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Transfer time at London Gatwick

Château-Guibert...
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Transfer time at London Gatwick

We are flying British Airways from Bordeaux (France) to Orlando and have to transfer at London Gatwick. We have 50 minutes for that. We arrive at North terminal and also leave from North terminal.

Is 50 minutes enough to catch the connecting flight?

Thanks!

Liverpool, UK
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1. Re: Transfer time at London Gatwick

You should be ok as long as your incoming flight is on time - there is no need to clear immigration or customs on arrival.

Make sure your bags are checked through to Orlando and you get the boarding passes for your second flight when you check in at Bordeaux.

gatwickairport.com/check-in-security/…

Edited: 6:23 am, April 01, 2013
Château-Guibert...
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2. Re: Transfer time at London Gatwick

Thanks! That helps!

London, United...
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3. Re: Transfer time at London Gatwick

Doable if your flight is on time. Do you have a back up plan? When is the next flight out in case you miss it? The airline will put you on the next flight with available seats, but worth understanding when this is ie an hour later or a week later.

Château-Guibert...
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4. Re: Transfer time at London Gatwick

There is just one flight per day. We will just have to believe flights will be on time.

London, United...
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5. Re: Transfer time at London Gatwick

Well if you miss, and odds are in your favour you won't, the airline needs to pay for your accommodation. But try to sit as close to the front of the plane as possible and get off fast,

Château-Guibert...
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6. Re: Transfer time at London Gatwick

I did book seats on the first row available so we can get off the plane fairly quickly.

7. Re: Transfer time at London Gatwick

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