T3 GCH Which Lounge?

Old Feb 17, 14, 2:40 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Anglia
Programs: BAEC Gold
Posts: 137
T3 GCH Which Lounge?

I have a gold card and am travelling to Lisbon - I have not used T3 before - I believe there is a galleries first lounge - how does it compare to T5 and can/should I use any other OW lounge? Thanks.
HTflyer is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 3:01 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Programs: BAEC Gold, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 868
It's lovely - the T3 Galleries lounges are spacious and well stocked.

You can also use AA and Cathay Pacific I believe which are close by.
BHDATC is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 3:25 am
  #3  
formerly bdohmen
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Programs: Still dealing with the loss of my BA Concorde Room Card
Posts: 488
T3 GCH Which Lounge?

Save yourself the trouble and avoid both AA lounges and head to Galleries
bryand83 is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 3:29 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: BHX
Programs: BA GGL CCR GfL, Marriott Ti, HH Diamond, Hyatt Globalist, Cafe Nero Loyalty Card
Posts: 7,021
Don't go to the AAwful lounges.

GF is very nice, and CX is good too.
Wozza2404 is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 4:06 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Perth WA/ UK
Programs: BA Gold, Priority Club Gold, Accor Silver, Virgin Australia Gold
Posts: 1,597
Aklso going to Lisbon (Friday) ex LHR. Travelling Y class with silver card. Is the galleries lounge any good for us lowly Silvers?
nivsy is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 4:13 am
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: BHX
Programs: BA GGL CCR GfL, Marriott Ti, HH Diamond, Hyatt Globalist, Cafe Nero Loyalty Card
Posts: 7,021
Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
Aklso going to Lisbon (Friday) ex LHR. Travelling Y class with silver card. Is the galleries lounge any good for us lowly Silvers?
Better than sitting in Costa with those pesky Bronzes...
Wozza2404 is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 4:35 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: LGW
Programs: BA Silver, EY Gold, TK Elite, Hyatt Platinum
Posts: 420
Perhaps a daft question, but can you lounge hop at T3? Are they fairly close together?

Which lounge would you recommend for the best breakfast?
stickyfingers85 is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 4:45 am
  #8  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canada, USA, Europe
Programs: UA 1K
Posts: 31,453
T3 GCH Which Lounge?

Very close together. Forget AA, but CX is nice with great runway views in F section and wonton noodle soup. BA F lounge has better booze.
LondonElite is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 5:08 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Programs: BA Gold, Hilton Honors Diamond, Mucci de buveur de gin
Posts: 3,025
Try both CX and BA. CX is great for the noodles and, depending when you get there, the lounge can be very quiet.

BA Flounge at T3 has, as has been said, good booze.

Do both!
stu1985 is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 5:23 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: UK
Programs: BAEC Gold, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 868
Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
Aklso going to Lisbon (Friday) ex LHR. Travelling Y class with silver card. Is the galleries lounge any good for us lowly Silvers?
It's excellent.

Bacon rolls galore.
BHDATC is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 12:20 pm
  #11  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canada, USA, Europe
Programs: UA 1K
Posts: 31,453
T3 GCH Which Lounge?

BA's bacon supplier should be shot. Too salty, too fatty. You can do better. At least they got rid of those weird linseed buns they had for a while.
LondonElite is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 1:24 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Edinburgh
Programs: BA Gold, Accor Silver, Flying Blue Zilch, East Coast Rewards Lots&lots, Miles & More nada
Posts: 288
Originally Posted by stickyfingers85 View Post
Perhaps a daft question, but can you lounge hop at T3? Are they fairly close together?

Which lounge would you recommend for the best breakfast?
I've never used the BA T3 lounge at breakfast time although I doubt it's much different from the offering in T5. On that basis I would highly recommend the Finnair/CX lounge in T3 for breakfast. Very distinctive, tasty sausages and a few other fry-up style items as well as the noodles others have described. As others have said, they are all close by.
cziwkga is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 1:36 pm
  #13  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canada, USA, Europe
Programs: UA 1K
Posts: 31,453
If you are feeling like a fat boy with a long flight (to HEL or LIS) why not have a (trimmed) bacon sandwich with a grey goose bloody mary, followed by wonton noodles with Tsingtao?
LondonElite is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 2:39 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: usually LON
Programs: BA Gold (OWE), Tesco Blue, TK Elite (*G), Oyster Diamond Jubilee edition
Posts: 1,546
Originally Posted by cziwkga View Post
I've never used the BA T3 lounge at breakfast time although I doubt it's much different from the offering in T5. On that basis I would highly recommend the Finnair/CX lounge in T3 for breakfast. Very distinctive, tasty sausages and a few other fry-up style items as well as the noodles others have described. As others have said, they are all close by.
I think I had sausages in CX lounges twice and they were much worse than in BA GF. But any CX lounge beats BA GC breakfast.
haasha is offline  
Old Feb 17, 14, 5:45 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: AUS / DXB
Programs: BA Silver | AA LT Gold | EY Silver | Marriott LT Titanium
Posts: 1,838
I pick either the CX or BA F lounge depending on whether or not I am in the mood for noodles.

The AA lounge is only worth stopping by if you are on an AA flight and need assistance from the AAngels at the lounge (or want to get your security questioning done with before you head to the boarding gate). The AA F lounge is actually decent, but the J lounge/AC is a mess.
Hyperacusis is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread