With the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow now fully operational – albeit, unknown to most people, still using the old Terminal 1 baggage system so far – British Airways has published the timetable for its full move out of Terminal 1.
Over the course of the next 8 months all Terminal 1 flights will be moved. This will allow BA to consolidate its operations across Terminal 3 and Terminal 5.
The first stage, moving Dublin and Belfast to Terminal 5 and moving Barcelona from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3, took place three weeks ago.
The next stages are:
June 30, 2015 – Hanover, Luxembourg, Lyon, Marseille and Bilbao flights will move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3
June 30, 2015 – Amman, Beirut, Baku and Cairo flights will move from Terminal 1 to Terminal 5
October 14, 2015 – Miami, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Cape Town, Accra and Nairobi flights will move from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3
The October list of moves is a bit of a surprise. These are, in general, routes which do not have a First Class cabin.
You may remember back in June I wrote that Cape Town, Phoenix, Vancouver and Las Vegas (EDIT: originally wrote LA) would be flown with aircraft which retain the ‘old’ First Class seat. This will not be sold as First Class but as Club World.
What about Miami though? From October 14th next year this becomes an A380 service. Yet anyone flying to Miami in First Class will not be able to use the Concorde Room because that is only in Terminal 5. All very odd ….