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Time in Concorde lounge - how long is too long?

Old Mar 22, 11, 11:35 am
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Question Time in Concorde lounge - how long is too long?

I have option of connecting MAN-LHR-LAS with either 1 hour 55 min between flight OR 4 hours 20 mins....

a little background...

This is the first time we have flown F and its for our honeymoon so we really want to enjoy the expreience but worried that 4 hours could be too long?

I would welcome your opinions...
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Old Mar 22, 11, 11:39 am
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The 4 hours seems a safe bet for your first trip in F.

If you get bored you can look round the shops (if that interests you or your partner), try one of the other lounges, book a treatment in the spa, etc.

If you're delayed on the 1:55 layover you may regret having the time to experience it all.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by ukswift88 View Post
I have option of connecting MAN-LHR-LAS with either 1 hour 55 min between flight OR 4 hours 20 mins....

a little background...

This is the first time we have flown F and its for our honeymoon so we really want to enjoy the expreience but worried that 4 hours could be too long?

I would welcome your opinions...
4 hours is kinda long, but there's nothing to stop you looking around T5 which could easily take an hour or so for a lady! Also you'd have chance to get a treatment in the Elemis spa which you'd be unlikely to have time for on the shorter connection.

For a honeymoon I'd probably go for the longer time to ensure things weren't rushed and panicky. Time to just relax and enjoy the experience.

You could also try booking a Cabana - but no noise now
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Old Mar 22, 11, 11:47 am
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Four hours is nowhere near long enough if you are Genius1. However, for a normal person it's just about right.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 11:48 am
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Four hours is fine ... an overnight stay would be excessive!! Ignore the Cabana, just beam that newly-wed smile all over the room!

Be honest, you're just waiting for a bludgy aircraft. What a nice place to wait ... while discussing what Auntie Mildred was wearing, how Cousin Charlie can drink do much whilst remaining vertical, and what you're going to do to each other when you get to LAS

A long leisurely approach is often the best ... and very best wishes to you both.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
Four hours is fine ... an overnight stay would be excessive!! Ignore the Cabana, just beam that newly-wed smile all over the room!

Be honest, you're just waiting for a bludgy aircraft. What a nice place to wait ... while discussing what Auntie Mildred was wearing, how Cousin Charlie can drink do much whilst remaining vertical, and what you're going to do to each other when you get to LAS

A long leisurely approach is often the best ... and very best wishes to you both.
Thanks for the feedback guys, i think we will opt for the 4 hours!!

Are meals, drink etc served in the cabanas?
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Old Mar 22, 11, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by ukswift88 View Post
Thanks for the feedback guys, i think we will opt for the 4 hours!!
I think that's your best bet for a fuller flavour of what there is on offer.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 12:05 pm
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good idea to spend more time (4 hours is good)!
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Old Mar 22, 11, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
Four hours is nowhere near long enough if you are Genius1. However, for a normal person it's just about right.
Quote correct. Which is why I have a 6h35 layover between my AMS flight and my HKG flight next week.

In the OP's situation I would take the 4 hour option. Obviously.
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Old Mar 22, 11, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by ukswift88 View Post
Thanks for the feedback guys, i think we will opt for the 4 hours!!

Are meals, drink etc served in the cabanas?
Yes, although I probably wouldn't eat in there. There is a "call button" and staff come running when you press it
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Old Mar 22, 11, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by LondonAndy View Post
Yes, although I probably wouldn't eat in there. There is a "call button" and staff come running when you press it
is a cabana worth a try?
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
You could also try booking a Cabana - but no noise now
^

I wonder how soundproof there are.

Waiting for a new thread ... "How much noise can I reasonably wait in a Cabana when ticketed in F? What about when on an MFU?"
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Old Mar 22, 11, 12:34 pm
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1:55 connection time probably comes down to 30-40 minutes in the lounge after getting from the gate to the conformance check, through security, to the lounge, to the gate, maybe to another terminal. 30-40 minutes is coincidentally the same time you need from sitting down in the restaurant area until you actually get served a meal the way you wanted it.

If you haven't been to the CCR and aren't likely to get there again any time soon I'd take the 4 hour connection. That gives you at least a chance of arranging a massage at the spa.

Should 4 hours be too long, the cabanas can be locked, are private and it's your honeymoon...
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Old Mar 22, 11, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Sixth Freedom View Post
^

I wonder how soundproof there are.

Waiting for a new thread ... "How much noise can I reasonably wait in a Cabana when ticketed in F? What about when on an MFU?"
Tacky, tacky, tacky ....

Was that a typo 'wail'?
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Old Mar 22, 11, 1:29 pm
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Stupid question...

are the meals served in CCR in place of any meals served onboard?

(thought a leaisurly lunch with some nice wines would go perfectly with 4 hours in CCR)
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