Transport : Airport Lounges

In this trip report, I review British Airways Airport Lounges in London Heathrow Terminal 3 & 5, Gatwick, New York JFK, LAX and the iconic Concorde Rooms. I have flown with British Airways many times and I have also reviewed my British Airways First Class flights and my British Airways Business Class flights.

The Concorde Room is only available at London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and New York’s JFK Airport (with smaller, less extensive Concorde bars at Dubai Airport and Singapore Airport). These Airport Lounges can only be accessed if you’re flying First Class on an airline in the Oneworld alliance (one guest is welcome as well), or if you hold a Concorde Room card, given out for earning 5,000 tier points in a year.

British Airways also offers an exclusive First Lounge at Heathrow and only a First Lounge at Gatwick (there is no Concorde Room at Gatwick).

Which Lounge is best? Well, it has to be the Concorde Room at Heathrow which offers iconic styling and a much more serene environment than the busy Galleries Lounges. The prize for the best Airport Lounges in the world does, however, probably go to Qatar Airways for it’s jaw-dropping Al Safwa First Class Lounge in Doha’s new Hamad International Airport.

You will find all my British Airways lounge reviews below starting with those in Heathrow Terminal 5 with the Concorde room & First Lounges for First passengers. Tthe Galleries Lounges are available for those travelling in Club Europe or Club World. I have also included the Aspire lounge which is the paid or Priority Pass lounge that you can use out Terminal 5 if you are travelling in Economy. I have reviewed the Terminal 3 British Airways and Aspire Lounges, followed by the two South Terminal BA Lounges in Gatwick (picture above is from the First Lounge at Gatwick). I also include reviews of the British Airways Singapore Lounge in Changai Airport, the British Airways Lounge at JFK, the British Airways Lounge at Brussels Airport, the BA Terraces Lounge at Berlin Airport and the BA Oneworld Lounge at Los Angeles LAX.

British Airways Airport Lounge Reviews

Review of The Concorde Room Terminal 5

In "Transport"

British Airways has four Club Lounges in London Heathrow Terminal 5. The most accessible are the Galleries Club South and Galleries Club North lounges, open to First or Club class passengers (including Club Europe) and Gold or Silver members of BA’s Executive Club.… Read More.

Review Of British Airways Galleries First Lounge Terminal 5

In "Transport"

The British Airways Galleries First Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 is spacious, embraces the daylight, and has a lot of food on display: a fresh soup bar, hot and cold entrees, lots of snacks, full coffee stations with all sorts… Read More.

British Airways Galleries Club South Lounge In Heathrow Terminal 5

In "Transport"

In this article, I review the British Airways Galleries Club South Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5. I have already visited and reviewed the British Airways Galleries Club North Lounge in Terminal 5 (and the Aspire Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5),… Read More.

Review of British Airways Galleries Club Lounge Terminal 5

In "Transport"

Priority Pass and similar schemes which enable you to buy into club lounges do not work in Terminal 5. Terminal 5 deals exclusively with British Airways flights and the only way you can gain access to the club lounges in… Read More.

Pictures Of Paid For Aspire Lounge At Heathrow Terminal 5

In "Transport"

I have mentioned in a number of previous articles that you no longer need to be a premium British Airways card holder or need to travel in business or first class to access an airport lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5. You… Read More.

Review Of British Airways Galleries Club Lounge Terminal 3

In "Transport"

I reviewed the British Airways Galleries Club Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 before my recent flight (June 2016) on Japan Airlines in Business Class from London Heathrow to Tokyo. JAL does not have it’s own airport lounge in Terminal 3,… Read More.

Club Aspire Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3

In "Transport"

In this article I review the facilities at the soon-to-launch Club Aspire Lounge at Heathrow terminal 3. Club Aspire will open to the public in October 2016. Read More.

Review & Pictures Of Gatwick South British Airways Business Lounge

In "Transport"

The new British Airways Business lounge for Club passengers and First lounge is open at London Gatwick’s South Terminal and it is an absolute cracker. Following a late opening due to electrical teething troubles, the lounge is now fully functional… Read More.

Review: British Airways Gatwick South First Class Lounge

In "Transport"

Being brutally honest, in looks and seating alone, the First class lounge at Gatwick South is no better than the Business Club Lounge at Gatwick South which I have already reviewed with pictures. In fact the seating on offer is… Read More.

Review of British Airways Galleries Club Lounge Terminal 5

In "Transport"

Priority Pass and similar schemes which enable you to buy into club lounges do not work in Terminal 5. Terminal 5 deals exclusively with British Airways flights and the only way you can gain access to the club lounges in… Read More.

Review Of British Airways Singapore Concorde Bar & Lounge

In "Transport"

After a four-month refurbishment, British Airways’ has transformed it’s  business and first class lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The centrepiece of the new British Airways Singapore Lounge is the Concorde Bar. An exclusive lounge for BA’s elite first class passengers… Read More.

Review Of British Airways Galleries Lounge JFK Terminal 7

In "Transport"

Several oneworld airlines use Terminal 7 of New York’s JFK Airport – British Airways, BA OpenSkies, Cathay Pacific, Iberia and Qantas, however, there are only 2 oneworld lounges in JFK terminal 7; the British Airways Galleries Club Lounge and the… Read More.

Review: British Airways Oneworld Lounge Brussels Airport

In "Transport"

I reviewed the British Airways Oneworld Lounge at Brussels Airport before my Qatar Airways B787 Business Class flight from Brussels to Doha. Read More.

British Airways Terraces Lounge Review, Berlin Tegel Airport

In "Transport"

In my recent trip to Berlin, I stopped by the British Airways Terraces Lounge at Berlin Tegel airport. Berlin Tegel is quite a messy airport to say the least, with almost every gate having their own mini immigration and security… Read More.

Oneworld British Airways Airport Lounge Review At Los Angeles

In "Transport"

This article reviews the oneworld® British Airways lounge at Los Angeles airport (LAX). There are 7 terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) plus the Tom Bradley International Terminal, all have at least one lounge and there are 5 at… Read More.

Review: British Airways Galleries First Class Airport Lounge, O.R. Tambo International

In "Transport"

In this article, I review the British Airways Galleries First Class airport lounge at O.R. Tambo International Airport. I reviewed this lounge before travelling in First Class on the British Airways A380 from Johannesburg to London Heathrow. Read More.

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