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Without a doubt, one of the coolest experiences you can ever have at an airport is bypassing the terminal – and being privately transferred from plane to plane in a luxury car. $%&^ the terminal! Short of spending $35,000 a year with a single airline, there sadly aren’t many ways to make this happen. British Airways, in a non cost cutting measure ; ) is increasing your chances, expanding assistance for passengers with tight connections. Here’s everything you need to know…

Per highly paid (false) and well placed (true) sources at British Airways, we were able to confirm that British Airways is expanding the use of their Jaguar fleet, assisting passengers connecting to or from flights– that don’t require immigration clearance. This is a significant, passenger friendly move, putting British Airways amongst carriers like American, Emirates, Lufthansa, United and Delta shuttling premium passengers facing tight connections – privately between planes with ease. It’s the little things…

Whereas most carriers offer these services exclusively to invite only fliers, the directive is now aimed at assisting business and first class passengers (and top frequent flyers too) with tight Heathrow connections. Apparently passengers will be notified on board their inbound flight if they will be met at the gate by a special services representative, who will whisk them on to the next plane- in total Jaguar style. It almost makes someone want to book a tight connection, doesn’t it?

Will we see a noticeable difference in the amount of people receiving this magical service? Only time will tell. For those sweating a delayed connection- this is very welcomed news, at the very least. Throw in the imminent Club World improvements and Heathrow may truly become a much friendlier place.

HT: Michele @ TurningLeftForLess.

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