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Gatwick (LGW) South Terminal - user guide for BA travellers

Gatwick (LGW) South Terminal - user guide for BA travellers

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This thread is a user guide to the new British Airways LGW (London Gatwick) South Terminal. Operations for BA's service in LGW transferred on 25 January 2017 from the North terminal. The purpose of this guide is to assist passengers in locating the services and facilities in LGW South. Background to the move here: BA move to LGW South Terminal
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Old Nov 8, 18, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by argonath View Post
Flying Club Europe/Club World to Barbados from GLA via LGW and back, does this give you Fast Track Security through when connecting ?
Yes, all Club World and Club Europe passengers can use Premium Gatwick. In your case you will have to exit landside after arriving in LGW anyway, just go the short distance to main security and Premium Gatwick is on the left side. My preferred but unsigned route is to bear rightwards at Boots, and then take the lifts by the toilets intended for Bloc Hotel, but get off at the Departure Gate floor, and you're right by Premium Gatwick.
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Old Nov 8, 18, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Yes, all Club World and Club Europe passengers can use Premium Gatwick. In your case you will have to exit landside after arriving in LGW anyway, just go the short distance to main security and Premium Gatwick is on the left side. My preferred but unsigned route is to bear rightwards at Boots, and then take the lifts by the toilets intended for Bloc Hotel, but get off at the Departure Gate floor, and you're right by Premium Gatwick.
Thanks very much C-W-S this will help maximise time in the lounge :-)
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Old Jan 10, 19, 10:09 am
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Apologies for the thread ressurection for a pretty odd question: does anyone know how far in advance of my flight can I pass through security at LGW? I would be taking the AMS flight at 15:45, and probably getting to Gatwick at maybe 9am-ish.

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Old Jan 10, 19, 11:09 am
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As far as Iím aware as long as you have a valid boarding pass you can enter anytime on day of travel.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 11:15 am
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Previous reports on here suggest 6 hours.

LGW very very early for flight.... [Can't go airside 6+ hours before flight]
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Old Jan 10, 19, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by etiene View Post
Apologies for the thread ressurection for a pretty odd question: does anyone know how far in advance of my flight can I pass through security at LGW? I would be taking the AMS flight at 15:45, and probably getting to Gatwick at maybe 9am-ish.

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As early as you like on day of travel. Iíve flown into LGW at 8am or so and have camped out in a lounge waiting to board a 19.45 EZY to Alicante (shudder)

The only diabolical things I had to do were a) Ask the lovely lady at Easyjet self check in to lift the restrictions on the luggage drop as you canít luggage drop more than 2 hours out for short haul. And b) when booking/purchasing the aforementioned lounge access I lied about my departure time so I could be there all day.

But nobody said anything about my flight time at Security. Youíll be fine.
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Old Jan 10, 19, 12:32 pm
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It is six hours in South Terminal - simply a data load issue on the automated barriers, but you will probably be allowed in sooner, particularly if you are connecting in. It's easier to talk to someone about this via the Family Channel, to the left of Bloc hotel. When school time is on, they don't seem to mind a few non family people.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 11:35 am
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Connection questions to DUB on BA codeshare

HI all, a couple of questions.
We arrive BA CW from Antigua and connecting to Aer Lingus to DUB.
1. I assume BA will have through checked our luggage?
2. When we arrive, do we have to exit into public area and go through security again for our "domestic" connection since I am led to believe there is no flight connections like in LHR?
3. I assume we will still have BA lounge access since we arrive CW (and wife will be BA Gold), even though Aer Lingus only has economy but the flight has a BA number?
Haven't travelled through LGW for a long time, so any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Dselvan View Post
1. I assume BA will have through checked our luggage?
2. When we arrive, do we have to exit into public area and go through security again for our "domestic" connection since I am led to believe there is no flight connections like in LHR?
3. I assume we will still have BA lounge access since we arrive CW (and wife will be BA Gold), even though Aer Lingus only has economy but the flight has a BA number?
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1) If it is a single booking from ANU to DUB then yes it will be through checked.
2) Yes, you need to go fully landside at the moment, and then go through normal security at LGW. Just go through the exit channels, when landside continue onwards (slightly rightwards) to Boots, at the back of which by the WC are some lifts that take you to main security. I don't think you will have Fast Track in this scenario but it's usually just as fast with main security. The arrangements are expected to change in a few months - I don't have the precise date, but looking at the building work it doesn't seem too far off. Flight Connection at LGW South is only for international flights, and DUB doesn't count for that.
3) Yes, if Gold you would have lounge access so long as it is a BA issued ticket (125 ticket number) and Sold As a BA flight number.
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Old Mar 16, 19, 5:19 pm
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Thank you C-W-S. Yes it is a single PNR issued by BA with BA numbers on all flights including the AerLingus one.
Not travelling for a few more months, so will monitor situation.
Thanks for your help.
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Old May 30, 19, 4:11 pm
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Apologies, have read through thread but may have missed it- recommendations for a reasonable hotel near south terminal? Have an overnight and usually a Heathrow kind of a girl
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Old May 30, 19, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by nancypants View Post
Apologies, have read through thread but may have missed it- recommendations for a reasonable hotel near south terminal? Have an overnight and usually a Heathrow kind of a girl
The Hilton is built into South, so in easy reach, the other two options being the Bloc hotel and Yotel. The Sofitel and Hampton are built into North, and given the transit doesn't add much to the time needed to get there. There is Premier Inn which is slightly detached, but effectively in the complex and easy enough to walk to. Slightly further out from the Hilton is the Courtyard Marriott, it's walking distance but many people seem to take the £3 shuttle bus. Then there is a vast number of hotels connected by the 24 hour public bus network from LGW. Personally I prefer the Hilton.

Note that there is a cluster of hotels around the rear entrance to East Croydon station, including a Jury's and another Hampton. These places are therefore just a few minutes from South, and can be cost effective even adding in the rail fare.
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Old May 31, 19, 1:46 am
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Then there is a vast number of hotels connected by the 24 hour public bus network from LGW.
Indeed - being a resident of Crawley, there are a plethora of hotels in the town to suit all budgets, and regular buses will get you there easily (around 15 minutes from the South Terminal to the Travelodge in the town itself as an example) and unlike many airport bus routes I have used, no premium fares are charged - £2.50 each way.
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