Arrival lounge in LHR

Old Nov 16, 17, 5:50 pm
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Arrival lounge in LHR

I'll be arriving in LHR with BA on an international flight. Are there any arrival lounges to take a shower at possibly?
i have no oneworld status but I'll be traveling business class.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 6:05 pm
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If you're flying in long haul business class (aka Club World), then the answer is yes - as long as your flight arrives early enough for you to get to the arrivals lounge before the closing time of 2pm.

Depending on whether you land at or terminal 5 (which is the majority of BA flights) or terminal 3, you will have access to either the BA arrivals lounge or the AA arrivals lounge respectively.

A bit more info is available here http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/...rivals-lounges

Hope that's useful - and have a safe flight!
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Old Nov 16, 17, 6:57 pm
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Note that AA arrivals lounge closes at 14:30 according to their site:
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...als-lounge.jsp
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Old Nov 16, 17, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Bruin1K View Post
I'll be arriving in LHR with BA on an international flight. Are there any arrival lounges to take a shower at possibly?
i have no oneworld status but I'll be traveling business class.
thanks in advance.
As TheFlyingGeek mentioned, yes there is a nice arrivals lounge in T5. It is only open in the morning hours until 2pm and has decent showers, they will press your shirt while you shower and a nice breakfast type buffet.

I like to use the lounge when when I arrive from SIN at 5 am and usually arrange a pickup at 7 to go straight to work.

The entry criteria:
travel on a flight operated by BA and a BA flight number.
travel in First of Club World or have a BA Gold card.

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Old Nov 16, 17, 7:53 pm
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Thanks everyone! Yes I'll be travelling club world and I'll be arriving at 11:55 AM. I just don't know which terminal yet.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Bruin1K View Post
Thanks everyone! Yes I'll be travelling club world and I'll be arriving at 11:55 AM. I just don't know which terminal yet.
From where are you coming? That'll determine which terminal.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 8:09 pm
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From where are you coming? That'll determine which terminal.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 8:16 pm
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Then it's terminal 5.

As others have noted, it does close at 14:00 and things start packing up well before that, so don't hang around en route to the lounge. Once you clear to landside, look for the bright orange painted section of the superstructure and head for the lifts there to go up to the lounge.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 8:23 pm
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Will do. Thanks!
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Old Nov 16, 17, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by windowontheAside View Post
Then it's terminal 5.

As others have noted, it does close at 14:00 and things start packing up well before that, so don't hang around en route to the lounge. Once you clear to landside, look for the bright orange painted section of the superstructure and head for the lifts there to go up to the lounge.
well there goes my backup plan if my in laws were to get stuck in traffic on their way to pick my wife and I up from LHR in December. The SAN flight doesn't land until 14:00.
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Old Nov 16, 17, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Bruin1K View Post
Thanks everyone! Yes I'll be travelling club world and I'll be arriving at 11:55 AM. I just don't know which terminal yet.
The breakfast is supposed to end at 12:30, I have not been there later so I don't know if they leave anything out.
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Originally Posted by Globalist View Post
The entry criteria:
travel on a flight operated by BA and a BA flight number.

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Iím pretty sure it could be a codeshare flight operated by BA or AA right?

Iíve certainly landed on an IB or AY coded BA flight and been able to use it.
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The breakfast is supposed to end at 12:30, I have not been there later so I don't know if they leave anything out.
They clear the hot items and leave the pastries out until the lounge closes.
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from the BA website

The Galleries Arrivals Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 5 is available for passengers who are:
  • flying on a scheduled British Airways flight in First or Club World
  • a Gold Member of the British Airways Executive Club arriving on a British Airways long haul flight

So not so restrictive as a only on BA flight number
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Old Nov 17, 17, 3:40 am
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GGL can also take a guest (travelling on a BA flight, not OW).
AA and IB equivalents to BA Gold are also allowed access if travelling on BA or AA transatlantic flight.
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