Good news is coming for British Airways Gold Guest List members: the number of guests they get to bring with them into the lounge will increase to five. Starting now, those with the elite status or lifetime status can bring up to five guests when they travel together before departure, including the Club World lounge and The First Wing at London Heathrow.
A new benefit is coming to the most loyal British Airways Executive Club flyers, which is even more rewarding to their traveling companions. Starting now, Gold Guest List and Gold Guest List members can bring up to five companions into some British Airways lounges prior to departure. The update was announced to members via e-mail and a subsequent update to the British Airways website.
Under the terms, members who hold the top-tier status are allowed to bring up to five companions with them into select British Airways lounges when they fly. Additionally, those flying out of London Heathrow Airport (LHR) Terminal 5 may use The First Wing lounge. Guest access is in addition to any partner card access flyers may have with the flag carrier.
As with all new benefits, the additional lounge access is subject to conditions. The additional guest access is only available to flyers aboard British Airways going to lounges owned and operated by the airline. And travelers cannot use the additional guest benefits for access to The Concorde Room at Terminal 5 of LHR or John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. It is unclear if all guests need to be on the same itinerary, or if they simply need to be sharing the same flight.
FlyerTalkers are excited about the new benefits and their opportunities to use them in the coming year. Member our_kid notes: “This is most welcome for me – nice one [British Airways],” while madfish notes it’s “Perfect for me. Traveling with 5 members of my family on Saturday and Sunday.”
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