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choosethedrew Jul 5, 22 12:23 am


Originally Posted by KARFA (Post 34397278)
sharp? we must be having different drinks :)

Ive tasted plenty of overly acidic champagnes.

KARFA Jul 5, 22 12:27 am


Originally Posted by choosethedrew (Post 34397285)
Ive tasted plenty of overly acidic champagnes.

Indeed, the mental scars of monopole served on short haul still linger on :)

But we are talking about the specific sparkling wine served in the QF lounge vs the specific champagnes served in the BA and CX lounges.

choosethedrew Jul 5, 22 12:39 am


Originally Posted by KARFA (Post 34397288)
Indeed, the mental scars of monopole served on short haul still linger on :)

But we are talking about the specific sparkling wine served in the QF lounge vs the specific champagnes served in the BA and CX lounges.

At risk of being pronounced exceptionally crass and uncultured, I would rather have the QF sparkling wine than the LP in Cathay or the Canard Duchene (?) in BA. A contributing factor is that I also prefer the style, food and coffee in the QF lounge.

If it were say Billecart Salmon or Bollinger served in CX, then yes Id be in there in a heartbeat, but LP does not float my boat especially. The BA lounge, well theyd have to be serving La Grande Anne again.

PGberkshire Jul 5, 22 2:56 am


Originally Posted by happiest_at_40000 (Post 34396524)
Thank you for the quick response and helpful info.

I didnt catch an answer to question 4- do you know if I can get into the CX F lounge (or part of the lounge if its not technically a separate lounge) on the arriving OW F boarding pass?

The CX showers do look lovely. You'd consider the water to be Hot ?? One of my fav showers was QR lounge at SIN. They looked really nice like these CX ones also.

Btw I just looked and apparently AA is arriving at T5 now, which makes no sense since it says their Arrivals lounge is at T3 and I believe AA web site isnt showing it as closed. It must be closed since Covid or why would all their flights land at T5. So I guess my 3rd question is irrelevant.

Is it a really bad hike from T5 to T3? Worth visiting BA arrivals at T5 before heading to T3?

Thx

No idea re F access (it is a separate lounge) - Note the food / menu is not back to full strength in CX F.

If you were landing in T3, I would say read this https://www.headforpoints.com/2022/0...ge-1/#comments

Apparently the AA arrivals lounge is rather nice.

Personally, if I am arriving at T5, skip the BA one (its not great) stay landside and go to T3. Shower there (AA or CX).

Amil Jul 5, 22 4:16 am


Originally Posted by PGberkshire (Post 34397500)
No idea re F access (it is a separate lounge) - Note the food / menu is not back to full strength in CX F.

If you were landing in T3, I would say read this https://www.headforpoints.com/2022/0...ge-1/#comments

Apparently the AA arrivals lounge is rather nice.

Personally, if I am arriving at T5, skip the BA one (its not great) stay landside and go to T3. Shower there (AA or CX).

thats like 20 minutes for an arrivals lounge.

Amil Jul 5, 22 4:20 am

anybody ever do this ? https://www.heathrow.com/at-the-airp...pping-transfer 250GBP min spend.

KARFA Jul 5, 22 4:22 am


Originally Posted by Amil (Post 34397643)
anybody ever do this ? https://www.heathrow.com/at-the-airp...pping-transfer 250GBP min spend.

Is your purpose to do some actual shopping in another terminal or do you just want to use the lounges?

Amil Jul 5, 22 4:45 am


Originally Posted by KARFA (Post 34397645)
Is your purpose to do some actual shopping in another terminal or do you just want to use the lounges?

im just curious but if I was in t5 for a long time id consider paying 250 GBP to fendi to spend time at another lounge lol

KARFA Jul 5, 22 4:51 am


Originally Posted by Amil (Post 34397672)
im just curious but if I was in t5 for a long time id consider paying 250 GBP to fendi to spend time at another lounge lol

why not use the time for a fun activity, like guessing how many floor tiles cover T5C, and then walking over and counting them? 😀

Amil Jul 5, 22 4:55 am


Originally Posted by KARFA (Post 34397678)
why not use the time for a fun activity, like guessing how many floor tiles cover T5C, and then walking over and counting them? 😀


why do i feel like you know how many floor tiles cover t5C? lol

KARFA Jul 5, 22 4:57 am


Originally Posted by Amil (Post 34397684)
why do i feel like you know how many floor tiles cover t5C? lol

well i could tell you, but i don't want to spoil the surprise ;)

gliderpilot Jul 5, 22 4:57 am


Originally Posted by Amil (Post 34397684)
why do i feel like you know how many floor tiles cover t5C? lol

He'll have rated them as well. Stand by for the trip report!

alex67500 Jul 5, 22 11:38 am


Originally Posted by markmac (Post 34395804)
Qantas does not serve champagne, only sparkling wine.
Cathay serves Laurent Perrier, not LPGS tho.


Originally Posted by choosethedrew (Post 34395973)
Qantas serves Croser Sparking wine from the Adelaide Hills, which is rated 4/5 on wine-searcher.com and is on the richer end of sparkling wines and champagnes at 13% ABV. Personally I much prefer a decent sparkling wine to a cheap champagne and thought this was lovely. I understand if you are in QF F Perrier-Jout comes out from under the table for you.

I've had the ros of Croser, it is foul! I'd snap LP or Canard Duchne out of your hand if those are the other choices. LP is anything but cheap. Nicolas Feuillate and Monopole, now those are cheap champagnes.

happiest_at_40000 Jul 5, 22 2:33 pm


Originally Posted by Amil (Post 34397637)
thats like 20 minutes for an arrivals lounge.

True but my onward flight is out of T5 so I could do this. I hadnt realized one can go landside T5 to T3. However if I did that I guess just worth it to shower landside at CX not go to AA arrivals lounge.

Long wait for a shower though lol

PGberkshire Jul 10, 22 5:03 am

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Cathay

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Cathay Business all day

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Cathay Business drinks menu

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Qantas

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Amex

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