So Cathay Pacific reopens their London Heathrow lounges. It’s the kind of news that should send me into cartwheels of joy – and I can’t even do cartwheels! Unfortunately, that is not the case.
I’m flying through London in a couple of weeks time, and even taking a flight from Terminal 3. That means I will be eligible to use the now reopened lounge. A happy coincidence! Well, no. I arrive at 8am and leave at 9:30am, so my entire time at the airport will be spent connecting. Sadly, here’s what I’ll be missing.
Cathay Pacific Reopens The First Class Lounge
Easily my favourite lounge at London Heathrow is the Cathay Pacific first class lounge. A few years ago, I found myself there with the entire place to myself, so I made a video tour.
Hopefully the excellent array of food will be available. I wrote all about it here and when I visited again, I was pretty much gushing about it again. What a lounge!
What About The Business Class Lounge?
Far from being the poor cousin of the two, the business class lounge is almost as good. It features the same design aesthetic and also a very good selection of food and drink.
Quite frankly, the noodle bar serving up Dan Dan Noodles (a must have!) among others is a Cathay Pacific signature and is well worth it. Fingers crossed it’s also back.
So Cathay Pacific reopens their London Heathrow lounges and I have a short connection. I’d rather like to spend a few hours relaxing in the lovely Studioilse designed spaces. Frequent flyers with oneworld alliance Sapphire or Emerald status will be very pleased.
Perhaps I will get lucky and have an early arrival and a lightning fast connection experience. Either that or I have to wish for a late flight causing me to miss my connection and get rebooked… though that is very unlikely!
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Lounge? You don’t need no stinking lounge! You’re headed to the TWA Hotel! (That’s the trip, right? If not disregard this message and put me on a two week “No Reply” ban. If that’s a thing….;)
Hahahaha! Correct! 🙂 … even with the TWA Hotel, I’d still like to visit the lounge!!
We’re flying out of T3 in April with AA. It’ll be the first one world lounge I’ve used there. AA’s lounge still looks closed. Would you take the Cathay lounge over BA?
Yes, the Cathay Pacific lounge at T3 is the best lounge there – far better than BA. If you have enough time, you could visit the Qantas and British Airways lounges as well. The Qantas one is also better than the BA one. So it’s CX, QF and BA in that order. It’s not just me who thinks that, it’s generally accepted – hence the big deal that the CX lounge is open again. Have a good trip and enjoy the lounge!
Fantastic. It’s a 9:30am flight and we’ll get a lounge connecting in Phoenix too so we weren’t going to come too early but with that endorsement we’ll make sure we have time to test out at the very least the Cathay lounge if they’ll accept our AA business boarding pass?
Yes, business class oneworld passengers, regardless of airline, can visit any airline’s business class lounge. Therefore your AA boarding pass will permit access to all three lounges. Make sure you get the Dan Dan Noodles made to order in the Cathay Pacific lounge. They are very good!
YES! The F lounge offers a sit-down restaurant, better food, good champagne, the best lounge shower rooms at LHR (shared by first and business class), and a quieter place to relax. Many flying on other Oneworld airlines in premium cabins don’t realize they’re eligible to use the CX lounges, often keeping them less crowded. You’ll be disappointed if you waste time going to the T5 BA lounges (think bathrooms ordered from the British Public Health Service catalog, etc..).
Absolutely delighted you agree. I’m quite excited about my trip in a couple of weeks time – I’ve missed this lounge!
I am flying BA biz class into terminal 5 in March. How do I get to terminal 3?
You would need to be flying out of Terminal 3 to use that terminal as a general rule.