GUEST POST – MummyAirmiles goes lounge-hopping in Terminal 3

Following a good flight down and after a leisurely breakfast we headed to the tube and Heathrow Express for our flight to Phoenix, leaving from Terminal 3. We used the terminal a few years ago when flying Cathay Pacific, and used their lounge, but I only have a vague memory of it!
This time, following lounge reviews on Head for Points, we decided to have a few hours in the newly refurbished Cathay Pacific lounge and a few in the BA lounge. As OneWorld partners, BAEC passengers can use either lounge.

The Cathay lounge was cool and calm with comfy seats and a good view of apron.

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It was clean and a very pleasant change from the rather tatty and crowded BA Galleries lounges in T5 that we frequently use.

The Cathay lounge is to be recommended – it has a nice bar.

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One of the highlights is the noodle bar where the food is cooked to order.

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After a few very pleasant hours , we headed over to the BA Galleries lounge.

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Well! What can I say?! Packed, not a seat to be had, hot, busy, with loads of passengers milling around. Ugh!

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So, we headed straight back to the Cathay lounge, where the very pleasant reception ladies welcomed us back. The lounge was empty!

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So, many thanks to HeadforPoints lounge reviews and for pointing out that Oneworld airlines can share facilities. It is in the BAEC blurb, but I suspect not many are fully aware they can use lounges other than BA. We were soon onto our flight and landed in Phoenix before we knew it!

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