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  • KJRKJR 10 posts


    Does anyone know the earliest time you can check in for a BA flight at DFW? We’re travelling on BA192 in April in First which departs at 19:30. As there are a fair number of lounges in Terminal D we would like to have enough time to try them all. I know the official line is always 3 hours before departure but is it possible to check in earlier than that?


    Richie 1,075 posts

    The AA Flagship lounge in TD is very good and has First dining. I would read reviews of the others before doing a full lounge crawl.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,385 posts

    At outstations it really is 3 hours before check in when the desks open. There may be some variation but not much. Check MMB as it should be listed there.

    AA won’t be able to check you in either.

    JDB 4,849 posts

    The AA Flagship lounge in TD is very good and has First dining. I would read reviews of the others before doing a full lounge crawl.

    Good advice! I think you risk this being a rather disappointing end to your holiday effectively going along the High Street from Starbucks to Costa to Caffè Nero via Wetherspoons (for the alcohol) and ending up at M&S café to give the flagship dining experience.

    drdan 107 posts

    Flown out of DFW a number of times in first back to the UK….

    Don’t bother.. it will not compare at all with the Concorde lounge or similar.

    Seriously, I would make the most of the last day in Dallas area and check in at 3 hours.

    duke 41 posts

    Really? Thats really adventurous of you.

    KJRKJR 10 posts

    Thanks for all the replies, we’ll get a late checkout and stick with the AA Flagship lounge.
    We’re really looking forward to the trip…first time on an A380 for both of us!

    Richie 1,075 posts

    BTW some comments on BA A380 F cabin.

    Avoid seats in row 1, too near the loos and staircase.
    Avoid seats in row 4, too near the galley.
    Avoid seats in row 3 near the bassinet equipped seat 4F, particularly 3E, F, K.

    The A380s really do need a refurb soon.

    KJRKJR 10 posts

    Thanks, Richie, we’re travelling as a couple so on the outbound we’ve got 3E & 3F which should be OK for a day flight. On the return, we have 2E & 2F so hopefully looking forward to a peaceful night’s sleep!
    I know the A380 First seats are very old, but it’s the A380 so that makes up for it for me…my other half couldn’t be less interested!
    We also have a First flight to New York later in the year, out on a 787-10 return on a refitted 777-300, so I think we’ll be trying all variants of the First seats.
    Thank goodness for Amex companion vouchers 🙂

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