August 1, 2015

Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Terminal 2 London Heathrow (LHR)

Summer Trip Flying EVA Air Business Class on 777 & Hello Kitty Jet, Singapore Airlines Suites & Cathay Pacific First Class

Last summer, I travelled to the Philippines for the 70th birthday celebration of my father. It was a very short visit since I needed to be back home for work. I've always wanted to try EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet so I booked my flight from Stockholm to Fukuoka using Avianca Lifemiles flying with SAS and EVA Air. From Fukuoka, I flew on a budget carrier to Tokyo, and from Tokyo I flew on Singapore Airlines Suites to Singapore, and then first class to Manila using my Kris Flyer Miles. On my way back to Stockholm, I flew on Cathay Pacific First Class and Finnair Business Class using my AA Advantage Miles. This trip allowed me to test EVA Air Hello Kitty, Singapore Suites and Cathay Pacific First Class all for the first time and I couldn't be more satisfied.


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EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, London-Bangkok
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EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, Bangkok-Taipei
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Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class, Tokyo-Singapore
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Singapore Airlines First Class, Singapore-Manila
Top Attractions in the Philippines
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, NAIA (MNL)
Cathay Pacific Business Class, Manila-Hongkong
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific First Class, Hongkong-Frankfurt
Air France-KLM Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA)
Finnair Business Class, Frankfurt-Helsinki
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Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow entrance

Date of visit: July 6, 2015

Location: Terminal 2, Lounge B3 by gate B36
Access: First/Business class passengers flying on Air Canada and Star Alliance member airlines; Air Canada status members and Star Alliance gold members plus one guest; United Club members
Opening hours: 5am to 10pm

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow reception

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow seating

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow seating

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow iPads

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow business center

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow seating

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow magazines and newspapers

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow, one of three private booths with recliner chair and an audio-video system

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow seating


Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow bar

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow dining area

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow buffet offerings

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow warm buffet (potato soup)

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow cold buffet

Maple Leaf Lounge London Heathrow view of tarmac

For a review of this lounge by loungereview.com, please click here.