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Gatwick connection time question

I will be landing in Gatwick on 25 June around 7:00 AM. I then want to catch a plane to Inverness. My question is, how much time do I need to go through immigration and get my luggage to comfortably check in for my next flight?

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Is this on one or two tickets? What airlines? (There are two terminals.)

Gatwick can get backed up.

Posted by
6369 posts

The only Carrier from Gatwick to Inverness is Easyjet, so this has to be two tickets.
Given that their first flight to INV that day is at 1225 (with a later one at 1915) that is comfortable timing unless the 7am arrival is very late.
Easy jet use the North Terminal at Gatwick.

Most of the inbound transatlantic flights at 7am use South Terminal, except a Jet Blue from Boston which uses North.

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The only Carrier from Gatwick to Inverness is Easyjet, so this has to be two tickets.

There is a 7 AM arrival from Berlin on Easyjet

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There is a 7 AM arrival from Berlin on Easyjet

What relevance that has to the fact that there is only one airline that flies from Gatwick to Inverness is unclear. We don't know where the OP is coming from.

This morning the bags were delivered from that Berlin flight at 0706. So even allowing for any possible immigration delays anyone connecting from Berlin to Inverness would have had plenty of spare time before check in even opened for the lunchtime Inverness flight

If, hypothetically, the OP was on the 0700 arrival ex Berlin, or the 0715 EJ arrival from Amsterdam or the 0720 from Paris (through ticketed on EJ) then to protect the connection the thought would be to use Easyjet's "Dohop" service.

If using that and the 0600 from Berlin had been cancelled this morning, then Easyjet had a later 1020 flight from Berlin- which connects into the later Inverness flight at Gatwick.

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The easyjet flights are at 1225PM and 715PM, so OPs inbound flight would have to be significantly late to result in not making the 1225PM departure, even factoring in the easyjet policy of door closure 30 minutes prior to departure.

Only OP knows where he is coming from and what the odds are of a delayed flight

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It's just too easy. Some of you will understand.

Sorry to cristobalsartori for sidetracking your thread.