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« on: May 11, 2016, 10:27:21 am »

I have a 10 a.m. flight on Saturday - surely I can make that (from Chippenham?) with an early start?   Terminal 4, need to allow 2 hours to check in.   Looks to me like I need to go up the night before, or take a taxi!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 10:46:12 am »

0555 to Padd arr 0721. As you don't need precisely 2 hours to check in, surely the first HEX & connection after 0721 would be ok?
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 10:49:48 am »

Or 05:55 CPM to RDG then RailAir bus at 06:45. Tight connection though and I don't think the bus goes to T4 so you'd need time to transfer within LHR.

Can you do an online check-in? That will give you another hour to play with...
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 10:55:49 am »

Can you delay the flight 10 years until WRaTH is built?
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 10:58:49 am »

Bus !!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 12:44:26 pm »

railair only serves central bus stn and terminal 5. There are other coaches @ Central bus stn which can take u to T4
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2016, 01:40:33 pm »

Using this morning as a reference, I'd avoid any long distance bus or car journeys to Heathrow.

travel up the day before and get a hotel nearby, then get train/local bus or taxi as needed.

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2016, 02:02:00 pm »

Using this morning as a reference, I'd avoid any long distance bus or car journeys to Heathrow.

travel up the day before and get a hotel nearby, then get train/local bus or taxi as needed.


Wish I could ... working the previous evening until final checkin.  I considered playing a high value card to get cover, but it's not a "have to" go up the evening before - just an "it would be nice".  And I'm not going to risk close connections for an intercontinental journey, nor something I've got to do lots of luggage-dragging.

Can you delay the flight 10 years until WRaTH is built?

Tempting.  Last time I did this run was 10 years ago, so next time ... the WRaTH will be due to open the following week knowing my luck.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2016, 09:42:36 am »

see if you can get a deal at the T4 Hilton.  It has a walkway to the terminal so you will not be relying on any transport in the morning. 

I've managed to get some cheap rates there in the past.  I get the impression that it sees less business than it did when T4 was BA#s hub.
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