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Old Feb 10, 12, 5:26 pm   #1
 
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oneworld Lounge in Bridgetown (BGI), Barbados?

I'm a little confused if there's a oneworld lounge in BGI. BA lists a contract lounge while oneworld.com shows a BA Terraces lounge.
To make it short: Is there a (oneworld) Lounge I can access flying AA (BA Gold/ow Emerald)?
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Old Apr 19, 12, 9:14 pm   #2
 
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Bump -- anyone know?
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Old Apr 19, 12, 10:13 pm   #3
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AA do not list one ...

http://www.aa.com/i18n/travelInforma...s.jsp#oneworld
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Old Apr 20, 12, 1:38 am   #4
 
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Yes, after having flown out of BGI with AA, I can say there's no lounge access for AA passengers.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 11:09 pm   #5
 
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I asked the AA agent at check-in, and I couldn't quite hear the response (even repeated) because the agent spoke quietly in a noisy environment, but I did catch "BA" and "transportation," so I think I was being told that there is a lounge for BA passengers, but it requires transport to and from, and no one would provide that to an AA passenger.
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Old Apr 27, 12, 7:19 pm   #6
 
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Yes, there are two contract lounges for BA passengers, none for AA.
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Old Jul 28, 12, 1:59 am   #7
 
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Hey, it's barely an airport...more like a landing strip. Anyway, there was no lounge for AA passengers in 2004 when I was there.
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Old Jul 28, 12, 2:33 am   #8
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Hey, it's barely an airport...more like a landing strip. Anyway, there was no lounge for AA passengers in 2004 when I was there.
A landing strip with Concorde service for many years, and still having a very lavish BA lounge (better than the LHR T5 F lounge). Definitely not accessible for AA pax.
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Old Jul 28, 12, 12:37 pm   #9
 
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Was just there in June and did not see a lounge for AA passengers and I was flying J. If there was a BA lounge I didn't see it and it was never mentioned to me.
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Old Jul 29, 12, 4:32 pm   #10
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There's a "Terraces" lounge wich is open "3 hrs before departure".

http://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access/

It is listed as a "3rd Party Lounge", so AA access is not likely.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...lic/en_gb#saac

Aside from that, opening time might not align with many AA flights.
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Old Jul 30, 12, 12:27 am   #11
 
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There's a "Terraces" lounge wich is open "3 hrs before departure".

http://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access/

It is listed as a "3rd Party Lounge", so AA access is not likely.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel...lic/en_gb#saac
On BA's website many BA-branded lounges are classified as "3rd Party Lounge." However, I believe this merely indicates that the staff are contracted and are not BA employees. Since on OW's website it is not listed as 3rd party-operated and the fact it is called "Terraces," I believe eligible OW elites and J / F PAX should be allowed access when it is open provided that capacity is not an issue. (I believe BA can cite the capacity rule since it probably only has enough space to accommodate BA PAX.) The BWI Cheasapeake lounge is a similar case, where only BA's website (and not OW's) indicates it as 3rd party-operated, and I have accessed that several times when travelling on AA domestic FLT. Those who plan to do so should bring a copy of the OW lounge access rule with them though, which is what I had to do for accessing the BWI Cheasapeake lounge.
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Old Aug 19, 12, 2:12 pm   #12
 
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A landing strip with Concorde service for many years
I know. That's amazing. I wonder what portion of the British national debt is from losses on that service :-)
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Old Aug 19, 12, 2:31 pm   #13
 
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I believe eligible OW elites and J / F PAX should be allowed access when it is open provided that capacity is not an issue.
It seems that you can't even physically access the lounge on your own, so testing this may be difficult.
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Old Dec 24, 12, 5:30 am   #14
 
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I was there in November. I tried with my AA Platinum, but was told it was not accepted. It is by airline invitation or Airport Angel and a couple of other schemes.

So I went and had a shiatsu massage!
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Old Jan 6, 13, 7:49 pm   #15
 
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Have flown on BA out of BGI, did have access to the lounge - the lounge is NOT a true Terraces Lounge and is lacking in ammenities. I guess it is better than no lounge, but definitely nothing to get excited about.
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