1 hour Heathrow connection possible?

Jun 26th, 2014, 03:27 PM
  #21  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63,579
>>what will it make it very difficult to get from the plane in T3 to security at T5?<<

It isn't difficult getting from one terminal to the other - not at all. Doing it in 25 minutes is the issue. The two terminals are very far apart so the bus ride alone takes about 10 minutes - and they only run about every 10 minutes at that time of night. Plus deplaning and the long walks at both ends . The math just doesn't add up.
janisj is online now  
Jun 26th, 2014, 04:35 PM
  #22  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
Just for reference, Heathrow's published minimum connection time for T3-T5 Int'l-Int'l transfer ON SAME TICKET is 90 minutes. That should tell you something.
rkkwan is offline  
Jun 26th, 2014, 04:40 PM
  #23  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Ok, so the conformance looks like the deal breaker: no matter if the plane is late, if I am not at security 35 minutes before I will *absolutely not* be allowed to board?
Duflo is offline  
Jun 26th, 2014, 06:35 PM
  #24  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 63,579
It is more than just 'the conformance' . . . the terminals are practically in different counties. It isn't like you are just moving to a different gate.

So even IF you didn't need to be at security 35 mins prior to the scheduled departure time and had 10 or 15 mins leeway . . . you still probably wouldn't make it.
janisj is online now  
Jun 27th, 2014, 03:24 AM
  #25  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 5,995
Any reason why you didn't take the earlier BA flight from New York (dep 7:15am, arr 6:55pm), which would have allowed you to connect to the 8:40pm flight to Paris?
DonTopaz is offline  
Jun 27th, 2014, 06:25 AM
  #26  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Yeah, I have to be on a Delta flight to London because of who's paying for it.

I think I will bite the bullet and reroute my flight, even for the hefty fee. Why aren't there flights from LHR to PAR after 8pm?
Duflo is offline  
Jun 27th, 2014, 06:28 AM
  #27  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,062
This is very simple. You won't make the Paris flight, full stop, so contact BA NOW, rebook for the following morning, pay the change fee (MUCH cheaper than a new ticket) and find someplace cheap to spend the night at Heathrow. Treat this as an expensive learning experience.
Gardyloo is online now  
Jun 27th, 2014, 06:39 AM
  #28  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 12,611
If you have to fly Delta then why not fly Delta direct to Paris?
hetismij2 is offline  
Jun 27th, 2014, 09:12 AM
  #29  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 23,074
Most traveling between London and Paris take the train nowadays, so much fewer flights between the two city. Most who take the day-time Trans-Atlantic flight to London will not connect anywhere else. And there's an hour time difference to the continent. A 8:40p flight to Paris arrives almost 11p already.

Most taking the BA flights to Paris would be connecting from one of the longhauls into London, and vast majority of those arrive in the morning or early afternoon.
rkkwan is offline  
Jun 27th, 2014, 01:28 PM
  #30  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 9
Thanks for all the replies, and for why there's no later flights. I've accepted that it's physically impossible to make a T3 to T5 transfer in 1 hr, and rebooked the flight.

Thanks again!
Duflo is offline  
Jul 3rd, 2014, 02:10 PM
  #31  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,566
good move...we did that transfer last week and it took exactly 100 minutes with no dawdling!
immimi is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:12 PM.