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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

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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 Concorde Room, First Lounge, Club 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 Dalí / Iberia Premium Lounge Velázquez
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)
Düsseldorf 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
Keflavík 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 Dürer 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 Dec 6, 20, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
I wonder when BA will decide it’s worth paying for lounge access again. So many outstations have seen BA stop paying for access (even to destinations such as GIB where there are no restrictions and flights are busy).

initially i was defensive of BA because my initial point was that no one is traveling so it makes it a bit unrealistic for them to pay for lounges everywhere.

however, if they are going to continue selling CE at 9, 10, 12 rows and all the shortages of catering, choice of meals of drinks, then i'd certainly think they should pony up.
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Old Dec 6, 20, 10:44 am
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Is the scotch egg thing serious or just a joke?
Also is there any news on the club lounge closing early and using the first lounge instead? Think I read up thread this used to be the case. I have a 2030 flight coming up soon.
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Old Dec 6, 20, 10:51 am
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Mentioned in the JER-LHR thread that apparently BA have stopped paying for the lounge there?

This used to be a proper Terraces lounge but has since been refurbished. However it is still unmistakeably BA branded and the staff wear the uniform (the handling agent who operate the lounge deal almost exclusively with BA in JER).

I hope just a temporary thing to see them through the dark times... But I'll not hold my breath.
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Old Dec 6, 20, 11:28 am
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Gothenburg has 2 BA flights per day, and the last couple I was on (GOT-LHR), admittedly in four weeks ago, CE was full in both. But both Fast Track and the Lounge were off limits to BA passengers
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Old Dec 6, 20, 11:31 am
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Does anyone know what the current situation is at JFK, T7? I'm guessing both the lounges are still closed?
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Old Dec 6, 20, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by VSLover View Post
initially i was defensive of BA because my initial point was that no one is traveling so it makes it a bit unrealistic for them to pay for lounges everywhere.

however, if they are going to continue selling CE at 9, 10, 12 rows and all the shortages of catering, choice of meals of drinks, then i'd certainly think they should pony up.
I completely agree.

I didn’t blame BA during the lockdowns and to be honest I don’t blame them now for destinations which require quarantine. But for places like GIB etc there’s no excuse and it’s a poor show. The flights are full and people are paying for CE so they should pay for the lounge.

Basically inbound CE now has no fast track, no lounge, no priority boarding and a boxed meal...
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Old Dec 6, 20, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by gpp1 View Post
Does anyone know what the current situation is at JFK, T7? I'm guessing both the lounges are still closed?
Correct yes, all 3 lounges are currently closed.
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Old Dec 6, 20, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by miamiflyer8 View Post
Traveling from ARN next week in CE, any lounge at ARN T5 that I can access?
There is a lounge, open, in T5 close to gate 1. Look for a set of round stairs around a lift and head up them. That said, inside wasn’t spectacular last month. There was a coffee machine, draught beer, white wine and pasta.

If you find yourself at the airport really early get off at T1 and walk over to T5 (it’s all inside). It’s a sight to behold; the terminals are completely empty and there is no one there!

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Old Dec 6, 20, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by ScienceTeacher View Post
There is a lounge, open, in T5 close to gate 1. Look for a set of round stairs around a lift and head up them. That said, inside wasn’t spectacular last month. There was a coffee machine, draft beer, white wine and pasta.

If you find yourself at the airport really early get off at T1 and walk over to T5 (it’s all inside). It’s a sight to behold; the terminals are completely empty and there is no one there!
You must mean T2 given that ARN does not have a T1

I used to be based at ARN so I know it quite well. Was just wondering if as a BA pax I have any lounge at all given the current situation. Thanks for your help.
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Old Dec 6, 20, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
I wonder when BA will decide it’s worth paying for lounge access again. So many outstations have seen BA stop paying for access (even to destinations such as GIB where there are no restrictions and flights are busy).
Oh, not good to hear this! Since when did BA stop paying for lounge access in GIB? Thank you
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Old Dec 6, 20, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by KenBoffard View Post
Gothenburg has 2 BA flights per day, and the last couple I was on (GOT-LHR), admittedly in four weeks ago, CE was full in both.
BA does not have fixed size Club cabins on shorthaul, and flexes by moving the curtain as required. Therefore there isn’t really a concept of ‘full’ for CE. If the curtain is behind row 1 and there are 4 pax, it’s ‘full’, but if the curtain is at row 12 and the same 4 pax are onboard, it’s far from ‘full’.
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Old Dec 6, 20, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Star View Post
Oh, not good to hear this! Since when did BA stop paying for lounge access in GIB? Thank you
From 4th of November
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Old Dec 7, 20, 2:57 am
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Originally Posted by Confus View Post
BA does not have fixed size Club cabins on shorthaul, and flexes by moving the curtain as required. Therefore there isn’t really a concept of ‘full’ for CE. If the curtain is behind row 1 and there are 4 pax, it’s ‘full’, but if the curtain is at row 12 and the same 4 pax are onboard, it’s far from ‘full’.
If the CE cabin is the maximum size and all seats are occupied, that would be 'full' I guess.
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Old Dec 7, 20, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by flyslow View Post
From 4th of November
It could be fun, as the Calpe Lounge are still advertising BA CE and OW Sapphire and Emerald have access to the Lounge....

Mind you most people don't spend more than an hour in GIB (unless delayed :-) )
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Old Dec 13, 20, 2:52 am
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Does anyone know what London’s likely move to tier 3 means for the lounge? Is there an airside exemption like last time?
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