British Airways to start service from BWI to Heathrow...

BWI Digest

October 15, 2001

British Airways to start service from BWI to Heathrow

Baltimore-Washington International Airport customers flying to London will have better connections to major cities throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East when British Airways begins offering service to London Heathrow Airport on Oct. 28.

Heathrow lies 15 minutes from downtown London via the Heathrow Express train.

British Airways connections will continue through London Gatwick Airport until the switch to Heathrow.

Tighter security measures implemented at BWI

Airlines continue to make progress toward resuming regular flight schedules at BWI, according to airport officials.

Airport officials recommend that passengers check in two hours before their flights. They also should consult their airline about the time required for check-in and clearance through the heightened security process.

All BWI carriers have been certified for curbside check-in by their corporate headquarters and by the Federal Aviation Administration. Travelers should contact their airline before arriving at the airport to determine whether curbside check-in has been implemented, and for answers to questions about curbside check-in.

The reinstatement of curbside check-in allows travelers to check luggage with skycaps contracted by the airlines and proceed to security screening areas. The FAA has limited customers to one carry-on and a pocketbook or briefcase.

Passengers using electronic tickets should call their airlines in advance to determine what documentation their security screeners will require.

Passengers should carry government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.

For those driving travelers to the airport, only immediate pickup and drop-off of passengers is allowed at curb areas. A ban on parking or waiting will be strictly enforced.

Airlines serving BWI regularly update their flight information on www.bwiairport.com. A list of their toll-free telephone numbers is posted on the Web site under "Airlines."

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