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Experience with Air Malta- Gatwick

I have a flight from NYC to Gatwick in September: 9:00pm to 9:15am. Then flight to Malta 10:50am.
My return flights are Malta to Gatwick 7:20am arrivng Gatwick 9:45am, then flight from Gatwick to NYC departing at 11:50 am.

Can I make those connections?

Posted by
3810 posts

The eastbound connection is possible but tight. It depends to some extent on what airline is taking you across the Atlantic, if it is a joint ticket and if your luggage can be checked through to the final destination. Air Malta appears to connect to Lufthansa and Swiss flights; are they part of your itinerary?

Posted by
6113 posts

Are you booked on a through ticket or are these separate bookings? Both are too tight if not a through booking.

Posted by
8889 posts

Heathrow is worse.
Q1) Is this one through (joint) ticket (same question Southam asked)? If it is two tickets - no hope.
If this is one through ticket your luggage gets labelled through to Malta and you get both boarding cards when you check-in at NYC. That way you stay "Airside" and never need to (legally) enter the UK or check in for the second flight. Without that add ~1 hour for immigration plus whatever the minimum check-in time for the second flight = No way.

Q2) Which terminal(s) is this? If you need to change terminals add 30-60 minutes.

Q3) Is your flight going to land on time? What happens if it is 1 hour late? With a through ticket you get a free transfer to the next flight.

As Jennifer says, with a through booking both are tight but possible if everything works. But too tight for comfort. Otherwise no way.