British Airways Galleries First, London Heathrow : Always very good

As my flight leaves at the end of the day,I arrive about 3 hours ahead of schedule and head to the check-in area as indicated on the boarding pass and not Gold, which forces me to ask the attendant to accompany me to the checkpoint in order to enter. It will be done with courtesy, but I am getting seriously annoyed with this situation.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiaryBrazil
2LoungeGalleries First, Londres Heathrow T5
3FlightBritish Airways Club World Suite, Londres Heathrow – São Paulo Guarulhos, Airbus A350-1000
4HotelRenaissance São Paulo
5RestaurantD.O.M. São Paulo
6LoungeAdvantage VIP Lounge, São Paulo Conghonas
7FlightLATAM Premium Economy, São Paulo Conghonas – Rio Santos Dumont, Airbus A320
8HotelSheraton Rio
9DiaryCorcovado
10RestaurantTérèze Rio de Janeiro
11LoungePlaza Premium Rio GIG Domestic
12FlightLATAM Premium Economy, Rio GIG – São Paulo Guarulhos, Airbus A319
13LoungeLATAM Lounge, São Paulo Guarulhos
14FlightBritish Airways Club World Suite, São Paulo Guarulhos – Londres Heathrow, Airbus A350-1000
15LoungeBritish Airways Galleries Arrival, Londres Heathrow T5
Today’s itinerary

Location

The lounge is located in the southern part of Heathrow, and is accessible directly through dedicated security.

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Lounge design

The design of the lounge is nothing special: it is almost equivalent to its Business cousin located one floor up: in fairly neutral tones, with fairly comfortable furniture. It is also quite bright. I set myself up to work for just under two hours.

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Restauration

The lounge’s catering offer is very comprehensive. Ordering by QR code/smartphone and service at the seat is still possible, but the buffets have also returned.

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In short, a very solid experience. I will drinka few glasses of champagne and the excellent Bordeauxbefore reaching my boarding gate.

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Bottom line

A very good lounge. It’s far from the experience of an AF La Première lounge, for example, but for an accessible lounge with a status, it’s not bad at all.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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