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European BA destinations without lounge access.
As investigated by FlyerTalk's very own c-w-s. (See post.)

No lounge, and no other lounge in airport: Typically these airports also have very limited facilities airside
BGO, BIA, BIQ, CFU, CHQ, CMF, EFL, EGC, FDH, FSC, FUE, GNB, GRX, INN, JSI, JTR, KGS, KLX, LEI, LIG, MAH, MJV, NTE, OVD, PUY (their VIP lounge isn't available to passengers), PVK, UIP, ZTH (LCY has an external lounge in a separate building, so in the CIP category).

No lounge, but vouchers provided
RTM,ORY, BOD (airport's CIP lounge available for 30€) - see post 691 for query on BOD LPA perhaps temporarily as of 1 May 2019

No lounge for BA, lounge available but not available via PP or walkup fee
KEF (Icelandair and partners only);


No lounge for BA, but there is for other airlines / Priority Pass
ACE, CAG, CGN, CTA, FNC, HER (lounge opening times restricted), HUY, KRK, OLB (BA charter CE can use lounge however), OPO, NUE (lounge is airside but register landside), PMO (landside), SKG , SPU, SVQ. For RHO (see this post), TLL

No lounge for BA, but airport CIP lounge available
BDS (but very limited in scope, €25 online), BJV, BRI (€25 walk up fee), DLM, IBZ, JMK (also PP), LCY (separate building), MPL (€18), PFO, SVG (no PP access, NOK 300 walk-in fee option - see post 359 and post 465).

New routes with lounge
AAL, BIO, FLR, INV, KRK, VLC.

Temporary note: Struck out entries for IBZ, INN and SVQ reflect a press release on 1 February 2018 announcing standard lounge access at these airports: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...a-seville.html Moreover, KRK now also allows BA customers to use their non Schengen lounge, see here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...good-news.html
Temporary note (2): Struck out OPO and KEF following BA's announcement 27 Feb 2018. [Icebird]
Temporary note (3): Struck out BOD after lounge access restored mid April 2018 [CWS]
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Old Nov 8, 15, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by PoincianaKings View Post
Hi- I am slightly confused. With my newly arrived Silver card can I access any lounge regardless of whether it is run by BA or a OneWorld carrier?

For example if in LIS traveling on BA in economy can I access the third party lounge and also guest someone in?
Welcome to Silver PoincianaKings. Broadly speaking, you can access almost all the lounges in this guide with your Silver card, so long as you are flying BA or a oneworld carrier out of the relevant terminal. Normally you can guest one person. The exceptions are largely obvious, such as Flounge in FRA or where the lounge is not accessible in terms of terminal layout.

LIS' Blue lounge is a typical third party lounge - there are very few BA lounges left in Europe - and you should be able to guest there as well as use it if you are both flying BA, including in ET. You may struggle if you were (e.g.) trying to guest someone when flying Air Berlin and they were flying Iberia or some such, and sometimes guesting can't happen due to overcrowding - that even happens at T5 about twice a year. But if you wanted to use that LIS lounge and you were flying Iberia economy, then that would be fine.
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PMI Update - the A gates have closed for winter, UK flights now departing from D gates (probably until end March 2016), would recommend using Sala Formentor as a result. Very similar to Valldemossa, which is still open but is a longer hike to D gates. Formentor is located underneath the bar/food court area at the D gates.


Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Update for PMI: ...Also Túnel - local Anis liquer.
Known to the locals as Hierbas...not my thing though.
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Old Nov 14, 15, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by Oaxaca View Post
PMI Update - the A gates have closed for winter, UK flights now departing from D gates (probably until end March 2016), would recommend using Sala Formentor as a result. Very similar to Valldemossa, which is still open but is a longer hike to D gates. Formentor is located underneath the bar/food court area at the D gates.
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Old Nov 16, 15, 7:13 am
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GIB lacking newspapers / magazines

Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
GIB Gibraltar
I couldn't see any newspapers or (non advert) magazines yesterday in the Gibraltar lounge - although they may have been available earlier in the afternoon.

You might want to visit WH Smiths in advance (or stock up in LHR T3 lounge) !
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Old Nov 18, 15, 10:03 am
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New lounge - Valencia

New lounge insert: Spain / Valencia

VLC Valencia

VLC
Sala VIP Joan Olivert
Airside, just past gate A3

Opening hours:
Daily 05:00 - 24:00 hrs

Access options:
Standard BA/oneworld rules
Priority Pass
Pay on entrance (26.50€)

Food and beverages:
Filled sandwiches (e.g. bacon and cheese) and brioche (e.g. salami), croissants, wrapped pastries, tostados, crisps, nuts, savoury nut mix, peanuts, tinned olives.

Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Fanta products, iced tea, Spanish bitters, fruit juices (concentrates). still water (Fonta). Coffee machine, hot supply water for tea (note microwave), milk in bottom of fridge. Decaf Nescafé sachets. Water cooler.

Local beers: San Miguel, San Miguel zero alcohol.
Spirits: Limited range including Beefeater gin and Martini products. In wine chiller: La Linea Fino sherry
Local wines: Seńor Real white, Tempraillo Rioja
Champagne: none.

Microwave oven available on both floors.

For entertainment and business:
Wifi (poor quality. Can use lounge login on airport's free service too)
Magazines and up to date newspapers in English, Spanish, German and Italian.
Reasonable power provision (Euro plug, no USB).
Big screen television.

Other information:
Lounge is on two floors but the upper floor, which has better seating, is only opened when the downstairs area gets full.
Toilets inside lounge on both floors, no showers.
Note lounge is at one end of the building (zone A), BA's services leave from the other end (zone E) - 5 minute walk. Passport control is (in theory) at the gate while boarding.

Disabled access: ground floor fully accessible and step free, though entrance door opens inwards. Disabled toilet facility inside by reception. Upper floor access is by steps only.
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In summary, a fairly typical AENA provided lounge, with limited facilities. It wouldn't seem worth planning a prolonged visit there.
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Old Nov 19, 15, 5:11 pm
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Just flagging a potential issue about guesting mentioned in the DUB Dublin T2 Gold Circle (GC) lounge, see this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-ei-metal.html

As also mentioned in this thread, guesting is not offered to BA cardholders.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/aer-l...s-lounges.html
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Old Nov 19, 15, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Just flagging a potential issue about guesting mentioned in the DUB Dublin T2 Gold Circle (GC) lounge, see this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-ei-metal.html

As also mentioned in this thread, guesting is not offered to BA cardholders.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/aer-l...s-lounges.html
And the same for ORK same post as DUB.

No guest even on a BA flight number.
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Old Nov 19, 15, 8:03 pm
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Just a couple of minor corrections to DME/LED lounge entries:

-There is no longer a smoking room in DME lounge;

-The LED lounge is called "Pulkovo Lounge";

-The LED lounge is on the 4th floor (above gates A01/A02) and it is open 24/7;

-I beleive the opening hours are slightly out out of date for the DME lounge. I am not 100% sure about the DME lounge opening hours,but from experience it opens at T-2.40-3 hours before each of the BA/IB departures.It definately opens at 2:35am (for the BA flight) and stays open till IB flight departs at 7:00 before closing for the day. I will check and report back here;

-Also the DME lounge is technically a third party lounge (although it is branded and is exlusive for BA/IB pax),this means that pax departing on any other OW airline (S7,JL,RJ,QR) don't get access;

-Perhaps it would be useful to add an entry for the S7 lounge in DME international departures area? It is not as good as the BA lounge,but is open 24/7,so might be useful for anyone with long ex Russian regions layovers,if they arrive before the BA lounge opens.Also after the recent refurbishment it is also much quieter than the BA lounge for most of the day. Would be happy to contribute to that entry!
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Old Nov 22, 15, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
New lounge insert: Spain / Valencia
Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Just flagging a potential issue about guesting mentioned in the DUB Dublin T2 Gold Circle (GC) lounge, see this thread:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-ei-metal.html

As also mentioned in this thread, guesting is not offered to BA cardholders.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/aer-l...s-lounges.html
Originally Posted by JohnIreland View Post
And the same for ORK same post as DUB.

No guest even on a BA flight number.
Originally Posted by Rami Tamimi View Post
Just a couple of minor corrections to DME/LED lounge entries:

-There is no longer a smoking room in DME lounge;

-The LED lounge is called "Pulkovo Lounge";

-The LED lounge is on the 4th floor (above gates A01/A02) and it is open 24/7;

-I beleive the opening hours are slightly out out of date for the DME lounge. I am not 100% sure about the DME lounge opening hours,but from experience it opens at T-2.40-3 hours before each of the BA/IB departures.It definately opens at 2:35am (for the BA flight) and stays open till IB flight departs at 7:00 before closing for the day. I will check and report back here;

-Also the DME lounge is technically a third party lounge (although it is branded and is exlusive for BA/IB pax),this means that pax departing on any other OW airline (S7,JL,RJ,QR) don't get access;

-Perhaps it would be useful to add an entry for the S7 lounge in DME international departures area? It is not as good as the BA lounge,but is open 24/7,so might be useful for anyone with long ex Russian regions layovers,if they arrive before the BA lounge opens.Also after the recent refurbishment it is also much quieter than the BA lounge for most of the day. Would be happy to contribute to that entry!
Many thanks gentlemen for the updates, I'd be lost without your assistance.

I'd be happy to add a slide for the S7 lounge at DME
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Old Nov 22, 15, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Many thanks gentlemen for the updates, I'd be lost without your assistance.

I'd be happy to add a slide for the S7 lounge at DME
Thanks Prospero for the edit. The only correction left is the name:It's "Pulkovo lounge" (not Polkovo).

Re:S7 lounge:

Location: Airside,2nd floor,near the Vienna Café and Avialine Shop.
Opening times:24/7
Access:Standard Oneworld rules +Priority Pass (except 10:00-14:00 daily when PP cardholders don't have access)

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...63-640x440.jpg

The new S7 lounge consitsts of two floors:
1st floor:Limited hot and cold buffet,tea and coffee facilities;mini conference room;bar;seating area;fridge with soft drinks.

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1100636.jpg

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1100631.jpg

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1090886.jpg

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1090846.jpg

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1090833.jpg

2nd floor:2 Internet work stations with printer/fax facility;Sleeping area with dimmed lighting,6 fully reclinable сhairs (blanket/pillow provided on request),TV,fridge with soft drinks.

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1090867.jpg

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1090869.jpg

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1090904.jpg

http://aviablogger.com/wp-content/up...2/P1090894.jpg

Alcohol (except free beer) is available for a payment from the bar.A la carte dining also available for an extra payment.

Free wifi:ask reception for the password slip.
Magazines and newspapers:mostly in russian (+Moscow Times in english).

Toilets within the lounge;showers are not currently available.

There is also another S7 lounge in the domestic departures area,which is an exact match of the international lounge.

PS:I am not exactly sure yet how to insert the images,rather than links to the post.

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Old Nov 29, 15, 8:55 pm
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Flew from KRK to LHR tonight and I can confirm that BAEC members still have no access to the new terminal's business lounge. Check-in staff told me the airline don't have a contract with it. Priority pass holders are welcomed.
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Old Dec 5, 15, 8:25 am
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This is the only BA lounge access in the Canary Islands, and indeed the only service linked to LHR.

New lounge insert: Spain / Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

LPA Gran Canaria

LPA
Sala VIP Galdós
Airside, upstairs from gate C16 opposite o'Leary's bar
Third party / AENA run lounge.

Opening hours:
Daily 06:00 - 22:00 hrs

Access options:
Standard BA/oneworld rules
Priority Pass
Pay on entrance (23.50€)

Food and beverages:
Filled sandwiches, mini bagettes with ham/salami, fresh cut fruit boxes, yoghurt, biscuits, cana de crema, palmiers, magdalena cuadrada, cake slices, crisps (many flavours), nuts, savoury snacks.

Coca-Cola, Coke Light, Fanta orange and lemon, iced tea, fruit and tomato juices (concentrates). still, tonic and sparkling water (Fonta). Coffee machine from beans, hot chocolate sachets, hot water, very lmited tea bag supply, milk in fridge. Decaf coffee in red sachets.

Beers: Carlsberg, Mahou Sin (alcohol free).
Spirits: Limited range but includes Bombay Sapphire and Beefeater gin
Wines: Rioja Antańo - red and rosé, Tio Pepe, Pata Negra Verdejo Rueda
Champagne: Corodniu Benjamin cava mini bottles.

For entertainment and business:
Wifi (3 mbps down, 2 mbps up).
Magazines and up to date newspapers in English, Spanish, German and Italian.
Limited power provision (Euro plug, no USB).
Big screen television
One open access PC
Fax machine

Other information:
Can get busy at weekends
Smoking terrace outside with good views of the runway and apron.
Toilets inside lounge, no showers. Additional toilets just outside lounge too.

Disabled access: The lounge is on the floor above the main terminal. There is a small lift by the duty free shop which brings you step free to the lounge, and the rest of the lounge is flat tiles throughout. Disabled access toilet in lounge.
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Old Dec 5, 15, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
BLL Billund
The country icon for BLL is the one for Switzerland. It should probably be changed to that for Denmark.
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Old Dec 6, 15, 10:48 am
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For the next iteration of the graphic for HAM, it might be worth noting that access is by escalator or lift between gates C16 and A17, near the Movenpick Cafe.
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Old Dec 31, 15, 11:33 am
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A few updates from OTP:

- The Lounge is the Mastercard Business Lounge though all signs just say "Business Lounge"

- Wifi codes are written on slips of paper in a bowl at the check in desk

- Food selections are limited to basically nibbles and other packaged goods. Alcohol selection is pretty decent though

- Wifi worked well and the seating area was comfortable enough, my gate was 7 which was right out front of the lounge





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