Premium class flyers get access to lounges and expedited check-in and security procedures. For those seeking an even more VIP experience, airport VIP services provide curb to seat convenience, with an airline escort all along the way. In London, Heathrow offers Heathrow By Invitation, the ultimate in VIP travel for those still flying commercial, with a virtually private terminal area.


Heathrow Airport
Heathrow offers a VIP service, called By Invitation, for travelers who want or need the VIP treatment, and this can be booked directly with the airport. The service is available for passengers on most airlines, though not American Airlines. British Airways travelers must be traveling in premium cabins, but travelers on other airlines can book the service when flying in any cabin. The service is not cheap — it’s $2,425.50 for a party of up to six people for a single flight, arriving or departing.

Not only do VIP guests get all the full escort treatment through the airport, VIPs also get their own private VIP lounge, like a hotel room. Private, as in just your group, no one else. Security and immigration is done privately, away from the general public for true privacy. Even the drop-off point and VIP entrance is at a different part of the airport, away from the public entrance. This is the same service and facilities used by visiting dignitaries and heads of state.