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  • trader363 109 posts

    Will be flying out of LHR T5 on BA to Singapore in Economy – Are there any lounges that offer complimentary access with the Amex Platinum card? I cancelled mine recently but still have the physical card so not sure if they’d scan it?

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    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,083 posts

    Plaza Premium

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,083 posts

    But they will scan it so you’re stuffed

    trader363 109 posts

    Thanks – does it have to be a Plat card in my name?

    Lady London 2,030 posts

    You would be extremely lucky if they did not check the nane.

    Pid 33 posts

    Do you have time for a friend to give you a Sup?

    trader363 109 posts

    Great idea – Didn’t think you could get a supp for someone outside your house (I’ve never tried!). WIll do that, thanks!

    Youllnever 182 posts

    Remember that only the first supp is free, so won’t work if your friend already has one open.

    trader363 109 posts

    Thanks – looks like my mate has cancelled his plat card too.

    Called BA to see if I can upgrade to business (although it’s a redemption booking) but BA won’t allow any changes on any Singapore flight before 20th Jan (as expected). The CS agent confirmed there are 7 seats left in business and I can ask at check in for a price to upgrade.

    I’ve never upgraded on the day for a flight before – does anyone have any experience on this as to what I can expect to pay and what is reasonable? To clarify, this is upgrading from Economy to Business. So far, I’ve only paid the taxes (£342) for a LHR to SIN flight and 45,500 avios for two of us

    Thanks as always!

    BuildBackBetter 705 posts

    Upgrade at checkin doesn’t come with lounge access for some airlines. Call them to confirm.

    trader363 109 posts

    To clarify, this isn’t just for lounge access – it’s because HfP has turned me into a monster. I was happy with economy my entire life until I was introduced to HfP and now I sometimes sniff at a mediocre First lounge haha

    meta 1,422 posts

    I am the same. Since discovering HfP and FT, I can’t fly anything lower than business long-haul. It was really bad when I had to fly once in PE from Hong Kong for work because all business seats were sold out. I survived, but never again.😂

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    George K 288 posts

    Thanks – does it have to be a Plat card in my name?

    Yes, because lounge receptionist will ask for your card *and* boarding pass. If the two don’t match, you’re not getting in.

    However, on T5 Plaza Premium, you can negotiate an entry fee with the receptionist in person if you don’t have a card that gets you in for free. If you try to prebook online you’ll see something like £50, which is certainly not worth it, but speaking to the ‘dragon’ may get you a more favourable price…

    trader363 109 posts

    Thanks both!

    Looking at BA prices (return) as a benchmark and can’t believe they’ve bumped it up to £1,350 Economy for all dates in Jan!

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