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Lounges, Security for BA Premium Economy customers

Old Mar 10, 20, 10:58 pm
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Lounges, Security for BA Premium Economy customers

Hi There,

I am traveling JFK-LHR-BOM this week by Premium class and have a couple of questions--
-Can I avail of the BA Lounge at JFK and LHR airports. At JFK I believe it is in Terminal 7 but is it only for First Class folks?
-Is there a separate check in and security available at JFK and if so, can you help with where it is at the airport?

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Old Mar 10, 20, 11:20 pm
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What do you mean by premium class? BA has premium economy, club & first as premium classes above economy.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 11:34 pm
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If you are flying in first on BA you can use the Concorde Room.

there is a separate first lounge for gold card and equivalent holders and first class passengers of the other one world airlines that use T7

and the club lounge if you are in Club World or have BA silver or equivalent

The BA check in area is to the left as you face the terminal and it is well sign posted.


But as it isnít clear what cabin you are flying in or what status (if any) itís hard to advise further.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 11:38 pm
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Thanks. It is Premium Economy
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Old Mar 10, 20, 11:41 pm
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No lounge then unless you have status.

I think the Alaska Airlines lounge offers paid for entry via priority pass but it is restricted at busy times. Check the times on the priority pass website.

otherwise there are several cafes and bars to grab food and drink in departures.
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Premium economy does not have lounge privileges as far as I know but, of course, you may have some access through status with an airline or a credit card or through a membership in an organisation that has airport lounges. Alaska Airlines does not have a lounge at any of your airports.

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Old Mar 11, 20, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by kileysmom View Post
. Alaska Airlines does not have a lounge at any of your airports.
Alaska certainly does have a lounge in T7 at JFK
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
Alaska certainly does have a lounge in T7 at JFK
Yep, entrance is right next to the BA lounge
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Old Mar 11, 20, 5:12 pm
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Is there a sparate check in and security line for BA Business class at JFK (Our first flight is American Airlines with tie up with BA)
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Old Mar 11, 20, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by travelnewbie View Post
Is there a sparate check in and security line for BA Business class at JFK (Our first flight is American Airlines with tie up with BA)
So not clear with what you are asking. Are you flying AA or BA? If AA you need to check in at the AA desk. If your on A BA flight and booked in business then yes there's usually a separate business class check in desk.
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Old Mar 11, 20, 5:31 pm
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It'd hard to advise properly as when you started you were flying in Premoum Economy (world traveller plus on BA) but now you are asking about business class (BA club world) check in and security.

Which airines and in which cabin are you actually flying on JFK-LHR?
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Old Mar 11, 20, 7:29 pm
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Good point, let me clarify. I am flying BA business from JFK to LHR to BOM. (I mistakenly thought it was premium economy). The first flight is on AA (which is BA partner).
Regarding my question on separate check in, at many international airports (for e.g. BOM or Dubai) I was led to a completely separate area which had its own Check in and Security. So my question was around that-not just a separate queue for check in and security but just another area for the same.
Either way, seems that a BA business class can use the JFK lounge
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You really aren't helping yourself by giving confusing information

So the JFK to LHR leg is operated by AA - "The first flight is on AA" - ? or are you on the AA code share of a BA operated flight? Please give us the flight number and times.

If it is operated by AA you will be departing from Terminal 8.
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Originally Posted by travelnewbie View Post
Good point, let me clarify. I am flying BA business from JFK to LHR to BOM. (I mistakenly thought it was premium economy). The first flight is on AA (which is BA partner).
Regarding my question on separate check in, at many international airports (for e.g. BOM or Dubai) I was led to a completely separate area which had its own Check in and Security. So my question was around that-not just a separate queue for check in and security but just another area for the same.Either way, seems that a BA business class can use the JFK lounge
correct if you are flying business class with AA or with BA you can use the business class lounges.

both BA and AA will have separate check in for business class

at JFK AA and BA use different terminals, so its important to know exactly who operates your flight.
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Old Mar 11, 20, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by travelnewbie View Post
Good point, let me clarify. I am flying BA business from JFK to LHR to BOM. (I mistakenly thought it was premium economy). The first flight is on AA (which is BA partner).
Regarding my question on separate check in, at many international airports (for e.g. BOM or Dubai) I was led to a completely separate area which had its own Check in and Security. So my question was around that-not just a separate queue for check in and security but just another area for the same.
Either way, seems that a BA business class can use the JFK lounge
I suggest the OP checks with the appropriate authorities on possible travel restrictions. Some info. here:

India essentially closing its borders for a month

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