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The first order of business after clearing a transit security check was to head to the lounge for a shower, a meal and then a spa treatment if one could be arranged. The Concorde Room has multiple types of seating in various rooms along with a true British Boardroom plus a piano player.
Included in the price of admission are shower rooms and cabanas. While the shower room was rather narrow, it served the purpose quite well.
Refreshed, I made an appointment at Elemis for a free facial massage.
Men have a choice of a facial massage or manicure. The massage was done in one of the curtained off rooms. It lasted 15 minutes and was very relaxing. My masseuse Toni was awesome, even giving me a number of travel sized pouches of the lotions she used. Highly recommended.
Next was the main event.
The Concorde Dining Room offers one of the better first class lounge menus I’ve seen.
The food menu was like being at a restaurant.
What better way to start?
I ordered the Moroccan Carrot Salad off the Lounge menu as well as the Pan Fried Mackerel off the Main Dining menu. Both were OUTSTANDING.
I think I was given the Moroccan Salad off the Main Dining menu as it was huge.
Soon it was time to board the BA A320 for a short hop across the North Sea to Amsterdam.
Most are familiar with European business class. It’s simply the middle economy seat blocked
London at dusk.
DO&CO is now catering BA’s European flights. Remember this is a 45 minute flight at best.
This beef and chicken salad was really good.
Some delicious hummus.
And a dessert by DO&CO. Now you have a great short hop meal.
I truly enjoyed my travel with British Airways, certainly the lounge experiences. The Concorde Room dining is excellent. The spa was very nice and the short flight served a better meal than you'd get on a 3hr domestic US flight. And by the way: This flight was not included in my SFO-LHR trip so it was purchased for 7,750 Avios. No complaints about that at all!