Passengers with layovers in London will normally have their luggage sent to their final destination from their original airport of departure. This will however depend on whether your flights into and out of London are from the same airport:
London Layovers: Arriving and Departing from the SAME Airport
Passengers on layover tours arriving and departing from the same London airport will normally have their luggage sent to their final destination from their airport of origin. Passengers are welcome to bring their carry on hand luggage on board the tour.
A layover in London in between flights from Dallas Fortworth, Texas, USA to Johannesburg, South Africa connecting at London Heathrow. Luggage will be sent directly from Dallas to Johannesburg.
London Layovers: Arriving and Departing from DIFFERENT Airports
If you have a mixed airport layover e.g. arriving at Heathrow Airport and departing from Gatwick Airport (or vice versa), your luggage is unlikely to be sent directly to your final destination. This means that you will have to collect your luggage at one airport and check it in at the other airport. In this case, depending on the number of passengers and luggage requirements, we will be able to upgrade your party to a larger vehicle to accommodate accordingly. Please let us know your precise number of full size bags as well as hand luggage to advise.
Layover With Different Airlines
Many airlines are also part of shared flying schemes such as the One World Alliance, Star Alliance and Sky Team. If you are flying with different airlines during your layover in London, flying with airlines that form part of these groups can also facilitate your ability to have your luggage sent directly to your final destination.
The above information is only a guideline and we would always recommend checking precise details with your airline.
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