ONE of the most stressful parts of a holiday can be the airport experience.
Yet some passengers can skip the long security queues and crowds, thanks to one of the fanciest lounges in the UK.
Holidaymakers will need to be either departing London in First Class, or arriving in the UK on a First Class ticket and continuing their journey on another British Airways flight.
A Concorde Room card will also get guests access, but you’ll need to hit 5,000 Tier Points a year to join the club.
The lounge is open from 5am until 10:30pm every day, so early birds won’t have to wait long in the morning.
Walk forward and follow the signs to turn left, exiting the Galleries First lounge, across the dark corridor to the wood-panelled walls of the Concorde Room entrance.
Don’t worry if you’ve gone through general airport security, there’s another entrance immediately after South Security that leads to the Concorde room although you’ll be asked to show your boarding pass.
Once inside, there’s a lot to explore – including a cocktail bar and a lounge that serves £175 bottles of champagne and an à la carte menu.
Expect Eggs Benedict or a Full English for breakfast, along with sea bass or mushroom bourguignon pie later in the day.
There is even an outdoor terrace that provides views of the British Airways fleet as well as the busy terminal below.
Aviation fans can spot the 13-foot British Airways Concorde aircraft, which racked up 5,000 flights between 1979 to 2003.
Even better, you can bring a mate, as an additional passenger who isn’t travelling first class is allowed into the lounge too.
Don’t get too carried away though – you’ll need at least 15 minutes to reach your gate.
If you don’t quite qualify for this lounge, you can get free access to an easyJet lounge at Gatwick Airport.
And paying for an airport lounge could even save you money on your next holiday.
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