Programs: Le Creuset 26cm square grillit club, laithwaites red club
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Myself and ms Hingeless had to make a quick trip to visit family in Yorkshire this weekend. We had the normal choice of driving or getting the train. And for the first time the choice of flying on BA! As our destination was only a quick cab ride from LBA we decided to take the longest route and fly.
In order to make this trip even longer we got the tube from north London to LHR at a cost of £1.40 each, arriving in plenty of time to use the lounge.
I had a a spare Amex fast track voucher so we handed this in and joined the longest queue. It turned out that the American Looking gentleman at the front of the queue had live ammunition in his bag and the staff asked us to join another queue.
Excitement over we proceeded to the UK & Ireland lounge. Feeling a little like we had just arrived in the 90's we poured some Sancerre into a BMI glass and decided that the famous (tomato) soup looked like it was also from the 90's.
As the only passengers in the lounge we settled by the window and discussed how long we could leave it before the gate closes to make the 50m dash to gate 8B. It turned out that the flight was delayed by 20 mins so back to the lounge for a bit more day time TV.
The fast track for the flight was not used but as it only had about 20 passengers thus wasn't a problem. We boarded G-DBCF a repainted BMI A319 that looked very BA apart from the big BMI sign on the screen at the door.
A 30 min flight we landed @ LBA on time and walked though to arrivals in less than 5 mins after touch down. Our taxi driver was a little shocked.
8 minutes after tipping the taxi driver we are through security and walking through the shops to "The Yorkshire Premier Lounge". The lounge angel took ms hingeless's iPhone boarding pass and CX card and after a few minutes of typing we are pouring a G&T.
The lounge has one other customer, no windows and a big TV. The food available is mainly snacks but includes scones and a toaster and bread. It is all very Yorkshire themed with Yorkshire tea and "black sheep ale".
An area is reserved for BA and KLM customers, I presume this is for when the lounge us full of paying customers.
The wine is of the Harry's variety but they do have a selection of beer and spirits.
Overall it is a lot better than the BA lounge at the other end apart from the lack of view.
Where is my grillit?
Last edited by hingeless; Dec 16, 12 at 12:36 pm..