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No more London arrivals lounge

sxc

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Looks like no more arrivals lounge access for QF passengers in London:


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understands that when the arrivals lounge had been available to Qantas passengers, only 1-2 guests would typically stop by each day, out of up to 126 business class and first class flyers as were eligible for access after descending into Heathrow.
If so few people were actually using it, you would think that QF could come to some agreement with AA to just pay for the actual entries to the lounge, rather than pulling access completely?
 

defurax

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This is such a dumb cost cutting exercise. I guess QF will eventually cut chauffeur drive also saying that Heathrow Express is faster.
AA arrivals lounge was also great to get shirt and pants pressed before heading to the city.
 

Himeno

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I've used either the BA or AA arrivals lounges in LHR every time I've arrived and gone land side. Last used it in early Nov after QF31 to get some food and have a shower before meeting a friend in the city for a day trip (and flight to LIS in the evening).
 

Aus ATC

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Very disappointing - one of the significant benefits of J or F early morning arrivals at LHR. I've only used it once (and the BA lounge in T5 once also), but it certainly added to the overall experience.
 

ChrisMars

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Good staff, good breakfast and good ironing service. A shame its gone. Very handy for early morning arrival, where limousine service to a hotel with checkin after 2pm is not convenient.
 

kookaburra75

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Major bummer. Despite what Qantas says, I used the lounge to shower, get my suit pressed and get into my hire car as I don't go into London for work. Cheap move Qantas. I have used the Premium Lounge at T3, and while the showers are ok but there's no ironing service and the breakfast buffet is just ok.
 

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