HI we are travelling back with VS from Miami, and have a 6hr layover in LHR - before going to MAN with BA (ticketed through with both carriers) My question is... can we have our bags at LHR and hop on the train rather than wait 6 hours ? ta much. :-)
As you have a through ticket your bags will be checked right through to Manchester and won't appear at
I suspect they may not because, by taking the train from Heathrow to Mancs you will be a 'no show' and are, in effect, cancelling your BA flight. That will cause hassle for the airlines concerned and...to be honest....it may cause you some hassle too. Cancelling one leg of a two-segment journey can result in the whole journey being cancelled.......so be careful.
Even if Virgin say it is possible ( I suspect they may not) do double-check at your Miami check-in that your bags are properly labelled with a final destination of Heathrow.