With the Emirates-Qantas alliance coming into effect in April 2013, visitors traveling to and from Australia will have expanded options. One benefit for business class travelers is that Qantas business class will be able to use the Emirates lounge (for both business and first class) at Heathrow instead of British Airways’ separate business class lounge.
Somewhat bad news for Qantas’ first class passengers as they will have to forgo BA’s luxurious first class lounge and use Emirate’s combined business and first class lounge instead.
Emirates’ lounge has much better food & wine options and more comfortable seating compared to the BA business class lounge. However, it is small in size and although it’s better than BA’s business class lounge, it is not as elegant as BA’s first class lounge.
Read the detailed review with images here:
Lounge Review: Emirates Lounge, London Heathrow: better than British Airways?