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New lounge and more flights at T5

16 Sep 2008 by Mark Caswell

BA has moved more of its long-haul flights to T5, and has opened its sixth Galleries lounge, at the terminal’s Satellite B building.

From today (September 17) BA flights to the following destinations have moved from T4 to T5:

Abu Dhabi, Accra, Bahrain, Baltimore, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Dallas, Dar Es Salaam, Doha, Entebbe, Grand Cayman, Houston, Kuwait, Luanda, Lusaka, Mauritius, Mexico, Mumbai, Muscat, Nairobi, Nassau, Newark, Philadelphia, Providenciales, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Tel-Aviv, Toronto and Washington

As a result BA has closed the remaining premium lounge facilities at its gate 10 lounge at T4 (see online news September 11), and has opened a new Galleries Club within T5’s Satellite B building, from where many of the long-haul flights will be departing.

The Terminal 5B Galleries Club lounge is open to passengers travelling in First, Club World or Club Europe, and Silver and Gold Executive Club members. A spokesperson for the airline said the look and feel of the lounge is similar to the existing Galleries lounges (see online news February 21) in the main T5 building.

Facilities include the Silver Bar, with complimentary champagne and wine, Wine Gallery, Chef’s Theatre, work, entertainment and kids zones, showers, and an Elemis Travel Spa (with complimentary treatments for First and Club World passengers, and Gold Executive Club members travelling on long-haul flights). There is also free wifi throughout the lounge (see online news March 28). To see a detailed layout of the new lounge, click here.

One point to note for first class passengers Gold Executive Club members – there is no Concorde Room or Galleries First lounge in the satellite building. BA advises those customers travelling from Terminal 5B, but using these premium facilities in the main terminal building, should depart for boarding a minimum of 35 minutes before departure, in order to reach the boarding gate 20 minutes before the flight leaves.

For more information visit terminal5.ba.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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