NEWS & OFFERS: British Airways Concorde Room to reopen and Virgin Atlantic Caribbean sale from £1399 Upper Class

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BA’s Concorde Room at Heathrow T5 to reopen

According to a reliable source on Flyertalk, British Airways’ Concorde Room is to reopen on 1 September. Having sat sweltering on the Concorde Terrace today, this is welcome news. The CCT as its known, is what used to be the First class lounge terrace but is currently being used as the Concorde Terrace. Recently it has been very busy as well as the First lounge being full to bursting. The Concorde Room will be accessible to Gold Guest List Members with a Concorde Room Card and those travelling in First class. 

New Concorde Room Bar

Unsurprisingly it will be open initially for limited times 05:15 to 15:00. The First Wing security is also currently only open until 2-2.15pm although you can still use the check-in and then have to head over to the South Security Fast Track. 

Concorde Room Terrace

There have been some minor refurbishments since it was last open. The Boardroom has gone and is now a room full of sleep pods. The lounger-type chairs have also gone from the terrace. If you were a Concorde fan, there is now a nose cone on the terrace and a display of memorabilia.


Virgin Atlantic Caribbean sale

Virgin Upper Class sale


If you are still looking for a trip this summer or autumn, Virgin has launched a sale for their Caribbean flights to Antigua and Barbados from Heathrow or Manchester with some great prices in Upper Class and Premium. I really enjoyed my flight back from Barbados with Virgin Atlantic. 

  • Sale Start Date: 19th August 2021
  • Sale End Date: 31st August 2021
  • Travel periods:Economy / Premium class flight bookings: Travel between 19th August – 12th October 2021.
    • Upper class flight bookings: Travel between 19th August – 30th September 2021.


London Heathrow  Antigua   £599 19.08.2021 – 12.10.2021 Premium Economy 
London Heathrow Barbados  £599 19.08.2021 – 12.10.2021 
Manchester Barbados  £599 19.08.2021 – 12.10.2021 
London Heathrow  Antigua   £1,399 19.08.2021 – 30.10.2021 Upper Class 
London Heathrow Barbados  £1,399 19.08.2021 – 30.10.2021 
Manchester Barbados  £1,399 19.08.2021 – 30.10.2021 


There is also another promotion with smaller discounts to most Caribbean destinations but with longer to travel.

  • Discount: £20 off Economy and Premium; £100 off Upper Class flight bookings to Caribbean destinations: Antigua, Barbados, Montego Bay, Grenada, St Lucia and Bahamas.
  • Sale Start Date: 19th August 2021
  • Sale End Date: 31st August 2021
  • Travel period: 1st October 2021 – July 2022.

You can find the sale page here. 



6 Comments on "NEWS & OFFERS: British Airways Concorde Room to reopen and Virgin Atlantic Caribbean sale from £1399 Upper Class"

  1. Perhaps they are hoping for more Transatlantic travel come September?

    • That would be good news for many people – for many different reasons – but I suspect it’s just to ease congestion at peak times in the First lounge. (Fingers crossed that I’m wrong on this assumption 🤞)

    • If only!

  2. What dates are these fares for, I have searched every website from Virgin direct to Google Matrix and can’t find anything under £1900?!!!

    • They are the advertised lowest fares until end of September but they may well have sold out. It’s only for Antigua and Barbados.

  3. Why are they closing it at 3pm when there are multiple flights beyond that, not least of which 2 x LAX
    Its like 1 step forward, 2 back with this lot ATM

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