Fall asleep in Heathrow
British Airways has unveiled its latest lounge enhancement, the new ’Forty Winks’ nap lounge, featuring power nap sleep pods. The new pods are currently available in British Airways’ First Lounge at London Heathrow. The airline will later add these sleep pods to London Heathrow Terminal 5 and New York’s JFK Terminal 7 when global travel restrictions ease.
Introduced in partnership with Restworks, the ‘Forty Winks’ lounge allows customers in need of some pre-flight rest the chance to power nap in a dedicated EnergyPod. The EnergyPod claims to be the world’s first chair designed exclusively for power napping. By providing nap pods for rest, British Airways hopes to support customer wellbeing and helping beat jetlag while on the move.
There are seven pods available and customers can use the British Airways lounge app to check if a pod is available in real time. This information will also be available on a screen outside the Forty Winks entrance. Dettol hand sanitiser stations will be positioned in the nap lounges, and Dettol antibacterial wipes will be used to keep the pod surfaces clean after each use.