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American Airlines to move Heathrow flight operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from July 7

American Airlines to move Heathrow flight operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from July 7, with qualifying passengers able to use British Airways’ swanky lounges

  • First-class passengers will be able to check-in at BA’s exclusive ‘First Wing’ 
  • American’s check-in desks will be located in Zone C for business and economy
  • American will be operating four daily flights from Heathrow Terminal 5 

American Airlines’ Heathrow flights will move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 from next Tuesday, the carrier announced.

Terminal 5 is the home of its codeshare partners British Airways and Iberia. American, the world’s biggest airline, says that co-locating with them will make connecting at Heathrow ‘quicker and easier than ever’.

It also means that qualifying American Airlines passengers will be able to use BA’s swanky lounges.

American Airlines’ Heathrow flights will move from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5, pictured, from next Tuesday

First-class passengers will be able to check-in at BA’s exclusive ‘First Wing’ and use the incredible Concorde Room lounge beyond.

While business-class passengers and Admirals Club Members, including Citi/AAdvantage Executive Card Primary cardholders, will be able to access British Airways Club lounges.

American’s check-in desks will be located in Zone C for Flagship Business, priority and main cabin customers.

American will be operating four daily flights from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, New York’s John F Kennedy Airport, Chicago O’Hare and Miami International Airport.

First-class passengers will be able to check-in at BA's exclusive 'First Wing' (pictured)

First-class passengers will be able to check-in at BA’s exclusive ‘First Wing’ (pictured)

American Airlines first-class passengers will be able to relax in the British Airways Concorde Room, pictured, from next Tuesday

American Airlines first-class passengers will be able to relax in the British Airways Concorde Room, pictured, from next Tuesday

Franco Tedeschi, American Airlines’ Vice President, Chicago, Europe and Asia Pacific, told MailOnline Travel: ‘The Terminal 5 move is being driven by terminal consolidation measures at Heathrow.

‘American welcomes the move as it enables us to further enhance our close ties with our Atlantic joint business partners and fellow Oneworld members, British Airways and Iberia. Co-locating our flights into the home of British Airways will make connecting at Heathrow quicker and easier than ever before, which is great news for our customers.

‘While our surroundings may have changed, the safety of our customers and team members remains of paramount importance. American is working tirelessly with our partners, local and international authorities, and Heathrow Airport, to ensure we continue to offer a safe travel experience for our customers and team members.’

Franco Tedeschi, American Airlines' Vice President, Chicago, Europe and Asia Pacific, told MailOnline Travel that there was 'nothing wrong' with Terminal 3, but that the move was a 'consolidation measure' that would allow closer ties with BA and Iberia

Franco Tedeschi, American Airlines’ Vice President, Chicago, Europe and Asia Pacific, told MailOnline Travel that there was ‘nothing wrong’ with Terminal 3, but that the move was a ‘consolidation measure’ that would allow closer ties with BA and Iberia

American will be operating four daily flights from Heathrow Terminal 5

American will be operating four daily flights from Heathrow Terminal 5

He added: ‘Nothing is wrong with Terminal 3. This move is due to airport consolidation measures, the operators of Heathrow Airport relocated all airlines from Terminals 3 and 4 to Terminals 2 and 5.

‘As air traffic movements increase, American Airlines, British Airways and Heathrow Airport will seek to agree a bilateral future operational strategy for Terminal 5.’ 

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