We had heard rumours of this from readers in the last couple of weeks, along with more worrying reports about a deterioration in food quality and service. I don’t know who has replaced Plaza Premium – Accor manages the nearby Qantas lounge so it could be them – or who initiated the move.
The Cathay Pacific First Class lounge was, by far, the best option for a British Airways Executive Gold member flying out of Heathrow Terminal 3. I reviewed it here. You’d be a mug to use BA’s Galleries First lounge, which I reviewed here. Let’s hope that the recent feedback reports are only a transitional blip.
(Before anyone asks, if you have a British Airways Executive Club Silver card then I tend to recommend the Qantas lounge in Terminal 3, purely on grounds of scale. The Cathay Pacific Business lounge is smaller but quieter. Unless you are looking for a specific drink, item of food or magazine there is no logical reason to go near the American Airlines or British Airways lounges.)
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