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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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