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BRITISH AIRWAYS’ new First Wing at Heathrow Terminal 5 opened last month.
Enhancing the previous First check-in area, the new “Wing” has a dedicated security lane for first class passengers (and top-tier BA Executive Club cardholders, along with Emerald Oneworld). The facility also allows direct access to the Galleries First lounge, replacing the need for passholders to walk through the main terminal.
The design features an entrance through a “scalloped steel and glass enclosure, with the centrepiece carrying the iconic BA coat of arms”, and the checkin area has been expanded by some 250 per cent. Once inside, a curved, fluted wall, three metres high and 29 metres long, “keeps the area separate and private”. ba.com