MEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 752 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
Flying MCO-BEY via IAD and LHR on UA and BD. I managed to get an upgrade from eco to business on the MCO-IAD-LHR on UA using miles--I was wondering if I would be able to use the Arrivals Lounge in LHR. I have about a 3 hour wait and I would like to shower and take care of some things. I usually fly into LHR's Terminal 3 and pay the fee for the No1 Lounge but flying UA and BD this time, it looks like I am flying in and out of terminal 1.
I can't seem to get a clear answer--thanks for the help.
bananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1565 posts, RR: 24 Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
As far as I recall, only those booked into business or first with cash or miles are eligible to use the arrivals lounge. Those upgrading from economy with miles do not get access. You say that you need to "take care of some things." Does that mean that you want to go landside which is where the arrivals lounge is located?
Assuming you are in economy for your departure from Heathrow, I think you are out of luck with regards to lounge access. The Servisair Lounge (paid access) in Terminal 1 doesn't have showers. I don't believe you can pay for entry to either Star Alliance or BD lounge.
Your best bet would be to show your C class boarding passes and try and charm your way in. If it doesn't work at the Star Lounge, try the BD one!
Here's the link to Star Alliance lounge access policy. It's the "local airport" bit that pretty much confirms you aren't eligible. The arrivals lounge from United is not a *A lounge.
MEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 752 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
Thanks for the help. Is it possible for me to go to Terminal 3 and use the No 1 club service even though my flight is out of terminal 1? I know that you can walk from T1 to T3, but I don't remember if you have to go land side for it.
bananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1565 posts, RR: 24 Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2438 times:
I have never had to connect at Heathrow as it's always been my point of origin or destination, but as I understand it you'd need a boarding pass for a flight departing Terminal 3 to get airside there whether entering via the Flight Connections Centre or via landside. However, according to this website, it looks like you would be able to make it over to T3, but not sure if you'd be able to get back.