soups
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Gatwick Connection/tranfer

Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:00 am

whats the minimum transfer time in Gatwick?
im planning to fly

6:40am Dec 19 (MAN) 7:40am Dec 19 (LGW) BA 2901 British Airways

10:55am Dec 19 (LGW) 5:55pm Dec 19 (ACC) G0 100 Ghana International 12 hrs 15 mins



10:45pm Jan 2 (ACC) 5:55am Jan 3 (LGW) G0 101 Ghana International

8:45am Jan 3 (LGW) 9:45am Jan 3 (MAN) BA 2904 British Airways 11 hrs 0 mins

Will i be able to make the connections? i have to change terminals and maybe check in again.

After i got stuck in DXB (missed connections) i wouldn't want this to happen to me again
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
rdwootty
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RE: Gatwick Connection/tranfer

Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:11 am

You should be all right it may not be possible to through check your bags!!So when checking in ask if it at all possible for a suitable first off sticker to go on it. Then , if not, get your bags at Gatwick and take the train to South Terminal and join the L O N G queue for your checkin. Again just see if you can edge a little forward.
The best way would be to jusy have cabin bag but I suspect that you will have some Christmas presents(by the way dont wrap them) and will have too much for hand bag.It does look a little tight to me but you would have had to fly down the night before otherwise. hope there is no snow
 
soups
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RE: Gatwick Connection/tranfer

Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:29 am

I can always fly the night before if 3 hours is quite tight
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
positiverate
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RE: Gatwick Connection/tranfer

Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:43 am

The times I've come in from the U.S. and landed before 9AM I have zipped right through customs and passport control. I think you will be ok.
 
soups
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RE: Gatwick Connection/tranfer

Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:50 am

Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 1):
L O N G queue for your checkin

Might be flying business class so hopefully no queues. i recall last time i flew Ghana Airways we waited about 40min to check in as the crew was using the business class area to check in
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
abefroman329
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RE: Gatwick Connection/tranfer

Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:03 am

You should be fine - coming back you'll arrive before the first transatlantic flights so immigration shouldn't be too bad.