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Old 20 Jun 21, 09:33 PM  
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Hi all, We have just booked for Feb 2022, travelling from Edinburgh to Heathrow and then on to Orlando.
When booking i thought the flight times sounded really good, but now i'm worried we aren't going to have enough time between arriving at LHR and departing for MCO.

The EDI-LHR arrives at 13:00 and the flight for MCO departs at 14:15.

Does anyone have any experience of how quickly we are likely to be able to get off the flight and on to our main flight to Orlando? I haven't been to Heathrow before so not familiar with the terminals. We will also have an 8 & 5 year old with us to add to the challenge!

Any advice much appreciated.
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Old 20 Jun 21, 09:37 PM  
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Weíve done Heathrow a couple of times itís quicker to transit through than Gatwick but thatís just too tight for us
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Old 20 Jun 21, 09:39 PM  
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Hi all, We have just booked for Feb 2022, travelling from Edinburgh to Heathrow and then on to Orlando.
When booking i thought the flight times sounded really good, but now i'm worried we aren't going to have enough time between arriving at LHR and departing for MCO.

The EDI-LHR arrives at 13:00 and the flight for MCO departs at 14:15.

Does anyone have any experience of how quickly we are likely to be able to get off the flight and on to our main flight to Orlando? I haven't been to Heathrow before so not familiar with the terminals. We will also have an 8 & 5 year old with us to add to the challenge!

Any advice much appreciated.
Steve
I do this often and don't worry, if anything that's an excess of time. It's a simple T5 transfer. The flight from EDI will land at the A gates (main terminal 5 building) and the one to MCO will most likely take off from one of the satellite buildings (B or C), but it takes minutes.

The official minimum is 1 hour, and even with that I've been sat about waiting before...

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Old 20 Jun 21, 09:48 PM  
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The problem at LHR is you'll need to do security again, even as a domestic connecting passenger going through the same terminal, before you can get to moving onto the departure gates.

There's always a good chance you'll land early but the problem is that if you take off late from Edinburgh you're struggling on the flip side.
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Old 20 Jun 21, 10:17 PM  
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Thanks all, it does feel a bit tight particularly if we need to go back through security again. I also just worry that any delay with the flight might cause some added stress!

Unfortunately Iíve already booked and paid in full however Iíll call and ask if there is any chance of an earlier flight from Edinburgh.

Many thanks for replying so quickly.
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The problem at LHR is you'll need to do security again, even as a domestic connecting passenger going through the same terminal, before you can get to moving onto the departure gates.

There's always a good chance you'll land early but the problem is that if you take off late from Edinburgh you're struggling on the flip side.
Sorry that isn't quite correct - for a T5 domestic to T5 international connection you only go through a boarding pass check. If as in pre Covid you were transferring from T5 to T3 to connect then you do reclear security at T3.

However, for the inbound connection you do go through security after passing through immigration.
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Old 21 Jun 21, 09:02 AM  
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Sorry that isn't quite correct - for a T5 domestic to T5 international connection you only go through a boarding pass check. If as in pre Covid you were transferring from T5 to T3 to connect then you do reclear security at T3.

However, for the inbound connection you do go through security after passing through immigration.
I've had to do it in the past going T5 domestic to T5 international, pre covid admittedly, so only giving advice based on my own experience
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When I have travelled through T5 from Manchester to Europe or the US I have always just gone to a small set of desks to show my boarding pass and then it was straight up the escalator and into the main terminal through a set of doors near the pub. Never had to clear security at all - how odd.

I only had to go through security again if I took the bus to T3 or T4.

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Old 21 Jun 21, 09:23 AM  
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We were headed for Dubai when it happened, got directed upstairs then sent through baggage checks. Were told that although we had done security in Glasgow that we had to do it again at LHR as it was another airport.

Had it happen, as expected, when I was heading regularly to/from Prague going T5 to T3 and vice versa - so the being asked to do it on T5 to T5 is why we questioned it.
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We were headed for Dubai when it happened, got directed upstairs then sent through baggage checks. Were told that although we had done security in Glasgow that we had to do it again at LHR as it was another airport.

Had it happen, as expected, when I was heading regularly to/from Prague going T5 to T3 and vice versa - so the being asked to do it on T5 to T5 is why we questioned it.
How very odd - I wonder why they did that I would have questioned it too.
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