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Old Sep 11, 18, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by bigenna View Post
I have found out that BA charges for seat selection, even in business class, outside of the 24 hour check in window. Not sure if that would be the case if booked through AA.
Yes, it'll be the same: the operating airline's rules apply.
Originally Posted by bigenna View Post
If we have one ticket CPH-LHR-YVR, will our luggage be checked right through to Vancouver without us having to transfer it ourselves and thus avoiding going through all the customs/security checks again at LHR?
Your luggage would then be through-checked. You would not have to clear either immigration or customs, and you'd next see your bag at YVR. However, you will have to clear security at LHR, typically within the transfer/connections stream. Because CPH-LHR operates to Terminal 5 and LHR-YVR operates from Terminal 3, that stream includes an airside bus transfer between the terminals; you'd clear security at T3 when you get there.
Originally Posted by bigenna View Post
we plan on making use of one of the lounges at Heathrow, and wonder what your experiences have been, regarding getting to gate on time. What I mean is, if gate time is one hour before, how long would you give yourself between leaving lounge and arriving at gate?
You do not need to be at the gate one hour before departure time. You'll just end up standing in queues when you could have been sitting comfortably in a lounge for longer. The gate closes at T-20m, so if you are there by then you will be fine. IME, it's rare for physical boarding to be complete by that time, but if you are very concerned, you could aim to be at the gate by T-30m. At T3, it shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes to get to the gate from any of the lounges that will be available to you, assuming that you have no mobility problems.
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