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This gives the lounges options available for BA passengers departing from LHR T3. If you flight is departing from T3 you will not have access to the T5 lounges - including Concorde Room - since you must have a same-day T5 boarding pass to get airside in T5. If your flight is from T3, then you need to use the T3 lounges, your boarding pass will not work in T5. As it happens there is a good range of lounges available in T3, details below.

For breakfast options for BA Gold / Emerald / First travellers, there is a photo guide in post 291, click here. Note the Qantas lounge only opens at 08:00 hrs.

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Old Apr 5, 16, 4:49 am
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There are a number of paid for lounges airside in LHR, and with the exception of T5 Aspire you are allowed to go to them via Flight Connections to use them. It may not be easy to get back to your correct terminal, and you may need staff assistance, but as a matter of principle, this is allowed and facilitated.

You can't do this to access the oneworld lounges since by and large they are told to restrict access to those deparating that terminal that day (various exceptions have been reported, I don't believe this to be the SOP however). The one possible exception, for Admirals own membership arrangements, would be Admirals T3 since these operate outwith oneworld policies in that situation
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Old Apr 8, 16, 4:37 pm
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May I ask which F lounge is better for sleeping? I'm facing a 5 hour layover in T3.

It really irks me that I cannot use the CCR after arriving in F!
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Probably the AA one, but there's nothing amazing. AA always been quieter than the BA lounge when I've tried both. IIRC quite near the door on your right is a partly enclosed area, pretty sure that's where I had a snooze last time I had a long T3 layover! Needed some noise cancelling headphones and chilled music though, but I did get a bit of kip
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Old Apr 9, 16, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by sxc View Post
In T3, there is a sign saying that if you want to go shopping in Prada (or Louis Vuitton or whatever brand name shop that isn't open in T3) and you have more than 2 hours til your next flight to see the information desk and they will help you get to another terminal.

Does anyone know what terminal that is, and maybe it's a way to get to another lounge?
No - you'll be escorted and you have to commit to a certain amount of shopping (£200?)
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Old Apr 10, 16, 3:27 am
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Hi,

The LHR T3 GF was very busy when I arrived about 0945 this morning enroute to LAS ( on the 1230 BA271) but it has quietened down since the Nairobi flight was called ( lots of people heading there)

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Old Apr 10, 16, 4:34 am
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
May I ask which F lounge is better for sleeping? I'm facing a 5 hour layover in T3.

It really irks me that I cannot use the CCR after arriving in F!
There are pay for "pod" rooms in T3 airside. https://no1lounges.com/service/pod-b...row/terminal-3 I haven't used them myself somcan't comment as to how good or bad they are.

It's a shame there aren't any facilities like CX have in their Pier F lounge at HKG, or TG at BKK in their F lounge for example (or even better QR in Al Safra which is just like a hotel room). ISTR BA had dozing facilities about ten or fifteen years ago at LGW North when they had two floors.
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There are pay for "pod" rooms in T3 airside. https://no1lounges.com/service/pod-b...row/terminal-3 I haven't used them myself somcan't comment as to how good or bad they are.

It's a shame there aren't any facilities like CX have in their Pier F lounge at HKG, or TG at BKK in their F lounge for example (or even better QR in Al Safra which is just like a hotel room). ISTR BA had dozing facilities about ten or fifteen years ago at LGW North when they had two floors.
Thanks for the pod info. But what BA really needs is a true First class lounge at T3 as they have in T5 with the CCR which has the Cabanas for sleeping.
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asking again as wasn't too sure on accuracy of previous answers (but thanks for the input ! )

Can one use the OneWorld T3 Lounges if departing on a Oneworld flight from T4 ? Connecting time is around 6 hours so assuming bags can be checked straight though.

To elaborate, will be arriving T3 on BA and departing T4 on MH. Class will be economy as a OneWorld Sapphire.
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Old Apr 10, 16, 10:38 am
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To elaborate, will be arriving T3 on BA and departing T4 on MH. Class will be economy as a OneWorld Sapphire.
You can't do it. The only exception would be if you had standalone AA Admirals membership or part of their credit card arrangements, which should get you into AA, but then you'll find it tricky to go to T4. You cannot enter the BA lounge in T3. There is paid-for lounge options for T4.
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
You can't do it. The only exception would be if you had standalone AA Admirals membership or part of their credit card arrangements, which should get you into AA, but then you'll find it tricky to go to T4. You cannot enter the BA lounge in T3. There is paid-for lounge options for T4.
thanks for the reply. just wondering the reason they would give for denying entry ? would T3 BA,AA or CX lounge not be able to verify my MH flight ticket if it leaves from T4 (another terminal).

Or is there no way to cross over from T3 Arrivals to T3 Departures ? In any case I would need to somehow get to T4 from T3. I understand at Heathrow (airside) these are done by shuttle bus.

EDIT: To clarify, I'm not trying to use the T3 lounge as Arrival Lounges. But will use my MH ticket to enter instead. This is because the MH lounge in T4 only opens 3-4 hours before the flight time.
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Old Apr 11, 16, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by wantan View Post
thanks for the reply. just wondering the reason they would give for denying entry ? would T3 BA,AA or CX lounge not be able to verify my MH flight ticket if it leaves from T4 (another terminal).
There's a general principle here that people should be in their departing terminal, though a few restricted exceptions exist as noted above. One consequence is that once in T3 departures there is no obvious route to T4 departures (there is a route from T3 arrivals to T3 departures however, just that 99.99% of T4 passengers aren't going to be using it). The upshot is that BA will not give you admission (you're in the wrong place), CX won't give you admission (they are closed for a few months) and AA will give admission (I suspect) only on the basis of any Admirals membership you may hold, not oneworld, frequent flyer or flight status.

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Old Apr 18, 16, 3:51 am
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Least crowded lounge?

Am travelling through T3 at around 4pm today with a toddler. ideally would like the least crowded lounge (dont care for food, wifi or anything else)

What is my best bet? I read someone that the AA lounge is usually dead at this hour but may have changed since cx closed

EDIT: Should have said, travelling J and have OW Sapphire status so F lounges not an option
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What is my best bet? I read someone that the AA lounge is usually dead at this hour but may have changed since cx closed
AA lounge probably will be your best bet.
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Old Apr 18, 16, 6:11 am
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Am travelling through T3 at around 4pm today with a toddler. ideally would like the least crowded lounge (dont care for food, wifi or anything else)
T3, uniquely, has a parents lounge by Ted Baker. The reason for this is that HAL have fuller play areas in T2 and T5, in T3 there isn't space for a similar provision due to the cramped design around the shops. However they do have an unoccupied lounge area at the back of the shops, hence the following arrangement:

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Family lounge – Terminal 3
The Family Lounge is a dedicated area for families with play areas for ages 0-2 and 3-9, a children's quiet room, a Game Zone for children aged 10 - 15, coffee and soft drink vending, and comfortable seating for adults. There is a discreet area for nursing mothers.
The lounge is in departures, after security (near the Ted Baker store), and open from 06:00 to 21:00 – just follow signs for Lounge A.
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AA lounge probably will be your best bet.
Yes - definitely AA at that time of the day...
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