Lounge Review: BA Terraces Lounge Manchester
BA Terraces Lounge Manchester is one of several outstation lounges of British Airways. This one is a special one anyway as it was once opened for way more traffic when British Airways was still operating more flights out of Manchester. For passengers using the lounge this is a good thing as there is plenty of seating in the airy lounge which also offers nice views.
After a challenging one hour security marathon, we arrived at the BA Terraces Lounge Manchester rather exhausted. In this mood, it was good to see that the lounge is large and airy.
You can enjoy nice tarmac views on the one side of the lounge while enjoy comfortable seating with sunlight from the glass ceiling in the middle of the lounge. I’m sure the lounge never gets crowded as it obviously got designed for way more traffic than the few daily British Airways flights departing from Manchester.
Seating at the BA Terraces Lounge Manchester
The BA Terraces Lounge Manchester has a very interesting shape. It is actual a circle around a small glass pyramid in the middle of the lounge.
This means that all seats get some sunlight which is awesome compared to the many dark lounges at other airports. There’s also a window front with tarmac views on the one side of the lounge.
Seating is the typical BA style seating with several different areas, one for dining with dining tables and normal chairs, one for relaxation with armchairs and two different areas for working with either working desks with ergonomic chairs or high-top seating.
Even though the BA Terraces Lounge in Manchester definitely is a few years old, the furniture doesn’t look worn out.
Buffet at the BA Terraces Lounge Manchester
I’m definitely no fan of the food selection offered in the BA outstation lounges. As there’s usually just finger sandwiches, you rarely find anything worth mentioning.
The story is not any different at the BA Terraces Lounge Manchester. When we spent some time in the lounge at lunch time, there were only four different types of finger sandwiches as well as a poor looking selection of two different cheeses.
For those who like drinking, there’s at least a decent selection of spirits and other alcohol. Surely, you can also get soft drinks and different coffee specialties in the BA Lounge in Manchester.
Entertainment at the BA Terraces Lounge Manchester
British Airways is one of the few airlines in Europe which still offers decent entertainment onboard.
When it comes to the lounges, the selection of newspapers and magazines is pretty comparable with a strong focus on national and American papers.
While the selection of press is absolutely decent, we found the Wi-Fi to be rather bad. That’s especially surprising as there were hardly any people in the lounge.
Something that’s definitely good in terms of entertainment are the several computers available free of charge. There’s also a business corner with a printer in the BA Terraces Lounge Manchester.
Bottom line BA Terraces Lounge Manchester
When departing with an oneworld airline from Manchester Airport, there’s no other choice than the BA Terraces Lounge Manchester. That said, I found the lounge to be worth visiting prior departure even though it was a rather long way to our boarding gate.
Seating is actually very comfortable and the atmosphere is very nice. The entertainment options are plentiful, but Wi-Fi could be better. The buffet is as average as in all other BA outstation lounges. Yet, the BA Terraces Lounge Manchester is one of the better outstation lounges in Europe!