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Concorde Room in IAD - Access for CCR card holders

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Old Jan 3, 15, 5:55 pm
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Concorde Room in IAD - Access for CCR card holders

Just been in the lounge in IAD with Frequent_Flyer1 and I'm very pleased to announce that, after using his Austrian charms on the Lounge Angel, she confirmed the rules have now been changed to allow CCR card holders access to CCR pre-flight dining, whichever class they are travelling in. This is a genuine and very welcome enhancement!

You have to be departing on a BA flight to use it, so we weren't able to try it out today, but I will be back in tomorrow and am looking forward to giving it a go. Please see pictures below of the dining are and the current menu...

Concorde Room dining area



Bubbles!! Tattinger NV is server in the CCR

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The current food menu

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Wine and spirits

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Cocktail list



The bar area in the general lounge



A completely unrelated, but cute picture that Frequent_Flyer1 took in the T5 CCR this morning

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Old Jan 3, 15, 6:10 pm
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Have you tried the Spiced shrimp? All I can say to them is HOT HOT HOT!

And the braised beef is just amazing!
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Old Jan 3, 15, 6:19 pm
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Not yet - Will give it a go tomorrow. Bit of a wuss with spicy food, so you've got me worried now!!
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Have you tried the Spiced shrimp? All I can say to them is HOT HOT HOT!

And the braised beef is just amazing!
It does look like a nice menu.
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I see they are really pushing the boat out with the wine:

Avia Pinot Grigio, 2012

Nobel Wines, 181
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BTW, in addition to Filthy_Monkey's post I think we can add that the bar at the new IAD-lounge is quite nice; the selection and the cocktails there aren't bad
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I'm in the regular (non CCR) bar right now and can confirm that it is very nice. The usual barman (older chap with NY? accent) isn't on tonight, but it is still a very welcoming place.
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Concorde Room in IAD - Access for CCR card holders

Good news and nice pics - thanks for sharing Filthy.

Why does that LHR CCR pic not surprise me? ☺
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Old Jan 4, 15, 12:20 am
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Originally Posted by layz View Post
It does look like a nice menu.
This is exactly the same menu as the CCR JFK.

Glad to learn the policy has changed, the powers-that-be have been listening

... although it would have been nice for BA to actually inform us officially.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by Filthy Monkey View Post
Not yet - Will give it a go tomorrow. Bit of a wuss with spicy food, so you've got me worried now!!
Ask for the shrimp without the sauce, it is the sauce that gives it the hot heat. And if you don't like your beef sweet ask them not to add the apricot jam to the beef - it tastes much better without.
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Old Jan 4, 15, 2:17 am
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Never knew that there was a CCR in DC. Though I don't fly out of DC often, hate those 777s.


The picture of the round bar, it reminds me of one lounge, but I can't remember where. The room had larger windows and full length sheer curtains, maybe LHR in the old days? But then I remember I remember the CCR of the olden days.
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Never knew that there was a CCR in DC. Though I don't fly out of DC often, hate those 777s.
where else is there concorde rooms?
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where else is there concorde rooms?
AFAIK, JFK and LHR, only. Now it seems that IAD has one.
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LHR and JFK.
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Good news. As mentioned in the main IAD lounge thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ba-lounge.html

I did enquire about CCR rights shortly after the lounge was re-opened, and was told that there was no access. Now my contact did say that this was a bit odd (their personal view) given the branding, and I was told separately that a new CCR facility was being lined up, however I was under the impression it was somewhere else. So I assume they had a re-think and quietly changed the policy without any fanfare (thus far at least). Another reason for being on Flyertalk, I guess.
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