The first flight to use it, as it happens, was a British Airways departure.
The good news is that the new British Airways lounge complex is now open. This will be a relief to anyone who has had to put up with the pathetic facilities in Terminal 1.
It looks pretty good as you can see from these promotional pictures.
The Concorde Bar is a separate room for First Class passengers. The general response to the first one, in Singapore, has been muted so it will be interesting to see if this one has changed or is better received.
My only concern is that the lounge does not seem very child friendly, for an outstation which deals with a huge number of holiday makers, but these pictures clearly do not tell the whole story.
I will be there in early April and look forward to reporting back.
(EDIT: Here is a comment from a HFP reader who has visited the Concorde Bar: “Suffice to say it is underwhelming. Food and drink exactly the same as in main lounge and not enough seating for first passengers plus guests/ Concorde Room card holders. Nothing to aspire to.”)
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