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What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

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What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport (Terminal 3)?

Note that I ask for waiting time at the arrival immigration control.

Is 2-hours range appropriate to prepare?

I am an international traveller from Dubai.

More information, I will be arrive at Heathrow Airport by the start of March.

Edited: 5:26 am, February 20, 2014
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1. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

"What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport (Terminal 3)?" - There are lots of variables in play such as number of other flights arriving, number of staff on duty, nationality of other passengers.

This site gives performance details but it's not time specific - in January 2014 the wait time at LHR Terminal 3 was less than 45 minutes for 99.6% on Non EEA passengers.

heathrowairport.com/about-us/…border-force

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2. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

Thank you TomC97.

Anyone experienced this airport at 7AM?

What is the immigration waiting time?

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3. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

One persons experience at 7am on one day is not going to be representative.

It might take longer, it might take less, it could be as simple as a couple of flights from a non EU country getting in 10 minutes ahead or 10 minutes behind you making 30 minutes difference.

Most people report it taking about an hour to get through in general.

Why do you need to know? If its for a car service, a good one will check your fight.

If its for a train, where are you going?

Edited: 5:57 am, February 20, 2014
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4. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

Yes, I have, and it differs every time. No one can tell you how long it will take, especially as a non eu visitor.

I'm not sure of the question you have specifically,,,are you in transit, and have to go from one terminal to another, or are you arriving and wish to know how long it will take you to leave...? I guess both amount to the same thing, but I don't understand the use of the word " prepare"?

Much depends on the day,,,how many agents are in place, what plane landed before you, how big the queue is, any issues that arrive with visitors that may take the agents time...

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5. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

Thank you joeintheuk and froggyEngland.

I have a train at 11.30AM from Euston.

Note that I need at least an hour and a hour to Euston.

If 2-hours range is not enough, so I can prepare for it.

Prepare means to cancel the old booking of the train

and make a new booking with a later time.

So, I would like to know the estimated waiting time.

Edited: 6:10 am, February 20, 2014
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6. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

If you have a train to catch you should either buy a flexible train fare (usually called off peak) or allow at least 3 hours and preferably 4-5 to make your connection. I'd say about an hour is a good average for a non EU passport holder to get through Immigration and then an hour to get across London but no one can say for sure because it depends a lot on what other flights are getting in at the same time and how many Border control desks are open. In addition you need to allow for possible public transport glitches including car services, which are uncommon but not unheard of.

Edited: 6:13 am, February 20, 2014
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7. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

7am is a very busy time at LHR. They try not to allow landings before 6am, so you sometimes get a load of overnight long haul aircraft stacked, which can create a bit of a backlog at the start of the day.

However, the immigration officials are aware of this and will try to staff it accordingly.

It may be less busy if you are arriving on a weekend.

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8. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

You should make a train at 11.30. No guarantee though.

However if you have bought an off-peak ticket you can use it on any train up to 15.00. You don't need to rebook, you just sit in any unreserved seat.

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9. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

Thank you parklandwalk.

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10. Re: What is the waiting time for 7AM flight at Heathrow Airport?

One other thing = where are you going to from Euston? There are some good bus services from the airport which at least cut out the risk factor of getting to Euston.