The British Airways & bmi International Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 1

With a lengthy transfer time, we made our way to The British Airways & bmi International Lounge at Heathrow’s Terminal 1, where we were able to avail ourselves of a welcome shower and a change of clothes in preparation for our next flight to Amman, Jordan.

The lounge is spacious and comfortable, and it is divided into “zones” that offer to match the mood of the traveller – from comfort to business, relax to energize. There is even a “snooze area” curtained off with reclining seats (it looks very tempting, but the fear of waking 2 hrs after flit departure time is a little worrying, so a coffee seems a better option). Food is served from a buffet, and offers everything from breakfast through to lighter lunch options. There is a work zone with computers, and the entire lounge has wifi via Cloud. We are particularly enjoying the fine views of runway 27R, where an aircraft per minute rockets past the picture window, taking off for every corner of the globe.

We depart shortly on our Airbus A321 service to Amman. We hope to sample the new “medium-haul” product that is being introduced on these former bmi aircraft in a staggered layout permitting lie-flat seating in a staggered 1 x 2 and 2 x 1 seating in Club World. We’ll know shortly, but in case not, the cradle seats should be more than comfortable enough. The fatigue of so much travel is starting to hit, but the drive to hit our target (well, to exceed target) is really giving us the energy to carry on!


About rtow2012

Richard and Andrew, aka modern day Phileas Fogg and Passepartout, have accepted a charity challenge to raise at least £20,000 GBP for the Flying Start charity, a part of Comic Relief. Together, we will fly just over 30,000 miles on all of the oneworld airlines, circumnavigating the globe.

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