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T5 to T5 connection: Can I go to T3 for the lounges?

Old Jan 28, 19, 3:02 pm
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T5 to T5 connection: Can I go to T3 for the lounges?

I flying AMS-LHR-JNB with a lengthy 5 hour layover at Heathrow. Both flights arrive and depart into T5. Is there a way to get from T5 to T3 airside and back without a ticket for a flight departing from T3.
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Old Jan 29, 19, 12:31 am
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Old Jan 29, 19, 3:09 am
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Personally I wouldn't bother but that's me. I'm not sure I get this apparent need to lounge hop but if that's what the OP wants ...

You'd need to allow time to get to T3 (which involves clearing security on arrival at T3) and then as stated in the second link posted above 90 minutes before departure to get back to T5 (and again reclear security)

The poster in the second link @corporate-wage-slave is a denizen of LHR and he probably knows more about getting around it that many of the staff there so if he says 90 minutes then he means it!
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Old Jan 29, 19, 7:52 am
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Old Jan 30, 19, 8:43 am
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The pain of the transfer to and from T3 for some Dan Dan noodles or slightly better gin is too great for me. With five hours I would aim to have a shower and dinner in T5.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 8:45 am
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The pain of the transfer to and from T3 for some Dan Dan noodles or slightly better gin is too great for me. With five hours I would aim to have a shower and dinner in T5.
Thanks @LondonElite . Seeing as T3 is out, what would be the best lounge in T5 then? Appreciate all the help!
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Old Jan 30, 19, 9:00 am
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What status do you have? What class are you flying? If possible, I would go to the First lounge.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 9:24 am
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What status do you have? What class are you flying? If possible, I would go to the First lounge.
Unfortunately no status, just flying on a paid J ticket from AMS to JNB.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 10:17 am
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Unfortunately no status, just flying on a paid J ticket from AMS to JNB.
T5B lounge. You'll likely be leaving from C gates (if A380) or B or C if the 787 rotation, and it's a much more peaceful and pleasant experience.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 10:28 am
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Personally I wouldn't bother but that's me. I'm not sure I get this apparent need to lounge hop but if that's what the OP wants ...
5 hours is a loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggg time to spend in a T5 lounge, though, so I can kind of see an attraction for a two-way inter-terminal transfer as a kind of kill-time exercise with access to a nicer choice of lounge as a bonus but you are right that everybody will have their own take on this and there simply isn't a 'right' or 'wrong' answer on whether to stay put at T5 or not.
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Old Jan 30, 19, 11:00 am
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5 hours is a loooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggg time to spend in a T5 lounge, though, so I can kind of see an attraction for a two-way inter-terminal transfer as a kind of kill-time exercise with access to a nicer choice of lounge as a bonus but you are right that everybody will have their own take on this and there simply isn't a 'right' or 'wrong' answer on whether to stay put at T5 or not.
Maybe. It is a long time.
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With that long try all three lounges. An hour in each plus some walking in the tunnels should break things up nicely
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