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List of Lounges Currently OPEN to BA Passengers (open wiki for details)

This wiki includes details of open lounges accessible to premium (F/J or Gold/Silver) passengers travelling on BA operated services, either within the terminal BA depart from or accessible via airside transfer.

Other lounges may be accessible for passengers willing to transfer landside to other terminals or concourses, although this is generally not recommended due to time constraints as a result of needing to re-clear security. Additionally, some airports may offer pay-in lounges which are not otherwise accessible by BA premium passengers (either temporarily or permanently).

Most open lounges are operating with a limited food and beverage service, and other services may be unavailable or modified.

For opening hours, please check the oneworld lounge listing at https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location= which is now being regularly updated.

If your airport isn't listed below, this probably means there is no lounge available for BA premium passengers (either temporarily or permanently) - please check the oneworld listing for the most up-to-date information.

British Airways Lounges
Aberdeen British Airways Lounge
Boston British Airways Lounge (First Dining is unverified)
Cape Town British Airways Lounge
Chicago British Airways Lounge (First lounge is permanently closed)
Dubai British Airways Lounge (BA First passengers and oneworld Emerald members on BA flights only, The Bar is unverified)
Edinburgh British Airways Lounge
Geneva British Airways Lounge
Glasgow British Airways Lounge
Johannesburg British Airways Lounge (First Dining is unverified)
New York JFK British Airways/American Airlines Greenwich Lounge, Soho Lounge, Chelsea Lounge
New York Newark British Airways Lounge (First Dining is unverified)
Lagos British Airways Lounge
London Gatwick British Airways First Lounge, Club Lounge
London Heathrow Terminal 3 British Airways Galleries First, Galleries Club

London Heathrow Terminal 5 British Airways Concorde Room, Galleries First, Galleries Club South, Galleries Club North, Galleries Club T5B, Galleries Arrivals
Milan Linate British Airways Lounge
Philadelphia British Airways Lounge (First lounge and First Dining are unverified)
Rome British Airways Lounge
San Francisco British Airways Lounge (First Dining is "accessible". See post 4222: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/34492191-post4222.html)
Seattle British Airways Lounge (First lounge is unverified)
Singapore British Airways Lounge (The Bar is unverified)
Washington British Airways Lounge (First Dining is unverified)

Note that the BA-operated lounges at AMS, BHD, BRU, IAH, NCL, MAN and YVR have all closed permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alternative oneworld or third party lounges are listed below. Note that the Elemis Travel Spas at LHR and JFK have been permanently closed.

Non-BA oneworld Lounges
Amman Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge
Atlanta
American Airlines Admirals Club North Terminal (AirTrain ride required)
Austin American Airlines Admirals Club
Bangkok Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge
Dallas American Airlines Admirals Club (multiple locations)
Denver American Airlines Admirals Club
Doha Qatar Airways Silver Lounge (BA Silver / OW Sapphire travelling in Y)
Doha Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge (J class pax only - temporarily accepting BA Gold / OW Emerald in Y or W)
Doha Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Lounge (F class pax only)
Frankfurt Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge
Hong Kong Cathay Pacific The Wing, First (accepting F/J passengers and Gold/Silver cardholders)
Houston Terminal A American Airlines Admirals Club (airside transfer via AirTrain available to/from BA gates in Terminal D)
London Heathrow Terminal 3 Cathay Pacific Business and First Class lounges (open 05:30 to 17:30 Mon-Sat, 07:00 to 17:30 Sun)
London Heathrow Terminal 3 The Qantas International London Lounge (open daily 06:00 to 14:00)
Los Angeles Terminal 4 American Airlines Admirals Club & Flagship Lounge (airside walk to/from BA gates in TBIT)
Los Angeles Terminal 6 Alaska Lounge (airside walk to/from BA gates in TBIT)
Los Angeles Tom Bradley International Terminal OneWorld Lounge/Qantas Business & First Class Lounge
Madrid Iberia Premium Lounge Dal / Iberia Premium Lounge Velzquez
Mexico City American Airlines Admirals Club
Miami American Airlines Admirals Club (multiple locations)
Miami American Airlines Flagship Lounge / Flagship First Dining Gate D30 ( Flagship First Dining only available to departing BA First Class passengers )
Nashville American Airlines Admirals Club
Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2A American Airlines Admirals Club
Phoenix American Airlines Admirals Club (multiple locations)
Philadelphia Concourse B/C American Airlines Admirals Club (airside walk to/from BA gates in Concourse A)
San Francisco Terminal 1 American Airlines Admirals Club (airside walk to/from BA gates in International Terminal)
San Francisco Terminal 2 Alaska Lounge (airside walk to/from BA gates in International Terminal)
Sao Paulo Terminal 3 American Airlines Admirals Club
Singapore Qantas International Business Lounge

Seattle Alaska Lounge (airside transfer via AirTrain available to/from BA gates in Concourse S)
Tampa American Airlines Admirals Club
Tokyo Haneda Japan Airlines First Class Lounge (accepting F/J passengers and Gold/Silver cardholders)

The AA forum has further details of open Admirals Club lounges: Link

Third Party Lounges with active BA contracts
Accra Adinkra Lounge
Amsterdam Aspire Lounge
Athens Skyserv Aristotle Onassis Lounge
Antigua Executive Lounge
Atlanta The Club at ATL
Barcelona AENA Joan Miro Lounge
Bahrain The Pearl Lounge
Basel EuroAirport Skyview Lounge
Belfast Aspire Lounge
Berlin Lounge Tempelhof
Bologna Marconi Business Lounge
Bordeaux Salon des Vignobles

Bridgetown Airlines Executive Lounge / IAM Jet Centre
Brussels Diamond Lounge Pier B
Copenhagen Eventyr Lounge

DalamanCIP Lounge
Dallas The Club at DFW
Delhi Plaza Premium Lounge
Doha Oryx Lounge
Dubai Terminal 1 Marhaba Lounge
(BA Club World passengers and oneworld Sapphire members on BA flights only)
Dublin Dublin Airport Executive Lounge (reduced hours - 04:00-18.30 only, see here for latest details)
Dsseldorf Open Sky Lounge (Terminal C)
Faro ANA Lounge (non-Schengen only)
Florence Aeroporti VIP Club
Gibraltar Calpe Lounge
Grenada IAM Jet Centre

Hamburg Hamburg Airport Lounge
Hong Kong Plaza Premium Lounge
Houston HAS Executive Club

Ibiza VIP Sala Lounge
Istanbul IGA Lounge
Inverness Aspire Lounge
(open part-time, see post 3357)
Jersey Executive Lounge
Johannesburg Shongololo Lounge
Keflavk Saga Lounge
Krakow Business Lounge
Kingston Club Kingston
Larnaca Aspire Aphrodite Lounge
Las Vegas The Lounge at LAS (T3)
Lisbon ANA Lounge
Ljubljana Business Lounge
Lyons Salon Mont Blanc

Malaga Sala VIP Lounge
Male Leeli Lounge
Malta La Valette Club
Manchester T3 The Escape Lounge
Marseille Salon Cezanne Non-Schegen Lounge opposite gate 10

Milan Malpensa Montale Non-Schengen Lounge
Montreal National Bank Lounge
Moscow DME Domodedovo Airport Business Lounge
Mumbai MALS Premium Lounge
MunichAirport Lounge World
Nairobi TAV Lounge

Nassau The Lignum Club Lounge
Newcastle Aspire Lounge

Nice Infinity Lounge
Nuremberg Drer Lounge
Oslo OSL Lounge
Palma Sala VIP Lounge
Phoenix Escape Lounge

Port Louis ATOL Lounge
Prague MasterCard Lounge
Rio de Janiero Plaza Premium
Riyadh Premier Lounge
Rotterdam Prima Vista Lounge
San Diego Aspire Lounge
(Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri departures only)
Sao Paulo LATAM VIP Lounge
Sofia Preslav Lounge

Southampton Spitfire Lounge
Split Business Lounge

St. Lucia (UVF) Iyanola Lounge
Stockholm (ARN) Norrsken Lounge

Tenerife Sala VIP Lounge
Tel Aviv Dan Lounge
Thessaloniki Manolis Andronikos Skyserv Lounge
Toronto Plaza Premium Lounge

Toulouse La Croix du Sud Lounge
Valencia Sala VIP Joan Olivert
Vancouver Plaza Premium Lounge
Warsaw Bolero Lounge

Zagreb Primeclass
Zurich Aspire Lounge
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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Nov 16, 20, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Reetmafreen View Post
Has anyone come through LAX recently? From what I could determine, the OW lounge a TBIT is currently closed and the only available lounge is the AAdmirals club in T4. Does having a BA CW BP unlock access to better drink options compared to the gut rot well drinks/awful domestic beer options?
AA removed the free premium drink privilege for international Business/First Class passengers and for non-AA oneworld elites since the pandemic started so your BA boarding pass would not unlock anything alcoholic other than the house beer and the house wine options.
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Old Nov 16, 20, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
AA removed the free premium drink privilege for international Business/First Class passengers and for non-AA oneworld elites since the pandemic started so your BA boarding pass would not unlock anything alcoholic other than the house beer and the house wine options.
Thanks (I think! 😀 ) not a fan of the AA house options. Here’s hoping that BA have a few cans of Tribute aboard the aircraft.
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Old Nov 16, 20, 9:17 pm
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I was in Galleries north today, and it was actually quite good. Appreciate what BA has done in difficult situation. Bar service. Sandwich bar and crisps - salted and cheese/onion and some soup. Another bar serving coffee tea etc.
The champagne was not champagne, some fizzy wine. I overheard a lady at the bar asking for champagne and being told it wasn’t champagne but a sparking wine. I didn’t have it. Had a Tanqueray and tonic. Tables separated by distance and plastic screens. Tables had a QR code on them to scan, but I’m not sure if that did anything.
Quite busy at 12.30pm today.
However I have never seen LHR T5 so quiet in my whole time using it over the years. I went to the First check in and the staff were very excited to have someone check in. Apparently I was their third person since 9am that morning. I was the only person in F on my flight BA209 to Miami today. Awesome crew. Brilliant. Well Done’s sent.


The sandwich/soup bar

The sandwiches, which were quite nice.
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Old Nov 17, 20, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by Reetmafreen View Post
Has anyone come through LAX recently? From what I could determine, the OW lounge a TBIT is currently closed and the only available lounge is the AAdmirals club in T4. Does having a BA CW BP unlock access to better drink options compared to the gut rot well drinks/awful domestic beer options?
I passed through last week. The Admirals club was the only semi busy portion of T4 or TBIT and due to current covid levels in California no food was available. In the 2 hours prior to the BA flight the only place serving food that was open in either terminal was Starbucks. Beyond that a few newsstand stores were open.
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Old Nov 17, 20, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by dylanks View Post
I passed through last week. The Admirals club was the only semi busy portion of T4 or TBIT and due to current covid levels in California no food was available. In the 2 hours prior to the BA flight the only place serving food that was open in either terminal was Starbucks. Beyond that a few newsstand stores were open.
Good to know about the food situation. Ill be driving up from San Diego, so after the drive, dropping off the rental car, shuttle transfer and checking in, Ill need something to eat and Id hate to rely on BAs COVID catering onboard.
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Old Nov 17, 20, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by Reetmafreen View Post
Good to know about the food situation. Ill be driving up from San Diego, so after the drive, dropping off the rental car, shuttle transfer and checking in, Ill need something to eat and Id hate to rely on BAs COVID catering onboard.
Border Grill, Panda Express, and Vino Volo should be open at TBIT before the BA flights depart.
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Old Nov 17, 20, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Jet Ranger View Post
However I have never seen LHR T5 so quiet in my whole time using it over the years. I went to the First check in and the staff were very excited to have someone check in. Apparently I was their third person since 9am that morning. I was the only person in F on my flight BA209 to Miami today. Awesome crew. Brilliant. Well Dones sent.
Slightly OT - what were the loads in other cabins out of interest. Thanks
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Old Nov 17, 20, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by limbosongs View Post
Slightly OT - what were the loads in other cabins out of interest. Thanks
according to the crew member working in First, there were 40 on board. There was 2 passengers in the forward J cabin, I dont think many in the rear one. I would say half a dozen in WTP (using a rough judgement on the EF seat map the day before) and the rest in Y.
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Old Nov 19, 20, 4:50 pm
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Hello, does anyone know if showers are currently available in the North Galleries club lounge?
(it says "limited services").
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Old Nov 20, 20, 1:09 pm
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I've just completed an extensive update to the wiki.

Many more third party lounges are now open and accessible to BA passengers.

Amongst oneworld lounges, availability is still patchy outside of the US, but there have been some changes in recent weeks.
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Old Nov 20, 20, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
I've just completed an extensive update to the wiki.

Many more third party lounges are now open and accessible to BA passengers.

Amongst oneworld lounges, availability is still patchy outside of the US, but there have been some changes in recent weeks.
Thanks for doing this. As the Chicago OHare airside terminal transfer bus is out of action, I removed the T3 Admirals Club from our list
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Old Nov 22, 20, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Reetmafreen View Post
Good to know about the food situation. Ill be driving up from San Diego, so after the drive, dropping off the rental car, shuttle transfer and checking in, Ill need something to eat and Id hate to rely on BAs COVID catering onboard.
Did the same drive over the weekend. Suggest pit-stopping in Santa Monica, grabbing a Wexlers Deli sandwich or Sugarfish and enjoying that in the AA lounge. The Flagship seating was open if you turn right, right and right again within the main lounge area - the Mrs & I were the only people in the space for the entire time.
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Old Nov 22, 20, 9:58 pm
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I don't know who changed the WIKI but I could verify that the QR Al Mourjan Lounge in DOH is currently accepting oneworld Sapphire/Emerald ( BAEC Silver/Gold/GGL/Premier ) members traveling on Y despite the operating oneworld carrier so I'll be re-modifying it. Passengers are able to choose between the Oryx Lounge and the Al Mourjan at their own discretion.

Also, unfortunately I have verified that the BNA AA Admirals Club access needs double-security for BA passengers ( when BA starts to re-operate ) so I have removed it from the list.
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Old Nov 23, 20, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
Also, unfortunately I have verified that the BNA AA Admirals Club access needs double-security for BA passengers ( when BA starts to re-operate ) so I have removed it from the list.
My understanding is that BA will operate from gates that don't require re-clearing security after visiting the Admirals Club.
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Old Nov 23, 20, 2:56 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
My understanding is that BA will operate from gates that don't require re-clearing security after visiting the Admirals Club.
Unfortunately, the AA gates in Terminal C could not handle international arrivals.
However, the aircraft could be towed after cleared by the CBP to Terminal C but it's highly unlikely as there are no airport-operated gates at Terminal C. Maybe they could use Alaska and American gates at Terminal C but I am not sure if they could handle a 787.

If there is a change that I don't know, it is not mentioned on the official airport website and the BA website does not indicate any terminal.
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