Etihad First and Business Class Lounge London Heathrow

London has one Etihad lounge to cover both the Business and First class passengers and doesn’t distinguish between then. The lounge is shared between both passengers, but while it may seem crowded, the lounge still provides plenty of space and opportunities to relax.

Transfer was a breeze thanks to the Etihad Chauffer transfer from the St Pancras Renaissance. Once we arrived at the first class checkin, a porter was waiting to help us with our luggage.

Etihad Porter

Etihad Porter

Terminal 4 is used by a large group of Sky Team airlines as well as Etihad.

The check in line for economy was LONG, but thankfully, the First Class Checkin was with zero wait and we proceeded right to the front.

Etihad Check In Counter

Etihad Check In Counter

Etihad Check In Counter

Etihad Check In Counter

After a quick checkin and a mixup with our bags (she wanted to check them all the way through to Kathmandu instead of letting us pick them up in Abu Dhabi) we were on our way!

As you pass the SkyTeam lounge you’ll see a sign for the Etihad First and Business Class Lounge just up on the left. Take either the stairs or the lift down and you’re at the lounge. Two helpful ladies were there to help us with checkin.

Terminal 4 lounges LHR

SkyTeam and Etihad Entrance

We were escorted to our seat and given a quick tour. There was a seating area off to the left with buffet items…

Etihad First Class Lounge Checkin Heathrow

Check in

Cereals, meats, and cheeses…

Etihad Lounge Seating Area

Etihad Lounge Seating Area

Etihad Lounge

Etihad Lounge Food Options

Etihad Lounge

Etihad Lounge Pastries

And some pastries as well…

Etihad Lounge

Etihad Lounge Meat and Cheese

Of course if you wanted to you can order from the ala carte menu.

Etihad Lounge A La Carte Menu

Etihad Lounge A La Carte Menu

Since we knew we’d have food on the plane, we ordered just a small waffle to have a bit of a nibble in the meantime. It was crispy and amazing!

There was a small mac workstation as well to connect and get some work done.

Etihad Lounge

Etihad Lounge Workstation

A well stocked bar if you want to have a drink…

Etihad Alcohol

Etihad Alcohol

A few more seating areas off to the right hand side which lead back to the toilets and spa area.

Etihad Seating

Etihad Seating

A children’s play area rounded out the amenities…

Etihad Children's area

Etihad Children’s area

As first class passengers, we were allowed a free 15 minute spa treatment, for which Ben chose the back massage and I went with the foot therapy. It felt AMAZING after walking around London for three days. Business Class passengers can pay for a treatment, but they start at around 25 euros for 15 minutes, kinda pricey for my tastes.

Etihad Spa Entrance

Etihad Spa Entrance

While it’s a lounge that’s nothing much to write home about, it was a nice respite from the chaos that is London Heathrow’s Terminal 4. The free spa treatment was a nice touch before heading out on our 8 hour flight to Abu Dhabi. I wouldn’t arrive TOO early, because as a First Class passengers, check in and immigration is fast tracked, so you can probably catch a little more sleep.

What’s your favorite First Class lounge?

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. We are all spoilt and some complain about nothing

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