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BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES LOUNGE REVIEW - T3, MANCHESTER AIRPORT

Date :   3 August 2014

Review by : Michael Davies (UK)

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An oasis of calm in what can be a busy terminal 3. Always plenty of seats with many overlooking the runway. It never seems busy here, even though its used by American Airlines and now US Airways. An 8am departure - good choice of continental breakfast items. Everything you would expect from a lounge.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES LOUNGE REVIEW - GLASGOW AIRPORT

Date :   3 August 2014

Review by : Gordon Wallace (UK)

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The new lounge at Glasgow is a vast improvement on the old one, very well laid out, good selection of food and drinks. Staff on the desk very helpful and the lounge staff very attentive at both replenishing food/drinks as well as clearing used glasses etc away. Top tip sit in the whiskey snug hidden around the back and with no one in it. Only slight draw back is that it's not immediately at the gate but can live with that.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   3 August 2014

Review by : Clive Billingham (UK)

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First time in this Lounge. Very disappointing, 6pm, food was curry, chilli, jacket potato with beans - really inspiring. Tables left dirty for over 15 minutes.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW - MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Date :   3 August 2014

Review by : G Hampton (USA)

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Lounge is ok but front desk staff are extremely rude and unhelpful. We were travelling with small children and needed a little extra assistance but no such luck. Highlights yet again vast difference in treatment between UK BA lounges and those stateside, where your gold card often seems as welcome as tax bill.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   5 June 2014

Review by : L Shore (UK)

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The British Airways staff at T5 certainly didn't go to charm school. Awful choice of food ended up with a jacket potato, lounge lacked character and looked dirty. Staff on the entrance uninterested and took no notice of me. The toilets in the business lounge were so dirty I changed my mind about taking a shower!



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW - LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT

Date :   29 May 2014

Review by : G Sims (UK)

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Not made to feel especially welcome and when we were there at lunchtime there were not many places left to sit. Not crowded but very 'busy'. The hot food, surprisingly for me and very strange for foreign visitors, was pea soup! That was all - and some weird croutons. Uninspiring salad bar with no 'wow' factor whatsoever and three types of freshly-made sandwiches - ham and cheese, chicken, prawn with rose-marie sauce. All of them sorry to say utterly tasteless! The good news is thank goodness the excellent wines available and Champagne (for that you have to ask an over-worked but smiling waitress who will eventually bring it to where you are sitting) Usual premium spirits selection with mixers. Toilets (men) were, frankly, a bit grubby and dated and a tad smelly - not good enough! More like a traditional English pub on a Saturday night. Overall very underwhelmed with the whole experience and compared with other business class lounges at Heathrow and overseas in Middle East down at the bottom of the list - desperately needs upgrading to bring in line with competitors.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW - GENEVA AIRPORT

Date :   29 May 2014

Review by : J Henson (UK)

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I visited this lounge on 24 May 2014. Warm and pleasant welcome on arrival to the lounge. The main lounge is effectively a rectangle with a small annex to one side with some additional seating and tables. Decent selection of English and French language newspapers, but a more limited selection of magazines. Wifi worked well - it was easy to connect and I was pleased with the speed. The lounge was relatively quiet when I visited and had a pleasant, quiet atmosphere. A menu was available on the food counter but the food selection is fairly limited - all cold food with some meat and some cheese sandwiches available along with nuts, crisps, cakes, fruit and biscuits - I personally thought that although the selection was limited this was satisfactory given that it is a short haul outpost language. Luggage storage available. Toilet located outside lounge. Overall a pleasant (albeit not amazing) place to spend an hour before a flight.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "IBERIA" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW - T4S, MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT

Date :   29 May 2014

Review by : D Chamberlain (UK)

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For such a fantastic potential, this remains a disappointing lounge. Wonderful views, a very large area, pretty good seating, light and airy - all good. However: after over an hour in here we are getting the first sign of a cleaner; food is almost non existent (I mean this literally!) and the range and quality of drinks has declined over time. Inattentive staff, the frustrating wifi system of getting scratchcards every 30 minutes and the paucity of refreshments leaves this well below bar. The long trek to T4S would be fine if we had something better when we arrived!



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW - ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT

Date :   29 May 2014

Review by : Mark Boggis (UK)

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Food non existent, staff unhelpful, totally unimpressed. Internet wireless not working correctly either. Can't wait to get on the plane and get out of this hole.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   29 May 2014

Review by : Michael Davies (UK)

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Both the north and south lounges in T5A are superb. Reception staff always friendly, despite some miserable people who seem to complain a lot and should be kicked back to the public areas. The lounges are always busy but there are plenty of seats of many types. The showers are excellent, staffed by such friendly ladies and whilst there is often a queue to use the toilets, they are spotlessly clean. Good choice of food of sandwiches, salads and hot items. The lentil and bean curry was spicy and excellent, as was the Thai red curry. Two types of perfectly cooked rice or baked potato. Wide range of alcoholic drinks. The wifi is free, easy to log on and of good enough speed despite many people using it. And a great view over airport. I always look forward to coming here.



BRITISH AIRWAYS CONCORDE FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   13 May 2014

Review by : A Hickling (UK)

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Visited the Concorde Room on 2 May, and used it for around ten hours. I stored my hand luggage with the attendant and proceeded to the dining area for breakfast. All food served in this lounge is waiter service and menus are scattered around the lounge for you to choose your selection from and change depending on the time of day. If you visit the First Galleries Lounge opposite the Concorde Room, you can request items from their buffet selection and they will be served to you in the Concorde Room. There was a good choice of premium spirits and champagnes as well as teas, coffees and soft drinks. I booked one of the private cabanas when I organised my trip, which is a dedicated day room with bed, TV, shower, toilet, free telephone use and room service. You can request a cabana for a maximum of four hours, it's an oasis of calm within an oasis of calm. I also had lunch and afternoon tea there, good quality food and friendly and efficient service. I also used the Elemis Spa facilities, which can be booked twenty eight days in advance if you are a First passenger. There is also a boardroom style facility to log on to the internet and printers so you need to produce any paperwork. My only criticism is that some of the soft furnishings are beginning to wear slightly.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "THE CLUB" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - ATLANTA HARTSFIELD AIRPORT

Date :   2 May 2014

Review by : Kevin Tunnicliffe (UK)

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Smallish lounge shared by several airlines. Very pleasant staff and free bar for BA customers. Excellent showers, mediocre food offerings. Other airline users pay for alcoholic beverages.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT

Date :   2 May 2014

Review by : Annabel Wharton (USA)

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Rome Fiumicino Arrivals Terminal is a nightmare, but International Departures Terminal Four is state of the art. Even on the busiest weekend of the year—canonization of John Paul II and John XIII—the space was remarkably civilized. The terminal raised expectations for the executive lounge. We were flying Turkish Airlines - in Rome they use British Airways executive lounge. The lounge size is adequate, but not much was done with it. Apart from a series of good abstract prints and a series of photographs of architectural details of Rome, the space is clinical. Solid blocks of rectilinear grey-beige vinyl sofas and matching chairs suggest that travelers necessarily move in groups of ten -–the squares are intimidating for parties of one or two, but once these islands are occupied even by a single traveler, they become impenetrable by others. One side of the space is plate glass, blindingly bright, so only half of the seating cells can be comfortably occupied. Especially for travellers suffering from jet lag, the initial unsettling affect of the anti-intimate seating and hyper lighting is subtly exacerbated of other details of the ambiance. The floor, carpeted in a non-descript blue felt-like substance, is not, as might be expected, flat. Rather it rises and falls in just such a way as to make you stumble. Internet connection is available, but requires an inordinately complex set of interventions to access. Once acquired, it is difficult to find one of the few plugs that is not already being used by another harried voyager. The culinary experience, like the digital environment, is disconcerting. We were arrived at 1 p.. lunchtime. Cereal and yogurt was on offer, as well as croissants and cookies. Breakfast apparently lasts all day at the BA lounge. There was a self-serve bar, which included red and white wine. The red came in a Bordeaux bottle, but it tasted like it had been decanted from a box. Our empty glasses stayed with us during the entirety of our wait.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "LE ANFORE" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT

Date :   23 April 2014

Review by : J Ritchie (UK)

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Absolutely shocking. Stale and tasteless lumps of bread. Food in fact that I would be more likely to throw out. Disinterested staff. Without doubt, with regards to the food on offer, this was the worst I'd ever been to. Nothing to do with British Airways incidentally. We were given access by means other than our airline tickets.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "CLUB VALETTA" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - MALTA AIRPORT

Date :   23 April 2014

Review by : Alan Wan (UK)

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For a small airport this lounge was excellent. It was elegant, clean and had a respectable selection of food and beverage.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - SOFIA AIRPORT

Date :   17 April 2014

Review by : Christopher Slater-Walker (UK)

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The worst business lounge I've ever seen. There is little food available; what there was consisted of a few different small cakes (I think), packaged snacks and mixed nuts. There is a reasonable selection of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, but the ice was in an open ice bucket and mostly melted; dried-up slices of lemon on a plate. There is no separate bathroom; you have to use the general public ones outside the lounge. The decor is a particularly unpleasant shade of pale purple. All in all it's a most unwelcoming prospect.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - OSLO AIRPORT

Date :   15 April 2014

Review by : O Ekland (Norway)

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At OSL, BA uses the OSL lounge (owned by airport authorities). I often take the late BA flight to LHR, after work. If hungry, eat somewhere else - food and beverages are below standard for BA lounges. Decent selection of newspapers. Best feature: The lounge is wonderfully quiet. So worth visiting after long day at work to wind down before the flight. Very comfortable chairs and sofas (though not particularly modern or elegant), and a quiet atmosphere. I like it. About 10 mins walk to BA gates from lounge.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   31 March 2014

Review by : C Padeste (UK)

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The quality of the food is dropping every time I spend some times in this lounge. Chilli con carne without proper rice, ice cream fridge empty, quality of wine getting lower and lower. I also found surprising that nothing is done in the last year to fix some power sockets that do not work (next to seat or on the PC table). It seems that BA believe that quality of service is not important for the price of ticket you have to pay. Maybe they will have a wake-up call like Lufthansa when people will fly different airlines.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   31 March 2014

Review by : K Sveningsen (Norway)

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I think the standard has gone downhill. It's not as clean as before. The wine is mediocre. No bread or nice cheese. The coffee beans are not the same. No more nice different cookies just a pot with a cookie that's has the taste of nothing. I was happy to pay the price for Club to be able to get in. But as for now, no way.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - JERSEY AIRPORT

Date :   31 March 2014

Review by : Alan Wan (UK)

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Plenty of light snacks of crisps, flapjacks, brownies, biscuits and soup. The choice of drinks was impressive, choice of wines, beers and spirits. The lounge ambience was not the best but very functional. Something to note if you arrive early the check in desks may not be open until a couple of hours before departure and the self service machines will no longer be available.



BRITISH AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   11 March 2014

Review by : H Blumenthal (France)

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You need to have the One World Gold card to access this lounge if you're travelling business class. Lounge offers space; comfortable seating, great showers and washrooms and a spa with a very good massage for free (but most often fully booked). A great buffet with a wide choice (chilli con carne, one of the best I've ever had), with a number of dishes you can order from the waiters. A huge wine selection of very good wines and vintage champagnes.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES FIRST & BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Date :   7 February 2014

Review by : R King (UK)

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Spotlessly clean, relaxing and fantastic views of airside and runway. Service by staff very friendly and welcoming. There is storage for your luggage if you want to dump everything and relax or walkabout (though Newark airport has few shops/duty-free). Lounge only has 1 shower. The food really was amazing. Worth getting to the airport early enough to eat.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT

Date :   7 February 2014

Review by : Alan Wan (UK)

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Very spacious and great views. We experienced breakfast and lunch which were adequate but not as good as the Heathrow T5 lounge. The hot food was too limited. Porridge and soup offerings were tasty, and nice champagne.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES SOUTH BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  -T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   29 January 2014

Review by : C Lambie (UK)

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Use this lounge 2-3 times a month, and position is okay subject to which A gates you board from. It is cramped, not just at peak times, and BA seem to have become complacent about improving this. Toilets can be very risky, unless you catch at the moment they have just been cleaned, and often filthy and unpleasant. Food is at Travelodge level (UK travellers will know what I mean), and fails to match standards at some better European airline lounges. Staff at reception only want to see a card or boarding pass, and I think these must be the ones that didn't make the grade at charm school. Don't get me wrong, I like BA, but their lounge standards (including First) here at Terminal 5 are now poor.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES SOUTH BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   29 January 2014

Review by : Paul Whiteley (UK)

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I appreciate this lounge is never going to be empty but I always find the lounge too busy to be comfortable. On my last visit just before New Year, cups and glasses took a relative age to be removed, and the food choices seemed less than usual, along with having to queue to use the toilet. I've had decent stays in this lounge but the last two visits haven't been relaxing or pleasurable. It's got to the point where I've ended up at the Espresso cafe at the very end of the southern part of T5.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "JAL SAKURA" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TOKYO NARITA AIRPORT

Date :   29 January 2014

Review by : Paul Whiteley (UK)

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BA use the JAL Sakura Business Lounge at NRT. Spacious, clean and a separate dining area if one wanted to eat. Decent tarmac views. Nice lounge and a pleasant way to spend an hour or so.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TURIN AIRPORT

Date :   21 January 2014

Review by : D Chamberlain (UK)

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Disappointing and poor quality. From the challenge in finding the lounge to the surly receptionist to the very poor range of snacks, this was a real disappointment. I was flying British Airways, and it is to be hoped that they will try to persuade the airport to improve this lounge. Small in size, basic in furnishings, poorly lit. One bottle of wine only in the whole lounge and a choice of one type of beer. Snacks with very little choice and poor quality. Lavatories were outside of the lounge. Unhelpful staff.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - ST PETERSBURGH AIRPORT

Date :   21 January 2014

Review by : D Chamberlain (UK)

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Much improve. They have enlarged the lounge and offer a reasonable range of snacks, sandwiches and drinks. The beer/wine is fine and the snacks of a good quality. Friendly staff and excellently located. Clean, well maintained. I suspect they will need to upgrade it more for the 2018 World Cup as it is relatively basic by some standards, but is none the less, safe, quiet, clean and friendly. I have been to this lounge many times -it does its job.



BRITISH AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT

Date :   17 January 2014

Review by : Chris Willett (UK)

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I am a gold member with BA. On 28th December I was flying to Tampa with my wife and three youngsters that we care for, access to the lounge was denied which I accepted but not having seen the notice not to remove refreshments when I took three small soft drinks and three packets of crisps out to the children, I was virtually attacked on my return with a BA staff member waving his finger at me stating it was a massive No no for me to do this. I was publicly humiliated with his loud out burst for what I thought to be a small crime! The staff member was rude, arrogant and had zero customer service skills, I would like to name and shame but feel this would lower me to his level. On our quick exit I did point out to him that I had seen numerous other clients taking stock from the lounge but this observation was ignored. BA have responded to my complaint stating that they have passed my concerns onto the LGW management team.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5A SOUTH, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   10 January 2014

Review by : J Tung (UK)

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Busy lounge in T5A South before New Year. Very dark and uninviting. Limited viewing area most of the seats face inward the building. Very limited choice of food - few sandwich, one soup and some cakes. Good selection of wines but depends on where you sit. Good wifi. Service was very slow (not attentive) and the receptionists weren't welcoming. A very disappointing lounge.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - ABERDEEN AIRPORT

Date :   10 January 2014

Review by : J Tung (UK)

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Terrace Lounge in Aberdeen has just been renovated. Friendly staff, spacious seating/working area and good selection of soft drink, also one red/white wine on offer. Food is limited to sandwich and cakes but that's sufficient for a regional airport.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "PIEMONTE" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TURIN AIRPORT

Date :   10 January 2014

Review by : K Bong (UK)

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This new lounge opened just a week ago. It is absolutely appalling. There is no food All the trays are empty. Juice dispensers are empty. Coffee machines don't work. Only a few packets of cheap biscuits in a basket. When I asked the staff (who was rude and unhelpful) if the trays and juice dispensers would be refilled, the answer was no, and he walked away. This was 10am. The lounge looks pleasant and comfortable enough. In the end orange juice was made available but we would have to approach the staff to ask for it. WIFI is not free.



BRITISH AIRWAYS CONCORDE FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   6 January 2014

Review by : L Shurey (Qatar)

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Not an experience I will repeat , poor service very slow which in hindsight was a blessing given the quality of the food when it finally arrived. To see how a lounge should be run fly Qatar Airways.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T3, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   30 December 2013

Review by : D Chamberlain (UK)

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This might not have the 'wow factor' of Terminal 5 lounges it is very good. A fairly long trek to get there but efficient, friendly, professional, more spacious than you first think. Good internet, excellent range of wines. Food is good quality, though a little lacking in variety and with tiny plates! Good variety of seating and very pleasant environment. You can work, relax, sleep or whatever you need to here. Clearing up service seems a little under staffed as used plates and glasses can take a long time to be collected - but BA would benefit from more staff on this duty, the ones who are there are good.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   30 December 2013

Review by : D Chamberlain (UK)

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bustle of the main terminal. Very efficient staff clearing away, welcoming reception staff. Breakfast food is excellent. Wide selection of excellent wines and other drinks. Good internet and very clear information boards. It does get busy, of course, but manages this well. Clean bathrooms.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T4S, MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT

Date :   30 December 2013

Review by : D Chamberlain (UK)

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Very good overall. I have visited this lounge a number of times - the variety of food can be a little inconsistent at times, but the quality is good with a good mix of cold and warm snacks, salads etc. Good range of drinks, and nice selection of wine - though it is a pity that the Cava has seemingly been withdrawn! Comfortable, large, bright with natural light and excellent view of the runway - huge glass front the lounge which extends along its whole length. Reception is friendly and professional. Wifi system is frustrating - you have to collect scratchcards from reception which only last 30 minutes - seems unnecessary. Its a little bit of a challenge to find the lounge but well worth when you do.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT

Date :   23 December 2013

Review by : R Lightbody (UK)

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FCO-LGW I entered the lounge after a long a hot journey to the airport. The lounge was quiet and it was being shared by the other one world airlines. There was no hot or cold food, there were only crisps. There were plenty of drink options. I was very disappointed as British Airways have a few flights out of Rome to London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - NEW YORK JFK AIRPORT

Date :   23 December 2013

Review by : R Vines (UK)

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Surprisingly poor. The pre-flight buffet was unappetizing. I found nothing I wanted to eat and the staffer on the door to that section (keeping away other airline's passengers) was unfriendly to the point of rudeness. The main lounge is horribly lit. You have to find someone if you want a glass of Champagne and there are not that many staff around. It is so different from Virgin's lounge at JFK, I'm just confused. By contrast, the BA lounge at City Airport in London is fine.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Date :   23 December 2013

Review by :R Vines (UK)

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The BA all-business service to JFK was a fine flight. The lounge at City is surprisingly good for a fairly small space. The snacks and drinks were fine and staff serving was friendly and efficient. (The hike to the washrooms is tiresome.)



BRITISH AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - NEW YORK JFK AIRPORT

Date :   22 November 2013

Review by : H Rowe (USA)

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I received complimentary use of this lounge when I took an Iberia flight that connected in NY. I heard that BA has great lounges, so I was looking forward to it. It was a letdown to say the least. I was greeted to 3 stale inch-wide sandwich slivers on a tray set off to the side. Bottles of water had not been replenished. I was starving and asked they would be replenishing food/drinks etc. I was told that everything would arrive around 6 - when I asked this question, it was about 2 pm. It was also extremely hot in the lounge; hot to the point where certainly something must have been wrong with their air systems. Pay for use of this lounge? Not a chance. In fact, you'd have to pay me.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORT

Date :   22 November 2013

Review by : Richard Berger (USA)

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British Airways Galleries First lounge at JNB is the worst airport lounge I have visited. BA should be absolutely ashamed to call this a lounge, much less a first class lounge. Slow unusable internet, poor or non-existent service. Lousy food which is identical to the adjoining business lounge, Champagne sitting in lukewarm water with no ice for 2 hours.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "VIP" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - BARCELONA AIRPORT

Date :   15 November 2013

Review by : M Thompson (UK)

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Easy to find but very uncomfortable to sit in. Choose between massive armchairs that are far too big or sit at the small tables that are used for eating on rock hard dining chairs. Good range of drinks on offer but limited snacks. Only 15 minutes Wifi free, any more you pay for.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - NORTH TERMINAL, GATWICK AIRPORT

Date :   15 November 2013

Review by : R Gordon (UK)

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Busy but not over-full. I arrived for some lunch snacks before 1455 Marrakech departure. I'm vegetarian, so it would be appreciated if the sandwiches could be labelled. Plenty of salad options and quiche or soup, but plates are a bit on the small side. Alcoholic drinks available on a self-service basis, but it appeared a glass of fizz was available if you asked for it (I saw it being carried out to people). The big drawback about this lounge is that it doesn't have enough power points. The only ones I could find were situated next to seats right round the L shaped lounge to the left. Also, it's not clear to passengers where the toilets are, if you miss them on the way in. Loads of people are left wandering aimlessly around the computer area, only to have walk back all the way round to the entry/exit. Signs? The coffee is still excellent from the machine - why it's so foul onboard Club Europe is anyone's guess. My only other moan is that unless you're a frequent flyer from LGW, it's not clear how far the gate is from the lounge. No map on the mobile app, nor anything in the Highlife magazine. Gate 54 appeared and I wasn't sure if I had to walk all the way over that irritating airbridge which adds another 10 minutes to your journey.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "INN AT ATLANTA" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - ATLANTA AIRPORT

Date :   15 November 2013

Review by : S Albury (UK)

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This lounge has a very limited range of food and drink but this would be just about acceptable if there was somewhere to escape the relentless sax led funk background music. Dreadful.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TERMINAL 5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : Les Young (USA)

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We had a two hour wait in the lounge and found it to be very comfortable and the complimentary hot and cold food was excellent. There was a complimentary bar as well. Free Wi-Fi and special areas for viewing TV programs and also working areas with desktop computers.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "LA CROIX DU SUD" BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TOULOUSE AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : Tony McLaughlin (UK)

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Much improved from my last visit 3 years ago. WiFi is available, the bathrooms are in the lounge. It is air conditioned. It is bigger. Good selection of drinks, although you have to ask the desk to replenish. Snacks only. Very good for a regional airport.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - NORTH TERMINAL, GATWICK AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : Roger Tilling (UK)

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The last time I visited the LGW BA Terraces lounge it was on two floors - now there is only one. Entry was fast, and there is a good selection of food and drinks on offer. It was about midday, and there was a full and extensive salad buffet with cold cuts. There was also a selection of sandwiches. The wide drinks selection is there. But the sheer volume of passengers makes it like a January sale. BA has removed a number of flights from Gatwick and moved them to Heathrow, and halved the floor space of its lounge as a result. However, the remaining floor space isn't enough for the flights still operating from Gatwick. So expect crowds, empty food trays, no drink glasses and occupied showers. Rest assured that the sandwiches will never be stale - they are never available long enough to get that way.



BRITISH AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS CONCORDE ROOM LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : D Burrows (UK)

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Superb level of service - attentive and friendly without being "over the top". Excellent range of wine and other drinks. Very good food. Calm and relaxed atmosphere. Excellent washroom facilities.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TERMINAL 5 SOUTH, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : T McLaughlin (UK)

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Much better than the North Lounge. Ample breakfast food. Comfortable and serene. Recommended.



BRITISH AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : Alan Wan (UK)

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Decent food on offer, cheese, cakes, a curry, mushroom soup and some thai titbits that were very tasty. Reasonable wine choice mainly Australian including sparkling wine rather than champagne. Staff were very efficient at clearing plates. There appeared to be plenty of showers, although I didn't need to use them. The only negative was painfully slow WiFi, I gave up trying. I also tried to JAL lounge, it was more spacious, but BA had better drink and marginally better food.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TERMINAL 5 SOUTH, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : Nadia Ridout-Jamieson (UK)

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Ridiculously busy, dirty and poor food. How did BA ever sink so much? The North lounge at Heathrow is now beyond the pale and the south lounge is not much better. It is not a pleasant experience and compares unfavourably to the Virgin lounge at Heathrow by some distance. It's hard to find any privacy in these lounges. The food, at best, is of average quality and I am unsurprised to read that the Food Standards Agency has ordered improvements in basic hygiene levels in these lounges. I'm afraid I too, myself off to the Eat cafe for coffee. I felt the 1.75 I paid there was better value and certainly the coffee was better. Shame on you BA. For the prices you charge you should treat your Club class passengers with more respect.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS "LE ANFORE" LOUNGE REVIEW  - ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : M Ackermans (Australia)

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This is the worst lounge that I have been in. Breakfast only sweet biscuits, sweet croissants, some sandwiches - early in the morning, and once the food is gone, it is gone. So do yourself a favour and do not come to the Le Anfore lounge as it is not worth the trouble. I would hate to think what they charged Qantas for the orange juice and the coffee we had.



BRITISH AIRWAYS "PLAZA PREMIUM" LOUNGE REVIEW  - T3, TORONTO PEARSON AIRPORT

Date :   7 October 2013

Review by : Robert Donnelly (Canada)

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Overall, a disappointment, even with a discount. Because time blocks are sold based upon your departure time, we were obliged to "buy" 3-hours of access when we only needed two. On the plus side, the lounge is calm, airy, comfortable, and has great views of the tarmac. On the other hand, staff were indifferent, and insufficiently aware of the needs of the "buffet" station. The food itself was barely okay. Selection and quality were narrow. The "hot" dishes most certainly were not, and I worried about that. Wine selection was also okay. House selection(s) were Canadian brands. Was it worth $85CAD+? No.



BRITISH AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT

Date :   16 September 2013

Review by : A York (UK)

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Poor wifi, lazy staff and pokey lounge. Front desk ran out of buffet tickets for business class diners and just generally feels badly organized. I did a speed test on the wi-fi and it was <1 mb/s. lounge is shared with AA but really can't accommodate many people at all. Some nice armchairs in first area but otherwise cramped and uncomfortable. I fly out out here often and it's just not good enough for BA.



BRITISH AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TERMINAL 3, TORONTO AIRPORT

Date :   15 August 2013

Review by : James Myers (UK)

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I visited this lounge at the end of a wonderful trip to the Niagara Falls area for a family reunion, flying in and out of Toronto from London. Part of the enjoyment was travelling in business class (Club World) and on the return trip I had several hours to enjoy the Lounge before the night flight. What made it special for me was the very kind and attentive manager, Tony (I don't have his surname). And it wasn't just Tony as all the staff were very nice and welcoming. They are good ambassadors for BA!



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - SAT B, TERMINAL 5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   1 August 2013

Review by : D West (UK)

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Thought we'd try the lounge as it was yards away from departure gate. What a pleasant surprise. Quiet and peaceful and away from the crowds in the mail lounge. I think it's even better than First!



BRITISH AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS CONCORDE ROOM LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   1 August 2013

Review by : A Simon (France)

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I found this lounge great for relaxing and unwinding, as only British Airways first class passengers are allowed in. Unless you have your 5000 frequent flier tier points to get a Concorde Room Card, all gold and silver card holders use the galleries lounges, meaning this one is much more quiet and peaceful. Staff did a good job keeping the lounge clean, but sometimes this meant that they took a bit too much time to fulfill passenger's requests. Although they definetly did not outdo themselves in terms of the restroom/shower quality, they did a good job with it and I found each well kept. Business center had pretty fast Internet and wifi worked well. Although the food options offered were all very tasty, one thing I disliked about this lounge was that those options were pretty limited and other than a few main course choices there were only light snacks available upon request. Overall, I think Britsh Airways took a good risk by not making this lounge extremely large and instea d putting their focus on the quality of the area, and I would definetly visit again and recommend it to others.



BRITISH AIRWAYS FIRST CLASS CONCORDE ROOM LOUNGE REVIEW  - T7, NEW YORK JFK AIRPORT

Date :   1 August 2013

Review by : A Simon (France)

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The only downside to this lounge is that it doesn't open until 4pm for the evening flights (I am not sure if it is open in the morning for the morning flight out of JFK) so if you have a long layover chances are you will have to spend some time in the Galleries First and Terraces Lounges, which are nice, but don't touch the quality of this lounge. A very tranquil and peaceful area, British Airways has made sure there are almost too many staff members so that, while food is prepared, the lounge is cleaned, etc., there are also staff available to help with anything you need. When dinner is available, the quality and choice of food is fantastic, and there is a wide selection of snacks available upon request when in search of something lighter. The wifi works well, and there are also 3 computers in the back. A small quiet room that could easily be missed provides a nice place to relax. The only negative to this lounge is that the spa/shower rooms are not in the Lou ge, so to take a shower I had to walk across the terminal and into the Business class lounge, but it's a small terminal, so it's not that bad. Overall, this has to be one of my favorite lounges in the world, and I actually prefer it over the Concorde room at London Heathrow.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES FIRST CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   8 July 2013

Review by : Alan Wan (UK)

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Having visited the BA First lounges at JFK and LGW and being disappointed I was very surprised how good the lounge was. Lots of space and natural light and good food and drink choice. The Mrs and I had made to order food as well as helping ourselves to the hot buffet and cakes, we felt very spoilt. Nice champagne, only let down was the Johnny Walker Blue available at LGW was missing.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES FIRST & BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - T1, DUBAI INT'L AIRPORT

Date :   8 July 2013

Review by : B Wijesinghe (USA)

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31 May 2013, afternoon and evening usage due to a long layover. The lounge space is quite nice, and functions reasonably well, despite lacking shower facilities. The glass tube shaped terminal building offers nice tarmac views from this lounge. The food service is merely average most of the day, but the beverage service is quite good. A dinner buffet was served much too late for the "Sleeper Service" flight. BA does this to exclude the CX customers who share the lounge, but it gives BA passengers only about an hour prior to boarding, leaving very little time for flexibility. Lounge front counter staff members were outstanding, and went out of their way to make me feel welcome. Overall, one of the nicer BA lounges, though not quite as well equipped as their lounges at LHR T5.



BRITISH AIRWAYS TERRACES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - EDINBURGH AIRPORT

Date :   8 July 2013

Review by : I Johnstone (Australia)

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Very small lounge for the size of airport and became very busy toward departure time of mid afternoon flight. Very attentive reception staff. Food on offer at approximately 1400 hrs was fine (sandwich selection, pastries, soup, biscuits, crisps, nuts, etc). Lounge staff cleared and cleaned up efficiently. This lounge just needs to be extended as it is too small. Close to gates 10 +11 for the LHR flights and boarding calls made timely.



BRITISH AIRWAYS GALLERIES NORTH BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE REVIEW  - TERMINAL 5, LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

Date :   8 July 2013

Review by : D Salter (South Africa)

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Good welcome. Despite being busy plenty of seating - either for sitting at table to eat or just sitting. Great selection of food which was frequently refreshed. Clear up service of used plates and mugs somewhat slow. Great viewing of planes landing. Toilet facilities clean and sufficient.






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