Involuntary reroute

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    On arrival at Philadelphia from Miami on Monday, I switched on my phone to find a message from the BAEC informing me that the BA66 to LHR would be delayed for 1 hour and apologizing for any inconvenience. No problem if I was ending my journey in London but I had a connection to Luxembourg at 08:20 and with a new ETA of 07:40 and a transfer from T5 to T3….has anyone managed this transfer in 40 minutes?

    I went straight to the BA desk where a very helpful man came up with 3 alternatives:

    – keep my original flight and spend 10 hours at LHR waiting for the 2nd daily flight to LUX
    – keep my original flight and then transfer to LCY for an early afternoon Luxair flight
    – fly via FRA within 2 hours with Lufthansa and Luxair respectively

    Obviously I had to make up my mind sharpish and went for the latter.

    Although he tried, he couldn’t find any oneworld options via NYC or BOS etc. What I find surprising is that he was more than willing to book me on a *A carrier.

    ….and that is how I found myself flying LH J for the first time on an A346. I arrived at LUX about 30 minutes before my original flight from LHR.

    Well done that man! Thank you


    Philadelphia becoming quite a “hub” with decent prices when travelling the Atlantic. This year I have made 5 trips to the States and almost all have transited me through Philadelphia…


    Yes Martyn. It’s a very manageable airport unlike superhubs. Although my outbound was LHR to MIA direct, the cheapest return in Business was via PHL. I will definitely use again.

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