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A Guide to Connecting at LHR T5

Old Dec 31, 2015, 9:49 am
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What can I say other than job well done with such an excellent and comprehensive guide ^

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Old Dec 31, 2015, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
This presumably this is the lifts landside to take you from arrivals to departures? If exiting via baggage carousel 9, the Orange lift is in front of you and indeed the best way for South security. [If heading for North security you need to exit by baggage carousel 5]. You may need to push both buttons since the two lifts aren't connected for some reason. Not all lifts and not all escalators get you to the departure floor so it's worth knowing.

I wouldn't use the lift to go from the back of passports down to baggage reclaim, that is too short to be worth it.

EDIT: New FT function for adding photos! Click on the thumbnail for a fuller map of the exit route after the e-gates / UK Border / Dublin landside route:
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Thanks for this. I hadn't realized there were two sets of customs exits, and I had been choosing the North set. Going South instead should save me another 10 minutes.
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Old Dec 31, 2015, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by greg5
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Thanks for this. I hadn't realized there were two sets of customs exits, and I had been choosing the North set. Going South instead should save me another 10 minutes.
South is indeed shorter, distance wise, and still best on the whole I think. But the North Fast Track appears only to be known by Flyertalkers! I've rarely seen anyone else in it when I've used it.
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Old Dec 31, 2015, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
South is indeed shorter, distance wise, and still best on the whole I think. But the North Fast Track appears only to be known by Flyertalkers! I've rarely seen anyone else in it when I've used it.
Last time I tried North Fast Track, it was only labeled as FT, and then they threw me in with the rest of the pax. A couple days later it seems to have gone live. Oh well, it was still pretty fast, as I went way left.
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Old Dec 31, 2015, 12:23 pm
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Fantastic work KARFA answers lots of questions I was asking recently ;-)

Thanks for putting this together its a great resource for this forum.
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Old Dec 31, 2015, 7:18 pm
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What can I say other than job well done with such an excellent and comprehensive guide ^

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Fantastic work KARFA answers lots of questions I was asking recently ;-)

Thanks for putting this together its a great resource for this forum.
I thought you might like it. I remeber you recently asking quite a few questions about how things were laid out
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Old Jan 1, 2016, 1:20 am
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Amazing, very informative guide. Thank you so much for this, especially the DUB info.

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Old Jan 1, 2016, 1:38 am
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Excellent thread KARFA ^
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Old Jan 1, 2016, 4:04 am
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Great thread Karfa very informative and it will prove a great tool for the many questions that come up about connecting at LHR.

I am not sure on the rules but it may be worth adding to the UK and Ireland forum, a similar question is often asked there.
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Old Jan 1, 2016, 4:12 am
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Because BA833 was a bit early today and as I had not done it before I decided to connect via the FCC just to see what it is like. It wasn't too bad but I will use the landside option in future.
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Old Jan 1, 2016, 4:56 am
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Another ^ for KARFA from me ... outstanding bit of work.
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Old Jan 1, 2016, 7:25 am
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Sorry, I try and usually leave a bit of wiggle room in the timings but a family member is delayed on a their inbound flight and is going to be doing a T3 (Int) > T5 (UK) connection.

Do they go through conformance at T5 and if so is the timings still 35 min?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 1, 2016, 7:30 am
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Thanks KARFA for the massive effort! I'll be trialing the T5-T2-Bath Road route this evening.
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Old Jan 1, 2016, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by flieduk
Sorry, I try and usually leave a bit of wiggle room in the timings but a family member is delayed on a their inbound flight and is going to be doing a T3 (Int) > T5 (UK) connection.

Do they go through conformance at T5 and if so is the timings still 35 min?
Yes. It's always 35 minutes if going the e-gates route, counted at the entrance of security at the departure level of T5, it can be as low as 21 minutes if going via Flight Connections and HBO - counted from the BA desk in front of the T5 UK Border Force checkpoint. Consequently if time is tight it is best to go via Flight Connections. However if it is a through ticket, and BA believe the connection is non-viable, then it may be auto-rebooked anyway if the connection from T3 to T5 falls much below 75 minutes.
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Old Jan 1, 2016, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
Yes. It's always 35 minutes if going the e-gates route, counted at the entrance of security at the departure level of T5, it can be as low as 21 minutes if going via Flight Connections and HBO - counted from the BA desk in front of the T5 UK Border Force checkpoint. Consequently if time is tight it is best to go via Flight Connections. However if it is a through ticket, and BA believe the connection is non-viable, then it may be auto-rebooked anyway if the connection from T3 to T5 falls much below 75 minutes.
Hold on - is conformance used for non-connections (i.e. Landside to Airside security?)? I was not aware of that.

So, are you saying that conformance is less than 35 min when going through airside connections?
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