In a move which spreads BA’s long haul flights between Terminals 3 and 5 at Heathrow, BA is moving a number of destinations to Terminal 3 from 14 October.
The following destinations are making the switch:
- Cape Town,
- Las Vegas,
Of course Terminal 3 is certainly the poor relation to Terminal 5. Older, darker and with worse lounges it is not a good experience. The T3 Security Staff are notoriously passenger-unfriendly. I am caught in this change for my flight to Miami at the end of the month. Of course, passengers in First Class have no Concorde Room either to escape to for decent service in Terminal 3.
There are other OneWorld lounges in T3 – American and Cathay Pacific – have their homes there. The AA Lounge has decent food in it’s First Class area (Flagship Lounge). I will be trying out Cathay when I travel to Miami. Currently the BA lounge is being used by Emirates whilst they rebuild their own lounge. This is supposed to stop at some point this month but currently there is no date so it could get pretty crowded in Galleries at T3.