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There's a Secret British Airways Lounge at Heathrow and Here's How You Can Get In

Discussion in 'Vacation Travel Information' started by MULTIZ321, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. MULTIZ321

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    There's a Secret British Airways Lounge at Heathrow and Here's How You Can Get In
    By Doug Gollan/ Travel/ Forbes/ forbes.com

    "According to Heathrow Airport, 32 million of the airport’s 78 million passengers passed through Terminal 5 last year, which also serves as the primary home to British Airways. Needless to say, during peak travel times it can get quite packed. In fact, the airline says on a typical weekday it offers between 550 and 650 flights and shuffles 90,000 passengers through T5 as it’s often referred to.

    That means even its lounges – it operates a total of five at T5 – during peak times can get crowded. In fact, British Airways has two levels of first class lounges. Its Galleries First Lounge may sound like it is meant for first class passengers, but in fact while first class passengers on the airline are welcome there, it principally serves Gold level fliers in its frequent travel scheme called Executive Club and Emerald tier members of its Oneworld partners which include American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Japan Air Lines and Qatar Airways. Those travelers can use the Galleries First Lounge regardless of which class they are flying in, a nice perk and one of the reasons road warriors stay loyal to their airlines despite service snafus and delays.

    British Airways doesn’t offer first class on all of its flights. Its first class cabin is reserved for long-haul international routes, and not even all of those destinations either. Over the years as companies have limited the number of executives who can fly in first class and airlines have rolled out business class seats that turn into beds, demand for first class has waned and in fact, many airlines have either reduced the number of first class seats they sell or done away with it completely....."

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    The Board Room is a little know respite from the nearly 32 million passengers who transit London Heathrow's Terminal 5 each year.Doug Gollan


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    It's not really a secret. You pass the highly conspicuous entrance to the Concorde Room as you exit security. I've been in there once, nice enough but not as special as some would have you believe. I prefer Virgin Atlantic's Clubhouse.
     

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