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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Jul 3, 2020, 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 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 15, 2020, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by GumshoeW12
Arrivals?
Oh gosh. I really didn’t think this through when framing my sentence lol!

Apologies arrivals remains closed too.
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Old Dec 15, 2020, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
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.





awesome, thank you
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Old Dec 15, 2020, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
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.





is this also the GC menu? A substantial upgrade on the buffet slop we’re used to if the case😀
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Old Dec 15, 2020, 4:05 pm
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Originally Posted by AirbusA350
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
Thanks for the info. A shame for me, will have to use GS South due to travelling with a Silver and her no status sister. I imagine the likelihood of any seasonal, enhanced guesting allowances for Golds this year is zero.
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Old Dec 15, 2020, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter
Thanks for the info. A shame for me, will have to use GS South due to travelling with a Silver and her no status sister. I imagine the likelihood of any seasonal, enhanced guesting allowances for Golds this year is zero.
BA have mentioned that passengers might be upgraded from Galleries Club to GF if there are capacity constraints in Club North/South. Likewise a few normally allowed in GF may be upgraded to CCR if there are capacity constraints owing to social distancing So you might get lucky!

(Not to be confused with upgrading of travel class)
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Old Dec 15, 2020, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by YorkieFlyer
is this also the GC menu? A substantial upgrade on the buffet slop we’re used to if the case😀
No, GC has a different menu, but as you will see mid thread, it can be argued GC has had quite an improvement on the pre-Covid offering.
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 2:01 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
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.
I’m not sure which last time is being referred to but there was an airside exemption in lockdown 2 and table service could have continued if BA wanted to.

Foreign Air travel also wasn’t specifically banned but travelling to an airport for leisure wasn’t one of the reasonable excuses for being out of the home.
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by TGLoyalty
I’m not sure which last time is being referred to but there was an airside exemption in lockdown 2 and table service could have continued if BA wanted to.
I was referring to lockdown 2, and there wasn’t the airside exemption you refer to. I don’t really want I reopen this debate since I am sure everyone is bored of it, but if you have a look at the law and see where airports are mentioned you will see it is not a general exemption for airside to carry on serving food and drink normally.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/.../contents/made
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 4:55 am
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Anyone in the lounges today who can report on what, if anything, has changed for tier 3?
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 5:04 am
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Originally Posted by AirbusA350
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
thanks for the info. Do you know if GN will serve the all day menu from 12 or will they just stick with breakfast like they did in the summer?
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by Neilgcal
thanks for the info. Do you know if GN will serve the all day menu from 12 or will they just stick with breakfast like they did in the summer?
No idea sorry! You could always switch to Galleries Club South if indeed it is breakfast they’re prolonging until 2pm closure if that’s not what you fancied?
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 5:31 am
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Thanks AirbusA350. I am travelling through next week with my parents for a 5 hour connection and they will prefer to be out on the terrace if possible. But may get bored of the breakfast offerings for 5 hours.
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 5:48 am
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Originally Posted by samfrost93
Anyone in the lounges today who can report on what, if anything, has changed for tier 3?
Greetings from the GF lounge. All appears normal (well, Covid normal). No queue to check in and clear security. Find a seat and scan the QR code at the table to order (today’s code is boston). Got here at 12:30 and the lunch menu was being served. The mushroom pie is surprisingly good.
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 7:51 am
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Is the Calpe Lounge in Gibraltar open?
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Old Dec 16, 2020, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer
Is the Calpe Lounge in Gibraltar open?
Yes, it's open but BA stopped to contract the Calpe Lounge in GIB so you must either pay the walk-in fee or have entry through alternative methods ( eg. Priority Pass ).
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