London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
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London, United Kingdom (GB) Large airport
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London Heathrow Airport Destinations List
This list shows the 170 locations you can fly to from London Heathrow Airport
|Destination||IATA||Airlines Flying Route|
|Hamburg||HAM||Germanwings, American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways|
|Stuttgart||STR||Germanwings, American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways|
|Berlin-Tegel||TXL||Germanwings, American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways|
|Chhatrapati Shivaji International||BOM||Jet Airways, American Airlines, Air India Limited, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Indira Gandhi International||DEL||Jet Airways, American Airlines, Air India Limited, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Eleftherios Venizelos International||ATH||Aegean Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Olympic Airlines, US Airways|
|Aberdeen Dyce||ABZ||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Kotoka International||ACC||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Málaga||AGP||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Amsterdam Schiphol||AMS||American Airlines, British Airways, China Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, China Eastern Airlines|
|Stockholm-Arlanda||ARN||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines System, Thai Airways International|
|Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International||ATL||American Airlines, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Abu Dhabi International||AUH||American Airlines, British Airways, Etihad Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Austin Bergstrom International||AUS||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Bahrain International||BAH||American Airlines, British Airways, Gulf Air Bahrain, Iberia Airlines|
|Barcelona International||BCN||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Bergen Flesland||BGO||American Airlines, British Airways|
|George Best Belfast City||BHD||American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia Airlines|
|Bologna Guglielmo Marconi||BLQ||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Kempegowda International||BLR||American Airlines, British Airways|
|General Edward Lawrence Logan International||BOS||American Airlines, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Brussels||BRU||American Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines|
|EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg||BSL||American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways|
|Budapest Ferenc Liszt International||BUD||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall||BWI||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Charles de Gaulle International||CDG||American Airlines, Air France, British Airways|
|Charlotte Douglas International||CLT||American Airlines, US Airways|
|Copenhagen Kastrup||CPH||American Airlines, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines System|
|Cape Town International||CPT||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Denver International||DEN||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Dallas Fort Worth International||DFW||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Gulf Air Bahrain, Iberia Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, US Airways|
|Dublin||DUB||American Airlines, British Airways, Aer Lingus|
|Düsseldorf||DUS||American Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa|
|Dubai International||DXB||American Airlines, British Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Entebbe International||EBB||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Edinburgh||EDI||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Newark Liberty International||EWR||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino||FCO||American Airlines, Alitalia, British Airways|
|Frankfurt am Main||FRA||American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways, Lufthansa|
|Gibraltar||GIB||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Glasgow International||GLA||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Gothenburg-Landvetter||GOT||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines System|
|Geneva Cointrin International||GVA||American Airlines, British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines|
|Hannover||HAJ||American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways|
|Helsinki Vantaa||HEL||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Malaysia Airlines|
|Rajiv Gandhi International||HYD||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Washington Dulles International||IAD||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|George Bush Intercontinental Houston||IAH||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines|
|Atatürk International||ISL||American Airlines, British Airways, Turkish Airlines|
|John F Kennedy International||JFK||American Airlines, Air France, Air India Limited, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|OR Tambo International||JNB||American Airlines, British Airways, South African Airways, Transaero Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Kuala Lumpur International||KUL||American Airlines, Malaysia Airlines|
|Kuwait International||KWI||American Airlines, British Airways, Kuwait Airways|
|McCarran International||LAS||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Los Angeles International||LAX||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Transaero Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Leeds Bradford||LBA||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Larnaca International||LCA||American Airlines, British Airways, Cyprus Airways|
|Milano Linate||LIN||American Airlines, Alitalia, British Airways, Air Baltic|
|Lisbon Portela||LIS||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, All Nippon Airways, SATA International, TAP Portugal, US Airways|
|Luxembourg-Findel International||LUX||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Lyon Saint-Exupéry||LYS||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Chennai International||MAA||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Miami International||MIA||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Marseille Provence||MRS||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Munich||MUC||American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways, Lufthansa|
|Malpensa International||MXP||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Jomo Kenyatta International||NBO||American Airlines, British Airways, Kenya Airways|
|Nice-Côte d'Azur||NCE||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Newcastle||NCL||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Chicago O'Hare International||ORD||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Oslo Gardermoen||OSL||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines System|
|Henri Coandă International||OTP||American Airlines, British Airways, Tarom|
|Philadelphia International||PHL||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, US Airways|
|Phoenix Sky Harbor International||PHX||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Václav Havel Prague||PRG||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Pisa International||PSA||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Raleigh Durham International||RDU||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, US Airways|
|Rotterdam The Hague||RTM||American Airlines, British Airways|
|San Diego International||SAN||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Seattle Tacoma International||SEA||American Airlines, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|San Francisco International||SFO||American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Sofia||SOF||American Airlines, British Airways, Bulgaria Air|
|Stavanger Sola||SVG||American Airlines, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines System|
|Toulouse-Blagnac||TLS||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Venice Marco Polo||VCE||American Airlines, British Airways|
|Vienna International||VIE||American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways, Austrian Airlines|
|Warsaw Chopin||WAW||American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, All Nippon Airways|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International||YUL||American Airlines, Air Canada, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa|
|Vancouver International||YVR||American Airlines, Air Canada, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa|
|Calgary International||YYC||American Airlines, Air Canada, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa|
|Lester B. Pearson International||YYZ||American Airlines, Air Canada, Finnair, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Lufthansa|
|Zagreb||ZAG||American Airlines, British Airways, Croatia Airlines|
|Zürich||ZRH||American Airlines, Air Berlin, British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines|
|Paris-Orly||ORY||Air Berlin, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Edmonton International||YEG||Air Canada, Lufthansa|
|Halifax / Stanfield International||YHZ||Air Canada, Lufthansa|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International||YOW||Air Canada, Lufthansa|
|St. John's International||YYT||Air Canada, Lufthansa|
|Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County||DTW||Air France, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain||MSP||Air France, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Houari Boumediene||ALG||Air Algerie|
|Licenciado Benito Juarez International||MEX||AeroMéxico, British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Mohammed V International||CMN||Royal Air Maroc|
|Ibn Batouta||TNG||Royal Air Maroc|
|Nnamdi Azikiwe International||ABV||British Airways|
|Almaty||ALA||British Airways, Air Astana|
|Queen Alia International||AMM||British Airways, Royal Jordanian|
|Beirut Rafic Hariri International||BEY||British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Middle East Airlines|
|Suvarnabhumi||BKK||British Airways, EVA Air, Iberia Airlines, Thai Airways International|
|Cairo International||CAI||British Airways, Egyptair|
|Chengdu Shuangliu International||CTU||British Airways|
|Domodedovo International||DME||British Airways|
|Ministro Pistarini International||EZE||British Airways|
|Lungi International||FNA||British Airways|
|Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International||GIG||British Airways|
|Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International||GRU||British Airways, TAM Brazilian Airlines|
|Heydar Aliyev International||GYD||British Airways, Azerbaijan Airlines|
|Chek Lap Kok International||HKG||British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Tokyo Haneda International||HND||British Airways, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Ibiza||IBZ||British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Incheon International||ICN||British Airways, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines|
|King Abdulaziz International||JED||British Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines|
|Boryspil International||KBP||British Airways|
|Quatro de Fevereiro||LAD||British Airways|
|Murtala Muhammed International||LOS||British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, World Scale Airlines|
|Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas||MAD||British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Lynden Pindling International||NAS||British Airways|
|Narita International||NRT||British Airways, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Francisco de Sá Carneiro||OPO||British Airways|
|Beijing Capital International||PEK||British Airways, Air China, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Palma De Mallorca||PMI||British Airways, Iberia Airlines|
|Shanghai Pudong International||PVG||British Airways, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|King Khaled International||RUH||British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines|
|Singapore Changi||SIN||British Airways, Iberia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Tripoli International||TIP||British Airways, Libyan Arab Airlines|
|Ben Gurion International||TLV||British Airways, El Al Israel Airlines|
|Dhaka / Hazrat Shahjalal International||DAC||Biman Bangladesh Airlines|
|Osmany International||ZYL||Biman Bangladesh Airlines|
|Guangzhou Baiyun International||CAN||China Southern Airlines|
|Addis Ababa Bole International||ADD||Ethiopian Airlines|
|Tashkent International||TAS||Uzbekistan Airways|
|Bilbao||BIO||Iberia Airlines, Formosa Airlines|
|A Coruña||LCG||Iberia Airlines, Formosa Airlines|
|Imam Khomeini International||IKA||Iran Air|
|Belgrade Nikola Tesla||BEG||Air Serbia|
|Astana International||TSE||Air Astana|
|Malta International||MLA||Air Malta|
|Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International||MRU||Air Mauritius|
|Benazir Bhutto International||Pakistan International Airlines|
|Jinnah International||KHI||Pakistan International Airlines|
|Alama Iqbal International||LHE||Pakistan International Airlines|
|Ninoy Aquino International||MNL||Philippine Airlines|
|Doha International||Qatar Airways, US Airways|
|Sheremetyevo International||SVO||Aeroflot Russian Airlines|
|Tunis Carthage International||TUN||Tunisair|
|Bandaranaike International Colombo||CMB||SriLankan Airlines|
|Vnukovo International||VKO||Transaero Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways|
|Muscat International||MCT||Oman Air|
London Heathrow Airport Destinations Map
Gallery and Facts
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) opened in 1929 as a small airfield and has since grown to become one of the largest and busiest airport hubs in the world. It’s location, 14 miles West of London, has made it the ideal spot for international travellers to, from and through the UK.
The airport currently caters for 86 airlines serving 193 destinations and that number is ever expanding. The airport has 2 runways but is fighting for a third to service the ever increasing traffic travelling through the airport.
Heathrow airport covers an area of over 1,200 hectares and it is a busy hub for both passenger flights and freight services. It also offers a wide range of shopping opportunities, is a big employer in the area and boasts 5 terminals, with Terminal 2 currently undergoing a redevelopment. The airport offers a wide range of on-site and off-site airport parking facilities, and to ease the process of finding the right car park at the right price for your needs use Airport Parking Shop.
Travellers planning on visiting the UK will find Heathrow is a hop, skip and a jump from the world famous Windsor Castle, home of Queen Elizabeth II. It is also perfectly situated for those wishing to enjoy the sights and sounds of bustling London. You can find out more about things to do in London and the surrounding Heathrow area at Heathrow Airport Guide. Staying at a B&B near Heathrow or a Heathrow hotel is a great option if you need to catch an early morning flight.
London Heathrow Airport Reviews (40)
Heathrow Airport Is The Best
Its just the best.
I traveled from Luton and from Getwick and nothing can compare with Heathrow T5 its just the best.
Easy to get their, fast check in and security, never long queues, large duty free, and you just name it.
Worlds best airport but not like sardar Patel international airport Ahmedabad…..
LHR is the best of all the UK airports and compares favorably with other major hubs in Europe. There ares several effective modes to get into central London. Security is effective and termnal 5 has many fun ways to pass time that must be spent waiting.
Heathrow Airport Is The Best
I love Heathrow Airport and would consider the Airport to be brilliant; I have had no problems with the staff at Heathrow Airport. I will one day hopefully work with Heathrow Airport; I would like to become an Air steward for Virgin Atlantic. This is the closest Airport to me and I Love it! I give them 1000/100 PERCENT!
Pretty Good Considering
I have used LHR about 14 times in the last 6 years and yes is crowded, very crowded at times, yes it could be cleaner. It could be better in many ways but considering the huge number of people that use this airport every day, it pretty good. The best things about LHR are that the signage is really very good, it’s easy to find your way around, and the airport staff are never anything but very helpful and smiling. Getting from one terminal to another can take some time, but it could be much worse, (try Manila International for example). Have a little patience and remember you are in the world’s largest and busiest airport. That considered it’s pretty good.
3 stars only because of all the places one can get to from LHR. And it isn’t about a 3rd runway; it’s about customer service. Never enough chairs in T3 or T5 for the number of people, either in the main waiting area or in the gates. T1 is actually OK now that it is used for Star Alliance. For now anyway. Always queues at food shops and not enough seating. Who wants to balance food and drink on your lap in all the hustle an bustle. In T3 it’s all about duty-free shopping. In T5 it’s absolutely great landside but airside is just like T3: crowded with the same old same old. At best it needs to have UK flights that are feeders only and not point-to-point. And Gatwick is every bit as easy to get to as LHR.
I hate the airports when they put us on bus to change terminals. Unfortunately, Heathrow is one of them. When I was on the bus, the bus driver purposely drove over Indian workers who were working on the ground and the Indian workers wanted to stop the bus to argue with the bus driver but the driver did not stop.
I have used LHR on a large number of occasions and I will continue to use because I have no choice. Yes, it is big and spread out, but getting around is not difficult but could be made easier. The food outlets are varied but very overpriced. If you are going to be here for some time, bring food with you, doing so will save you lots of money. Huge numbers of retail outlets, again overpriced, but you can pass a lot of time window shopping. Easily the best thing about this airport are the staff. I have nothing but praise for the employees here, very helpful and friendly, never once met a rude staff member here. This airport is functional, Terminal 1 needs to be renovated but considering its size and the number of passengers that pass through it copes very well. 8/10 for the airport. 10/10 for the staff.
Not The Best
As air crew I travelled to and seen loads of airports worldwide and I m sorry to say LHR is not anywhere near the best. Too big, too confusing and probably the worst place in terms of connecting flights if you don’t like to walk for miles. That is unless you are flying Star Alliance as all its airline member are at Terminal 1.
Never had a problem at Heathrow. It’s just run by an awful company! Terminal Five is amazing! But LHR has some amazing plans ahead. It’s always a pleasure flying out of Heathrow. Frankfurt was a mess last time and as for CDG, well, speaks for itself. I admit there are better airports, but LHR is an amazing place, it’s huge, it’s busy, it had Concorde!! Home to BA, I love LHR!
Ah, Heathrow. . .
Compared to other European international airports, such as Frankfurt or Amsterdam’s Schippol, Heathrow is poor. In its defense, it has improved with the opening of Terminal 5, as now there is less traffic going through Terminals 1 and 3, so times spent standing in check-in and security lines has decreased. However, it’s still not great, with the emphasis being on shopping, not flying. If you are using Heathrow as a lay-over to catch a connecting flight, try to book all your flights with Star Alliance partners, as almost all these Airlines are based at the same terminal (Terminal 1). If you do have to change terminals, try and book flights that leave you a four hour lay-over. Changing terminals can be done in less than four hours (obviously), but by the time you factor in security checks, finding your gate, getting something to eat, etc. four hours would be my recommended stress free time window. If you are getting a domestic flight, prepare yourself for the wait in gate, wait in gate, wait in gate and then mad sprint for boarding when they announce your gate five minutes before boarding. Oh, and domestic flights through Heathrow are very rarely on time.
I work for BA and no airport can be held responsible for airlines that run late. Unless it is actually down to the airport which is 99% unlikely. LHR is a great place to work. All the staff are competent in doing their work. Yeah, T5 had its problems but that’s what you get for having to employ people who don’t speak English. If you don’t like LHR there are thousands of other airports and air routes to take. It’s your choice look at flight routings before you travel. If you have no choice then you can either fly, get a train or use a boat. As simple as that.
LHR? Avoid It
If there is one airport in Europe to avoid that’s LHR. Disgusting!
I Love Terminal 5
I’m not a very frequent traveller, but I cross over to Europe 1-2 times a year, usually with BA through London. My most recent flight was about a month after the opening of Terminal 5 and I heard a lot about the problems there: baggage, cancelled flights, etc. I was bracing myself for a total mess and I found… the complete opposite. Yes, the other four terminals seem to have been built in the stone age, but Terminal 5 is gorgeous. I took a transfer bus for about 20mins from T4 and walked into T5. Carry-on check was as fast as I have ever seen with very friendly faces. After this check, you immediately face the notice boards that tell you where your flight will be, BUT not until 45 minutes before departure. Staff was very helpful and personnel in the shops super friendly. Whereas every other airport features people running in all directions, chaos, and mayhem, Terminal 5 is a truly peaceful oasis. I don’t know how the builders did it, but it actually doesn’t feel like an airport terminal with its vast windows and cushy chairs. I’m looking forward to my next flight through Terminal 5.
A European Migraine
This was the second time I was in Heathrow Airport. The last time was the 1st of August. Under no fault, my flight to Prague was cancelled on Czech Airlines due to technical difficulties from JFK. I have to say JFK is bigger and more efficient. I was dumped off by Virgin Atlantic in Terminal 1 to get a connecting flight in terminal 2 to Czech airlines there. This airport is the most disorganized hot mess I’ve ever seen. My friends from the UK say the same thing. I had to pass through immigration just to go for a ciggie, and you can’t hear anybody from the construction and all the banging going on. Plus everything is being rerouted in that place, immigration was the only helpful people. But to find anything is impossible, And it’s the shortest European flight from JFK. I tell you this place is A HOT MESS! This London Heathrow Airport it’s a migraine so try to avoid it.
For an international airport it is actually quite disgusting for its quality of service and late flights.
Heathrow - Avoid It
I will avoid LHR when flying into Europe at all costs and I still have to traverse it 6 – 10 times a year. It is by far the worst airport anywhere. Iris – the system that is supposed to get you through immigration fast, has only worked 50% of the time over the last year, for me. The security personnel have taken to the reduced carry on baggage rules, like the Taliban on a Jihad. Its nickname is Thiefrow and it is well deserved. US immigration and security are like shining stars compared with their English counterparts. The recent debacle at the newly opened Terminal 5 is exactly what to expect of LHR, that and a ¼ mile walk (no exaggeration) from the plane to the nearest trolley, which makes life interesting for a mother with two infants and no assistance available from the ground staff. This is from a Brit living in the US and travelling globally, 250k to 300k a year.
Where to begin? Just make sure you have your documents in order or you will not get in Not even on Christmas :(
Like any major international airport, LHR has its fair share of problems. There is, however, a free high speed train link between the central area (T1,2 & 3) and T4, so transfers between terminals are now a bit more tolerable. I have used the airport many, many times and can honestly say I have never had a problem. Yes it is overcrowded and yes you can wait a while to get through security, but considering that it has the largest number of international passengers of any airport in the world, I think it does pretty well. Many US travellers moan about it, but LHR is a much more pleasant experience than the likes of JFK. At least if your flight is late, there are pleasant shops to wander around. Also, there can be queues to get on the runway, but none like the ones I have been in on every visit to JFK (over an hour’s wait on my last visit – the crew actually had to shut 3 engines down to save fuel while we waited). UK immigration is by no means perfect, but at least while you are waiting you can use your phone or ipod!
O.K. there are some complaints about Heathrow. I make anything from 25-50 International flights a year and have done for the past 12 years. I fly into and from Heathrow about 20/30 times a year and find it infinitely better than Miami, about the same as LAX, but not as good as Osaka. It’s undergoing a face lift and terminal 5 should make it a lot easier for dedicated BA users. At least it’s civilised and whilst the immigration side might be a little on the long-wait side at times it again is better and friendlier than any of the US of A Internationals. 2 1/2 hours queuing in Miami once – if you can’t speak Spanish don’t go there !! I have to travel – it’s my job and whilst I am not all that keen on England at least Heathrow in my opinion is a good airport. Try Frankfurt if you want to sit in an operating theatre, CDG if you want rudeness and to be ignored, West African airports if you want your wallet stolen and Rome if you want chaos!
Lost In The Crowd
My mother, at age of 75 and traveling alone, was not assisted on arrival as planned. She wandered off into the crowd, got lost, and was found hours later by a porter, sitting on a baggage trolley (mother, not porter). She missed her Canada connection and a porter saw to it that she got shipped off to a hotel until another flight could be arranged. At that point, all she wanted to do was come home ….
This has to be the worst airport I have used. This airport is too overcrowded. The fact is, half the people (if not more) inside the terminal buildings are NOT actually traveling. As a result, we will be flying to our regular destination from another airport.
Terrible airport. Security checkpoints have far too few X-ray machines and metal detectors. For example terminal 4 has only 3 sets of X-ray/Metal Detectors. As a result the queues for the security checks into each terminal are extremely long. There is no coordination between the the security staff and airline to expedite travelers late to their flights through security. The terminals are not linked underground by a automatic tram system, instead a buses are provided which most crawl around the airport. The terminals are mazes that take forever to traverse. Gates are nowhere near the entrance to the terminals. Instead you most go up an escalator then down another to get to a gate. If you must make a connecting flight make sure you have at least 3 hours between flights. For such a well known international airport it is quite pathetic.
All About The Airport
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Avoid For Connections. . .
Connecting through Heathrow, especially if it involves a Terminal change (e.g. T1 to T4) is particularly painful at the moment due to the extra security restrictions. The queues at the Transfer Centre in T1 are abominable unless you have a Business Class ticket and you can use the ‘Fast lane’ (note that you have to join the main queue and then before the first turn in the zig-zag you go straight ahead – normally there are attendants to check that you have a valid ticket there).
LHR vs. LGW
Forget LHR – I now use LGW whenever I can. What a difference!
London Heathrow Airport
A nice airport ot ogle at your favourites. The security check is a concern nowadays. Then, it’s gonna be like this in the future. Very up-to-date, professional, and class airport. Crowded to the core, but you enjoy them to the core, until you lose your baggage. Meet lots of sarcastic Britishers on the way. But the Airport is a class, that’s eons ahead of many other international airports.
Departing from LHR on 1st August ’06, I was reminded of why I avoid this airport if at all possible. The crowds and lines are intimidating. I recommend LGW when it serves your desired destination. Gatwick is still on a human scale.
Good For It's Size..
Heathrow is for all extents and purposes an air city, a maze of automatic walkways, tunnels and terminal buildings. Despite the size issues the staff are cheerful and the service relatively swift and efficient. Check-in is fast considering the number of passengers it accomodates daily. The airport buildings are standard large city fare, windowless and somewhat disorientating. The international departures lounge features an impressive multi-storey shopping complex and several decent restaurants and cafes. For anyone trying to make it from London to Heathrow in a hurry, Heathrow has it’s own tube station on the Piccadilly Line. Very handy at peak traffic times when the roads are heavily congested.
The check-in at this airport is normally very good if you are traveling in business or first class. There are special desks for business class and a whole zone for first class. The lounges are generally very neat and tidy and the gates are in convenient places.
Iris Scan To Go Through Immigration
I spotted a poster for www. iris.gov.uk when I was at Heathrow Terminal 1 recently. It’s a new fast service for going through immigration. It is quite big brother though – they scan your eye to validate who you are! Perhaps one day, all airports will be like this. If you want to join the scheme, you need to apply online first.
Michaella M. Loso October 3, 2022 at 5:39 am
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