British Airways reopened its Galleries Club North lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 yesterday, after seemingly acknowledging that there was no legal basis for keeping it closed.
The good news is that status and premium customers do now have somewhere to sit.
The bad news is that it is not a food and drink extravaganza. According to a post on Flyertalk yesterday, the food offering consists of a ‘help yourself’ selection of:
Tuna and lemon mayonnaise
Chicken and bacon
Tomato and red pepper (in a takeaway container)
Cheese and onion
Blueberry or chocolate
Oddly, there is a fairly full drinks menu available from the bar. If you want to mix your tuna sandwich with rum, tequila, brandy, whisky or vodka, you can.
For clarity, you can eat the food in the lounge – there is no obligation to sit outside in the terminal as some people had assumed would happen.
Lufthansa also continues to offer a ‘served at your seat’ or assisted buffet in its Terminal 2 lounge.
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