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Old Aug 12, 17, 4:32 pm   #1
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Guesting in family one at a time?

Hoping for some advice on getting into the T5 lounges.

Ive been Silver for about 6 years and use the Galleries lounges frequently.

I know BA enforces the 1 guest rule vigorously but later this week Im travelling with my wife and three grown up sons and passing through Heathrow with a three hour wait.

Is there anything to stop me guesting in a family member for 30-45 mins each in shifts one at a time so they can grab something to eat, relax etc for a short while.

Also none of them have ever been in a lounge and would probably just enjoy a short time to see what its like!

Thanks for the advice.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 4:35 pm   #2
  
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It's one guest not multiple guests one at a time.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 4:42 pm   #3
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Yes, the computer will say no.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 6:05 pm   #4
  
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What day/time are you going through LHR?
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Old Aug 12, 17, 6:06 pm   #5
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Yes, the computer will say no.
Do we know that for a fact?

I just ask as we are constantly told on here by the 'experts' that BA IT is crap.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 9:37 pm   #6
  
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Do we know that for a fact?

I just ask as we are constantly told on here by the 'experts' that BA IT is crap.
I've managed to guest in two different people before but an hour or so apart (met one friend, he caught his flight and then me up with another friend and guested her in)
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Old Aug 12, 17, 10:54 pm   #7
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Do we know that for a fact?

I just ask as we are constantly told on here by the 'experts' that BA IT is crap.
I know it for a fact (and once got into politely tepid water over the fact, and UncleT was part implied!). This is for LHR/LGW. For those out stations still using an abacus and a dopey check-in agent, you may get away with it. The "hour apart" post above does not make sense in a LHR context.

The OP could of course pay for lounge entry, either at Aspire or via an AUP/POUG.
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Old Aug 12, 17, 11:47 pm   #8
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Do we know that for a fact?

I just ask as we are constantly told on here by the 'experts' that BA IT is crap.
Having witnessed a blatant attempt at GF last year, yes. The offender didn't even understand the first rule of hole.

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Old Aug 13, 17, 1:09 am   #9
  
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I know it for a fact (and once got into politely tepid water over the fact, and UncleT was part implied!). This is for LHR/LGW. For those out stations still using an abacus and a dopey check-in agent, you may get away with it. The "hour apart" post above does not make sense in a LHR context.

The OP could of course pay for lounge entry, either at Aspire or via an AUP/POUG.
I think I went into the Galleries and then later into the Gold Flounge. It was a while ago now. The agent may have even have said something and I explained. Can't really remember now, I was emigrating at the time so its all a blur.
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There is a crucial piece of information missing here.

Is the OP proposing to add guests to the lounge total at a rate of one ph, or instead planning a "one out, one in" swap.

If the former then no chance, if the latter then it might be possible with a friendly dragon.

I did a similar guest swap a couple of years ago when I had a long connection at T5 and by coincidence had a friend and a colleague seperately passing through during the day.

Not something you should count on though...
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It's certainly possible to get three guests into T3 lounges so long as you only guest one person into each OW lounge...
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Old Aug 13, 17, 2:40 am   #12
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It's certainly possible to get three guests into T3 lounges so long as you only guest one person into each OW lounge...
They are hardly your guests if you as the host are just dumping them in there and then heading off to another lounge
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Old Aug 13, 17, 4:55 am   #13
  
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It's certainly possible to get three guests into T3 lounges so long as you only guest one person into each OW lounge...
haha nice one! I never thought of that !
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Old Aug 13, 17, 6:30 am   #14
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Purchase three of the same outfits and make sure that your "guests" are of the same approximate height, weight, and hair color, and nobody will know the difference.
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The OP could of course pay for lounge entry, either at Aspire or via an AUP/POUG.
Indeed.

But those options involve parting with actual cash ; whereas the OP is of course much more interested in advice on devious tactics to avoid such inconvenience.

Tricking your way to a bit of free food : amazing how powerful an attraction that can be .........
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