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LHR / London Heathrow Int'l. Airport Cathay Pacific Lounges (master thread)

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LHR / London Heathrow International Airport T-3 Cathay Pacific Lounges

NOTE: LHR T-3 CX lounges are closed for refurbishment to June, 2016
Link to aa.com information for LHR.

Link to LHR website.

Link to oneworld website Lounge Access and Lounge Finder tool

Cathay Pacific First and Business Lounges

LOCATION: Departure level after Passport Control, Central Concourse, Lounge "C"

NOTE: Departing qualifying oneworld First Class flyers and Emerald members may access the First Lounge.

N.B. Cathay Pacific has announced major refurbishment for these lounges is coming in 2016.

HOURS: 05:30 - 22:00

AMENITIES:
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Private shower
  • Premium liquor, beer and wine
  • Noodle bar
  • Computers with Internet access
Links to other LHR Terminal 3 oneworld Lounges threads:
For lounge information about oneworld lounges for oneworld passengers departing Terminals 1 and 5, please see the BAEC Forum BA Lounge Database Dashboard for the United Kingdom here and / or the oneworld Lounge Access and Locator here.

Also in the BAEC forum, see:[b]
(Thanks to jerry a. laska)

List of oneworld Airlines and Terminals at London Heathrow

List of oneworld airlines using LHR Terminal 3:
  • American Airlines and US Airways
  • British Airways (limited short hauls, limited long hauls from Oct 2015)
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Japan Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Sri Lankan
  • TAM
Other oneworld airlines use:
  • Terminal 4 - Malaysian Airways and Qatar Airways
  • Terminal 5 - most British Airways, all Iberia


Thanks to Lddn1 10 Jul 2015






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Old Apr 5, 09, 6:03 pm
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LHR / London Heathrow Int'l. Airport Cathay Pacific Lounges (master thread)


LHR / London Heathrow International Airport Terminal 3 Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounges

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Old Dec 17, 13, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by shadesofgrey1x View Post
I'm Traveling AMS-LHR then LHR-MIA J on BA then F on AA. I have never done F on AA just J so looking to maximize my lounge experience at LHR terminal 3. FL access is a given but, it also looks like I should have complete access to all the OW lounges in term 3 as well. Which is the beat way to spend the hours? Should I do more than one? If so which ones and why?
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Plenty of threads about this around
There may be plenty of threads, but there's just one consolidated thread. And I've merged this thread into it.

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Old Dec 26, 13, 8:59 am
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I think one visits CX for the peace and quiet, and also if one likes noodles and the higher-quality champagne they serve. A bit of a niche market, I suppose.
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Old Jan 9, 14, 3:19 am
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Finally had a chance to try the showers in the CX lounge. Pros: big, very few people around, and the decor is nice. Cons: no way to adjust the sink water (it uses a motion sensor and is warm water only), no hand towels (just a big towel and a bath mat). Plenty of water pressure, though.

I think my choices are (1) AA, (2) CX and (3) BA. All are perfectly decent, but next time I will stop at the FL for a shower and then head to CX or BA depending on what I want to eat
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Originally Posted by ExpatExp View Post
I think one visits CX for the peace and quiet, and also if one likes noodles and the higher-quality champagne they serve. A bit of a niche market, I suppose.
This is spot on. I got to LHR early just to try the various lounges and was completely underwhelmed with the CX lounge.

BA is great if you want to drink before your flight. Champagne, spirits and wine are abundant. But I think the food is mediocre at best, even the made to order menu. Even the eggs Benedict are better in the FL. This is my 4th or 5th time here and I've yet to leave impressed. At the end of the day, it's lounge food.

The main benefit of the BA lounge, other than alcohol, is that it's been empty every time I've been here (always morning), as opposed to the FL which is always packed that time of time. This may change though when T1 closes, as BA is moving nearly 100 flights into T3. The staff did say though that this will likely mean re-opening the Elemis spa, so not a bad trade off.
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Old Feb 14, 14, 9:14 am
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Haven't ever had to show my card at BA, but entering CX lounge on BA ticket as AA EXP yesterday I had to show my card. They entered it manually in the system. It's possible that was just one too many partners for their computer to handle automatically.
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CX F is lovely except there are no proper dining tables and you are expected to eat the noodles over your lap (or go to J).
There were about four normal dining tables with chairs by the buffet when I was there three weeks ago.
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Good morning from the LHR CX Lounge!

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There were about four normal dining tables with chairs by the buffet when I was there three weeks ago.
They are still here today:


Other side of the lounge:


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CX Business Class best for noodles
I heartily endorse the CX lounge for noodles

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[QUOTE=UA-NYC;24757889]I heartily endorse the CX lounge for noodles

Thanks for the visual. Am connecting next week in LHR. Was deciding between BA and CX and it looks like a stop at CX lounge is in order.

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According to Australian Business Traveller (link), Cathay Pacific has announced major refurbishment of First and Business lounges at Heathrow in 2016, to include a 30% expansion as the lounges incorporate the ex-SQ SilverKris Lounge (now in T-2).
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Old Jul 9, 15, 7:04 pm
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According to Australian Business Traveller (link), Cathay Pacific has announced major refurbishment of First and Business lounges at Heathrow in 2016, to include a 30% expansion as the lounges incorporate the ex-SQ SilverKris Lounge (now in T-2).
Fantastic News. CX lounge is by far the best, only ever bother with GF/FL if I need help with the particular airline.
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Old Jul 9, 15, 9:08 pm
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The agents told me last week they expect to be closing from October. For staff who are about to find their hours cut for a while, they seemed pretty excited.
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Helpful wiki, JDiver. I would just suggest the following edits to the last box to reflect the latest terminal changes:

List of oneworld Airlines and Terminals at London Heathrow

List of oneworld airlines using LHR Terminal 3:
  • American Airlines and US Airways
  • British Airways (limited short hauls, limited long hauls from Oct 2015)
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Japan Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Sri Lankan
  • TAM
Other oneworld airlines use:
  • Terminal 1 - TAM, some British Airways
  • Terminal 4 - Malaysian Airways and Qatar Airways
  • Terminal 5 - most British Airways, all Iberia
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Old Jul 10, 15, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1 View Post
Helpful wiki, JDiver. I would just suggest the following edits to the last box to reflect the latest terminal changes:
Very helpful. Thank you!

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