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A few photos from the reopened British Airways Concorde Room at Heathrow

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The British Airways Concorde Room lounges in London and New York, for ticketed First Class passengers, reopened on Wednesday.

Reader Daniel was in the Heathrow lounge and sent a few pictures to show how it has been refurbished (since, ahem, much of the artwork was sold off at auction).

Click to enlarge slightly:

British Airways Concorde Room Heathrow Terminal 5


Concorde Room Heathrow Airport


British Airways Concorde Room Heathrow Terminal 5

The sleep pods which are now in Galleries First have also made an appearance:

British Airways Concorde Room Heathrow Terminal 5

Here is the Concorde nose cone which used to be at the Waterside head office and is now on the Concorde Room terrace:


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In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

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There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

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You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (37)

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  • Doug M says:

    A very petty point. If you do click on the pics to enlarge when you back it returns to the top of the story not the position of the pic. It’s a measure of my boredom that I chose to mention this 🤷🏻‍♂️
    Firefox on an iPad.

  • Neil says:

    Only BA could launch a sale on their holidays and then produce a blank page when you click to book!

  • Peter says:

    Just cancelled my Plantium last month as didn’t know whether this lounge would be open for my trip this month or not…

  • barnaby100 says:

    Most important thing- Have they put any extra sockets in the CCR?

  • Right says:

    BA related

    Has Iberia cabin bag size changed?
    I seem to remember it was 56 X 45 x 25 cm but now it shows 56 X 40 X 25cm.

    BA still maintain same size as before.

  • B Björn says:

    CCR should be a haven of peace then. First seats cut by two thirds.
    Even with Prems, GGL4L/Concorde Card holders it will be a lot quieter than before.
    Surprised they’ve reopened it.
    How long until BA sell access to it?

  • Dubious says:

    If the phone line queue doesn’t take too long you may be better off calling back and seeing if you get a different answer from a different agent.

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