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BA offering car transfers at Heathrow to late-running domestic passengers

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British Airways has launched a new service at Heathrow to help delayed inbound UK domestic passengers reach their connecting flights.

It is, I assume, a delayed reaction to the (no fault of BA) traumatic transit experience at Heathrow.  KLM has built up a major franchise by persuading travellers outside London that they will have an easier life if they transit in Amsterdam via a KLM connection from their local airport instead.

The service is called Premium Transfer Drive.

Premium Transfer Drive British Airways

To qualify you must be:

on a domestic flight into Heathrow

running late

travelling onwards in Club Europe, Club World or First, or holding a British Airways Executive Club Silver or Gold card

This service is not guaranteed.  BA is not stating the parameters under which you will be collected from your incoming flight, and there will obviously be capacity controls too.   You should also remember that, whilst you might make the plane, your luggage may not …..

You will need to be booked on a single through-ticket in order for BA to know you have a connection.

Whilst this service will only be used by a handful of people, it is – to be honest – more ambitious than we have come to expect from British Airways of late.  Perhaps things are picking up.

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Comments (34)

  • martin says:

    We now just leave a bigger gap between connections if possible.
    I hate arriving at a destination to find my bags didn’t make the connection and then wait 5 days for them to all turn up.

  • bill says:

    great just need ba to introduce IOM-LHR now ,,,grrr

  • Peter Taysum says:

    Oh they’re playing that dreadful “safety video” on BA… Thankfully my screen wasn’t working so I insisted they did a manual safety demo.

    I think my screen won’t be working quite a lot in future…

    • Steve says:

      Selfish g*t! Who are to decide the safety briefing? By lying? If you don’t want to pay any attention then don’t.

  • Ian says:

    You are right about KLM. From Glasgow the flight takes around the same time as a Heathrow flight. You still get your free G&T and Amsterdam airport is easier to get around. My only gripe is when flying KLM business class passengers are invited to the dreaded Glasgow Upper Deck Playground.. sorry lounge, while the BA lounge is superior.

  • Harry Hv says:

    Ha ha ha you’ll be driven at high speed across Heathrow only to be barred from actually getting on the plane by BA”s stinking “conformance” which will have offloaded you automatically 35 minutes ealier