BA allowing 5 guests to enter the T5/T3 and LGW lounges…..Back to Forum
As a Gold card holder I have always felt that the rule of “one guest, every time” was less than useful, and it would be better if it was replaced by, eg, 10 guest passes a year, to be used at any time. Nearly all my trips are, predictably, on business and alone, and the privilege of taking a guest is therefore wasted. Two to four times a year I travel on holiday with my family, and it is very annoying that I can take either my wife or my daughter into the lounge but not both – though to be fair most lounge dragons relent, especially away from the UK where the lounge is often not very busy.
The alternative would be for travellers to be able to buy one-off lounge passes for family members travelling with them. I suspect you would have to make it “subject to space being available” but the idea of setting an actual monetary value on lounge access might be quite revealing for both BA and their customers. It is quite possible that there is a pretty major disconnect between what it costs to run a lounge per head of people using it, and the amount that people would pay if it was not free. At any rate, it might help BA in their decisions on where to open new lounges, how large to make them, whether to offer two classes of lounge at an airport (ie First/Gold and Club/Silver) and so on.21 Dec 2017