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BA Lounge T5

Cheltenham
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BA Lounge T5

We're flying with BA from T5 at Heathrow in May. We want to go in the lounge but have been told you have to join BA to do this or be invited. Does anyone know how we go about this and how much it is please?

UK
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1. Re: BA Lounge T5

You either have to be a frequent flyer with BA ( or one of their partners) or be flying business or first class. There are no pay to enter lounges in T5.

uk
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2. Re: BA Lounge T5

To get into BA lounges at T5 you either need to be travelling on a Club Europe, Club or First Class ticket, or have status e.g. be a Silver or Gold executive club member.

You can't buy one-off entry into these BA lounges, and if you're travelling economy or world traveller plus then you can't get into any of the lounges.

It's certainly worth your while to join the BA executive club before the flight so that you earn air miles, but this on its own doesn't allow you lounge access.

There are fyi three sets of lounges at T5 - the Concorde Room (BA first class), a first class lounge and a lounge for those flying business class.

I'm not aware of any pay-to-enter lounges at T5 outside these,.

Cheltenham
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reviews: 32
3. Re: BA Lounge T5

Thanks for your replies. We're travelling in world traveller premium economy. The travel agent mentioned we could go on the BA website and join Bronze membership to get in but I can't see anywhere on the website where it mentions it.

UK
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4. Re: BA Lounge T5

You can't join as a Bronze member, and it doesn't allow lounge access anyway, so unfortunately your travel agent was wrong on both counts.

Leyland, United...
Destination Expert
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5. Re: BA Lounge T5

Membership starts at Blue but that won't get you in the lounges, neither will Bronze. Travel agents are not the best people to give accurate information - unfortunately!

Edited: 8:40 am, January 01, 2013
surrey
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6. Re: BA Lounge T5

The advice is correct - you won't unfortunately get lounge access but T5 is very nice anyway and there's a Gordon Ramsay restaurant you can go to start your journey in style - there's also a Caviar Bar where you can get a glass of bubbly which if your name is anything to go by you may enjoy - heathrowairport.com/shop,-eat,-relax-and-enj…

You should join the BA executive club to earn the Avios on your flights nd if you fly enough in one year of membership you may get to BA Silver which will get you + a guest in on future trips.

uk
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reviews: 147
7. Re: BA Lounge T5

Assuming you'll join the BA Executive Club before you travel (easily done online), here's a link which explains all:

britishairways.com/travel/…

It's well worth joining so you earn the avios points - and if you travel long haul reasonably frequently, Avios points are a great way of upgrading from WT+ (premium economy) to Club Class.

And I second the recommendation to eat/drink at Plane Food (the Ramsay place) - civilised, nice good, good space.

Edited: 9:49 am, January 01, 2013
surrey
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8. Re: BA Lounge T5

Of course if you have the equivalent of at least BA Silver with another One World airline such as Qantas or Iberia you would be able to access the lounges at T5 when flying BA.

UK
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9. Re: BA Lounge T5

We're travelling in world traveller premium economy. The travel agent mentioned we could go on the BA website and join Bronze membership to get in

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I'd be very worried about the travel agent you are using if this is indicative of their level of knowledge.

London
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10. Re: BA Lounge T5

Get an Amex platinum card and you can then get a Marco polo (Cathay pacific) gold card gratis which entitles you to enter the BA lounges.

Really depends if you want to spend £450 on Amex membership though...