In Transit via LHR to FCO -- Process?

Old Jan 29th, 2020, 04:02 AM
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In Transit via LHR to FCO -- Process?

I've never transited through Heathrow en route to another destination, as I will be doing later this year on the way to Rome. My flight from IAD has been changed so that now I have only a 2 hour layover at Heathrow. Will I go through immigration at Heathrow? (Last time, it took forever....) Anything else? Will 2 hours be enough time to connect?
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Old Jan 29th, 2020, 06:14 AM
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Unless you're traveling on separate tickets (are you?) you won't go through UK immigration. You'll go through a typical security check, then on to your departing gate. What airline(s) are you using? Two hours is generally adequate, even with a terminal change.
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Old Jan 29th, 2020, 08:00 AM
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Yes - you need to tell us more -- which airline(s)? One booking or two?
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Old Jan 29th, 2020, 08:20 AM
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You can get step by step instructions for your particular transfer/connection along with minimum time required on the Heathrow Airport website: https://www.heathrow.com/connecting-flights

Just enter your date of travel, airline/flight info and you'll get all the info you'll need.
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Old Jan 29th, 2020, 08:59 AM
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I'm flying BA on a single booking. And I'll check that website RoamsAround cited. Thanks!
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Old Jan 29th, 2020, 09:54 AM
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Most - but not all - BA flights use T-5. If you land anywhere near on time you should be fine.
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Old Jan 29th, 2020, 10:31 AM
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BA use T5 for both IAD arrivals and FCO departures, so just go through security and enjoy(?) the T5 shopping mall or lounges if you're riding in the pointy end.
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Old Jan 29th, 2020, 11:12 AM
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Follow the signs for Flight Connections and be aware that some flights from T5 need a transit train to get to the correct gate.

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...ht-connections

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