There's plenty of movement at London's Heathrow T2 terminal as Star Alliance airlines continue to move into the new-opened terminal.
United Airlines is already flying into T2, with travellers also enjoying two new United Club and United Global First lounges.
Both have been developed around the United Club concept already seen in the airline's Chicago, Seattle and San Diego lounges, and are United’s first international lounges sporting the new look.
Totalling around 2,000 square metres (22,000 square feet) in area, the lounges feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the airfield plus the usual creature comforts such as shower suites.
Joining the move to Heathrow's Star Alliance mega-hub are Air Canada (which will has its own lounge), Air China and ANA, which began flying to and from T2 on June 18.
Avianca, Aegean, EVA Air, THAI and Turkish Airlines shift to T2 on July 4.
September sees EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and Singapore Airlines head to T2, with Singapore Airlines also opening a new SilverKris lounge based on the 'home away from home' model of SQ’s new-look lounge concept which made its debut in Sydney late last year.
The last of the Star Alliance airlines make their move to T2 in October, and it's quite the list: Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, South African Airways, SWISS and TAP Portugal.
Lufthansa is also opening a lounge in the terminal, which will give Star Alliance passengers plenty of choice in places to rest up pre-flight.
In addition to the terminal's 81 self-service check-in desks, there are 'full-service traditional check-in desks' for first class, business class and Star Alliance Gold passengers, who also enjoy a fast-track option through the security checks.
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