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Delta Air Lines Opens Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow

Delta Air Lines Arrivals Lounge in London

Delta Air Lines

United Airlines (IATA Airline Code – UA) and American Airlines (AA) both have an Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow International Airport (IATA Airport Code – LHR). Today, Delta Air Lines joins these US legacy airlines by opening their only version at Terminal 3.

Details – Arrivals Lounge

DL currently flies 9 direct flights from 8 US cities (Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW), Los Angeles (LAX), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), New York JFK (JFK) Philadelphia (PHL)(announced) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)) to London daily.

Here are the lounge facts:

Delta LHR Arrivals Lounge Dec 2014
Information taken from Delta Air Lines’ website on December 11, 2014 (All Rights Reserved)

Unique to Delta Air Lines

  • BusinessElite customers additionally have private car access to the Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Wing on departure at Terminal 3, which enables them to go from car to Clubhouse in less than 10 minutes. The pre-booked service allows passengers to use the Private Security Channel, beating the queues and leaving more time prior to boarding.
  • New York’s Malin+Goetz products are available in the 11 shower suites.
  • Clothes presses and shoe shine service are available on site.
  • Passengers who do not get free access can pay 90 $US for entry.

Delta-Arrivals-Lounge-breakfast-area Delta-Arrivals-Lounge-main-lounge

Delta Arrivals Lounge in London Heathrow International Airport (LHR)
Image taken from Business Traveller’s website on December 11, 2014 (All Rights Reserved)

Analysis

BusinessElite passengers finally have a place called home at arrival into London. Previously, they utilized the dedicated Virgin Atlantic lounge and Yotel hotel to refreshen up after the transatlantic flight. This was not a very convenient option for them as it required some walking. The new arrivals lounge is just steps after immigration.

The new lounge and its service is key to put DL on par with fellow US based airlines AA and UA who already have a similar lounge implemented.  This will also lower potential costs for DL as it continues to expand its network into London Heathrow International Airport with partner Virgin Atlantic.

Feel free to give us feedback on how you feel about the lounge at general@experiencetheskies.com

 

 

 

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