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Covid-19 : BA network lounge closures, effective 17 March

Covid-19 : BA network lounge closures, effective 17 March

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London airports
London Heathrow Terminal 5

T5A Concorde Room : CLOSED
T5A Galleries First : reopened 4 July
T5A Galleries Club South : reopened 4 July
T5A Elemis Spa: CLOSED
T5A Galleries Club North : CLOSED
T5B Galleries Club : CLOSED (including Elemis Spa)
T5A Galleries Arrivals : CLOSED (Elemis Spa CLOSED)

London Heathrow Terminal 3
Galleries First : CLOSED
Galleries Club : CLOSED
Elemis Spa : CLOSED
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AA International First Class Lounge: CLOSED
AA Admirals Club : CLOSED
AA Arrivals Lounge : CLOSED
CX First Class Lounge: CLOSED
CX Business Class Lounge: CLOSED
The Qantas London Lounge : CLOSED

London Gatwick South
British Airways First Lounge : CLOSED
British Airways Club Lounge : CLOSED


Outstations
Aberdeen
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED

Amsterdam Schiphol
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED

Berlin
Terraces : CLOSED

Bermuda
First Lounge : No data
Executive Club Lounge : No data

Boston
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED (including First and Club Dining)

Brussels
Galleries : CLOSED

Cape Town
British Airways Lounge : OPEN

Chicago O'Hare
First Lounge : CLOSED
Terraces : CLOSED

Dallas Fort Worth Terminal D
AA Flagship Lounge : CLOSED (including Flagship Dining)
AA Admirals Club : CLOSED

Dubai
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED

Edinburgh
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED

Geneva
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED

Glasgow
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED

Hong Kong
The Wing First : OPEN
The Wing Business : CLOSED
The Deck : CLOSED
The Bridge : CLOSED
The Pier First : CLOSED
The Pier Business : CLOSED
Qantas Hong Kong Lounge : CLOSED

Houston
Galleries First : CLOSED
Executive Club Lounge : CLOSED

Johannesburg
British Airways Lounge : OPEN (including First Dining)

Lagos
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED


Los Angeles TBIT
Qantas First Lounge : (closure expected end of March)
oneworld Business Lounge : (closure expected end of March)

Manchester
Terraces : CLOSED

Miami
AA Flagship Lounge : CLOSED (including Flagship Dining)
AA Admirals Club D30 : CLOSED
AA Admirals Club D15 : CLOSED

Milan Linate
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED

Newcastle
Terraces : CLOSED

New York JFK
Concorde Room : CLOSED
British Airways First Lounge : CLOSED
British Airways Club Lounge : CLOSED

New York Newark
Galleries : CLOSED (including First and Club Dining)

Philadelphia
Galleries First : CLOSED
Galleries Club : CLOSED

Rome Fiumicino
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED

San Francisco
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED (including First Dining)

Seattle
First Lounge : CLOSED
Terraces : CLOSED

Singapore
British Airways Lounge :
CLOSED
Qantas First Lounge : CLOSED
Qantas Business Lounge : CLOSED
Qatar Airways Lounge : No data

Vancouver
Galleries First : CLOSED
Galleries Club : CLOSED

Washington Dulles
British Airways Lounge : CLOSED (including First and Club Dining)

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Old Mar 21, 20, 1:21 am
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T3 GF closed

Just a single data point so would need corroborating, but T3 GF was closed yesterday morning at 7:00am.

No signs up and I didn’t ask why it was closed as probably don’t need to..... GC had under 10 people in there at that time. Considering the low number of flights and loads - HEL flight had 35 pax - can fully understand.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 4:32 am
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I wonder whether we will see more lounge closures across the board this weekend, following the closure of pubs and restaurants from yesterday evening onwards in the UK.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 5:01 am
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The LGW lounge will shut down at 1pm today. The F lounge was not open today
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Old Mar 21, 20, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by Misco60 View Post
Why are people "sad" at the closure or under-utilisation of a couple of airport lounges? I genuinely don't understand it, as the closures barely register on my list of things to be sad about. (Although I do accept that it's a perfectly valid topic for discussion here).
And there's your answer.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by Yorkshire Pudding View Post
And there's your answer.
and you can be sad about something while agreeing with it and accepting it’s not the priority right now, just like we’re sad that there’s no sport. Lounge access is a big part of what for many of us is a hobby that we enjoy.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 11:24 am
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The First Class Qantas Lounge at LAX is closing on Wednesday.

All BA lounges at T5 were closed today at LHR.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 11:58 am
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AMS still open. They are not permitted to serve any food or coffee. There are stocks of Heineken, soft drinks etc in the fridges. Hot water, paper cups, sugar, creamer, and a wide selection of teas available if you fancy a brew. The staff are bringing round personal care platters which is absolutely lovely.
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Old Mar 21, 20, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
The LGW lounge will shut down at 1pm today. The F lounge was not open today
I’ll miss the people from the LGW lounge. When still in the North lounge, I asked an attendant for two glasses of champagne. He said ‘is it your birthday’? I answered ‘every day is my birthday’ , .’good answer he said’ and we had a good laugh.
Both my flights from Gatwick this year are gone, one cancelled, one changed to a Heathrow departure end of this year. I’ ll miss the Gatwick flights and friendly people at the airport.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 4:14 am
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All UK lounges should now be shut, for a minimum of a 30 day period although I think longer would be far far more likely. Sad times certainly, but I'm in no doubt the industry will bounce back given time.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by TyneTraveller View Post
All UK lounges should now be shut, for a minimum of a 30 day period although I think longer would be far far more likely. Sad times certainly, but I'm in no doubt the industry will bounce back given time.
Is that because the same rule that applies to bars and restaurants also applies here or is it a commercial decision? Not complaining either way as after all only essential travel for the moment so the availability of a lounge shouldn't impact the need to travel!
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Old Mar 22, 20, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by layz View Post
Is that because the same rule that applies to bars and restaurants also applies here or is it a commercial decision? Not complaining either way as after all only essential travel for the moment so the availability of a lounge shouldn't impact the need to travel!
I think TyneTraveller is saying what he thinks might happen rather than what has (at least for now) actually happened.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
I think TyneTraveller is saying what he thinks might happen rather than what has (at least for now) actually happened.
No, I think this is what has happened. Unfortunate that the lounges have closed, but difficult to argue about.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by layz View Post
Is that because the same rule that applies to bars and restaurants also applies here or is it a commercial decision? Not complaining either way as after all only essential travel for the moment so the availability of a lounge shouldn't impact the need to travel!
Yes, for now full UK wide closures are due to the government's enforced closures, hence the 30 day advised timescale. Of course there were some that closed before the advice was issued, so no doubt a bit of a commercial decision surrounding this.

Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
I think TyneTraveller is saying what he thinks might happen rather than what has (at least for now) actually happened.
Yes, exactly this. I don't think anyone has a crystal ball but my current "opinion" is that even if the 30 day enforced closure expires and is not extended (which I can see happening anyway), I would only expect a minimal re-opening and not be across the board for some time. Of course I sincerely hope this not be the case.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 4:54 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
No, I think this is what has happened. Unfortunate that the lounges have closed, but difficult to argue about.
Well yes, that too surrounding the all lounges "should" now be closed comment. Perhaps I could have phrased that better. They are indeed now all closed across the UK network.
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Old Mar 22, 20, 5:04 am
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Also worth noting is that the current Oneworld website has not been updated to reflect all the closures yet.

I'm sure it will be changed asap but it is currently only showing the CCR, NCL, and MAN BA lounges as being temporarily closed. This is definitely not the case so be aware if anyone is travelling and has lounge expectations.
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