I just booked my next ticket to Europe, but in an effort to save money, I am only traveling with AA as far as LHR. My final destination on the outbound is Rome. SO now I'm looking at getting into Rome from the London area...
I will probably go BA, because I have never tried their service, could use my OneWorld status for mileage and elite benifits, and they fly the LHR-FCO route frequently. If I arrive off AA66 at 7:50a from ORD, how much time do I need to connect? I would be going from T3 to T1.
Also, I could fly Alitalia to FCO from LHR, and I'm a SkyTeam Elite...is than a better option in any way?
I looked into flying Ryanair or Easyjet from STN...their fares were somewhat better, but I'd have to connect airports and go into CIA, as opposed to FCO. I don't see any benefit to flying with them, unless there's something I don't know here.
Really, I just need to know how much time is REALLY necessary to connect at LHR...I won't have fast track access unless OneWorld elites traveling in Y get that benefit...to my knowledge thats not the case though.
Any help would be appreciated!