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British Airways to move six long-haul routes to Heathrow Terminal 3

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In another sign of something like normality returning to the British Airways network, the airline is moving six long-haul routes from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Terminal 3.

This isn’t new, of course. Pre covid, British Airways ran a number of long-haul routes from Terminal 3.

The list of routes may look random but it isn’t. These are meant to be routes with fewer connecting passengers, meaning that the number of people who have to transfer from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3 is minimised.

Heathrow Terminal 3

The routes and switch dates are:

  • Accra – 25th April
  • Austin – 25th April
  • Barbados – 30th March
  • Orlando – 30th March
  • Las Vegas – 25th April
  • São Paulo / Buenos Aires – 25th April

(EDIT: It turns out that Phoenix is moving too)

The best thing about flying from Terminal 3, if you are in Business or First Class or have British Airways Silver or Gold status, is to visit the impress Qantas and Cathay Pacific lounges. There is no point visiting the British Airways lounges, frankly.

Here is:

The latter can be accessed by BA Gold card holders as well as First Class passengers.

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  • Johan says:

    Oslo moving to T3. Have just booked for late April and noticed when logging into MMB.

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