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1. Posted by k8thegr8 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

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Hello I'm going to NY in 2 months. We will fly from Prague to London-Heathrow and then we have 2 hours to catch our flight to NY. We are really nervous of not catching the plane. So I have some questions. Does anyone have an experience with transfer in Heathrow? We'll also land in terminal 3 and fly to NY from 3, so this is a benefit I hope. I'm also curious about the way out of the plane. I'm afraid that we will have to go by bus from the plane even that our next flight is from the same terminal we might have to go by bus through more terminals and it takes time.

Thank you for your time

[ Edit: Edited on 07-Jun-2015, at 01:48 by k8thegr8 ]

2. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 676 posts) 1y

It looks like only one set of gates (24a, 24b, 24c,...) in terminal 3 uses buses, all the rest of the 55 gates are airbridge connected. Even so these are close to the stands where the planes park so shouldn't take long.

Do you need to reclaim any hold baggage and drop it in for your onward flight? Or is it checked through between flights by the airline? I would think waiting for baggage reclaim would be your longest delay. If you can travel hand luggage only you could eliminate that delay.

Also will you already be checked in online for your onward flight? That would save queuing to check in. With no baggage to worry about and already checked in I'd say you could comfortably transfer in under an hour - the Heathrow website suggests allowing 70 minutes.

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 1y

Did you book the two flight legs separately, or are they on one ticket with one airline?


4. Posted by k8thegr8 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Luckily one ticket with one airline !

5. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 1y

Then you should be fine, your luggage should be checked straight through to New York and you should have ample time to get to the next gate. Don't stop and shop on the way though, haha...


6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 1y

Shouldn't be a problem I'd think.

7. Posted by jos1511 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Two hours should be more than enough time! You'll probably even have time to spare, from my experience at Heathrow.