In April of 2017 we will be flying from D/Fw to Basil, with a connection at Heathrow.
Our arrival time at Heathrow T3 on AA is stated as 10:55 am and the departure from T5 on BA is stated as 2:50 pm, for a layover time of 3:55.
The AA trip planner had originally stated that 1 1/2 hours was a legal time for this connection, which strikes me as patently ridiculous. As is we have ignored the AA recommendation and allowed a 3:55 connection time, I think we will be good, but would be interested in hearing some current experiences in changing terminals.
By my calculations our transit would work something like this:
Arrival at 10:55 am
Reach Gate by 11:30 am
Clear Customs by 12:00
Collect baggage and clear Immigration by 1:00 pm
Transit to T5 by 1:30
Clear Check In and Security by 2:30 pm
That gives only 20 minutes to reach the gate before the 2:50 departure.
Is this a reasonable, doable scenario based on recent personal experience. ?