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Connecting flight

San Francisco...
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Connecting flight

I needto know what Steps shall I follow,,I am going from Kuwait to malaga threw London. It is a connecting flight inbound hethrow then outbound from GATWICK..it is a round trip by BA.

Will you show me what steps shall I follow starting from landing in HETHROW then going to GATWICK to reach malaga.

MY FLIGHT WILL BE IN 30 July from Kuwait.


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Trondheim, Norway
Destination Expert
for Trondheim
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1. Re: Connecting flight

Step 1 - Try to get it changed, as this is a very unpractical connection.

Failing that:

1 - Clear immigration

2 - Collect luggage

3 - Clear customs

4 - Board a National Express Coach (http://www.nationalexpress.com/ / £25) to Gatwick

5 - Go to bag-drop

6 - Clear security

7 - Find you gate

How much time do you have between flights?

Limerick, Ireland
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2. Re: Connecting flight

As above says " How much time do you have between flights ?

Salisbury, United...
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3. Re: Connecting flight

BA say the minimum connection time is 3 hours between the 2 airports, although I would suggest you need much time. I would want at least 6 hours.


BA don't show this connection on 30 July on their web site. Who did you book with? Is it one ticket?

Romford, United...
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4. Re: Connecting flight

As smudge stated 5-6hrs is advised especially with the enhanced security at the moment, is this a single ticket?

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5. Re: Connecting flight

I am going from Kuwait to malaga threw London.


Why? You are going to fly right over Malaga on the way to Heathrow ! Apart from this making no sense at all, changing airports makes it doubly so. Who booked this and do they hate you?

FWIW for the other posters, I dont think BA fly to Malaga from LHR so that would be why the airport change. Doesn't alter the fact its a stupid routing.

San Francisco...
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6. Re: Connecting flight

I have a long time nearly to 5 hours transit.

I did it before but I forgot the steps to follow,,

Any body to help from BA. PLEASE

Romford, United...
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7. Re: Connecting flight

See Post 1# that's exactly what you have to do-want to hear the same thing from BA then contact BA direct and not through a travel forum

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8. Re: Connecting flight

What specifically do you want BA to help you with that hasn't been already posted? BA does not give advice on this forum, this forum is peopled by fellow travelers who volunteer their time and expertise.

Oxford, United...
Destination Expert
for St Barthelemy
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reviews: 295
9. Re: Connecting flight

Another option could have been Lufthansa via Frankfurt, but sounds like it too late as the OP has already booked their ticket

5 hours should be plenty of time to get from Heathrow to Gatwick

San Francisco...
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10. Re: Connecting flight

Nearly to five hours

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