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  • krautboy 56 posts


    we are flying with BA in business class next week From Manchester to Hong Kong with a connection in LHR. We used our 241 voucher with points for that. Just looking at lounges available and at T3 seems its only the Aspire Lounge. Would it be advisable to prebook this in order to guarantee entry?

    Many thanks

    krautboy 56 posts

    Escape Lounge*

    ekposh 209 posts

    If you’re flying business, you’ll get lounge access so no need to pre book.

    I wouldn’t plan on spending long in there mind you, it’s not great but will do the job for a quick snack / drink.

    No Longer Entitled 122 posts

    I was in the T3 lounge at Feb half term and it’s a nice space. Floor to ceiling windows over the apron so lots of light. They had a decent Thai green curry and hardly any queue of note at the bar. They were wait listing people but we had pre-booked because it has half term. Not sure if BA Business get priority irrespective of capacity (i.e. they hold space back).

    It will be a nice start to your trip. Enjoy it.

    krautboy 56 posts

    Thanks for the info.

    NorthernLass 7,985 posts

    FT has reported this week that the Escape lounge is closed for refurbishment and the replacement is a bit hit and miss (variously 1903, a bit of the “old” BA lounge, plus a spare bit of the Escape lounge!) Also being reported that anyone below gold and their guests are being turned away altogether.
    You should be okay if flying in business class, but don’t expect too much!

    TJones 46 posts

    BA business class fight this morning. I was sent to the 1903 lounge, which is confusingly signposted as Escape Lounge, not 1903. It’s hardly changed since I was last there years ago when Air France and KLM were in T3. There was a small section with enough seats reserved for BA passengers.

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