Travelling through Heathrow

As always, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to the airport and we’re working hard to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. To help with this process, please be aware of the following:

 

Consider your arrival times

Allow 3 hours to check-in before your flight and make sure all your travel documents are up-to-date. Please do not turn up significantly early for your flight though, as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport.

 

Terminal Drop-Off Charge

A £5 charge applies to vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions apply. Free drop-off is available at our Long Stay car parks.

 

Terminal 4 airline moves

Terminal 4 has re-opened and up to 30 airlines are moving there during the summer. You should always keep in touch with your airline to confirm which terminal your flight departs from before travelling to the airport. 

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    South African Airways

    South African Airways, the flag carrier of South Africa, has its base at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. It was founded in 1934. The famous flying springbok emblem was part of its livery until 1997.
    Operates in:
    T2
    Reservation: 0844 375 9681*
    Customer Service: 020 8576 5505
    Special Assistance: +27 (0)11 978 1111**

    * Additional charges may apply [More info]
    ** International number

    IATA Code
    Flight numbers begin with IATA code SA.

    SA

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    4 Lounges in Terminal 2


    Lufthansa Senator Lounge - After Security

    Departure Lounge • 5
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    6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    United Airlines Club Lounge - After Security

    United Club • 2
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    5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge - After Security

    B44 • 1
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    6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

    The Arrivals Lounge - Before Security

    Arrivals • 1
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    5:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    *Airline lounges are invitation-only – please check entry rules with your airline. This information is provided as a service to passengers and may be subject to change.

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