American Airlines Moves To London Heathrow Terminal 5

American Airlines will operate all Heathrow flights from Terminal 5 from Tuesday 7 July 2020.

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London Heathrow Terminal 5 Check-In Concourse
London Heathrow Terminal 5 Check-In Concourse (Image Credit: British Airways)

American Airlines will transfer all London Heathrow flights to Terminal 5 from Tuesday 7 July 2020.

At Terminal 5, AA will join its Oneworld alliance partners British Airways and Iberia.

AA had relocated to Terminal 2 following the temporary closure of Terminal 3. BA had also consolidated all Heathrow flights at Terminal 5.

AA and BA have long had an ambition to co-locate at least some transatlantic routes in the same terminals to compete against the Delta and Virgin Atlantic transatlantic joint-business. This had been constrained due to a lack of space at London Heathrow. As airlines are to operate reduced schedules over at least the next year, this is no longer an issue.

At present, AA is operating a limited schedule from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Miami and New York JFK.

AA has delayed again the planned resumption of flights from London Heathrow to Charlotte, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Raleigh-Durham until late October 2020. The relaunch of Boston has been postponed until Sunday 25 October 2020.

Based on current timetables, AA plans to stay at Terminal 5 up to and including Saturday 24 October. This is of course subject to change.

Outside of London Heathrow, AA and BA also plan to co-locate at Terminal 8 at New York JFK from 2022. Again, events may accelerate this move.

Check-In And Lounge Facilities

American Airlines passengers travelling in main cabin, premium economy and business class can use a dedicated check-in area in Zone C.

American Airlines Executive Platinum and Flagship First Class passengers can use the BA First Wing.

American Airlines passengers can access BA’s reopened departure and arrivals lounges in accordance with normal Oneworld alliance lounge access rules.

Members of American Airlines’ Admirals Club can access the BA Galleries Club South lounge when flying on American Airlines only.

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