Thanks to the huge number of Avios points we’ve accrued over the years, we’ve managed to travel in style when flying to the States, either upgrading to Business or, twice, First (at least in one direction). It has to be experienced, especially if you have the points to upgrade.
To celebrate the royal wedding this Saturday, British Airways is trying to maximise awareness and is inviting anyone who travels, in any class, to join them in their Heathrow Terminal 5 First Class lounge, this Saturday….but only if you’re called Harry or Meghan (or Megan as the British version is spelt).
That’s right, if you’re flying economy, you get full access to the First Class lounge. And, believe us, it’s worth changing your name to Harry or Meghan (at least temporarily) to gain access. What can you expect? In addition to a sit-down waiter serviced meal, you can help yourself to a 3-course buffet. Alcohol is service-service and there are bottles of champagne on ice where you can simply pour your own drink. Add to this a huge area to relax, magazines and newspapers to read and take on your flight and upgraded toilets.
What you don’t get is, sadly, access to the First Class check-in area, nor do you have access to the Elemis Spa as you need a relevant ticket to get your free treatment.
Sadly the First Class lounge isn’t even the premier British Airways lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5. There’s a state-of-the-art “Concorde Room” which is small, unique, includes a waiter service and is for First Class ticket holders only (the “First Class” lounge is really designed for British Airways flyers who have Gold-level accreditation).
In addition, British Airways is putting on a special royal wedding flight to Toronto (flight BA93) this Saturday where the staff will be made up of Harrys and Meghans and, on boarding, you’ll be offered your own small bottle of Castelnau Blanc du Blanc champagne.
On flight BA93 to Toronto, expect a change of menu, where you’ll receive lemon and elderflower Victoria sponge cake, covered with buttercream and adorned with fresh flowers to reflect the style of the royal wedding cake. Small portions of wedding cake will be available to all BA customers who travel through Heathrow on the same day.
We’ll see you there. We’re off to change our name to ‘Harry’ and ‘Meghan’ by deed poll.
For more information, see the British Airways press release.