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75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:35 am

While planning a trip from IAD to Zagreb on BA via LHR, the BA website has me connecting from my overnight flight to another BA flight on to Zagreb, but with only 1hr 15min between arrival and departure. Is this enought time? If not, why would BA list it? Does it make any difference if I fly in Club? Thanks.
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RE: 75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 4:54 pm

If you miss your connections, BA will put you on the next flight, and if it was the last flight of the day, they will overbook you on another company, or give you overnight accomodation and put you on the next flight the following day.

And it doesn't matter if you fly Club or Traveller, they don't delay a flight for one passenger...

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RE: 75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 7:55 pm

Whats your inbound flight origination city, and I can run an exact MCT Check for you.
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RE: 75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 8:41 pm

Current schedules have no tight connecting flights . . .

BA222 IAD arr LHR T4 @ 0735
BA216 IAD arr LHR T4 @ 1100
BA224 IAD arr LHR T4 @ 2055

BA884 ZAG dep LHR T1 @ 0745

You could take the BA216 to connect with BA884, giving a 3½ hour connex.

If you take the daylight transatlantic (BA224) you may be able to get a free nightstop in London. Check out STPC - Stopover at Carrier's Expense, although that may not be available for a flight originating from US.

Published MCT at LHR for your routing is 75mins.

OR - are you planning to travel after 29 March on Summer schedules?
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RE: 75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:41 pm

Thanks lads. I will be travelling the last week of May. From Washington-Dulles (IAD). I thought about the morning flight and an overnight stay at LHR (did it once before), but had no idea BA might pay for it!
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RE: 75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 9:54 pm

BA MCT's at LHR.
hopefully this is legible:
DD = Domestic to Domestic
DI = Domestic to International
ID = International to Domestic
II = international to international.


Arr / Dep DD DI ID II
1 TO 1 045 045 045 045
1 TO 2 --- 070 075 075
1 TO 3 --- 075 075 075
1 TO 4 --- 060 060 060
2 TO 1 075 --- 075 075
2 TO 2 --- --- --- 060
2 TO 3 --- --- 075 075
2 TO 4 --- --- 090 090
3 TO 1 075 --- 075 075
3 TO 2 --- 075 075 075
3 TO 3 --- 060 060 060
3 TO 4 --- --- 090 090
4 TO 1 060 060 075 060
4 TO 2 --- 090 090 090
4 TO 3 --- 090 090 090
4 TO 4 --- 045 045 045
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RE: 75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 10:00 pm

"And it doesn't matter if you fly Club or Traveller, they don't delay a flight for one passenger"

That depends who the passenger is! In practise, flights are sometimes held for late connections if there are a large number of pax involved.
 
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RE: 75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:22 pm

Summer schedules have your flight arriving LHR (T4) at 0715, with ZAG scheduled at 0830 (T1) so MCT is spot on at 75mins, although most transatlantic flights tend to arrive early! Let the c/c know you have a connex!

Make sure you check your bags through to ZAG - it not only saves waiting for them in T4 and then the hassle of getting to T1 in time for flight, as they are through checked, and if you're not at the T1 gate in time, they'll be calling for you by name to get to the gate 'as the a/c is about to depart'! They won't go with your bag and without you!

Another thing about through check-in is that as you'll be checking-in at IAD, you'll be one of the first to be actually checking-in for the LHRZAG flight, so you 'should' get a wider choice of seats, except those pre-allocated at reservation time - which, of course, is another option!
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RE: 75 Minutes Enough At LHR?

Mon Feb 10, 2003 11:32 pm

Can I suggest that you eat at the TGI fridays at IAD (about 5mins walk from the BA gates), and sleep accross the Atlantic. This will give you a good 6 hours sleep onboard. If you are concerned about MCT, make sure you sit in the front economy section. The majority of these rows are allocated at the airport. And for some strange reason, the right aisle (looking forward) tends to move faster when disembarking.... (anyone else notice this???)
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