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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 22, 20, 11:19 am
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Is a voucher being provided to lounge-eligible customers in lieu of access?
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Old Mar 22, 20, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by Confus View Post
Is a voucher being provided to lounge-eligible customers in lieu of access?
Hahahahahaha.

Also, voucher for what?

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Old Mar 22, 20, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
Hahahahahaha.

Also, voucher for what?

rb211.
One which enables you to stay at home and not go out.
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Old Mar 23, 20, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by Confus View Post
Is a voucher being provided to lounge-eligible customers in lieu of access?
Whilst not 100% sure I doubt very much that this will be the case if you mean the LRV's. There would be limited scope for usage anyway.....perhaps a takeout sarnie or some such but not much more.
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Old Mar 23, 20, 10:20 am
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Originally Posted by RB211 View Post
Hahahahahaha.

Also, voucher for what?

rb211.
Home pizza delivery?

So - are all lounges now closed, everywhere in the UK.
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Old Mar 23, 20, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by The_Bouncer View Post
Home pizza delivery?

So - are all lounges now closed, everywhere in the UK.
Yes.
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Old Mar 24, 20, 7:58 am
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The wiki has been updated to reflect that all BA's UK lounges are closed due to government guidelines/restrictions.

This is, of course, extremely likely to affect the non-BA lounges at T3. Shortly this will become a moot point anyway so far as BA metal travel is concerned, with all of BA's ops moving into T5, but confirmed reports would be appreciated so the wiki can be kept as accurate as possible.

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Old Mar 24, 20, 9:38 am
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Originally Posted by NWIFlyer View Post
The wiki has been updated to reflect that all BA's UK lounges are closed due to government guidelines/restrictions.

This is, of course, extremely likely to affect the non-BA lounges at T3. Shortly this will become a moot point anyway so far as BA metal travel is concerned, with all of BA's ops moving into T5, but confirmed reports would be appreciated so the wiki can be kept as accurate as possible.

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so no food in CE now lounges closed...BA should give some voucher for CE passengers so they can buy some water and food at WHS or boots ....
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Old Mar 25, 20, 5:26 pm
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According to aa.com, the customer service desk at the Admirals Club at T3 is open but all club services (food and drinks, restrooms and shower facilities) are temporarily discontinued.
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...us-updates.jsp

Qantas has announced that their entire lounge network has been temporarily closed as of 12:00pm (AEDT) 23 March 2020 until further notice.
https://www.qantas.com/us/en/travel-...unge%3Aen%3Ann

Last edited by jerry a. laska; Mar 25, 20 at 5:33 pm Reason: add QF info
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Old Mar 26, 20, 12:40 am
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Left Munich yesterday and the regular BA lounge is still open (I was amazed).

There is no food apart from some oranges, apples and the odd cereal bar. However, there is the usual complement of beer, soft drinks, wines and spirits. No one mentioned the lounge at check in (which is now in area B as they have shut check in at area A). Seems that C security is the only one open so you have to march to that, go through regular passport control afterwards (as the self serve gates are now for German passport holders only) and then walk back to the B departures which is only a couple of mins away.

For the one Munich departure the lounge was empty and I was the only BA passenger that went with the other 4 people on the QR flight to Doha.

FYI, there are still the usual outlets selling coffee, pretzels, beer etc outsde the lounge by the gates and you may want to take advantage of these given there is no food served on BA planes any more (save the shortbread we were offered in CE)
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Old Mar 27, 20, 2:05 am
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JAL First lounge at Narita was open on 26 March and serving a limited but still decent menu. Hot pasta, sandwiches, soups, cakes, and hand rolled sushi bar was still open.
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Old Mar 27, 20, 4:52 am
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The Cape Town International lounge was open on 25/3, but due to the SA Government restrictions all alcohol was removed and locked away by 18:00. The range of food on offer also seems to have been reduced, even though the BA58 & BA42 were completely full. There was only 1-hot main, a chicken and mushroom dish, a small selection of cheese, and some fruit. The crisps for some bazaar reason were no longer in the packets, but in bowls, with nothing to scoop them out

On entry, they staff only took a quick look at distance of the boarding passes, and then on another podium you were asked to sign in.
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Old Mar 28, 20, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Not sure, I haven't been in a Club lounge in T5A for some time - although if BA don't grant status extensions I may well find myself there this year!
it's very new. You know that Heathrow lounge refresh that BA talked about at the start of the year. This is part of it
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Old May 8, 20, 4:59 am
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Obviously there have been questions here the last day or so regarding lounge access. As far as I know all BA lounges are still currently closed, right?
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Old May 8, 20, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer View Post
Obviously there have been questions here the last day or so regarding lounge access. As far as I know all BA lounges are still currently closed, right?
That’s correct. I imagine UK lounges at least will remain closed until restaurants/cafes/pubs open again for ‘eat in’ service, and even then some lounges at Heathrow where there are multiple lounges may not all open if demand is low.
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