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4 star Skytrax Rating
Lounge Comfort 12345
Catering 12345
Washrooms/Showers 12345
Internet/Wifi 12345
Staff Service 12345
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8/10

"an interesting selection of food"

(United Kingdom)

Verified Review | This "Express" lounge is a new lounge which has just opened next to Gate 8 in Terminal 1, the gate used for flights to Europe. Although available to all passengers on payment of $49.95, it is primarily meant for business class customers on BA and Norwegian. The lounge is small and so can get full very quickly. There was an interesting selection of food and a wide range of alcoholic beverages including some unusual craft beers. The staff was well-organised and helpful.
Lounge NameExpress
AirportOakland Airport
Type Of LoungeBusiness Class
Date VisitOctober 2017
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
Washrooms 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Staff Service 12345
yes
3/10

"would not pay to use this Lounge"

(United Kingdom)

Verified Review | Very poor Lounge at Malaga Airport, open to many airlines Premium Class passengers plus others who pay to use. Drinks okay but food very limited and not appetising. Poor sandwiches disappeared in a jiffy and not enough to go around. The chicken one I had was pretty nondescript. Seating comfortable but if you are looking for food & drink and comfort before your flight then only the latter is any good. Plenty of sockets to charge your laptop etc. I certainly would not pay to use this Lounge.
Lounge NameVIP Lounge
AirportMalaga Airport
Type Of LoungePay to Use
Date VisitOctober 2017
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
Staff Service 12345
yes
9/10

"plenty of seating options"

(United Kingdom)

Verified Review | The Galleries South Lounge has lots of space, plenty of seating options, great coffee/snacks and a well stocked bar. Compared to the best lounges in Germany that BA has to offer (Berlin?) - this is an absolute joy. In the 'business working areas', it would be nice to have 2.4a USB charge points.
Lounge NameGalleries South
AirportLondon Heathrow Airport
Type Of LoungeBusiness Class
Date VisitSeptember 2017
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Staff Service 12345
yes
1/10

"most unpleasant experience ever"

(United States)

Verified Review | This was the singularly most unpleasant experience ever. My wife and I were traveling First Class on BA to London, UK and were hoping to relax before the flight. The food was mostly inedible, the bathrooms were filthy, the personnel rude and inattentive. It appears that BA really does not give a damn about this facility.
Lounge NameAtlanta Lounge
AirportAtlanta Hartsfield Airport
Type Of LoungeFirst Class
Date VisitJuly 2017
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Catering 12345
Washrooms 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Staff Service 12345
no
7/10

"definitely need improving"

(United Kingdom)

Unverified | A most extraordinary third party lounge that British Airways use at this airport. The aircraft pier at Basel is 'Y' shaped with the lounge on top of the junction of the 'Y'. It is a huge 3 story circular structure with great views and (unusually) large smoking/viewing terraces. Although only the middle story was open when I visited, there was plenty of room. Drink options were OK but food was very limited to a few sandwiches and snacks. This definitely need improving, as otherwise it could be an excellent lounge.
AirportBasel Mulhouse Airport
Type Of LoungeBusiness Class
Date VisitMarch 2017
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
yes
3/10

"lukewarm food and awful presentation"

(United Kingdom)

Verified Review | Ashamed that this is our national carrier. This is supposed to be a first class lounge, with torn seats, lukewarm food and awful presentation. All waiting staff stayed behind the doors whilst people stared at empty trays and a few staff who cared trying to help - management clearly at below stupid criteria. Was keen to fly BA because have managed more than few miles across long haul carriers from UK (to Middle East and Asia Pacific) in business and first class and genuinely felt about time I tried.
Lounge NameTerminal 5 South
AirportLondon Heathrow Airport
Type Of LoungeFirst Class
Date VisitApril 2017
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
Washrooms 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Staff Service 12345
no
8/10

"Staff in the lounge very attentive"

(United Kingdom)

Verified Review | BA lounge at South Terminal, Gatwick Airport. Good selection of snacks and beverages. Nice ambiance in the lounge and good facilities. Nice welcome by the receptionist. Staff in the lounge very attentive clearing tables quickly. Good selection of reading materials. Seating comfortable and not over crowded. Nice peaceful start to the start of our trip.
AirportLondon Gatwick Airport
Type Of LoungeBusiness Class
Date VisitApril 2017
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
Washrooms 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Staff Service 12345
yes
2/10

"worst airline lounge visited"

(United Kingdom)

Verified Review | This has probably got to be the worst airline lounge I have ever visited. The lady receptionist appeared miserable and not welcoming one tiny little bit. There was a very poor selection of beverages and even less selection of snacks. A bag of crisps or pizza flavoured very hard savoury biscuits. Seating was very comfortable. Toilet facilities not up to scratch. No hand towels or air hand dryers in the toilet.
AirportPisa Airport
Type Of LoungeBusiness Class
Date VisitApril 2017
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
Washrooms 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Staff Service 12345
no
8/10

"plenty of comfortable seating"

(United Kingdom)

Unverified | First impressions of the new lounge in the South terminal are not good, as access is via a maze of corridors and a lift. When you get there, the lounge is a freestanding 2 storey structure on the roof of the main departure lounge. This means floor to ceiling windows and good views. The 'ground' floor has some coffee stations, a bar with a wide variety of drinks and hot food (breakfast things when I arrived at 11am, stew, pasta and salad when I left an hour later). On the mezzanine, there was another coffee bar. There was plenty of comfortable seating. The mezzanine was a lot quieter so perhaps the place to sit at busy times. The lift then took me straight down to within yards of my departure gate.
AirportLondon Gatwick Airport
Type Of LoungeBusiness Class
Date VisitMarch 2017
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
Washrooms 12345
yes
9/10

"Astonishingly good lounge"

(United Kingdom)

Unverified | Astonishingly good lounge opened 15th march, with freshly cooked food (and chef), bar, drinks etc. Bright, airy, on 4th floor and plenty of space for work etc. Concorde lounge quality available to Silver up - would definitely recommend.
Lounge NameConcorde lounge
AirportBoston Logan Airport
Type Of LoungeBusiness Class
Date VisitMarch 2017
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Comfort 12345
Cleanliness 12345
Bar & Beverages 12345
Catering 12345
Washrooms 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Staff Service 12345
yes

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British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom, with its main hub being at London Heathrow Airport where it operates from Terminal 5 and Terminal 3. The airline also has substantial operations from Gatwick Airport. British Airways is a member of Onweworld alliance, and part of International Airlines Group (IAG). Since 2016 British Airways has been implementing cost-cutting across many parts of the customer product, with the 4-Star Airline rating held by BA for many years under review.

FIRST CLASS

British Airways offers First Class on many long haul routes operated by widebody aircraft (Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777, Boeing 787 and the A380). Most aircraft have 14 flat-bed seats in First Class, and 8 seats on the Boeing 787-9.

flat_seatsFlat bed seat / suite
power_iconIn-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningOn demand dining
WinesFine wines & beverage service
SleepingPillows & duvet / blanket
PyjamasPyjamas / Sleepsuit
AmenitiesAmenity kit

BUSINESS CLASS

Branded as Club World for long haul and Club Europe for short haul services, British Airways was one of the pioneers of flat bed seats in long haul business class. The product is overdue an upgrade, with the seat layout on a Boeing 777 being 8-across in contrast to the more standard 4-across layout. British Airways Club Europe cabin uses a standard Economy class seat, with the middle of each 3-across section left empty. British Airways charges business class customers to reserve seats for both long haul and short haul flights..

LONG HAUL
flat_seatsFlat bed seat
power_iconIn-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
AVODAudio / video on demand
On demand dining
SleepingPillows & duvet / blanket
PyjamasPyjamas / Sleepsuit
AmenitiesAmenity kit

SHORT HAUL
Seat pitchSeat pitch : 31 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 17 ins
In-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
Inflight entertainment
DiningComplimentary meal / snack

PREMIUM ECONOMY

British Airways offers a premium economy cabin on their long haul / widebody aircraft, branded as World Traveller Plus. With the exception of the larger seat, the onboard service and product varies little to the standard long haul Economy class.

Seat pitchSeat pitch : 38 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 18.5 ins
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
power_iconUSB power
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningComplimentary meal
WinesComplimentary beverages & wines
SleepingPillow / blanket

ECONOMY CLASS

British Airways has been reducing economy class standards recently and now charge for all food and beverages on short haul services. Further cuts are expected to their long haul product standards. The cabins are branded as World Traveller for long haul, and EuroTraveller for short haul.

LONG HAUL
Seat pitchSeat pitch : 31 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 17.5 ins
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
power_iconUSB power
AVODAudio / video on demand
DiningComplimentary meal
WinesComplimentary beverages & wines
SleepingPillow / blanket

SHORT HAUL
Seat pitchSeat pitch : 29-30 ins
Seat widthSeat width : 17 ins
In-seat &/or USB power
No WiFiOnboard WiFi
Inflight entertainment
Complimentary meal / beverages