British Airways First Class Lounge Terminal 3
Hours5:00am to 10:00pm
Airlines ServicesBritish Airways
One World Airlines
Access RulesFirst class ticket on an OneWorld airline.
Emerald status on OneWorld.
One guest of the above.
The LoungeAh the Terminal 3 lounge - I had first gone through here in 2012, and well, I wasn't taking pictures much back then, so I wasn't able to do a quality job for a post. I was such a travel noob. The lounge hasn't changed much from then except the spa has been removed (yes, you used to be able to get massages and such here). The food service has been upgraded also.
Dining AreaThis has been brought up in line with the first class lounge in terminal 5, where you sit down and scan the QR code. It used to be waiter service, but you know, thanks Covid.
Other AreasSo the lounge is quite large, and well my first time through was about 70% full. It was only 5% full this trip, making photography a lot easier. The showers are about the same as the arrivals lounge but in a bigger space.
The buffet for when you don't want sit-down dining, workstations, a self-service bar, and lots of extra seating. Now, I have some intensely old pictures from over a decade ago, and some new ones, so let's play "See how it's changed".
SummaryThis is a really nice lounge with excellent food, quite spacious with so much drink. My Editor says the Qantas lounge is really good but I haven't been to that one (it also lets in OneWorld Sapphires and I'm being elitist at the moment).
As things stand right now, this is the best lounge in Terminal 3.