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Old 01-28-2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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Is there anything I can do with hour and half layover in Heathrow?

Prolly not.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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nope, man 1.5 hours thats a sweet layover I always seem to get stuck with the wicked 5-6 hour layovers
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:30 PM   #3
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yup,

March 1 $522 tax inc. SEA to AMS with just the 1.5 hrs in LON.

God I can't wait
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:53 PM   #4
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Heathrow itself is appartenly like a shopping centre that has an airport in it rather than an airport (I've only been once and just wanted to leave), so it's not like you will just have to sit there if you don't want to. Though it does depend on what terminal you're in and how far you have to go to catch the second plane. Plus they layover will really be about 1 hour in the airport because usually boarding is about 30 minutes before take off.
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Old 01-29-2005, 10:38 AM   #5
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Count how many times you hear 'Please do not leave baggage unattended at any time. It may be removed and/or destroyed. If you see any unattended bags, please immediately inform a member of staff' ?

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yea man sit there and thank the travel gods you only have an hour and half wait.
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have a coffee, read.
i was there for 7 hours. it sucked.
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That's not bad at all. Probobly about 30-40 minutes to get through customs. Then you get about 20-30 minutes to walk to your next gate, then you've just got a couple of minutes left. The trip I was *supposed* to take this summer(had to return the tickets even...) had a 9 hour wait in Malaga airport. There isn't even anything to do there!!! haha, no stores!

So, consider yourself extremely lucky!
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You could go to the bathroom... that's about it...
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1.5 hours isn't much time to spend at Heathrow. You'll likely just get off the plane & take a ride or walk to the international transfers area (15-20 min), check in for your transfer flight if you didn't already do it in SEA (10-20 min. depending on the airline), take a leak, grab something to eat/drink, then wait for your connecting flight's gate to be posted on the big LCD screens.. they seem to be posted about 30-45 min. before the actual flight.. then you'll have to hike to your gate.

If you do find that you breeze through the deboarding and transfer area, the duty free shopping is actually a pretty good deal, but I try not to pick stuff up there and weigh myself down on the way in.

Also, you can use the BT internet terminals (you can use Euro coins if you like) to say hi to everyone on TravelPunk! That's usually the 2nd thing I do after getting into Heathrow, after buying a yummy Orange Fanta. Why, oh, why do they have to have a better, tastier, more addictive formula over there?
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Originally posted by omisan@Jan 31 2005, 06:17 PM
That's usually the 2nd thing I do after getting into Heathrow, after buying a yummy Orange Fanta. Why, oh, why do they have to have a better, tastier, more addictive formula over there?
Dude! Seriously! I like the apple flavor too. The shite over here is just that-- shite.
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Talk to random people. I did that and nearly missed my flight to Casa cause I was berating bush with a frenchman over coffee..

seriously, 1.5 hr is nothing..
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this summer when I returned from Europe via Heathrow to JFK in NY i was stuck in Heathrow for 8 hours. In this 8 hours we borded the plain and got off two separate times. I missed my connecting flight by 7 hours, and waited for my bags in NYC for 2 hours...then waited in line for another hour for a voucher. it was a nightmare except for the fact that I met a ritish gorl and a NY guy while in Heathrow and we got pissed/drunk and laughed a lot.....man, 8 hours though.
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