British Airways is introducing a new Premium Transfer Drive service at Heathrow to ensure that customers who are at risk of missing their connection are able to catch their onward flight.

British Airways’ team at Heathrow will track these customers, and where there’s a risk they will miss their connection, will provide an ‘airside’ car transfer between one flight and the next. They will also send a message to the inbound aircraft, so the cabin crew can inform the customer that a car will be waiting to transfer them, thereby alleviating any stress or worry.

The new scheme applies to customers travelling on a UK domestic flight, who are connecting on to either a short-haul flight in Club Europe, a long-haul service in Club World or First, or who are Silver or Gold Executive Club members.