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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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Comments (52)

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  • VSCXfan says:

    No coincidence that VS flies to AUS, BGI, LAS and MCO from T3?

  • Paul says:

    The ONLY good thing about T3 is the Qantas, Cathay and Amex Lounges. Otherwise it remain an absolute dump.

    • Rob says:

      Was looking quite smart this morning. Shops have been upgraded – big LV now for eg.

      • tony says:

        That’s just what you want when you get to the airport and realise you haven’t packed any socks….

        As an aside, fast track at T3 last week decanted me straight into departures without having to schlep through duty free, which is always a welcome move.

        • Andrew says:

          General fast track has always exited there apart from the VS wing which brings you out with the general queue via Duty Free.

  • Worthing Oldie says:

    Never used T3 before, and only just got used to T5. Is there a train or bus link between the two ?

    • Andrew says:

      Yes, the Tube or the Heathrow Express – both of which are free between terminals.

  • Russ says:

    oh poo, hotel I’d booked through to may now closed till July. I was hoping that the 30 nights at 2x elite plus my 15 free Marriott card would give me titanium. oh well best laid plans and all that…

    • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

      Russ, post more details on the Marriott section of the forums and then others will be able to advise you on what your best alternative may be.

  • Terry Newman says:

    Your list should also include Phoenix, Arizona. I use this regularly and it is switching to T3

  • ADS says:

    Most of those T3 routes aren’t a surprise – but Austin was a bit

    I would have thought that there would be a decent amount of connecting passengers ex Austin to Europe, and ex Europe to Austin

  • Mycity says:

    Looking at our flights in November they are still scheduled from T5 trying to book new flights shows from T3 in October but T5 in November, is it possible it’s just a summer move for MCO or have they not caught up with the November schedule yet?

  • BL says:

    Can one access the CX lounge in T3 if flying out of T5? (Is it permissible to clear conformance in T5 and take the airside bus to T3, visit the lounge, then back to T5? Or, clear in T3, visit, then airside over to T5?)

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