BA to MXP with connection at LHR

Jul 4th, 2019, 06:45 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,624
BA to MXP with connection at LHR

We are looking at a Biz award ticket from the US to Milan connecting through LHR. This will be all ticketed on one BA ticket, but the connection time is 1.5 hours. We won't check bags.

Where do we hit immigration? LHR or Milan?
If it's Milan, I feel we should take the chance. What do you think?

BA has two later flights to Milan, so I assume they would rebook us if they had to, but we're American Airlines customers taking our award on BA metal. Does it make any difference?
tuscanlifeedit is offline  
Jul 4th, 2019, 08:33 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,362
You should be fine. Milan flights depart from Terminal 5, which is where you'll probably land coming from the US*. You'll go through security at Heathrow but not passport control nor customs; you'll do both of those in Milan. 90 minutes ought to be ample, and yes, if you misconnect they'll simply put you on the next flight.

*As far as I know, the only BA-metal flights from the east coast that use T3 are those from Miami. Where are you flying from or connecting through?

Last edited by Gardyloo; Jul 4th, 2019 at 08:36 AM.
Gardyloo is offline  
Jul 4th, 2019, 10:15 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,624
The flight leaves for LHR from Pittsburgh, our home city. The first direct flight to Europe I've taken within memory.
tuscanlifeedit is offline  
Jul 4th, 2019, 12:32 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 4,626
<<they'll simply put you on the next flight.>> The next available flight, not necessarily the next flight.
Odin is offline  
Jul 4th, 2019, 12:54 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,980
It all depends on how many planes are coming in at that time. BA from LAX comes in at T5, C gates, and might be different for flights from Pittsburgh, and the LIN flights we get go from T5 A gates, may be different for MXP flights. You go to flight connections, and through security again. It is quite a walk to get from one to the other, but I think there is some sort of transport, maybe a train. It is a fairly tight connection, we like to leave about 2 hours or a little more between planes.
joto is offline  
Jul 4th, 2019, 01:29 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,624
That's helpful, joto. I'm holding fire on making the booking. It's very far out and I'm still scouting Biz award tickets but this is good to know. The other options on BA from Pittsburgh direct have roomier connection but they go to MXP. I had rather thought that LIN would be preferable for us, but I'm no old hand at Milan airports. Which makes it easiest to get in the city? We'll only have two nights.
tuscanlifeedit is offline  
Jul 5th, 2019, 04:27 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 13,678
Linate is much closer to Milan, a taxi ride.
HappyTrvlr is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post

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 -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:30 AM.