Blog posts tagged: LHR

Etihad outsources international lounge service in a bid to cut costs

The airline that connects Abu Dhabi to the world is struggling to make ends meet. The carrier’s seemingly unbounded ambitions are slowing to a grinding halt in light of rising fuel costs, and a series of disastrous investments in fledgling airlines such as AirBerlin, Alitalia, and Jet Airways. Etihad is responding to losses of over […]

The Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow is finally open, and it’s a stunner

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Six months ago, we nominated Qantas’ new much-anticipated premium lounge at London Heathrow one of three lounges worth waiting for. After over a year of construction, rolling delays—in true Heathrow form—and radio silence from the airline, the new flagship club is now open, and it does not disappoint. Located at Terminal 3, The Qantas London Lounge spreads across […]

Three delayed airport lounges worth the wait

When it comes to airport construction projects, nothing can be said to be certain, except high costs and delays. We take a look at three highly anticipated lounges which were due to open around mid-2017 or earlier, for which we’ll need to wait a little longer—or much longer. The Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow Construction […]

The Definitive Guide to Star Alliance Arrivals Lounges

Once a haven for the lucky few, airport lounges are gaining in popularity, and are more accessible than ever thanks to a flurry of premium credit cards, affordable membership schemes such as Priority Pass, and an ever-increasing number of pay-in clubs available to all travelers for a fee. Lounges typically offer comfortable seating away from […]

Cathay Pacific re-opens London Heathrow lounges after a complete makeover

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It’s been over a year since Cathay Pacific shuttered its lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 3 for a complete transformation, which was scheduled to take nine months. After a three-month delay—somewhat typical for an airport construction project—the new lounges officially welcomed their first visitors today, November 28th, as part of a “soft opening.” The official opening […]

Aspire Lounge and Spa, the first independent lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5, is now open

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There’s certainly no shortage of lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 5: British Airways, which occupies the entire terminal (plus portions of Terminal 3), operates no less than two First Class lounges (“Galleries First”), three Business Class lounges (“Galleries Club”), and one Arrivals Lounge. The British Airways lounges share two common traits. 1. They only welcome British […]

In Memoriam: LHR Terminal 1 and The Great British Lounge

In just a week, London Heathrow Terminal 1 will close, permanently. On June 29th, British Airways flight 970 to Hannover, Germany (HAJ) is scheduled to depart at 9:15 p.m., after which Terminal 1 will officially be off limits to the public. It’s likely to be an eerie experience for BA 970 passengers, as Terminal 1 is […]

Plaza Premium continues rapid expansion; new lounge at LHR T4

Plaza Premium Lounge - London Heathrow Terminal 4 (LHR)

Plaza Premium, the world’s first and largest pay-in lounge operator — the company currently operates 120 locations in 35 international airports — is continuing to expand beyond its original focus on Asia. Plaza Premium is expanding at the bustling London Heathrow airport: after recently opening two locations at London Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, “The Queen’s […]

Singapore Airlines opens a new SilverKris Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2

Rounding up Star Alliance’s move under one roof at London Heathrow, Singapore Airlines unveiled this week their anticipated SilverKris lounge in Terminal 2 (“The Queen’s Terminal”.) The SilverKris lounge boasts Singapore Airlines’ new “home away from home” design concept, which was rolled out earlier this year in Sydney and Hong Kong, and is part of a […]

Air Canada opens new lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2

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The Star Alliance move to Heathrow’s brand new Terminal 2 (“The Queen’s Terminal”) is in full swing. A few weeks ago United opened two beautiful new lounges: a United Club and a Global First lounge. Today, Air Canada unveiled details about their new Maple Leaf lounge. The facility will be open from daily from 6 […]

New United Club and United Global First Lounge to open at London Heathrow

Almost four years after the United/Continental merger, the combined airline still operates out of two distinct terminals in London Heathrow. At smaller airports, this is not a huge deal. But at a monster airport like Heathrow, the split operations are costly and cause unnecessary customer confusion. Relief is in sight — in June 2014, United […]