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BA Arrivals Lounge Terminal 4

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jwak

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Hi Guys,

I am upgrading my sister & her family on QF 29 from HKG-LHR to J class. After landing at 13.20, they are on the BA to BCN @ 18.15 from Terminal 1. My question is this. As they have a 4 hour wait can they go to the arrivals lounge at Terminal 4 and shower and wait before transfering to terminal 1? They cannot use the terminal 1 lounge as they are Bronze FF.

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thadocta

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jwak said:
Hi Guys,

I am upgrading my sister & her family on QF 29 from HKG-LHR to J class. After landing at 13.20, they are on the BA to BCN @ 18.15 from Terminal 1. My question is this. As they have a 4 hour wait can they go to the arrivals lounge at Terminal 4 and shower and wait before transfering to terminal 1? They cannot use the terminal 1 lounge as they are Bronze FF.
Officially, yes, they can use the arrivals lounge at T4, since they are arriving on paid J tickets (by paid, I mean that the upgrade has cost *something*, whether it be points, UC's or $$$$, rather than an operational upgrade).

In practice though, the BA lounge dragons will try and say that access is not available on an upgrade. I had to dig my heels in and fight the issue a couple of months ago, and they caved in since I knew the rule. So be prepared for a fight.

Only thing is though, is the arrivals lounge open at that time?

I seem to recall it was open at rather weird hours, and closed very early (well, times were appropriate for the REALLY long hauls).

Dave
 

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thadocta said:
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Only thing is though, is the arrivals lounge open at that time? ...
Dave Noble said:
The Arrivals lounge closes, iirc, at 14:00 ...
It certainly does, I was there at that time in March after a very delayed QF29 (Ex SYD).
 

bigdog

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The other issue you have is that the arrivals lounge is outside customs, so you will need to clear london security again to get on your other flight.

I agree with the dragon comments. The worst BA dragon guards that arrivals lounge at T4.
 
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