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Review: SkyTeam Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 4

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Review: SkyTeam Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 4

I had quite a bit of time to kill. I had just arrived from Los Angeles on a wonderful flight aboard American’s 777-300ER in business class and had booked a separate ticket to Rome. The way the ticketing was booked I couldn’t amend the American reservation and therefore needed to book a separate itinerary that could conjoin the LAX-LHR r/t. I debated back and forth which airlines to choose and whether or not to use points. Thankfully the SkyTeam Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 4 made that layover much easier.

I ultimately made the decision to fly Alitalia roundtrip instead of BA. I may come to regret the decision at the end of the year cause it maybe close on Exec Plat qualification, but the biggest reason was price and time.  It also had a much shorter layover for me and got me in just in time to surprise my mom at the Rome airport!Alitalia was offering a business class outbound for only 20 Euro more than their economy fare: that’s less than a baggage fee.  I also thought it’d be a good way to check out the intra-Europe product and also it would earn me more miles with Delta.

Terminal 4 SkyTeam lounge is fairly close to security. Just turn left and you’re there in few minutes.

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Yep, it’s right down there
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Follow that dude
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The grand entrance

The Deets:

  • Where: London Heathrow Terminal 4
  • When : May 2016
  • Who can get in: Sky Team Business or First passengers, Priority Pass / Pass Select members, Sky Team Elite Plus on international ticket
  • Hours of operation: 5am to last flight

I must have been jetlagged cause I handed the desk clerk my boarding pass and my priority pass card.

She just looked at me. Sir, you don’t need to give me your priority pass…you’re business class. DUH! What was I thinking?! Miles ran and hid in the foliage out of embarrassment. This didn’t last long tho, as he wanted more pics taken.

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Nature inside…Miles loved it

First level of the lounge

I perused this level of the lounge and even took a shower, but I preferred the upstairs lounge area.

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Main floor

It’s for the children Miles!!!!

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kid’s play area…but it’s right in the midst of everything.
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pssssst. more green

Lemme tell you…the Food was sparse when I first arrived.

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main floor food
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closer look
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main floor beverages

Great bar area. They had a lot of wine offerings and a respectable business class selection of liquor

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hey wanna hang by this supa cool wine bar?

They then put out a partial selection

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food
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wasn’t my fave dessert spread…but some peeps liked it

There was definitely enough seats, but we had to explore more!

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more main floor seating

So we went to the massage chairs and met the loveliest lady who showed us to the showers

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Clarins Spa chairs. get yo chair rub on
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shower rooms
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older but clean shower
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ready to get clean!
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ze products

It was the poshest of showers but the heat and pressure were fine and it was very clean. The staff could not have been nicer it was refreshing to take a hot shower after a long-haul. We then headed out to explore some more.

UP, UP, UP!

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there’s a 2nd floor? Yes Miles there is.

Welcome to level 2

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much preferred level 2

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ummm yes could we get more newspapers, please? thanks
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special tv room
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plenty of seating on level 2

The food sitch had either been taken care of while we showered, or was just better upstairs.

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better food than level one too IMO
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more food

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The Verdict

The lounge was nice. It’s not the most amazing lounge you’ll ever go to, but it provided refuge, a shower, and some sustenance. The food was ok, the wifi worked well, and the best part is it’s a member of Priority Pass. So, even if I wasn’t flying in business class I could have entered and enjoyed this purely as a perk of that membership…which I got as a benefit of the American Express Platinum Card. 

Is this someplace I’d make special time to visit. Probably not, but when airlines insist you arrive over 2.5 hours ahead of an international flight, it’s good to know I can spend that time in a nice lounge.


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