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Enough layover time in Heathrow

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Jul 21st, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Enough layover time in Heathrow

I have posted this in the flight forum also, but thought I might get more response here.

Flying on AA landing at Heathrow at 7:50am. Taking separate flight from LHR on BA to Prague. Two choices on Prague flight. BA has a 10:20am and a 12pm flight to Prague. Would like to take the 10:20 flight (giving me 2 1/2 hrs between flights) but from frequent previous experience with delays and the size of Heathrow, is this the best choice?

Thanks for your help.
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Jul 21st, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Under normal conditions, you should have enough time (AA lands in T3, BA's flight to Prague departs from T3 as well). Delays would be my only worry. I take it it was cheaper to book them separately?
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Jul 21st, 2013, 11:27 AM
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By "separate flight" if you mean "separate ticket" then the longer layover is the safe bet. However, AA might agree to through-check your bags to PRG (if you show them both reservations at check-in) in which case you could do an airside connection with T3 (which AA uses and BA also uses for Prague) in which case 10:20 would be adequate.

If AA doesn't check your bags to PRG then you'd have to recover them and go through UK border controls, then re-check the bags and go back through security, which could make it dicey.
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Jul 21st, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Thank you both. Using AA miles to London and paying for BA to Prague. Couldn't get good connections on miles, so decided to buy the Prague ticket. Only taking carry-on bags, and since both arrival and departure are in T3 (per your info) so it seems that from what you are saying, we should be able to make to earlier connection.
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Jul 21st, 2013, 12:01 PM
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As long as your original flight isn't delayed...
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