See inside the new Qatar Airways Frequent Flyer lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4
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Yesterday we told you about the new Qatar Airways Frequent Flyer lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4, which opened this week as flights turned to the terminal.
This is a brand new lounge, which sits below the existing Premium lounge.
As explained yesterday, the new Qatar Airways Frequent Flyer lounge works like this:
Open to: Business Class, First Class, oneworld Emerald (eg BA Gold), oneworld Sapphire (eg BA Silver)
Guesting: You can only bring a guest if getting in via oneworld status
Which airlines?: The lounge can be accessed by Qatar Airways passengers as well as those flying on other oneworld airlines (eg Malaysia Airlines, Royal Air Maroc)
Reader Philip was in the new lounge last night and kindly sent us some pictures.
There was high praise for the food, which appears to be overseen by high end caterers Do&Co. Our reader said it is easily equal to the British Airways Galleries Club lounge and in places on a par with BA’s Galleries First.
Here are some shots:
You don’t get table service, of course. The full restaurant experience is only available to passengers using the Premium lounge.
All in all, it looks pretty impressive and a decent place for oneworld elite members flying in Economy – plus those Business and First Class passengers who are not on revenue tickets – to spend time before their flight. The Qatar Airways gates are directly opposite the lounge.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (April 2023)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit card:
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta Air Lines and Eurostar lounges. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for the first year. It comes with a Priority Pass card loaded with four free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list here.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get four more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and you get a 20,000 points sign-up bonus. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard
A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer. Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.