• BA serves Taittinger at its Heathrow T5 business class lounge: here's how to get it

    TRAVEL TIP | British Airways has a ‘secret Champagne’ on offer at London’s Heathrow Airport, but only if you know where to look and who to ask. To find it, you’ll need to flying with BA or another Oneworld airline from Terminal 5 in business class, or in premium economy o...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2016 4 Comments

  • UK extends 'Registered Traveller' fast-track airport service

    Australian travellers can now skip the passport control queues at the UK's largest airports – including Heathrow, Gatwick and London City, with Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Stansted to follow – thanks to an expansion of the ‘Registered Traveller’ scheme. T...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2015 16 Comments

  • Plaza Premium opens arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Airport

    London’s Heathrow Airport is now home to a new Plaza Premium pay-in arrivals lounge in T2, The Queen’s Terminal. With showers and even a day spa, passengers can freshen up after their long journey and rejuvenate for the day ahead before enjoying a bite and syncing up their gadgets wi...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2014 2 Comments

  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold and Oneworld Sapphire get fast track at Heathrow

    Oneworld's top-tier frequent flyers, including Qantas Platinums and Golds, can now scoot through the 'fast track' security lanes at London's Heathrow Airport when flying on American Airlines, British Airways or Iberia. The premium perk also extends to other oneworld partners, of course, includin...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2013 7 Comments

  • BA moves Australia flights to Heathrow T5: what's in it for you

    British Airways will switch its Sydney-Singapore-London services from Heathrow's Terminal 3 to the newer Terminal 5 in April this year, after its joint venture alliance with Qantas winds up at the end of March. The Red Roo and new partner Emirates will remain in the familiar confines of T3,...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2013 1 Comment

  • Virgin Atlantic: no business class on 'Little Red' flights in UK

    Virgin Atlantic is gearing up for UK domestic flights from London to regional economic hubs Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Manchester, but they won't sport business class -- the Airbus A320 jets are filled from tip to tail with economy seats. Virgin will lease the planes needed for these flights from I...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2012 10 Comments

  • Star Alliance gets London Heathrow's newest digs in Terminal 2

    Travellers on Star Alliance airlines to London's Heathrow airport will enjoy the brand new Terminal 2 when it opens in 2014. The new T2 will be almost exclusively dedicated to Star partner airlines, in a welcome move to consolidate flights by the alliance's massive list of members from term...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2012 2 Comments

  • BA to consolidate all Heathrow flights into two terminals

    British Airways plans to bring all of its London Heathrow flights together into two terminals, streamlining passenger transfers for connections to the rest of the UK and Europe. Following a presentation to investors earlier this month, in which the move was slated for  'c.2014' – shor...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2012 5 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic's new London-Scotland flights start March 2013

    Virgin Atlantic will begin flights to Scotland's financial capital Edinburgh and key North Sea resources hub Aberdeen from London Heathrow from March next year. The UK regulator awarded Virgin all twelve of the competition-boosting landing slots up for grabs at Heathrow, following the merge...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2012 4 Comments

  • London slated for Thai Airways' sixth Airbus A380 route

    London Heathrow-bound passengers disappointed at Thai's plans to send its fifth Airbus A380 on the Sydney route – following Frankfurt, Tokyo, Paris and Osaka – shouldn't give up hope of seeing the superjumbo heading for Britain. The UK capital is top of the list for Thai's sixth A380...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • PHOTOS: Inside London Heathrow's 'pop-up' Olympic terminal

    Heathrow Airport's newest terminal will open tomorrow -- and close three days later. It's a temporary terminal created especially for the estimated 10,000+ athletes and officials attending the London Olympics. Springing up on the site of one of Heathrow's staff car parks, this innovative 'pop-u...

    POSTED 13 Aug, 2012 1 Comment

  • London Heathrow immigration strike on Thursday 26 July cancelled

    UPDATE | Business travellers and sports fans heading to London Heathrow this Thursday can breathe a sigh of relief: the UK Border Agency passport control officers have called off their 26 July strike. You'll just have to deal with the usual Heathrow immigration queues, not the extra-special ...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2012 1 Comment

  • How to get British Airways' Euro business when you book economy

    If you're flying British Airways around Europe, how does sitting in a business class seat when you're booked in economy sound? After a few test runs, we're confident that this travel hack works the majority of the time, leaving you towards the front of the plane, in a wider seat with extra legro...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2012 5 Comments

  • British Airways takes over, rebrands BMI lounge at Heathrow T1

    British Airways has gained another lounge at Heathrow, and Star Alliance lost one, following BA take-over of BMI's superb Great British Lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 1. A highly-regarded haven in T1, the Great British Lounge was previously open to business class passengers and h...

    POSTED 31 May, 2012 2 Comments

  • UK passport control agency to strike on Thursday 10 May

    Headed for Heathrow, Gatwick or any other UK airport this week? Get ready for equal parts of queues and chaos as UK Border Agency staff holdanother strike on Thursday 10 May. This Thursday's strike isn't over differences about how to fix the chronic problems at Heathrow, however, but about borde...

    POSTED 8 May, 2012 2 Comments

  • Three hour queues at Heathrow

    London's Heathrow Airport's immigration queues caused yet more travel nightmares this week, with non-European passengers waiting for over three hours. So bring a book or make sure your electronic devices have enough charge to get you through the long wait. UK Immigration boss Brian Moore told t...

    POSTED 1 May, 2012 6 Comments

  • Heathrow By Invitation: the $2750 VIP lounge and car service

    Do you have some serious cash to drop in order to escape the hoi polloi and smooth your way through London's Heathrow Airport? For £1500 plus taxes -- working out to just under A$2750 -- Heathrow By Invitation's Windsor Suite VIP rooms are available for groups of up to six, promising a pri...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2012 1 Comment

  • Airport Guide: London Heathrow Airport

    The latest stop in our series of 'need to know' airport guide for the business traveller is London Heathrow, one of the world's busiest airports -- and a candidate for one of its worst. The basics London Heathrow (LHR) is the UK's primary international airport and a major European transit ...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2012 4 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' third London flight goes A380 in June

    Singapore Airlines will upgrade a third Singapore-London return flight to the Airbus A380 from June 1, when the daily SQ308/319 service swaps from a Boeing 777-300ER to the A380 -- bringing all the airline's Heathrow flights up to the superjumbo standard. SQ308 leaves Singapore at...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2012 0 Comments

  • Qantas clarifies Platinum access to Heathrow's AA arrivals lounge

    Qantas has confirmed that Platinum frequent flyers will continue to enjoy full access to the American Airlines AArivals Lounge at London's Heathrow Airport, following a confusing series of changes to its website regarding reciprocal lounge acccess rights. The airline sparked concern among UK-bou...

    POSTED 23 Mar, 2012 1 Comment

  • London 2012 Olympics: dates to avoid chaos at Heathrow airport

    Business travellers heading for London Heathrow this summer would do well to reconsider their plans, with warnings from the airport of delays and disruption due to the 2012 Olympic Games amid the "busiest day in the airport's history". The worst days are expected to be 26 July and 13 August, at ...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2012 2 Comments

  • AusBT Awards 2011: Best Airport Hotels

    Best Australian Airport Hotel: Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport With a convenient location within walking distance of all Melbourne Airport's terminals, decent food and the Priority Club loyalty program, the AusBT awards panel reckoned it was hard to beat the Holiday Inn at Melbourne Airport. Extr...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • Emirates opens Heathrow T3 arrivals lounge for limo transfer

    From lounge to limo to London – that's the promise of Emirates for its business class and first class passengers landing at Heathrow T3. A new arrivals lounge, located kerbside at Heathrow's Terminal 3, is designed to let Emirates' incoming passengers take a wee break while waiti...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • UK strikes: crowds & chaos expected this week at UK airports

    Flying to London this week? Travellers arriving at London Heathrow and the UK's other international airports this Wednesday, 30 November, should be prepared for a long wait at the UK Border Agency passport control. British border agency and customs staff -- and up to three million public sector ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Extra A380 Dubai-London flight on Emirates: more connection options

    Emirates will upgrade a third daily return flight between Dubai and London's Heathrow Airport to the airline's flagship Airbus A380 this January. For Australian travellers on the Kangaroo Route, that means another option for more comfortable seats on their connecting flight -- especially in busi...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

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