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roughly 2 hour to get from Heathrow to Gatwick, enough time??

roughly 2 hour to get from Heathrow to Gatwick, enough time??

Sep 22nd, 2007, 05:04 PM
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1) Your flight was 45 mins late - does than mean your original schedule would not have worked?

and 2) - the VAST majority of folks fly coach, and don't qualify for Fast-trak
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Sep 25th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Let me try to answer some of these questions:

First I pre-bought tickets 1 hour after our scheduled departure, the lady at the ticket booth for National Express said we could get on an earlier bus with that pre-purchased ticket at no cost.

Were you flying business or coach?
Business class

Did you arrive as scheduled, at 07:40 or earlier?
I think we arrived a bit early like 20 mins or so.

bus to terminal?
Not sure what you mean with this question.

Only carryon or were bags at carousel quickly?
We had to pick up two suitcases at the carousel.


About how long did it take the bus to get to Gatwick?
Just under an hour without traffic.

Check in?
We checked in right inside as you enter the terminal, no lines.

You did say the flight departed 45 minutes late, so 11:30, so 4 hours between the flights?

Yes I think 11:30am was the departure flight, we had time to grab a sandwich before boarding.

So I'm not sure how this story would've been different had we not been in Business class, but we were.
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Sep 25th, 2007, 02:32 PM
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After much thought and remembering what another BA ticket agent told me it seems a 3 hour window is doable or else BA wouldn't be saying this. If this wasn't the case I'm sure it would be a bigger headache for BA to deal with and they would say a 3 hour window wasn't feasible. The BA ticket agent told me he's done this transfer many a times and said not to worry.
I guess we should hear from the people who DIDN'T make their connection since it seems all who have had this did make their connection?
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