British Airways' London Heathrow lounges will receive a long-awaited upgrade in 2020 as the airline works to bring its home lounges up to true flagship status.
Those lounges all share what BA describes as a "light and airy" design based on the airline's Lounge Futures template, which specifies material and finishings while leaving the details open to embrace local influences.
BA has five lounges at Heathrow Terminal 5: the Concorde Room (which was refreshed in November 2017), a first class lounge, two business class Galleries lounges (one at each end of the terminal) plus an arrivals lounge for premium passengers coming on on long-distance flights.
There are also first and business class lounges at Terminal 3, which still hosts around a dozen BA flights to Europe as well as some flights to Cape Town, Vancouver and the USA.
However, a spokesperson for British Airways declined to share with Executive Traveller any specifics such as the scope of the upgrade or if this refresh would also include the T3 lounges, which currently compete with those of Oneworld partners Cathay Pacific and Qantas. It's also unclear if the current Galleries branding will be retained.
Also in line for a similar upgrade in 2020 are BA's Edinburgh and Berlin business class lounges, while the Elemis Spa at New York JFK "will also be re-designed and re-launched", the airline promises.
In addition, British Airways' top-tier frequent flyers – Gold Guest List Executive Club members and Premier Card holders – "will be looked after by new Concorde teams when they travel through Los Angeles, New York JFK, London Heathrow, Delhi, Los Angeles and Mumbai" in the program being rolled out across 2020.