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Belfast BHD Aspire Lounge : First no alcohol, now closed completely

Belfast BHD Aspire Lounge : First no alcohol, now closed completely

Old Mar 24, 23, 12:04 pm
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Belfast BHD Aspire Lounge : First no alcohol, now closed completely

There’s no alcohol available in the Belfast Aspire Lounge for “operational” reasons. I wonder if they forgot to renew the licence… It’s still really busy though - delays on both evening flights to LHR.
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Old Mar 24, 23, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by BHD Belle
There’s no alcohol available in the Belfast Aspire Lounge for “operational” reasons. I wonder if they forgot to renew the licence… It’s still really busy though - delays on both evening flights to LHR.
I hope they find some by Sunday! Actually they had the same excuse some weeks back when there was no diet coke.
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Old Mar 25, 23, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by blurt91
I hope they find some by Sunday! Actually they had the same excuse some weeks back when there was no diet coke.
There was no access to the lounge this morning. A handwritten note on the door said closed for renovations.
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Old Mar 25, 23, 11:47 pm
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There was no access to the lounge this morning. A handwritten note on the door said closed for renovations.
Not good news. Interestingly it appears that you can still book for today on the website. I wonder if it was overnight work that wasn't finished in time for opening perhaps losing an hour with the clock change....clutching at straws here!😂
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Old Mar 26, 23, 1:35 am
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I know they are scheduled to renovate it - but wasn’t sure when. I completely forgot that this will mean it’ll be shut for a while!
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Old Mar 26, 23, 1:49 am
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I know they are scheduled to renovate it - but wasn’t sure when. I completely forgot that this will mean it’ll be shut for a while!
According to the news item on Belfast City Airport:-
To avoid disruption for passengers, the refurbishment will be undertaken in a phased approach, enabling the lounge to remain open at all times”

https://www.belfastcityairport.com/n...ion-Investment
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Old Mar 26, 23, 1:58 am
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I wonder if they are issuing vouchers....I guess I will know in a couple of hours!
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Old Mar 26, 23, 2:10 am
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I wonder if they are issuing vouchers....I guess I will know in a couple of hours!
I had a mobile boarding pass so I didn't visit the check in counter so I don't know.

Maybe it will open later in the day, who knows. It looks like when it does open entry will be via the ”exit door” at gate 4 used for direct boarding. It was locked this morning though.
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Old Mar 26, 23, 3:58 am
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So lounge is closed and £15 vouchers given, although had to ask for them they weren't offered. Took check in staff 5 minutes to sort out Starbucks wouldn't accept them but café Nero would. Might start a new thread with lounge closed title.
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Old Mar 26, 23, 4:23 am
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BHD Lounge Closed

I know that this got tacked onto another BHD thread, but probably worth starting one with closed in the title. Check in staff didn't know for how long. Issued £15 vouchers, but I had to ask for them. Starbucks wouldn't accept them but Nero did. It all seemed to confuse people.
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Old Mar 26, 23, 4:35 am
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Fingers crossed it's opened for Friday, though I won't be holding my breath.
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Old Mar 26, 23, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by ECR
I had a mobile boarding pass so I didn't visit the check in counter so I don't know.

Maybe it will open later in the day, who knows. It looks like when it does open entry will be via the ”exit door” at gate 4 used for direct boarding. It was locked this morning though.
So if you don't visit the check in desk, and are not aware the lounge is closed, you get nothing?
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Old Mar 26, 23, 4:44 am
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So if you don't visit the check in desk, and are not aware the lounge is closed, you get nothing?
I assume so. Normally, they start sending those "A message from British Airways about your flight" type emails when this happens but it may be that this has happened unexpectedly (and British Airways is a surprisingly Monday-Friday 9-5 company for an airline so there's every chance the person who sets this up won't be at a desk today).
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Old Mar 26, 23, 4:49 am
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For what it's worth, Aspire are selling entry from 1800 this afternoon.
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Old Mar 26, 23, 4:51 am
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So if you don't visit the check in desk, and are not aware the lounge is closed, you get nothing?
Absolutely correct...and even then they weren't offered proactively.
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