The short notice rearranging of Oneworld alliance airline flights at London Heathrow continues.
To recap, BA is consolidating all long haul and most short haul flights at Terminal 5 from Tuesday 12 July, leaving a small number of routes at Terminal 3. To accommodate this, Iberia will move back to Terminal 3.
The final piece of the jigsaw is complete. American Airlines will also consolidate all London flights at Terminal 3.
American Airlines moved all flights to New York JFK to Terminal 5 so that, like Delta & Virgin Atlantic, all AA & BA flights to JFK departed from the same terminal.
Dallas / Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Miami moved to Terminal 5 for the summer to facilitate connections to BA’s short haul network.
This is reversed. These all move back to Terminal 3, joining AA flights to Boston, Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Raleigh – Durham, Philadelphia and Phoenix.
At the time of publication, these changes are not reflected on AA and BA’s schedules, but AA has published a notice on aa.com
There are no plans for AA to return to Terminal 5, where BA has clearly struggled with other airlines being in the same terminal. AA says “we continue to explore options for joint operations at LHR with all of our AJB [Atlantic Joint Business] partners in the future.”
AA passengers will have to rebook if their connections to do not meet the Minimum Connection Time of 90 minutes between Terminals 3 & 5.