My trip continued with a reward ticket in First on BA to Miami. Whilst the onboard part of the trip created some challenges (see yesterdays post), I was very happy to arrive early at T5, as I was able to use the Concorde Room for the first time. I had prebooked a cabana (the private day rooms) so I knew I could have some peace, but when I arrived the lounge was almost empty:
The attendant located my booking from the list he had, and mentioned that 3 of the rooms were booked from 6am that day (including mine). This apparently is unusual, but is a good tip – book in advance if you would like to use one.
The Cabana consisted of a sitting/eating area with a day bed, a large TV and a separate bathroom and shower.
You can order food to the cabana by pressing a small bell on the desk. The WiFi works fine in the room and there are a number of lighting settings, depending on whether you want to work, relax or sleep.
The room was very comfortable, and provided everything you might need for a long or short layover in excellent privacy. My room was at the end of a short corridor and so there was no noise from the lounge.
Not as lovely as the cabanas at Cathay Pacific’s ‘The Wing’ lounge in Hong Kong, but an excellent experience.