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Transfer times at LHR

Libreville, Gabon
4 posts
Transfer times at LHR

I will be arriving at LHR Terminal 1 on LH 902 from FRA and departing on UA 900 LHR Terminal 1 - the UA 900 departure gate is usually 32. The LHR website has conflicting information regarding whether this transfer has to go through a Security Check/Customs or if this is considered an International to Internationa transfer and a Security check won't be needed. Can you tell me if I have to go through security before boarding UA900?

Thank you


Liverpool, UK
Level Contributor
17,140 posts
24 reviews
1. Re: Transfer times at LHR

This link sets out the step by step process - you will need to clear security.


Libreville, Gabon
4 posts
2. Re: Transfer times at LHR

Thank You. One LHR website said International to International transfers don't have to go through security. So the FRA to LHR flight is not considered International. Thanks again

Level Contributor
3,104 posts
6 reviews
3. Re: Transfer times at LHR

FRA-LHR-USA is considered international.You will connect airside,passing through security,but not immigration or customs.

Geneva, Switzerland
Destination Expert
for Geneva, Liechtenstein, Air Travel
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4,348 posts
449 reviews
4. Re: Transfer times at LHR

International to International transfers at LHR means going through security. And do check the gate upon arrival: UA900 is leaving from gate 48 this morning. Finally 90 minutes should be all right provided you are on one single ticket.

Libreville, Gabon
4 posts
5. Re: Transfer times at LHR

Got it and thanks v. much for taking the time to reply. Will look at Gate No

have a good flight

Libreville, Gabon
4 posts
6. Re: Transfer times at LHR

I understand now - feel better knowing the transfer requriement


7. Re: Transfer times at LHR

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