Heathrow rail disruption: 13-18 December 2022

Due to industrial action, rail services to and from Heathrow will be disrupted between 13 and 18 December 2022.

Please plan your journey in advance and ensure you leave enough time to get to the airport as roads will likely be busier than normal.

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Travelling through Heathrow this Christmas

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to the airport this Christmas and 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 time
Allow three hours to check-in before a long-haul flight and two hours to check-in before a short-haul flight – and make sure all your travel documents are up-to-date. Please don't turn up significantly early for your flight as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport and you may not be able to check in your bags. You can monitor current security waiting times using the Heathrow app and on your flight detail page.

 

Remove liquids from hand luggage
You can’t take liquids with a capacity over 100ml through security. Liquids under 100ml should be removed from your hand luggage and placed in a single transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity. Each bag must be able to close properly with all the items inside. These bags are available free-of-charge before security. Passengers are strictly limited to one bag of liquids per person.

(“Liquids” includes all drinks and syrups; creams, lotions, oils, perfumes; sprays, shaving foam, deodorants, gels and pastes; soups, jams, preserves, chutneys – and snow globes)

 

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  • Heathrow travel care

    Find out about the Heathrow airport social work team

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    Heathrow social work team

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    Heathrow

    Helping vulnerable people at Heathrow

    Heathrow Travel Care is the Heathrow social work team, based in Terminal 3. The team advises and assists distressed and vulnerable people at Heathrow with issues including:

    • Mental health concerns
    • Homelessness
    • Forced marriage
    • Deportation
    • Repatriation

    How it works

    The team receives referrals from Heathrow, airlines and external organisations, and is an established stakeholder within the emergency planning structure at Heathrow. Referrals can be made in person or by a referring agency.

    • Contact details
      Contact details

      Visit the Heathrow Travel Cares website. Opening hours - Monday to Friday: 09:30-17:00 (Thursday 11:00-17:00)

      Find out more
    • Address
      Address

      Room 142, North Wing, Terminal 3, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, TW6 1BZ

    • Further details
      Further details

      You can contact the Heathrow Travel Cares team by phone, email or fax. Phone: +44 (0)20 8745 7495 Email: heathrow_travel_care@heathrow.com Fax: +44 (0)20 8745 4161