This goes every 15 mins or so, and takes about 5 minutes. From there, it's a 10 minute walk to T1.



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User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 572 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 1):
3 hours in LCA should be fine. Last check in for BA is around 30 mins before departure. If you have your boarding pass in advance, you can follow the flight connections signs in LHR saving you go though immigration. You get a free airside bus to T1. Check in closes in LHR for UA 60 mins before dep.

Out of curiosity: I assume that in order to use the airside bus that the OP will need to check bags through at least from LCA to IAD? I think that my preferred route here would be to do just that -- Claim bags at LCA, where there is a comfortable layover and ask BA to check them through to the UA flight. Then remain airside at LHR where the layover is shorter and you are contending with a bigger, busier airport with a somewhat shorter connection.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 2):
I assume that in order to use the airside bus that the OP will need to check bags through at least from LCA to IAD?

Correct

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 2):
my preferred route here would be to do just that -- Claim bags at LCA

I agree - that would be ideal

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 2):
ask BA to check them through to the UA flight

Unfortunately there is something like a 0% chance of them doing this. BA refuse to through check bags (even on their own metal!) unless the two segments are ticketed together.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 3):
Unfortunately there is something like a 0% chance of them doing this. BA refuse to through check bags (even on their own metal!) unless the two segments are ticketed together.

I've just thought of something: see in CY in TLV can through check you luggage through to IAD or LAX. That way it is checked over LHR, meaning you can use the airside bus and avoid UK immigration etc. Even if they can only check it to IAD, you would have to pick it up their for CBP anyway.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

I hope you succeed.....looking to hear your experience ost the three trips.


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20500 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

You're asking for it at Heathrow. You're essentially only leaving yourself about 60 to 90 minutes for delays + transit from T-5 to T-1.


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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5384 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 6):
T-5

LCA arrives at T3, so it is a much easier connection even if he does have to go landside



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17063 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

Wow, that will be a long and exhausting day. Why did you book your TLV-LAX trip on three different airlines?


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User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 8):
Wow, that will be a long and exhausting day. Why did you book your TLV-LAX trip on three different airlines?

Yes, it will be long. Has to do with FF availability, big fare difference, and personal love of travel.

Heck, I'll be sitting most of the time!



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17063 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 9):
Yes, it will be long. Has to do with FF availability, big fare difference, and personal love of travel.

I see. Anyway I hope you will make it, or otherwise it will cost you dearly.



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