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User currently offlineDerekf From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 906 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

A quick question. Why do South African use Terminal 1 at LHR and not Terminal 3?

Derek


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24914 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Connections with British Midland?


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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

I think it might be a throw back from the days of apartheid and the security for SAA.

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

An attempt to make it easier for connecting flights, especially those of BA?

User currently offlineDerekf From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

I wonder if the security reason is the answer as El Al use terminal 1 as well I think.

Derek



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
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Not related to this thread but they are adding another 2 flights per week on the CPT-LHR route from this winter. Strangely enough, their press release announcing these additional flights says "SAA’s ability to increase flights between Britain and South Africa depended on the availability of early morning slots at Heathrow.".

David


User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

BA intend to switch their South African and Tokyo flights to T1

Quote from BA's website:-

Another change for the winter 2003 season is that British Airways’ flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg and Tokyo will operate from Heathrow’s Terminal 1 instead of Terminal 4 from October 26, 2003. Both these routes have a high number of transfer passengers, many of whom will no longer have to swap terminals at Heathrow for their connecting flights.

This is the first phase of British Airways’ flight switches between Heathrow terminals which will help make better use of the existing facilities prior to the opening of Terminal 5 in 2008.

To support these additional longhaul services, a major programme of infrastructure improvements is taking place at Terminal 1 including new lounges and check-in facilities.





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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8061 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Indeed, airlines from 'pariah' states such as SAA and El Al run from T1, to keep crews and passengers apart, in SAA's case from Kenya Airways, Nigeria Airways, Ghana Airways et al; and in El Al's case from MEA, Royal Jordanian, Iranair et al.

The usual long haul terminal is of course T3.



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User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

What about Cyprus Airways (T1)? Is it because they needed to be separated from Turkish Airlines (T3)?

Unrelated, but why does BA operate MIA out of T3 instead of T4?





User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

Unrelated, but why does BA operate MIA out of T3 instead of T4?
They don't all BA flights operate out of T1 & T4, probably a code share.

LHR340



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User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

Indeed, airlines from 'pariah' states such as SAA and El Al

Is South Africa still considered a 'pariah state'?


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

LHR340,
sorry mate, but BA has been operating their MIA flights out of T3 for a while now. I think it's in order to accommodate the connecting passengers, which there's apparently quite a lot of  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

CPH-R,
Wow thanks, i've never seen them at T3 I always thought it was from T4, well thanks for that  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

LHR340



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5981 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

No problem.

On a side note, I think BA also operated a few other flights from T3, that has since been moved to T4. But I can't remember which ones it were. Is there a more enlightened member who knows what routes it were?


User currently offlineUnited01 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2003, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

BA still operate both LHR-MIA flights from T3, until recently both PHL flights plus Lagos and I think Cape Town also were at T3. BTW I think I read somewhere that BA want to move a few more of their flights around, ie to T1 to improve connections until T5 is built.

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1430 times:
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Think one was PHL.
David


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

They don't all BA flights operate out of T1 & T4, probably a code share.

Nope. All BA-metal flights to MIA operate out of T3


User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

What's planned to happen when T5 opens? Move all BA flights there?

Declan


User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Hi, I can confirm that BA's CPT flights did indeed use T3.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

BA's MIA flights use T3 in order to reduce the load on T4 and to ensure adequate executive facilities for the many upper-end pax who fly the route. The issue of connections has been considered and is the reason that flights to Johannesburg and Tokyo will move to T1 later this year (or early next year), with other flights to follow.

Indeed, SAA's use of T1 was for security reasons during the apartheid era. Though that is now over it may not be easily possible for it to move elsewhere - plus its many regular pax would be used to it being there. For similar security reasons, Cyprus and El Al use T1.

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