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Nov
22
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
Given the tight timings of the OP, I'm really not sure they'd have time to take the Hoppa to one of the more distant hotels and return, let alone a local bus or two...
Nov
22
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Nov
21
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
You can do Manage My Booking now, but if it's a TA booking then BA can't upgrade it until 24 hours before departure. You'll just need to hold off, and ask at checkin if there are any upgrade offers, then ask again at Customer Services in T5!
Nov
21
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
However, if you're connecting onto a short haul flight, a special offer Euro Traveller to Club Europe can be had for just under a hundred quid, if you're lucky enough to be on a flight offering it. Check in Manage My Booking, and also ask at the Customer Services Desk in T5 downstairs after security
Nov
21
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
Budget for low to mid single digit hundreds of pounds for a paid two class upgrade like that. (You'll need to cover the upgrade from Economy to Premium Economy, then again from W to J)
Nov
21
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Nov
21
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
Ah, you would've needed to have hunted for a cheap fare at booking time. It's worth asking about a paid for upgrade at checkin though, they will sometimes offer cheap ones if the loads are right for it.
Nov
21
answered Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
Nov
21
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
@solver The showers are in the lounge in T5 Galleries North. In T5 south, you go to the Elemis spa desk by the CCR entrance (on the way up to the Galleries South lounge), and the spa staff assign a shower. In T5B, you go to the Elemis spa desk inside the lounge (far right as you enter) and they'll assign a shower
Nov
21
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
Why not book one leg in business class then, which would ensure you valid access to them?
Nov
20
comment Can I change terminals in Heathrow to access airport lounges?
@Doc Page 6 of the Heathrow Terminal 3 Map shows that the Air Canada lounge wasn't where I thought it was. It is after the exit from customs (turn left), so it's just the Air Canada restrictions that apply
Nov
20
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
Book one of the legs into a cheap Business Class fare bucket then, that'll get your lounge access. May not be too much more...
Nov
20
comment Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5
Simplest would probably be to book your domestic connection into "Business UK", that way you'd get BA lounge access at Heathrow. Or book the inbound in business class, but that'd probably be more...
Nov
19
comment Can I change terminals in Heathrow to access airport lounges?
There are no landside departure lounges in Heathrow. All departure lounges are airside. There are a few landside arrivals lounges, but these are only open in the morning, and only for inbound business class passengers into that terminal (no general Priority Pass)
Nov
19
answered When going through customs to catch a connecting flight, can I re-check baggage later?
Nov
19
comment Is an EU residency permit for EU nationals a valid travel document within the EU?
It may make the difference between 15 seconds at immigration while they scan your passport, vs a 6 hour epic with lots of questioning and waiting...
Nov
19
comment Can you travel to the UK with an EU national Identity card that is only valid for another week upon return?
Based on that, you may even be able to use an expired one, if you don't mind lots of questions + a long wait while things are checked + them getting very grumpy...
Nov
18
answered Which airport has better connections with the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, Stansted or Cambridge?
Nov
14
revised One-Way Car Rental from Yerevan to Tbilisi
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Nov
12
comment LHR T3 to T5 shopping is it possible?
This one has you covered. If you'll be spending enough, you can pre book to go to any other terminal for shopping except for T5. Your only option is to buy a refundable or disposable ticket out of T5