Help! Can I fly LGW-TRN with no passport?!

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Old Jan 17, 18, 6:29 am
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What we don't know is if you actually know where your passport is. Searching devours time.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE View Post
What we don't know is if you actually know where your passport is. Searching devours time.
Fortunately that was not a problem! In the file in my drawer where I carefully put it after my last trip!

Now on the journey back to Gatwick - this is looking promising, readers!
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Old Jan 17, 18, 7:33 am
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Be thankful BA are now south terminal, otherwise the run and wait for the shuttle would cost you another 10m
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Old Jan 17, 18, 7:47 am
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Anyone else feeling tense just reading that?

best of luck to the OP. Sincerely hope they make it.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 7:50 am
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Yes, this is very tense. The Turin flight's departure time is 15:35 so our gallant poster will either be in or off by now.....
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Old Jan 17, 18, 7:54 am
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The flight looks to be on time. T-45 and the crew are already on board. Good luck OP.
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Leaving from gate 4 - not too far from security.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by Up In The Air View Post
Leaving from gate 4 - not too far from security.
Actually, thanks to LGW's strange numbering system, that is right at the end of the new, most southerly pier generally used by Norwegian, and previous Monarch (RIP). Gate 9 being the first gate (obviously). Still, it's better than any gate higher than 14.
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Old Jan 17, 18, 8:02 am
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The hero of our story is fine! Just finishing a swift G&T in the lounge, and will then head off to Gate 4!

Thanks all for your tips and support!
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Old Jan 17, 18, 8:04 am
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The hero of our story is fine! Just finishing a swift G&T in the lounge, and will then head off to Gate 4!

Thanks all for your tips and support!
And a lounge visit, there you go. [Note the priorities, over keeping the denizens of this thread to to date]. Well done and whew!
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Old Jan 17, 18, 8:17 am
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And a lounge visit, there you go. [Note the priorities, over keeping the denizens of this thread to to date]. Well done and whew!
Thanks! And in true CWS style, arrived at the gate at T-21. My reporting on the success or otherwise of group boarding will have to wait for another day.

And now there's a queue on the airbridge, I could have had another G&T...
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This is brilliant to follow, not so much for the OP obviously. I really want to know if he made it!
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Old Jan 17, 18, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
Thanks! And in true CWS style, arrived at the gate at T-21. My reporting on the success or otherwise of group boarding will have to wait for another day.

And now there's a queue on the airbridge, I could have had another G&T...
Superb! Well done Deltus 😀
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Can we have a live tracker of some sort? That would make these types of threads even more exciting.
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
Just arrived at Gatwick without a passport, so dived back onto a train home. There's a chance I could make it back in time.

However, I have my UK photocard driving licence. If I change at East Croydon and go back to Gatwick, will I be able to fly with that, since it's all EU?

​​​​​​Can't believe how stupid I was!
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sorry but a driver license is not an EU ID card, so chances are if you are allow to leave the U.K. upon return to the U.K. they might denied you entry or you will spend few hours with immigration trying to prove you are a British citizen! My advice talk to BA and reschedule your time and go home and get the proper documentation

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