What time for early flight to Heathrow

Old Sep 2nd, 2015, 02:33 PM
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What time for early flight to Heathrow

We have a 7:50am flight from Heathrow to US, what time should we be picked up by car service? 5:00am or earlier? I'm thinking of using Just Airports. Hotel near Lancaster Gate.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2015, 02:38 PM
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I'd stay perhaps at one of the bevy of airport areas hotels with shuttle buses to the terminals. Or leave yes very early - what time do you have to check in?
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Old Sep 2nd, 2015, 04:05 PM
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With an early flight out of Heathrow's Terminal 5, we splurged at the Sofitel, which is attached to the airport. We walked over a bridge directly into the terminal. Likewise there is a Hilton attached to Terminal 4.

Alternatively there are hotels (kinda) near Heathrow and connected by the Hotel Hoppa shuttle bus. This bus has departures starting in the 4 AM hour.

Obviously a night in London is preferable. Depends on how comfortable you are with that. Shouldn't be any traffic at that hour of the morning.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2015, 05:15 PM
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There's also a Yotel in Terminal 4 which may be cheaper.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2015, 05:35 PM
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I would confirm with your airline what time they want you to check in (NOT arrive at the airport - but actually check in - allowing for lines). Heathrow can be a bear.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2015, 05:44 PM
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Thanks for the replies. We don't really want to switch hotels. I will check with the airline about check in time they didn't say on their Web site just that they open at 5:00am. I was wondering if it takes an hour or more to get to the airport without much traffic that early?
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Old Sep 2nd, 2015, 05:46 PM
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Without much traffic, probably an hour or less. Have done it in 35 minutes, just no guarantees.
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 08:33 AM
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S.O. wants to stay at the airport. United airlines says we fly out of Terminal 2, any hotel you suggest which is closest to there?
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 09:13 AM
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There are no hotels anywhere near the centsal core of Heathrow.

Your boyfriend is ill-advised.

In time terms, the closest hotels to T2 & 3 are those within easy walking distance of Paddington. The 0510 first Heathrow Express will get you into T2 by 0530. It will almost inevitably take longer to get a bus from any airport hotel, though you might get there from the T5 Sofitel in about 15 mins if you're lucky
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 11:47 AM
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Thanks flanneruk I agree with you!
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