American Airlines moving its flights to London Heathrow Terminal 5

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American Airlines will be moving all of its London Heathrow flights into BA’s Terminal 5 from tomorrow, Tuesday.

‘All’ isn’t much at the moment, of course.  American is only operating four flights – one per day to Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW), New York JFK, Chicago O’Hare and Miami.

Check-in will be in Zone C, except for Flagship First customers who can use the First Wing.  The dedicated security lane in the First Wing is currently closed, however, so if there are no queues it is a bit of a waste of time heading down there.

Lounge access is available as per standard oneworld rules.

Finnair is also due to move to Terminal 5 in the next couple of weeks.

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  1. They sent us all the stuff about it including a full spreadsheet with all the offers. I admit there’s nothing on the homepage though ….

  2. dwadda says:

    Rats. The AA arrivals lounge at T3 was very useful. It was open until 3pm.

    • Andrew says:

      And good if you were flying CX of QF. That’s a shame if one of them doesn’t take it over. Maybe T5 arrivals will allow all OW arrivals access – what’s the policy at the moment?

    • My best bet is that this is only temporary, given AA has their own facilities (arrivals/departure lounge) at T3. Once T3 reopens I’m sure they will both move back there.

  3. @mkcol says:

    I couldn’t find a definition of what Avis considers to be a long term rental to then qualify for the one off extra Avios.
    I’m guessing it’s one week but it doesn’t explicitly say, unless I’ve read past it 4 times.

  4. A shame about AA moving from a lounge perspective, as others have noted. I was due to fly AA to JFK in April, which obviously never happened in the end, and was looking forward to finally getting to see what the Cathay lounge was all about. It is highly unlikely that I will fly Cathay or Qantas from LHR in the upcoming years.

  5. Kris Schimmel says:

    Did American ever renovate the lounge in T3 or will they have a fancy new one in T5?

    • They never renovated. As to whether they’ll have a new one, it isn’t clear….it wasn’t even clear that this was a permanent move until recently!

      • The AA move is permanent? I liked their lounge in T3, it was always quite quiet, self serve drinks (although the beer selection was terrible, carlsberg, bud and kaliber) and the pic and mix to make a bag to take on the flight. The BA lounges in T5 feel anything but premium

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