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Heathrow security T5 to T3?

Dallas, Texas
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Heathrow security T5 to T3?

I fly into Heathrow from Zurich arriving at terminal 5. My flight to the US leaves drom terminal 3. I just want to make sure I understand correctly that I will have to go through security again at T3, right? Reason I ask is that I was hoping to be able yo stock up on jams from Fortnum & Mason but since that's at T5, I won't be able to bring it in to T3 with me, correct??

Big bummer. Was really looking forward to it.

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Brussels, Belgium
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1. Re: Heathrow security T5 to T3?

1) Yes you will go through security before entering the departure gate area at T3, cf.: "Unless you are transferring from a domestic flight, all connecting passengers will be required to undergo security screening at Heathrow before their onward flight." (https://www.heathrow.com/more/help-with-this-website/faqs/security-and-baggage#dutyfree - "I'm connecting at Heathrow and want to visit another terminal.."

2) Under the "New liquid rules", https:/…dutyfree "Duty free liquids, aerosols and gels purchased from ANY AIRPORT or airline may now be carried as hand baggage. However, these must be sealed at the time of purchase with the receipt inside a security tamper-evident bag. Following the initial x-ray scan, security officers may also need to carry out additional checks." Therefore, jams purchased at LHR T5 and placed in sealed bags can be carried through security controls for T3.

You COULD also ask F&M whether they can deliver to somewhere in T5 (https:/…reserve-shopping).

Under "Miscellaneous" in https:/…dutyfree you will find "What happens if an item is refused at security?", and this suggests Mail and Fly: https://mailandfly-com.loopiasecure.com/c

Edited: 11 December 2017, 21:43
Hoboken, New Jersey
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2. Re: Heathrow security T5 to T3?

You won't be able to access any of the shops in T-5 in the airside departures area. You'll take the Flight Connections bus to T-3 first.

Brussels, Belgium
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3. Re: Heathrow security T5 to T3?

I did wonder about that: arriving and departing passengers are not generally supposed to mix, but that doesn't always apply and I don't know T5 very well... Also meant to say, ask F&M if they can deliver to T3, not T5.. which may now be your only option.

Madrid
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4. Re: Heathrow security T5 to T3?

If you are connecting T5 to T3 even domestic passengers must reclear security.You will not be able to get any items from F and M in T5.

West Hollywood...
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5. Re: Heathrow security T5 to T3?

Check the World Duty Free shops in T3 (after security). They wander across one end of the shopping court in T3. I

In T5, there is the lovely little Fortnum shop but they also sell in the World Duty Free area of T5. The little round tins of chocolates with ginger are amazing!

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