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Plaza Premium Opens Heathrow T5 Lounge.

Plaza Premium Lounge, an airport services company headquartered in Hong Kong, has opened a new lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5.

The new lounge, which is located on Level 2 of the departures area next to gate A7, will be welcome news for those flying economy, or without the required tier status to access BA’s lounges in T5.

The new lounge has a location overlooking the runway, and is open to all travellers for payment of a fee starting from £40 for two hours. The 465m2 lounge is Plaza Premium’s sixth at Heathrow, and offers hot and cold food, a fully serviced bar, high speed Wi-fi, shower facilities and newspapers and magazines. The opening hours are 05:00 – 22:00 daily.

Plaza Premium also intends to open a, 83-bedroom Aerotel hotel in Terminal 3 next year. The group manages over 150 lounges worldwide in 37 locations.

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Important Change Of Check-In Time At London Heathrow.

From 30th October 2016 the minimum check-in time for British Airways long-haul flights at London Heathrow Airport will be 60 minutes prior to departure.

Check-in for short-haul flights will remain unchanged at 45 minutes.

Terminal 2 | The Queen’s Building Opens Today!

Heathrow Airport’s brand new Terminal 2 opens today, Wednesday 4th June 2014, with Her Majesty the Queen officially opening the building on Monday 23rd June 2014.

The first flight, a United Airlines’ flight from Chicago, arrived at Terminal 2 this morning shortly before 0600 BST. Officially known as the Queen’s Building, Terminal 2 will become home to all Star Alliance carriers, plus Aer Lingus, Germanwings & Virgin Atlantic Little Red.

It is important to note that there will be a phased approach, with all of the aforementioned airlines moving into T2 over the course of the next four months. United Airlines is the first airline to move in today, followed by Air Canada on 18th June, with Air New Zealand, Asiana, SAA & TAP Air Portugal being the last carriers to move across from Terminal 1 on 22nd October 2014.

Enjoy the new Terminal 2, I (PB) was fortunate enough to go on a tour of the building earlier in the year, and it will be a fantastic new terminal from which to fly into and out of.

If you travel through the new terminal in the nest few weeks, do let us know what you think.

Delays at Heathrow for BA travellers

A baggage system problem has caused delays to British Airways passengers at Heathrow Airport.
Travellers were earlier unable to check in baggage at Terminal five (T5) due to a computer problem. The airport says the problem has been resolved, but some passengers face long queues and delays. BBC reporter Keith Doyle said there was a queue of about “500 people waiting to rebook flights”.
Simon Frusher, who was flying to New York, said: “There are now thousands of people with missed flights, as planes went on time.
“Huge queues now for rebooking… unsure as yet what flight we can get.”
An airport spokesperson said: “Our teams have now restored all check-in services and we have additional staff in the terminal to help passengers.”
Passengers were unable to check in baggage. The airport said passengers who wished to take hand luggage on board were unaffected, but others were prevented from checking in and unable to travel.
Mr Doyle said a separate area had been set aside for rebooking flights at T5, which operates British Airways flights.
A BA spokesman apologised for the inconvenience and said “all of our flights continue to operate as normal”.
The problems started at around 09:00 BST and were resolved by 11:30.

Belfast Airport – delays during G8 Summit.

Belfast International Airport has issued a warning to passengers to leave extra time to catch their flight during the G8 Summit, which is being held in Northern Ireland on June 17 and 18.

The airport said there will be increased security and delays on all roads around the airport, in the days leading up to, and until the event. “It is not possible to say how much extra time to allow for when catching a flight, but there will be heightened security on the roads round
the airport and in the airport terminal itself,” said spokeswoman Deborah Harris.

“Passengers leaving Belfast International, and indeed arriving, will see the increased security levels in the terminal as well as on the roads, but they should not be alarmed.

Belfast International will be the airport used by all the official G8 delegations, but George Best Belfast City Airport is also expected to be very busy. City Airport officials expect the airport’s Heathrow services to be especially heavily booked with back-up teams to the official delegations.

Fog over London area

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London Heathrow & London City (delays and cancellations)

London LHR and London City (LCY) airports are currently reporting delays and cancellations this morning due to fog.
Travellers are advised to check the status of their flight with the airline / operating airport or GTM.

London Heathrow & City Airports Affected By Fog.

London’s Heathrow & City airports have been affected by fog, both last night and this morning, Wednesday 12th December.

The rule of thumb, as always, is check in online, alternatively you can check the status of your flight via web sites such as www.flightstats.com.

Please also bear in mind that our emergency out of hours team will be busier than usual, particularly with Heathrow affected. Our office opens at 0830 this morning and our team will do all possible to assist you at that time too.

The Met Office advises that the weather warning for fog and freezing conditions will be in place until 1100 GMT.