American Airlines has opened a new Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow, with a full breakfast and lunch buffet, and a champagne bar. It is also the Qantas London Arrivals Lounge, and the lounge for British Airways Terminal 3 Arrivals.
The American Airlines London Heathrow Arrivals Lounge is now fully open - and it's a good one.
Designed as a 'pit stop' after collecting your luggage, as somewhere to collect yourself and your mind after a long haul flight and before Hotels in London are open, the contemporary lounge is at one of AA's key destinations, London's Heathrow.
The new-look is part of a revamp of many worldwide lounges for American Airlines. The Terminal 3 lounge has been "meticulously designed" according to AA at LHR, and offers complimentary "refresh and revitalise" services to including 29 spa-like shower rooms kitted out with C.O. Bigelow toiletries, and an express clothes pressing service.
Like all arrivals lounges are London Heathrow, it is designed simply as a pit-stop for early morning arrivals before heading onto the tube or the HEX as most hotels will not let you check in before 11am in London. However the lounge is open as late as 3.30pm and offers lunch and even afternoon tea.
London caters Rhubarb will provide food in the American Airlines London Heathrow Arrivals Lounge, and are promising a fresh and dynamic menu for American Airlines, alternating every four weeks including Eggs Benedict, superfood salads, fresh fruit smoothies and pancakes. Unusually for an arrivals lounge, there is a champagne bar.
"Our newly designed Arrivals Lounge reaffirms our presence and commitment to enhancing the customer experience in London, the city that pioneers international premium travel" said American Airline's Gemma Ward, Manager Premium Customer Services.
The arrivals lounge is designed with business travellers in mind, with a business centre and a meeting room.
The American Airlines London Heathrow Arrivals Lounge opens 5am and closes at 3.30pm. This means it is accessible to the 2pm Qantas arrival from Melbourne.
The American Airlines arrivals lounge Heathrow LHR is open for passengers arriving on a same-day flight in First and Business Class on American Airlines.
It is also the Qantas London Arrivals Lounge, and the lounge for British Airways Terminal 3 Arrivals, and so there is also access for passengers on a long haul First and Business Class British Airways or Qantas flight. Long haul economy passengers on AA also have access if they are Advantage Executive Platinum, as do BA long haul flights with British Airways Gold, or oneworld Emerald. However Qantas must be in first or business class. There is no guest access.
The AA Arrivals lounge LHR is located on the right of the Terminal 3 Customs Hall, upstairs on Level 2, after immigration and customs.