December 30, 2016

Review: British Airways Concorde Room LHR (2016)

Planning & Booking
British Airways First Class 747-400 Denver to London
British Airways Concorde Room LHR
British Airways First Class 747-400 London to Dubai
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa Dubai
Park Hyatt Dubai
Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways First Class Lounge & Spa Abu Dhabi

We made our way from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5, cleared security, and used the "Millionaire's Door" to the Concorde Room.  All of that took about 45 minutes so we only had an hour and change until we needed to leave the lounge for our flight to Dubai.

LHR Millionaire's Door
The "Millionaire's Door" is off to the right after exiting security on the same level.  We missed it during our last visit and consequentially added another 15 minutes of walking/searching to our transit.

I had reserved a cabana so we could shower and change.  The cabana's are roughly the same as our last visit.  Check out the post from May of 2015 if you're interested in the design.

I finished showering and headed out to the terrace to charge my devices and relax.

This is my favorite part of the lounge.  It's open, airy, there's plenty of comfortable seating, and on my two visits, not crowded.  Plus you have unreal views of the airfield.

After a glass of LPGS, we headed inside for breakfast.  The service was a bit on the slow side but the food was excellent.

At this point, we were T-50 and I we had a walk, a train ride, and another walk.  So our time in the Concorde Room was up.  We grabbed our stuff and headed downstairs for the transit to our waiting 747 that would take us to Dubai.

Final Thoughts:
While there are certainly better first class lounges, I really enjoy the Concorde Room.  It wasn't crowded (at least on this visit) there is an array of seating, the restaurant food is solid, and there are shower cabanas (although they are more like hospital rooms) vs. just individual shower stall/rooms.  The staff is friendly and accommodating in my experience.

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