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2.5 hour transfer in Heathrow

I had to change my return flight and selected a Copenhagen to London to Denver flight. Does anyone have any experience with a 2.5 hour layover between two international flights? I presume that both flights would be in the same terminal, but I have never been to Heathrow. I hope this is enough time.

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sas from Copenhagen to London
united airlines from London to Denver
Flight is July 6th.
sas has terminal 2 listed on the ticket. UA shows nothing yet. link provided shows both flights in terminal 2, no gate info, but step in right direction.

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I wish we had just a 2.5 hour connection. You’ll do fine, even if it requires changing terminals. In May, we’re looking at over 7 hours in a plastic orange chair, waiting out our connection between Bologna, Italy and the USA at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Once you reach DIA, you’ll land at Concourse A, so it’ll be a relatively quick, train-free trip to Customs and Border Protection. I sure wish the people in Denver were as pleasant as those at Heathrow!

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Assuming this is on one ticket you should be fine. Both SAS and United use Terminal 2 at Heathrow.

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Cyn- 7 hours is time to pay for lounge access. Or a day-rate at the terminal hotel.

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I kept link in my favorites. Thanks all who replied. I had heard Heathrow was a challenge, do was a little concerned. The flight is on the same ticket, so would think sas and ua would know we're there. I need to travel with a checked bag due to medical equipment, so hope the bag gets to the plane and I don't have to pick it up and recheck it. I wouldn't think I need to go through customs as I'm not leaving the terminal. Does it work the same way in the UK?

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You will need to go through security at Heathrow but nothing else if your bags are through checked. Follow the international transfer signs.

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Cyn- 7 hours is time to pay for lounge access. Or a day-rate at the terminal hotel.

Do you have a credit card that has an added benefit of lounge access? If not, maybe look into getting one that has this perk ... can have a high fee but the bonus points and perks might make it worthwhile.