Heathrow´s Airport Terminal Five is a fancy place to be – and an expensive one as well. If you aren´t – literally – a member of the club (British Airway Club) you´ll have to pay a stunning fee of £ 7.95 to connect to Boingo.
You don´t have to pay though. You just need a little bit of planning and a little bit more of sweet talk.
Using the British Airway club lounge requires a membership of the British Airway Club – Silver and Gold – or a first-class-ticket. Lower species, such as standard economy passengers, are not suffered.
To find out the WiFi password try your sweet-talk-qualities. Have a nice little chat with the staff at the front desk.
The purpose of your – sweet – jabbering is not to be allowed to enter. No way. You need time to spy out the password.
Go to the south of the Terminal Five. I am right now sitting under the British Airway Club Lounge, between Harrod´s and WH Smith.
The strength of the WiFi signal from the club is good, but sure enough you´ll need the password. So take the elevator to the club level lounge and ask the people at the desk politely and charmingly how about the let you use the lounge.
It´s not about you actually walking into the lounge, it´s about getting a good look at the electronic departure board. Besides the flight information, the WiFi password is continuosly scrolling at the bottom of the screen.
Memorize it, finish your sweet talk and return to your former humble place. The password allows you to skip Boingo instead using WiFi of the Rich and Famous.
The password was Singapore on October 8th. Try if it still works, if not go ahead and bring your schmoozing to perfection.