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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Jul 3, 20, 10:51 am
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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 Dec 14, 20, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
Until the USA opens their borders for foreigners and lifts the Presidential Proclamation for UK departures and the Asian countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, etc... open their borders to people from the UK without a 14-day quarantine, it's highly unlikely for the CCR to open. However, the CCT would most likely remain open.

The only F routes that operate without any quarantine for pax arriving from the UK are: ( list includes destinations that accept a negative COVID test instead of quarantine ) Mexico City, Cape Town, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Seychelles, Johannesburg, Barbados, Nairobi, Dubai, Bahrain, Abuja, Kuwait. ( Most of them are not daily and I assume that most of these routes are not having full First Class cabins these days ). Some of them also require self-isolation upon arrival in the UK for non-essential travelers. [ List indicates destinations that have First within January 2021 operations ]
Im not sure what days its going to be open or when but currently they are turning people away from the CCT hence the CCR opening with anticipated additional travellers for Christmas.

An airside exemption will not stop it from closing due to London entering tier 3
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Old Dec 14, 20, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by KeaneJohn
Im not sure what days its going to be open or when but currently they are turning people away from the CCT hence the CCR opening with anticipated additional travellers for Christmas.

An airside exemption will not stop it from closing due to London entering tier 3
if lounges have a provision under the new tier 3, why would they close it?
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Old Dec 14, 20, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
The only F routes that operate without any quarantine for pax arriving from the UK are: ( list includes destinations that accept a negative COVID test instead of quarantine ) Mexico City, Cape Town, Santiago de Chile, Sao Paulo, Seychelles, Johannesburg, Barbados, Nairobi, Dubai, Bahrain, Abuja, Kuwait. ( Most of them are not daily and I assume that most of these routes are not having full First Class cabins these days ). Some of them also require self-isolation upon arrival in the UK for non-essential travelers. [ List indicates destinations that have First within January 2021 operations ]
Male also is. At least 9x weekly briefly over Christmas period too, then back to daily at some point in Jan.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire
if lounges have a provision under the new tier 3, why would they close it?
AFAIK they closed last time despite an exemption being in place to remain open. Happy to be corrected though.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 12:45 am
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I believe a considerable motivator in the decision to close the south lounges complex during the national lockdown was the drastically lowered demand forecast as a result of the ban on leisure travel. Maybe (/hopefully) BA will find it worthwhile to keep the lounges open this time around?
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Old Dec 15, 20, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by UTFB
AFAIK they closed last time despite an exemption being in place to remain open. Happy to be corrected though.
the law was different last time, and as noted at the time there was no exemption which allowed lounges to remain open and serve as they did prior to lockdown 2.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 1:46 am
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Originally Posted by ABtoBA
I believe a considerable motivator in the decision to close the south lounges complex during the national lockdown was the drastically lowered demand forecast as a result of the ban on leisure travel. Maybe (/hopefully) BA will find it worthwhile to keep the lounges open this time around?
I dont think there is any doubt demand would be higher than compared to lockdown 2. Under lockdown 2 you were not allowed to leave home without a reasonable excuse which really prevented leisure travel. With the tier system no such legal restriction applies.

Also bear in mind most of England has already been under tier 3 for two weeks, so london joining hardly changes things. I wouldnt expect much change in demand as a result of this.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 12:55 pm
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Hi All,

does anyone have the latest GF daytime food menu please?

I will be there this Saturday 11am-1pm, feel free to pop over and say hi.

I will be carrying this rucksack

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Old Dec 15, 20, 1:42 pm
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CCR limited opening

Just to confirm, CCR will be open from 17th to 20th between 08:00 and 15:00. During the time CCR is open, CCT area will available to everyone for use whoever is in GF at the time (however expect it to be an extension of normal GF service and extra seating space rather then the ability to have CCT-equivalent menu/service in that area)

GC North to be open as well from 17th to 23rd, 11th to 13th December as well as 27th - 28th December.

So for a very short period of time between 17th to 20th December, all BA lounges will be open in T5A (except the Spa and Arrivals lounge)

GF will be the only lounge open on Christmas Day. All passengers eligible for lounge access will be allowed in GF on that day as well as between 21:00 - 22:00 daily in addition to any capacity constraints whereby GF will be used to accommodate extra people.

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Old Dec 15, 20, 1:42 pm
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Here they are. Strictly speaking these are the CCT menus but I think you are allowed all of the items here with the exception of some of the posher alcoholic drinks, which aren't on this menu anyway. This is assuming it doesn't change by the weekend.





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Old Dec 15, 20, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by AirbusA350
GC North to be open as well from 17th to 23rd, 11th to 13th December as well as 27th - 28th December.
Thanks for the info. Are you able to clarify the second set of dates mentioned and if known, hours for the North lounge? Thanks.
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Old Dec 15, 20, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Neilgcal
Thanks for the info. Are you able to clarify the second set of dates mentioned and if known, hours for the North lounge? Thanks.
North Lounge: 05:00 - 14:00
Dates: 11th - 13th, 17th - 23rd and 27th - 28th December

After 14:00, OW Sapphire/BA Silver/J will have access to South lounge till 21:00. Between 21:00 - 22:00 - all eligible customers with lounge access will be accommodated in GF

NB: Galleries Club South will be open daily (except Christmas Day) from 05:00 till 21:00
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Old Dec 15, 20, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by AirbusA350
So for a very short period of time between 17th to 20th December, all BA lounges will be open in T5
Do you have the hours for the T5B lounge?
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Old Dec 15, 20, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Confus
Do you have the hours for the T5B lounge?
Apologies T5B wont be open. I guess I should backtrack and rephrase my sentence to say all lounges in T5A will be open for a short period of time
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Old Dec 15, 20, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by AirbusA350
Apologies T5B wont be open. I guess I should backtrack and rephrase my sentence to say all lounges in T5A will be open for a short period of time
Arrivals?
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