Overnight bag drop

Old Jul 28, 2022, 2:38 am
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Overnight bag drop

We’re flying from Heathrow T5 next week and staying at the Sofitel the night before, with a direct walkway to the terminal.

Is BA still operating the overnight bag drop service which would enable us to relieve ourselves of our check-in luggage the night before, and if so is it still only applicable for flights due to depart up until 13:00. Ours departs at 13:30.

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Old Jul 28, 2022, 3:36 am
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Originally Posted by JonnyA
We’re flying from Heathrow T5 next week and staying at the Sofitel the night before, with a direct walkway to the terminal.

Is BA still operating the overnight bag drop service which would enable us to relieve ourselves of our check-in luggage the night before, and if so is it still only applicable for flights due to depart up until 13:00. Ours departs at 13:30.
Yes, it is still available and still only for flights up to 13:00 the following day.

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...ng/checking-in

It's a good service, if your flight is within the window.
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Old Jul 28, 2022, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by FlightDetective
Yes, it is still available and still only for flights up to 13:00 the following day.

https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb...ng/checking-in

It's a good service, if your flight is within the window.
Thanks. Never mind then!
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Old Sep 21, 2022, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by FlightDetective
Yes, it is still available and still only for flights up to 13:00 the following day.
Currently the next day flight departure time availability is different for Gatwick vs. Heathrow. This is the quote on BA's website:

"Overnight Bag Drop is available from 16:00-22:00 for flights departing the next day before 10:00 from London Heathrow Terminal 3 and Terminal 5. It is also available from 18:00-21:00 for flights departing the next day before 13:00 from London Gatwick."
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Old May 28, 2023, 5:03 am
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Flying in august only, but preparing.
We land at LHR 21.40 from AMS, next day have a 9am flight to BER. Staying at Hilton T4.

How strict is the 10pm cut off for overnight bag drop? I assume we use the first wing for the drop?
Is it wise to use the service at all, what is the risk of bags getting lost?

We will have 4 heavy bags, so lugging it from T5 to T4 Hilton vv is a bit meh.

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Old May 28, 2023, 5:16 am
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Is this one booking? In which case the bags could be checked through and held in the overnight bag store at T5 anyway.
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Old May 28, 2023, 7:10 am
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Is this one booking? In which case the bags could be checked through and held in the overnight bag store at T5 anyway.
Separate bookings, the Berlin flight was so expensive but managed to get a RFS for that sector.
AMS-LHR would be paid for and priced reasonable.

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I've done twilight bag drop for a flight leaving at 1350.

This was in March.
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Originally Posted by Globalist
Separate bookings, the Berlin flight was so expensive but managed to get a RFS for that sector.
AMS-LHR would be paid for and priced reasonable.
Usually the last flight is around 22:30 hrs, often EZE, and that means everyone should complete baggage drop by 21:45 and out of landside by 21:55. The last half a dozen services are longhaul and people tend not to arrive at the last moment. Therefore the chances of being able to check in after your BER flight are low.
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Usually the last flight is around 22:30 hrs, often EZE, and that means everyone should complete baggage drop by 21:45 and out of landside by 21:55. The last half a dozen services are longhaul and people tend not to arrive at the last moment. Therefore the chances of being able to check in after your BER flight are low.
Thanks CWS, that’s clear.
So my two choices are to take the earlier flight from AMS or to lug 2x30kg per passenger with us.

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Old May 28, 2023, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by Globalist
Thanks CWS, that’s clear.
So my two choices are to take the earlier flight from AMS or to lug 2x30kg per passenger with us.

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Hi,

You could leave the heavy cases at the left luggage in T5 and collect them the next morning prior to check in for BER.
However I see on the website it closes at 2200 so it only gives you 20mins after landing to collect your bags and get to the left luggage office

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Old May 28, 2023, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by Globalist
Thanks CWS, that’s clear.
So my two choices are to take the earlier flight from AMS or to lug 2x30kg per passenger with us.
Or take the train to Berlin (6 hours or so, 80€). Or travel a little more lightly. Or find a more cost effective flight arrangement.
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We have a 10:10 am flight from T5, would we be allowed some leeway on the 10:00 am cut off to do an overnight drop?
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Old Jun 26, 2023, 4:51 pm
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We have a 10:10 am flight from T5, would we be allowed some leeway on the 10:00 am cut off to do an overnight drop?
Yes, I would expect that to be OK.
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My luggage on an upcoming single ticket AMS-LHR-VCE arriving LHR at 1620 and departing next day at 1345 will be checked through to VCE in AMS ,yes?
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