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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/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 19, 20, 4:36 am
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Just in case someone is wondering, full service in GF today. Tier 3 no change. In fact the lounge is very busy.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire
Just in case someone is wondering, full service in GF today. Tier 3 no change. In fact the lounge is very busy.
So busy in fact that they just give me an invitation to the CCR as a standard GCH! 🥳
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Old Dec 19, 20, 6:05 am
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Speaking of busy lounges, before Wednesday’s BA 208 from MIA to LHR, I thought I would go and have a nice drink before departure at the Admirals club at D30 - the only one open. And it was packed. A long line outside to get in, and operating a 1 out 1 in policy. It was 30 mins to boarding from E23 which is a bazillion miles from anywhere, so I gave up and slowly walked over to the gate.
Fortunately the crew member on board working First gave me a PDB of a G&T. Whether that was in the rules, or allowed, I have no idea. But I appreciated it!!
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Old Dec 19, 20, 9:53 am
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Forgive me if this has been asked and answered already:
Does anyone know what the lounge situation is at SFO for BA customers?
none of the lounges in the international terminal are open, but the admirals club in T1 is - can BA Customers get airside over there?
thanks!
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:51 am
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So I wonder what Tier 4 will mean for the lounges?
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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by matticusbond
Forgive me if this has been asked and answered already:
Does anyone know what the lounge situation is at SFO for BA customers?
none of the lounges in the international terminal are open, but the admirals club in T1 is - can BA Customers get airside over there?
thanks!
I have it on good authority that all of the OneWorld lounges in the International Terminal are closed. You can go to the AC in T1, but as the airside connector is not finished/open yet, it would be a double security trek (one for AC, one for flight.) I have the same dilemma just after Christmas. I think I'll just give up on the idea of a lounge for this flight!

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Old Dec 19, 20, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by matticusbond
Forgive me if this has been asked and answered already:
Does anyone know what the lounge situation is at SFO for BA customers?
none of the lounges in the international terminal are open, but the admirals club in T1 is - can BA Customers get airside over there?
thanks!
Read back about 10 - 15 posts to where this was discussed yesterday.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by jwhite9185
So I wonder what Tier 4 will mean for the lounges?
Nothing for the lounges, but food on flights will now be presented in a single plastic bag with all food and drink sloshing around together, sans individual containers. You just open your mouth and pour it all in!

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Old Dec 19, 20, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Gomac
So busy in fact that they just give me an invitation to the CCR as a standard GCH! 🥳
Lucky you, I was just leaving after my bloody Marys and nachos at this point. too many idiots (hate to say mainly American) not wearing their masks as they walked around.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire
God the lounge needs a refresh, so old fashioned and dated. BA needs to learn some modern interior design / style
Design is very subjective, but the latest refresh of the CCR shows design aesthetic that's pretty on-trend at the moment. It's not minimalist or ultra modern, but refined and elegant.
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Old Dec 19, 20, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1
Design is very subjective, but the latest refresh of the CCR shows design aesthetic that's pretty on-trend at the moment. It's not minimalist or ultra modern, but refined and elegant.
erm, ok. not sure what refined and elegant places you have been. I disagree, but each to their own. glad you like.
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Old Dec 21, 20, 4:44 am
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First Wing and Lounge opened this morning (and very quiet).

On another topic only extra check was airport staff (not police or border control) at the entrance asking for destination (but not place of living or reason of travel).
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Old Dec 21, 20, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by Sophoclefr
On another topic only extra check was airport staff (not police or border control) at the entrance asking for destination (but not place of living or reason of travel).
That is to check what extra requirements you may have to be allowed to board (temperature check for Italy, qr code for Greece), or since today maybe to avoid having you in the terminal if your flight can't go because of the flight bans against the UK.
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Old Dec 22, 20, 2:39 am
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First Wing is open at LHR T5, as is the First security. Was allowed entrance to the Concorde Terrace, maybe because I'm Emerald, but maybe they're not really minding.

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22-Dec morning menu on Concorde Terrace
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Old Dec 22, 20, 3:33 am
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Originally Posted by ShortDog
First Wing is open at LHR T5, as is the First security. Was allowed entrance to the Concorde Terrace, maybe because I'm Emerald, but maybe they're not really minding.
Everyone has to be emerald to get into the first lounge (or a first class ticket, which allows CCR access anyway).

I think, unless the sudden drop in demand has changed their plans, the CCT is back to being part of the regular first lounge this week and the CCR proper is open.
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