SAS Plus Lounge Access LHR

Old Aug 9, 19, 1:25 pm
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SAS Plus Lounge Access LHR

Hi,

Was just wondering if anyone knows what the situation is with lounge access when flying SAS Plus from Heathrow? I know they have dropped third party lounge access a while ago, but can I still use Lufthansa/United/AC lounges?

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Old Aug 9, 19, 1:35 pm
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No issues in terms of lounge access at Heathrow, bearing in mind that your flight is likely to depart from an A gate and, as such, the Lufthansa lounge would be the most logical choice (if you have plenty of time before your flight and fancy a nice stroll to the other side i.e. B, the United lounge is less crowded generally speaking and has much better food compared to the above mentioned lounge).

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Old Aug 9, 19, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
No issues in terms of lounge access at Heathrow, bearing in mind that your flight is likely to depart from an A gate and that, as such, the Lufthansa lounge would be the most logical choice.

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Thanks for a quick reply!

I also have a few free visits left and could use Plaza Premium, some reviews say that it's much better than LH lounge, is there one you would recommend over another?
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Old Aug 9, 19, 1:44 pm
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Iíve never been to that one to be honest but I visited basically all airline lounges at Heathrow (including Sky Team etc.) and by all means the United lounge ranks amongst the best in my books. Again, though, not particularly handy for flights departing from A but a nice-brisk walk and youíre there & back in less than half-an-hour overall.

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Old Aug 9, 19, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
Iíve never been to that one to be honest but I visited basically all airline lounges at Heathrow (including Sky Team etc.) and by all means the United lounge ranks amongst the best in my books. Again, though, not particularly handy for flights departing from A but a nice-brisk walk and youíre there & back in less than half-an-hour overall.

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Thanks for the information!

Might be a silly question, but are you limited to just one lounge access or can you try more than one with a plus ticket? I know when you have gold status you are free to access multiple.

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Old Aug 9, 19, 1:56 pm
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You would be good to access LH (Business Lounge, A), AC (B), SQ (B), UA (B).

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Old Aug 9, 19, 11:10 pm
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
Iíve never been to that one to be honest but I visited basically all airline lounges at Heathrow (including Sky Team etc.) and by all means the United lounge ranks amongst the best in my books. Again, though, not particularly handy for flights departing from A but a nice-brisk walk and youíre there & back in less than half-an-hour overall.

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Side tracking a bit since I have yet to visit the United lounge. How would you compare it to the Qantas lounge, or the. Cathay J lounge? The F side not being an entirely fair comparison.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 5:30 am
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Side tracking a bit since I have yet to visit the United lounge. How would you compare it to the Qantas lounge, or the. Cathay J lounge? The F side not being an entirely fair comparison.
Uh, that’s a tough one I really like the UA lounge for the ambience/‘vibe’, the great cocktails and the variety in terms of food (I love their wraps & sandwiches), even though I’d say that for a proper dining experience I would probably choose CX and eventually head to the QF lounge for a decent barista coffee On a slightly different note, I find AC’s breakfast spread a tad better than the whole lot and, ‘deviating’ even further, the EY lounge at T4, which I normally visit when hopping to Belgrade on Air Serbia, is pretty ‘robust’ when it comes to food and service on the whole. By all means. Sky Team & Lufthansa both make the poorest choice in terms of lounge experience (and at least the latter is easily avoidable).

So, yes, I’d definitely recommend a visit to the UA lounge next time you’re travelling from LHR.

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Old Aug 10, 19, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post


Uh, thatís a tough one I really like the UA lounge for the ambience/Ďvibeí, the great cocktails and the variety in terms of food (I love their wraps & sandwiches), even though Iíd say that for a proper dining experience I would probably choose CX and eventually head to the QF lounge for a decent barista coffee On a slightly different note, I find ACís breakfast spread a tad better than the whole lot and, Ďdeviatingí even further, the EY lounge at T4, which I normally visit when hopping to Belgrade on Air Serbia, is pretty Ďrobustí when it comes to food and service on the whole. By all means. Sky Team & Lufthansa both make the poorest choice in terms of lounge experience (and at least the latter is easily avoidable).

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Interesting.

I agree the Air Canada breakfast is very nice. I would definitely go back for that. Even if I was flying from A. Depending on available time.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
You would be good to access LH (Business Lounge, A), AC (B), SQ (B), UA (B).

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Thank you for your help and all the information! I decided to try United lounge today because I had almost 4 hours to kill with that fast track security that comes with SAS Plus When I asked check in agent if I can access United Lounge he said he doesnít know and insisted on me going to Lufthansa as it was just Ďthereí after security. I went straight to United Lounge and didnít have any problems. Great food, especially peri-peri sandwiches and BBQ Chicken and also fantastic cocktails. I was thinking of leaving half an hour before my boarding just in case but decided to wait for my inbound aircraft... and to my surprise I am departing from B31
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Old Aug 13, 19, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Side tracking a bit since I have yet to visit the United lounge. How would you compare it to the Qantas lounge, or the. Cathay J lounge? The F side not being an entirely fair comparison.
Tried both CX, QF, UA, SQ, AC and LH and PP lounge at LHR. Can't comment on alcohol and I know UA has a huge cocktail menu.

Tried QF during breakfast hours and the food was made to order and very fine - if you like what's on the menu. It's definitely much nicer than BA lounges.

CX lounge is really nice if you like make to order noodles, however it was crowded so it was difficult to find a seat.

UA lounge has good selection of hot food, showers are good and hardly have to wait.

LH has the best location if you are connecting to SK but it's not UA standard.

SQ , AC are nice but not comparable to UA IMO.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 1:04 pm
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Even if we agree that the UA lounge is better than LH in T2, I feel it appropriate and fair to add some perspective here: the LH lounge is still really good. Definitely much better than the old SK lounge in T3, let alone the SK lounge in CPH. Compared to many lounges around the world, I would not hesitate to put the LH lounge in the top-25%, and I would consider it better than the BA Galleries lounges in T5 (and probably even Galleries First).

The food is eminently edible and enjoyable, and unless I had hours to spare (which is never the case), I would not make the trek to the B gates for the UA lounge, to me at least it’s simply not worth it. Of course our priorities differ, so if you want fancy drinks it may make sense, but to me the wine selection in LH is fine.

I should add that I only frequent the Senator lounge, but it seems to be much the same as the “regular” one.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 1:29 pm
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I agree that the LH lounge is perfectly fine, the only issue is the overcrowding. As it is the only *A lounge in that terminal area and quite small, it is often really crowded- sometimes to the point you canít even get a seat.

Never had that issue with in the other terminal with 3 rather large lounhes in close proximity.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by fassy View Post
I agree that the LH lounge is perfectly fine, the only issue is the overcrowding. As it is the only *A lounge in that terminal area and quite small, it is often really crowded- sometimes to the point you canít even get a seat.

Never had that issue with in the other terminal with 3 rather large lounhes in close proximity.
Is the crowding in the LH lounge an equal issue for the business side and the Senator side of the lounge?
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Old Aug 14, 19, 1:54 pm
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About the same, perhaps the business area is a bit more busy
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