ACdreamliner
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LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:22 am

Hey guys and gals,

i am connecting on my own for the first ever time in LHR in March. The BD flight gets into T1 and the ACflight leaves T3 (or the other way about).

so, do i need to claim my bags, or will they be transfered for me (all 1 ticket and the BD flights are on AC flight numbers).and do i need to re-check or what?

Thanks...
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:25 am

Its possible that they will be forwarded straight through to your final destination if it a codeshare with AC

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Feroze
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:31 am

AC and BD are both Star Alliance and have interline agreements in place. Even if the two sectors are not on the same itinerary you can ask for your baggage to be tagged for the AC flight at check-in for your BD flight. If the two flights are on the same itinerary.....no problem! You should also receive boarding passes for both flights at your origin (though sometimes this is not the case....something to do with codesharing I think)

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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:37 am

BD has made some strange descisions lately and I THINK that they thought about discontinuing check-thru of baggage on code-share flights. However this might have been limited to itineraries for which two (!) different tickets are used.

My point is: With BD´s strange policy, it would be best to call BD directly and ask them (but don´t call too early, as this would give BD the chance to change their current rules again before your departure date).

Sorry for the negative post, but BD has been too inconsistent lately in its route- and service-policies ...

Anyway, Have fun !
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:42 am

Quoting ACdreamliner (Thread starter):
so, do i need to claim my bags, or will they be transfered for me (all 1 ticket and the BD flights are on AC flight numbers).and do i need to re-check or what?

Providing they are on the one ticket/itinerary (as you state) there will be no problem and your bags will be interlined right through to your Canadian destination with the full transatlantic baggage allowance applicable from your departure airport.
Flights on two tickets/itineraries are no longer eligible for interlining.
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:58 am

You should be fine, particularly as a speaker of English. Just follow the signs to flight connections, and all will be well. How much time do you have for the transfer?
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ACdreamliner
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:13 am

outbound

AC6642 Edinburgh (EDI) London (LHR) Mar 27 08:55 10:25 321
AC857 London (LHR) Toronto (YYZ) Mar 27 13:00 15:10 343


inbound

AC848 Toronto (YYZ) London (LHR) Apr 10 20:15 08:35 +1 day 763
AC6647 London (LHR) Edinburgh (EDI) Apr 11 12:45 14:05 321
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:21 am

Following on from your last post, IMO it will be 99.99% likely that your baggage will be tagged through to Toronto Pearson when you check in at Edinburgh.

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ACdreamliner
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:42 am

nice one... and how far apart r the 2 terminals.pardon my ignorance, but i know my way about yyz and yul but not lhr! lol
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:44 am

You'll be bussed between T1 and T3. I'd say the actual journey time itself is probably 4-5 minutes or so.
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:23 pm

Just ask when you check in. Make sure your baggage is checked thru to your final destination and there are 2 IATA codes on the label - LHR and wherever in Canada. As for the actual transfer just follow the signs - transfer is clearly signed.
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RE: LHR Connections

Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:01 pm

Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 10):
As for the actual transfer just follow the signs - transfer is clearly signed.

With your bags checked through and your boarding passes already in your hands ... :
With 2.5h resp. 4h of transfer you can also go landside at LHR (especially on your return flight) and explore LHR a bit (i.e get local knowledge for further connections; sorry no more chance to go spotting on the rooftop). Walking landside from T3 to T1 takes about 10-15 minutes, but will give you some much needed exercise after your red-eye crossing of the Atlantic ocean.
When landside at T3 just follow the signs for the Tube and from there to T1.

If the weather is pleasant at LHR, you can get some sunshine at the central bus station.
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RE: LHR Connections

Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting HT (Reply 11):
Walking landside from T3 to T1 takes about 10-15 minutes, but will give you some much needed exercise after your red-eye crossing of the Atlantic ocean.

Personally, I wouldn't bother. The whole walk is in a dark and dingy underground tunnel. I'd rather take the bus and stroll around in T1. You can always leave the airside area in T1 domestic via the normal arrivals route, and come back in again via the regular security point, although I'm sure you will spend most of the time sitting by the massive windows down by gate 8 watching the a/c on 27R/09L - Thats the best internal viewing are LHR has at the moment - just have to be airside to be there !!.

When you arrive in LHR T1, follow the signs for "Flight Connections". It's a good 5-10 min walk from the domestic area into the Flight Connections Centre. From there you take a 5 min bus ride to T3. When you come back into T3, it's the same process but in reverse.

It's fairly easy really. Nothing to worry about.

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RE: LHR Connections

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:15 am

You will probably have to re-check your baggage on the inbound, because you're doing an int'l-dom. connection.
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RE: LHR Connections

Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:49 am

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 13):
You will probably have to re-check your baggage on the inbound, because you're doing an int'l-dom. connection.

I disagree; this procedure is not usual in Europe. You clear customs for your checked baggage at your final destination only.
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