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  • steve7612 31 posts

    We’re booked later this year flying BA from EDI-LHR (Economy) then LHR-SFO with VS (Upper). It’s booked as one ticket through Virgin (I’m also Gold but not sure if makes a difference here). Looking for clarity on two points as finding it impossible to contact Virgin to ask…

    – Do our bags check through at Heathrow? We have plenty of time if we need to collect then check in again but would obviously rather not (same with do we remain airside and able to go through connections?)
    – I’m clear on our baggage allowance on the Virgin flight, but then do we need to work with BA’s allowance on the BA flight?


    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 1,884 posts

    1 – on the same booking bags will be transferred.

    1a – yes you can remain airside. Follow the purple flight connections signs for the bus to T3 where you’ll clear security(and vice versa on the return unless you want to use revivals where you’ll enter the Uk then make your own way to T5)

    2 – Should be the VS allowance and should be on your ticket.

    QwertyKnowsBest 299 posts

    Just released should have done same and booked BA MAN-LHR with VS on one ticket when booking LHR-CPT. Instead school boy error and booked stand alone tickets. Out of interest anyone have any idea roughly how much a BA domestic connections adds to a VS issued long haul ticket?

    steve7612 31 posts

    There was no logic to it for me. I ended up having to do the return leg as a separate booking as it would adding on £2k! On some dates and times it was even making it cheaper.

    NorthernLass 6,748 posts

    MAN-LHR in economy ranges from £45 to over £300 one-way depending on the time of the flight, it’s crazy. If you’re planning to book it separately the best value is often a RFS for circa 4k avios plus £17.50 each way.

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