Best place for a call Heathrow T5 lounges

Old Feb 15, 20, 8:01 am
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Best place for a call Heathrow T5 lounges

Hi all,

I will be flying from Heathrow in the next few days and will likely have to have a meeting with some colleagues over Skype a few hours before my flight. I'm wondering if anyone who has been in a similar situation has any recommendation for where to take this call in one of the galleries club lounges (no GF access sadly). I obviously would want to minimize disruption so am looking to avoid taking it in the main lounge areas, but I'm not sure if there are any meeting room/business spaces that I could be using for this?

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Old Feb 15, 20, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by theultimateflyer View Post
Hi all,

I will be flying from Heathrow in the next few days and will likely have to have a meeting with some colleagues over Skype a few hours before my flight. I'm wondering if anyone who has been in a similar situation has any recommendation for where to take this call in one of the galleries club lounges (no GF access sadly). I obviously would want to minimize disruption so am looking to avoid taking it in the main lounge areas, but I'm not sure if there are any meeting room/business spaces that I could be using for this?

Cheers,
TUF
i donít see an issue just go to the terrace and use earphones ! Iím a travelling salesman myself, so just go to a corner of the lounge as quiet as I can and make sure no one Is behind me to interrupt the video conference and go on mute if not talking to not hear the (hopefully not too bad) background noise!
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Old Feb 15, 20, 8:05 am
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Hi,

The Galleries in Terminal B might be quieter than T5 A ( Beside the pc's might be quieter).

I think there is also a Regus office that hires space in T5.

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Old Feb 15, 20, 8:07 am
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I did a skype call in the Galleries Lounge South by sitting on one of the high chairs at the window, which are opposite side of the kids play zone.

Otherwise the lounge was quite full on a Thursday PM so I took the spot in the corner to not to disturb anyone.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 8:07 am
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T5B is your best bet, but it doesn't sound ideal for this. There aren't any meeting room area or mini offices like EDI. What may be better, if less comfortable for you, is to sit at the end of T5B or T5C - you can see from the aircraft what is going to be a quiet area. You may find yourself alone in quite a large amount of space with a view of the runway. In T5A then sometimes you will find a gate like 23 left on its own, and there are some quiet passageways behind the shops facing on to the apron. These are often used by airport staff to have a lunch break.

There is a Regus business centre landside at T5 where they can arrange a space for you, for a fee. It's one level below the First Wing.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 11:30 am
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Thanks all for the tips. I will assess the situation in terms of busy-ness on day of and then decide whether to venture out to 5B/C or stick around in A.

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Old Feb 15, 20, 12:22 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
T5B is your best bet, but it doesn't sound ideal for this. There aren't any meeting room area or mini offices like EDI. What may be better, if less comfortable for you, is to sit at the end of T5B or T5C - you can see from the aircraft what is going to be a quiet area. You may find yourself alone in quite a large amount of space with a view of the runway. In T5A then sometimes you will find a gate like 23 left on its own, and there are some quiet passageways behind the shops facing on to the apron. These are often used by airport staff to have a lunch break.

There is a Regus business centre landside at T5 where they can arrange a space for you, for a fee. It's one level below the First Wing.
+1 on all that. Lounges won't afford you much privacy and nowadays rarely are less than very busy. T5B/C by contrast often have empty gates due to the turnaround time. The only part of t5A that might have too are some parts of gate A10 if unused or arguably some of the banks of chairs in the main check in area (ie landside)

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Old Feb 15, 20, 12:29 pm
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I would find a deserted gate in 5C. Much quieter than any lounge.
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If there is no-one in (or wanting to use) the child play area, then it's useful for this. It is well soundproofed.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 3:47 pm
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I find this question ironic if only because most passengers in the lounges seem to have no qualms about having extended phone calls from wherever they happen to be sitting, irrespective of who's sitting around them. (Posted from the oasis of quiet and calm that is the "Quiet Room" in the AA Flagship Lounge at JFK.)
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Old Feb 15, 20, 5:27 pm
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I've tried multiple places within the BA lounge from which to have a conference call, and my favourite location so far is atop the horse in the First lounge.

Edit: sorry, just saw that you can't access the above lounge.
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