Wayfarer TV: American moves flights to British Airways’ T5 at London Heathrow

by James Wilkinson

From this weekend (Mar 27), American Airlines will further expand its presence in London Heathrow International Airport’s (LHR) Terminal 5, the home of British Airways, by co-locating up to 11 daily flights for the summer season.

This move allows American Airlines customers connecting on Atlantic Joint Business partner British Airways, as well as other oneworld Alliance carriers, to enjoy a more seamless experience between the partner carriers and more convenient access to British Airways’ six premium lounges.

“London is a critical gateway for our customers traveling around the world,” said American’s Vice President of International Operations and Premium Guest Services, Jose Freig.

“By co-locating alongside our partners in Terminal 5, our joint customers will enjoy unprecedented convenience when connecting.

“We look forward to further integrating our operations this summer, both in the United States and London, as we aim to continue elevating our customers’ experience.”

Through October 30, American’s flights between LHR and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK) will arrive and depart from Terminal 5.

As a result, customers connecting on British Airways’ flights at Terminal 5 to destinations around the world will be able to take further advantage of established reciprocal benefits while enjoying unprecedented flexibility and a truly seamless connecting experience when traveling across airlines.

The move will bring the Atlantic Joint Business partners, including Iberia, even closer together, building off recently announced plans for all three carriers to co-locate operations at JFK’s Terminal 8 beginning December 1.

“We are delighted to welcome American Airlines customers and colleagues to our main home — Terminal 5 at London Heathrow,” said British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, Neil Chernoff.

“As our partner, we hope they enjoy the customer facilities and array on onward connections we can offer.

“Between British Airways and American, we will operate 14 departures a day to New York City, offering customers the most convenient schedule under one roof. I

“n December we are moving to the redeveloped and expanded Terminal 8 at JFK New York which will bring a range of benefits for our customers, including a better transfer experience, enabling them to travel to more than 30 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America with American Airlines.”

American’s flights between London and Boston (BOS), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix (PHX) and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU), will continue to arrive and depart from LHR’s Terminal 3.