Important news from British Airways this week regarding check-in times for international long-haul flights:
From 30 October, check-in for long haul flights will close 60 minutes before flight departure time. Check-in for short haul flights will remain at 45 minutes before flight departure time.
This time limit was previously 45 minutes for both short- and long-haul flights. This probably will not affect too many readers of this site as it only applies to those checking-in in person at the airport (versus online). The time you have to drop your bags, and conformance through security stays the same as it has been previously.
I’m assuming that the change has been made to reduce delays caused by those that travel less often arriving late at the airport, however some more cynical than myself might suggest this is all to help shore up retail revenue at T5? We shall see!