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Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

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Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

Hi all,

At which Trml will BA 138 arrive from Mumbai and from which trml will BA 185 depart for Newark? I mean T 5A or 5B or 5C? Can any one please tell the correct route and steps in sequence for this connecting flight so an old lady travelling alone wouldn't face any problem? I have read that irrespective of where you land in T5, you must first go to Connections Center in T5A? what if arrival and dep both are from T5B/5C? If the onward flight gate is not yet announced, still must I proceed to 5A-Connections or can I clear security in 5B/C when flight gate is announced?

Thanks in advance for a quick reply.

Anil

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1. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

This will be useful for you to explore:

britishairways.com/en-gb/…london-heathrow-t5

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2. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g1-i10702-k67567…

and then of course this thread

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3. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

Assuming you have booked this as one ticket the time between flights will be sufficient to make the connection - don't dawdle until you've gone through the Flight Connections Centre though

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4. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

Even after the opening of T5C Terminal 5 still doesn't have enough gates, and a proportion of flights park remotely with the passengers being transferred to and from the terminal by bus. If this happens the bus will take you to or leave from the main terminal (A), When arriving follow the flight connections signs once you're inside the terminal. If the departing flight is leaving from a remote stand, it will be shown as departing from A10 which is actually a whole set of gates with buses waiting outside.

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5. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

You have already asked this question, and the answer is still that there is no way of knowing which gates these flights will use until you get there on the day.

If you are concerned about an elderly traveller, contact BA in advance to arrange assistance at Heathrow.

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6. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

Can any one please tell the correct route and steps in sequence for this connecting flight so an old lady travelling alone wouldn't face any problem

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Yes, follow signs to Flight Connections. Simple, straightforward, easy to remember. The last thing the old lady needs is a set of very precise directions that turn out to be wrong due to an unexpected change, or she missed one step in the sequence.

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7. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

I have transfered at LHR many times. The signs are clear, and there is airport staff along the way. There is also an area with counters for the different airlines, so there will be plenty of people to ask for directions if she gets lost.

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8. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

Were the answers on your other thread not sufficient? 'Can any one please tell the correct route and steps in sequence for this connecting flight...' You've been told this, in great detail.

'... so an old lady travelling alone wouldn't face any problem...' wirewiper's suggestion is a good one. Contact BA to ask for ground assistance. Alternately, give the 'old lady' a sheet of paper with questions and answers in English and in her language so she may use that if need be.

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9. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

LHR T5 is probably one of the best places to connect in the world! It is right passengers don't know the gate number in advance. But the system is organised around that idea. And moving from T5 B or C to T5 A is really quick and easy.

So, Anil, with 3 hours connecting time, and assuming you are on one ticket, just go to T5 A and enjoy the place while waiting for your next flight. About 1 hour ahead of departure time, check the board to see where is your gate. It takes more or less 15 minutes to get there whether it is in T5 A, B or C.

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10. Re: Heathrow Trml 5 flight connections a nightmare?

Having had the misfortune to injure my back the day before flying out of Heathrow, I can tell you that the terminal staff who assists passengers are really terrific. Just get in touch with BA and tell them your concerns and ask them to escort the lady.