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corporate-wage-slave Jan 22, 20 5:35 pm


Originally Posted by brp (Post 31983111)
I have not seen this mentioned here (and this may be relevant to the breakfast conversation for some :)), but it seems that the BA F lounges (both T3 and T5) have discontinued stocking Johnnie Walker Blue and the Glenlivet 18 (although I'm not sure if I'd seen that recently) in factor of Johnnie Black, Red and Singleton 12. The Blue was there in late November, gone in mid-January (although I did see a token empty bottle on the bar on the last trip).

Yesterday I saw Red, Black and Blue JW in Flounge T5 (and the previous day Black and Blue in Flounge LGW). Reports of Blue's demise are frequent but rarely of long duration. While I am here, both Flounges had "Italian Hard Cheese" (Vegetarian).

brp Jan 22, 20 5:40 pm

You have both made my day (although I wish I'd thought to ask on the outbound so I'd have had the answer on the return :)). We'll be back next month...and I'll know better :)

Cheers,
Bruce

rcgosling Jan 23, 20 5:24 am

Would the Aerotel in T3 fit the bill?

aglp2k Jan 23, 20 8:59 am

A full bottle of JW Blue in T5 F Lounge available right now :)

flatlander Jan 23, 20 6:16 pm


Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave (Post 31974237)
Probably CX First along the windows. There is a potentially quiet area right at the end nearest reception if you can monopolise it. However CX can get less restful during the lead up to the HKG departures. If it's off peak then probably BA Flounge is your next best option, the area between the buffet and the entrance, or at the far end furthest from the buffet.

I'm afraid I find the CX First chairs by the window, which look relaxing and have foot rests, to be uncomfortable as they're made for short people. The back isn't tall enough nor shaped correctly for a taller person. BA's not a bad idea but they don't have very large, tall, comfortable chairs. We did repair to BA for an early dinner, and the chairs are fine to sit in but not as good as the CX chair below for snoozing.


Originally Posted by drwook (Post 31958082)
Not tried it but the seats facing out the window in the CX J lounge look well positioned for a snooze and is where I'd try if need arose, I'm fairly sure someone was doing just that last time I was in there.

These chairs, by the window at the furthest end of the lounge from the door, turned out to be very comfortable indeed. The grey cushion is bigger and softer than the photo makes it appear and provides a comfortable padded slope to recline on. I had a comfortable hour's shut-eye, and would have had longer if I had put in earplugs. The ice blender at the bar is pretty noisy and some of the passengers engage in phone calls, so you'll need some noise blocking to sleep. Also, I benefited from using an eye mask in the afternoon as the sun sets opposite these windows.
However, it was still extremely restful. Thank you for the suggestion!

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Originally Posted by rcgosling (Post 31984686)
Would the Aerotel in T3 fit the bill?

I had not really considered it, though I must admit the attraction of (in our case) a shower and lunch before a snooze made going to the lounge before sleeping an attractive idea and that precluded a hotel. However, I do note it for future reference, thank you. For a longer stay, such as an early morning arrival and an evening departure, it would seem well suited.

onobond Jan 26, 20 5:28 am


Originally Posted by aglp2k (Post 31985259)
A full bottle of JW Blue in T5 F Lounge available right now :)


...and emptied in 7 minutes? :cool:

The _Banking_Scot Jan 27, 20 12:52 pm

Hi,

I was in T3 on Friday morning from around 8am to 10am before the BA flight to VIE. The CX F lounge was good but was filling up rappidly from 9am ( CX flight to HKG was at 1115) by 10am most of the single seats were taken and it was busy. The J lounge was a bit quieter.

I went into the BA lounge for about 30mins and GF was very quiet.



Regards

TBS

PS No JW Blue in the BA T3 lounge ( only JW Black)

aahjnnot Jan 28, 20 2:04 pm

Does anyone have a sense how busy the CX First lounge gets in the afternoon? My wife has a BA spa treatment finishing about 3.00pm and I don't know whether it's worth us relocating afterward for some classier seats and better food. I won't be thanked if we go through the faff of moving only to find that things are really busy there.

The _Banking_Scot Jan 28, 20 2:14 pm

Hi,

Welcome to flyertalk and the BA forum aahjnnot!. It should not be that busy at 3pm ( will start to get busier later on as the CX evening flights approach their boarding times ( I was there in 2018 from 4 till 7pm and it was not too bad). The business l;ounge is larger and very good also.

I do not know if the current concern re the virus and any travel via HKG may have an impact on passenger numbers.

It is only a couple of minutes walk from the BA lounge to the CX lounge so it is relatively easy to visit and make a judgement call. En route to the CX lounge from the BA lounge you pass the qantas lounge also.

Regards


TBS

Jed Jan 28, 20 3:02 pm


Originally Posted by aahjnnot (Post 32004941)
Does anyone have a sense how busy the CX First lounge gets in the afternoon? My wife has a BA spa treatment finishing about 3.00pm and I don't know whether it's worth us relocating afterward for some classier seats and better food. I won't be thanked if we go through the faff of moving only to find that things are really busy there.

Iíve used the CX F Lounge around a dozen times over the past year (mainly saturdays with occasional Fridays) and my experience is that it gets very busy from around 1530 with the late afternoon /early evening HKG departures. Then it quietens down again from 1800 onwards.
Recently, Iíve actually found the J lounge quieter.

aahjnnot Jan 30, 20 7:45 pm

Thanks for the really helpful feedback. I hadn't realised how close the lounges were and how easy it was to switch between them.

For the benefit of anyone else in a similar position, the CF F lounge was very quiet at 1500 on Wed and never got uncomfortably busy. The contrast with the BA F lounge in terms of ambiance was extraordinary and it was well worth the effort to move - CX is stylish and modern, and both food quality and service in the table-service restaurant there were exemplary. By comparison, the decor on the BA lounge felt like a low-grade dentist's waiting room.

brp Jan 30, 20 7:51 pm


Originally Posted by aahjnnot (Post 32014325)
Thanks for the really helpful feedback. I hadn't realised how close the lounges were and how easy it was to switch between them.

For the benefit of anyone else in a similar position, the CF F lounge was very quiet at 1500 on Wed and never got uncomfortably busy. The contrast with the BA F lounge in terms of ambiance was extraordinary and it was well worth the effort to move - CX is stylish and modern, and both food quality and service in the table-service restaurant there were exemplary. By comparison, the decor on the BA lounge felt like a low-grade dentist's waiting room.

It is so interesting how tastes differ (and a good thing). We just did the lounge hop in T3 a few weeks back. I find the CX F lounge great (although the food is actually better in the CX J lounge if not using the table service). Still, we find the ambiance in the BA lounge superior. It just feels more homey. Also, champers aside, the spirits selection in the BA lounge is far superior, IMO.

Cheers,

CMK10 Feb 2, 20 10:48 am


Originally Posted by brp (Post 32014343)
It is so interesting how tastes differ (and a good thing). We just did the lounge hop in T3 a few weeks back. I find the CX F lounge great (although the food is actually better in the CX J lounge if not using the table service). Still, we find the ambiance in the BA lounge superior. It just feels more homey. Also, champers aside, the spirits selection in the BA lounge is far superior, IMO.

Cheers,

I agree. I like the feel of the BA F Lounge which feels classically British to me if that makes sense.

Dom Fly Feb 2, 20 4:58 pm

Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, I am traveling first on BA out of T3. What is the guesting policy for th non-ba lounges? I know I can guest 1 person into the First Galleries. Is that the same across the other Oneworld lounges?

alex67500 Feb 3, 20 4:39 am


Originally Posted by Dom Fly (Post 32025012)
Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere, I am traveling first on BA out of T3. What is the guesting policy for th non-ba lounges? I know I can guest 1 person into the First Galleries. Is that the same across the other Oneworld lounges?

From this thread:

Guesting privileges qualified by class of travel
With regard to oneworld lounges, the guesting rules are relatively straight forward.
Travelling first class
The ticket holder may invite one guest into a oneworld first class or business class lounge. Both the first class ticket holder and guest must be travelling on a oneworld operated and marketed flight, though not necessarily on the same flight or same carrier.

Travelling business class
No guests


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