BA Arrivals Lounge T5 LHR Master Thread

Old Sep 30, 2021, 8:02 pm
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BA Arrivals Lounge T5 LHR Master Thread

I'll be heading to LHR next week on J AA metal and expect to land at T3. I will have about 2 hours to kill in the airport. Would it be possible for me to transfer to T5 from T3 and use the arrivals lounge there while I wait?
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Old Oct 1, 2021, 12:57 pm
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As long as you are qualified to get in, that shouldn't be a problem.I flew into T5 a few weeks ago on AA and had no problems using the arrivals lounge.
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Old Oct 1, 2021, 2:44 pm
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I believe only AAs JFK flights (based in T5) grant access to Galleries Arrivals.
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Old Oct 2, 2021, 3:47 am
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Im sitting at the arrivals lounge after having done exactly that; I arrived on an AA ticket in T3, took the Heathrow Express to T5, and was able to enter the Arrivals lounge.

According to the lounge finder on the Oneworld website, all AA J passengers arriving at LHR have access.
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Old Oct 2, 2021, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by RememberTheConcord
Im sitting at the arrivals lounge after having done exactly that; I arrived on an AA ticket in T3, took the Heathrow Express to T5, and was able to enter the Arrivals lounge.

According to the lounge finder on the Oneworld website, all AA J passengers arriving at LHR have access.
Good news - I guess whilst the AArrivals lounge in T3 is closed.
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Old Oct 4, 2021, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by RememberTheConcord
Im sitting at the arrivals lounge after having done exactly that; I arrived on an AA ticket in T3, took the Heathrow Express to T5, and was able to enter the Arrivals lounge.

According to the lounge finder on the Oneworld website, all AA J passengers arriving at LHR have access.
Thank you!! Is the Heathrow Express the same as the Piccadilly line?
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Old Oct 4, 2021, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by jsimon926
Thank you!! Is the Heathrow Express the same as the Piccadilly line?
Please excuse me for butting in.

Heathrow Express is a fast (and a bit expensive) train between London Paddington station and Heathrow Airport, and separate from Piccadilly Line.

However, Heathrow Express is free of charge between Heathrow Airport terminals, so you can travel free of charge between Terminal 3 and Terminal 5.

If you took the Piccadilly Line between Terminal 3 and Terminal 5, you will have to pay the fare for it*** CORRECTION - YOU WON'T BE CHARGED IF YOU USE THE SAME CONTACTLESS TO TOUCH IN AND OUT as pointed out later in this thread ***. However, you might find that they offer more frequent service depending on the Heathrow Express schedule.
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Old Oct 4, 2021, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by jsimon926
Thank you!! Is the Heathrow Express the same as the Piccadilly line?
hi.

No . They are are separate.

The heathrow express is the rail link. The piccalilli line is the tfl ( or london) underground.
they each have their own stations at Heathrow.

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Old Oct 4, 2021, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by LTN Phobia
Please excuse me for butting in.

Heathrow Express is a fast (and a bit expensive) train from London Paddington station, and separate from Piccadilly Line.

However, Heathrow Express is free of charge between Heathrow Airport terminals, so you can travel free of charge between Terminal 3 and Terminal 5.

If you took the Piccadilly Line between Terminal 3 and Terminal 5, you will have to pay the fare for it. However, you might find that they offer more frequent service depending on the Heathrow Express schedule.
Hi.

I thought if you used a contactless card or an oystercard on the underground you would not be charged between t2 and 3 and t5. You do need to use the same card in and out.?

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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot
Hi.

I thought if you used a contactless card or an oystercard on the underground you would not be charged between t2 and 3 and t5. You do need to use the same card in and out.?

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Although the free travel zone has gone, any inter terminal journey on the tube or HEX is still free.

Changes to Heathrow free travel zone

I have wondered if its time limited, so if I board at T5, spend several hours riding the tube (not crossing a gate line) and exit at T123 would it still be free? Perhaps a challenge during a long connection
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot
Hi.

I thought if you used a contactless card or an oystercard on the underground you would not be charged between t2 and 3 and t5. You do need to use the same card in and out.?

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Yep this is still the case, needs to be the same card in and out.
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot
Hi.

I thought if you used a contactless card or an oystercard on the underground you would not be charged between t2 and 3 and t5. You do need to use the same card in and out.?

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Thank you for the correction! I thought you got charged for it. I have corrected my post.
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Hoping somebody can give me a couple of pointers.
I have never had the pleasure of using the arrivals lounge and have no idea of how it works.
Is the lounge before or after baggage reclaim?
Thanks in advance for your help
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Originally Posted by chilglish
Hoping somebody can give me a couple of pointers.
I have never had the pleasure of using the arrivals lounge and have no idea of how it works.
Is the lounge before or after baggage reclaim?
Thanks in advance for your help
Hi,

It is after baggage claim and customs and then it is signposted ( it is up 1 level from the arrivals floor- lift available)

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Old Oct 12, 2021, 1:56 pm
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Excellent! Thank you very much.
Any idea on what the food service is like at the moment? Would rather skip breakfast on the plane and maximize sleep if I can look forward to a decent English breakfast after a shower upon arrival.
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