Qatar opens new frequent flyer lounge at London Heathrow

The LHR T4 lounge will welcome frequent flyers from Qantas, Virgin Australia and Oneworld.

By David Flynn, September 15 2022
Qatar opens new frequent flyer lounge at London Heathrow

London remains one of Qatar Airways’ most popular destinations, with upwards of six flights a day, and the Gulf carrier is enhancing that appeal with two new lounges – one of which is dedicated to frequent flyers.

Qatar’s Heathrow T4 Frequent Flyer Lounge is located one floor below the T4 Premium Lounge, which remains reserved for first class and business class passengers and has had its own makeover along the same lines as the fresh design palette first seen in Qatar’s Singapore T1 Premium Lounge.

Qatar Airways' new-look lounge design made its debut in Singapore.
Qatar Airways' new-look lounge design made its debut in Singapore.

As for the Frequent Flyer Lounge, it boasts modern interiors overlooking the tarmac where eligible travellers booked in economy can enjoy a hot and cold buffet selection and a wide range of drinks.

And those ‘eligible travellers’ include Qatar Airways Privilege Club Platinums and Golds, Qantas and Virgin Australia Platinum and Golds – the former through their shared Oneworld membership, the latter thanks to Qatar Airways’ strategic partnership with Virgin Australia – and Oneworld Emerald- and Sapphire-grade members across the likes of American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, JAL and Malaysia Airlines.

(Malaysia Airlines permanently closed its T4 London Lounge in October 2020, and currently sends lounge worthy-flyers to T4’s Plaza Premium Lounge).

This is Qatar Airways’ first frequent flyer lounge outside of its Doha hub, where the airline has three frequent flyer lounges.

One of Qatar Airways' three frequent flyer lounges at Doha.
One of Qatar Airways' three frequent flyer lounges at Doha.

The upstairs Premium Lounge takes things up several notches with an à la carte dining room and a casual dining Global Deli buffet, a martini bar and a dedicated family area – all part of why this is arguably considered one of Heathrow’s classiest lounges.

T4 now also has an enclosed Premium Check-in Area “exclusively for first and business class passengers.

“Within the check-in lobby area, customers are invited to lounge in a haven of tranquillity with refreshing beverages while check-in formalities are completed, “ the airline says,

“With boarding card and fast track invitation in hand, customers can arrive at our lounge with ample time to spare before boarding their flight.”

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24 Jan 2018

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Any news of the lounge's availability to arriving pax in need of a shower before catching the Elizabeth Line train into London?

19 Apr 2013

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This is why I have stopped flying Qatar. IMO, the real benefit, and aspiring nature, of FF loyalty is getting perks such as lounge access, priority access etc. Qatar are determined to degrade FF benefits unless flying in a Prem cabin. 

25 Feb 2015

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Yep @freqtravs completely agree. It seems like Qatar are finally coming to the OneWorld party but still somehow playing by their own rules. Compare it to the kind of lounge experience you get from CX in HKG or QF in SIN as a OW Emerald flying in any economy…or EK in DXB as a QF Platinum where you again get the full first class lounge experience….yet travel with a comparable middle eastern airline WITHIN the alliance and the lounge experience is pretty standard.


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