British Airways adds a piece of AvGeek memorabilia to the Concorde Room at Heathrow
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And now, BA has added a bit of aviation history to the lounge’s decor — the actual nose from one of its fabled Concorde jets.
The airline has moved just the nose of the Concorde, which more than 13 feet in length, from its Waterside headquarters to its new home in the terrace area of the Concorde Room lounge.
Workers carefully packed up the distinctive piece of aviation memorabilia during an evening shift, strapped it securely to a rolling pallet, and transferred it to the lounge. It is now on display for AvGeeks with access to the lounge to enjoy an up-close look.
The slanted nose was one of the unique design aspects of the Concorde, the supersonic passenger jet that debuted in 1969 and could make the flight from London to New York in less than three hours — half the time of a typical transatlantic flight.
The Concorde flew its last flight in 2003, so seeing part of the plane at the BA Concorde Room is the closest many of us will ever get to that unique jet.
The Concorde Room lounge in Terminal 5 at Heathrow is open at the moment, but to be able to get a view of the nose, you need to be able to access the lounge, and that’s not easy.
Access to this lounge is extremely limited. Only travellers with a First Class boarding pass or those who have a BA Concorde Room card are granted entry to the lounge. The good news is that if you have the Concorde Room card, it gets you in no matter what class you’re flying. First Class flyers and cardholders can also bring in a guest as long as they are flying on a BA flight that day.
The lounge is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.
Featured photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images.
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