Access to QF LHR Lounge T3

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Rezzadogs

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2017

Total posts 8

Heathrow will bend over backwards to keep you in the airport. You should be OK to use Heathrow connections to change terminals airside, and the connections staff should be able to organise your luggage transfer.

https://www.heathrow.com/flight-connections/personal-connection-planner/FI450/QF002/22-JUL-2019/22-JUL-2019/3/6A

You can then formally check into your QF flight at the lounge

Personally, with a nine hour break, I'd hire a car for the day and visit Hampton Court Palace, and then walk off a late lunch in Bushy Park. You would still have plenty of time to get to Heathrow "early" for your flight and shower etc in the lounge.

AJW

Member since 16 Nov 2011

Total posts 53

I would get a day ticket on the Heathrow express (cheaper if booked in advance) and leave luggage @ Paddington (https://www.left-baggage.co.uk/en/locations). Have a mini-day trip in London!

Why cart luggage on the train to Paddington when you can leave it at Heathrow?

Chris C.

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h15t0r1an

Member since 29 Jan 2015

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I would get a day ticket on the Heathrow express (cheaper if booked in advance) and leave luggage @ Paddington (https://www.left-baggage.co.uk/en/locations). Have a mini-day trip in London!
Why cart luggage on the train to Paddington when you can leave it at Heathrow?

Er... I dunno. Cost, maybe? It will cost a pretty penny to leave bags anywhere in Left Luggage. They go free of charge into the boot of a car. That if you're lucky, would cost about the same for the hire as the suitcase storage might cost you.


If you've got airline lounge access then there are QF, CX, BA and AA lounges in T3. no reason why one boarding pass won't get you into them all.

Davidz

Member since 06 Apr 2019

Total posts 5

Many Thanks for the replies and suggestions.

I have been able to determine that my best bet to access the lounge is to travel with carry-on and have an airside T3-T2 connection.. This assumes that I will be able to get an online boarding pass when I login to QF from Iceland.
Icelandair can't transfer luggage on seperate tickets which is expected. The best part was their quick response. I also checked with Heathrow Customer services - they were helpful and suggested the airside transfer.
My disappointment is with Qantas in not having access/checkin at any time for premium customers.
Thanks again - I'll let you know whether I got through in August when I return from Iceland.

Davidz

Member since 06 Apr 2019

Total posts 5

It can be done! Follow flight connections from T2 to T3. Fair bit of walking around and a bus to catch. The purple jacket staff at LHR were very helpful. You arrive at the T3 airside enty point and it seemed like you needed a boarding pass. I tried to get one by online checkin but the Qantas system would not issue one. I asked at the BA transfer and they said just show them your ticket and they'll let you through. Silly part is the Qantas transfer desk is on the other side but it wasn't manned any way! So off to the lounge where we were treated very well by the staff. Which is in contrast to Singapore but that's another story.

So we were able to get access but this was in spite of Qantas. They were of no help at all.

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