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London Heathrow LHR Terminal 3 Lounges

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Terminal 3 handles a number of oneworld airlines, including

AA - American Airlines
AY - Finnair
BA - British Airways* (limited destinations)
CX - Cathay Pacific Airways
JL - Japan Airlines
JJ - LATAM
RJ - Royal Jordanian
QF - Qantas Airways
UL - SriLankan Airlines
Note: Most British Airways and all IB - Iberia flights depart Terminal 5, not connected airside other than by interterminal busses requiring connecting boarding passes and security procedures.

Some unaligned and SkyTeam member airlines also use Terminal 3
Star Alliance member airlines use Terminal 2


Terminal 3 houses several oneworld lounges:

American Airlines Admirals Club - Lounge Area H (link)
American Airlines Arrivals Lounge - landside, restricted access (link)
American Airlines International First Class Lounge - Lounge Area H (link)
American Airlines Flagship First Dining (to open in future)
British Airways Galleries Club Lounge - Zone F (link)
British Airways Galleries First Lounge - Zone F (link)
Cathay Pacific Business Lounge - (link)
Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge - (link)
Qantas London Lounge - Lounges Zone B (link)

Other lounges (pay, membership, lounge access schemes)
No. 1 Heathrow Lounge (pay) - near Gates 13-22 (link)
No. 1 Lounge pod hotel (link)
Club Aspire Lounge - near Gate 9
Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge - Ground Floor, Arrivals

Distinctive characteristics:

BA Galleries First - Elemis Spa
Cathay Pacific Lounge - Noodle Bar
Qantas Lounges - Gin Bar

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Old Jul 6, 19, 2:54 pm
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London LHR T3 best departure lounge for AA fliers?

What is the nicest One World departures lounge to use from London Heathrow Terminal 3 for an Exec Plat?
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Old Jul 6, 19, 2:55 pm
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Cathay Pacific First Class lounge
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Old Jul 6, 19, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by happeemonkee View Post
Cathay Pacific First Class lounge
+1

enjoy! don't forget to visit the noodle bar (down the hall) in the Cathay Business lounge as well.
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Old Jul 6, 19, 3:11 pm
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Cathay. /thread
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Old Jul 6, 19, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by nachosdelux View Post
+1

enjoy! don't forget to visit the noodle bar (down the hall) in the Cathay Business lounge as well.
plus one to noddle bar!
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Cathay. /thread
+1 more. This is probably the closest we will get to a unanimous answer on FT
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Old Jul 6, 19, 3:56 pm
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IMHO. A tie for #1 . Personal tie breaker will be food vs drink

1. CX. Best food, noodle bar, dim sum

1. BA. Best wine, beer selection

3. QA. Homey, sometimes very uncrowned.

4. AA. In rehab
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Old Jul 6, 19, 4:11 pm
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Every time I read about the CX lounge, noodles are mentioned.
Respectfully, I really don't care about noodles and that's why I have never cared to check the CX lounge out.

For someone that doesn't care about the noodles or dim sum. How would you rate T3 CX/BA/QA F lounges in each of these categories:
1) Crowdedness/ available seating
2) Seating comfort
2) Quietness
3) Natural light/runways views
4) Cleanliness (particularly, picking up previous pax dishes/glasses/etc).
?
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Old Jul 6, 19, 4:16 pm
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I like the mood in the Qantas lounge even though it's business class...
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Old Jul 6, 19, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
+1 more. This is probably the closest we will get to a unanimous answer on FT
AA page only..See numerous complaints on CX page

But yes, I prefer CX LHR. QF is behind SYD/MEL but it's only a J lounge. Only entered AA lounge to grab Evian.
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Old Jul 6, 19, 4:34 pm
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Best food: Cathay (have to try the Dim Sum/Noodle bar)
Best drinks: Qantas (amazing gin bar - sad they got rid of the Four Pillars Shiraz though, for the non-drinkers, probably the best Flat White at LHR, and a decent Lemon Lime Bitters)
Best showers: Qantas
Best seats: Cathay
Don't even bother with AA or BA T3 offerings (at least until the FL lounge opens).

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Old Jul 6, 19, 4:39 pm
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Lounge dragons have been fierce to me at CX trying to restrict it to CX F flyers. I persevered.
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Old Jul 6, 19, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by beachfan View Post
Lounge dragons have been fierce to me at CX trying to restrict it to CX F flyers. I persevered.
Yes, one must defeat the dragons guarding the Cathay cave of wonders to proceed. Iíve played this game before and made it it the top level AKA the F mini lounge hidden inside
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Old Jul 6, 19, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by carlosdca View Post
How would you rate T3 CX/BA/QA F lounges in each of these categories
I would rate CX highly and BA less so.

The noodle thing is less about the food and more an integral part of the CX branding, a commonality that ties together all of their facilities. And, of course, it is comfort food to their home customers.

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Lounge dragons have been fierce to me at CX trying to restrict it to CX F flyers. I persevered.
Never have had this issue. The BA T3 F lounge agents on the other hand...
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Old Jul 6, 19, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
+1 more. This is probably the closest we will get to a unanimous answer on FT
+1
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