British Airways expands connection car transfers for premium passengers

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British Airways has announced an extension of its chauffeur driven executive car connection service at Heathrow.

Passengers travelling in First, Club World or Club Europe, plus British Airways Gold and Silver Executive Club members who are at risk of missing their connection, will be driven to their next flight.  Apparently an initial trial has proved successful and more vehicles are being added to the airline’s fleet.

British Airways expands premium car transfers

Other current initiatives to improve the Heathrow connection experience are in-air rebooking with your new flight details sent to the crew and a boarding pass waiting for you at the plane door, the allocation of planes with large numbers of connecting passengers to a gate in the same part of T5 and self-service boarding pass printers in the Flight Connections Centre, pictured below:

British Airways car connections for late arrivals

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  1. swhostring says:

    Current Wine Explorer offer @BA Offers is pretty good – 14 drinkable wines @ £3.93p/ bottle delivered, 2 free Dartington glasses and 1000 Avios – @1p makes the wines £3.21/ bottle delivered

  2. Hi Rob
    Any info ad to the definitive date of closing?
    Need to do a transfer and combine,hoping the avios will not go in a black hole!!

  3. OT: Gregg’s doesn’t accept AMEX . On plus side drinking my free cappuccino via Three’s wuntu app.

  4. swhostring says:

    Passports, good to know: the Passport Office is no longer adding unexpired months onto your new passport, effective 10th September. Many countries require 6 months left on your passport, so this rule change will work against you. For others, you may want to delay renewing your passport until the last month or so, depending on travel plans. No word yet on whether the EU will need you to have 6 months remaining or not when you enter.

  5. swhostring says:

    O/T Tesco’s new discount store format, Jack’s – meant to take on Aldi & Lidl – will NOT give Clubcard points.

  6. Does anyone here use Experian web monitoring? I’ve had several emails from them last week telling me that my email phone number last name and postcode have been published and sold illegally online. Wonderful. Thanks BA.

  7. OT: gold card anniversary bonus. Wondering if you can bag the 10000 point bonus then ring up and cancel and get a pro rata refund? My wife has her year coming up and this seems like an easy win or have I misunderstood?

    • swhostring says:

      Sure you can – just hold the card until you transfer out the 10K points (about 1 month)

      Yes the fee refund is pro-rated so your 1 month costs about £12

    • Yes but might be easier to cancel in the first few months and just reapply for full bonus

      • swhostring says:

        She is where she is 🙂

        A concept foreign to my wife, who constantly harks back to: if only we’d (YOU’D) done this etc

  8. OT: Ryanair: Book a 3 night stay and only pay 2 nights! Your discounted night is already deducted in the package price.

    Just got this through, might see if it’s worthwhile, but rarely do city breaks longer than the weekend in Europe!

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