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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 22, 20, 4:14 am
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LPGS is flowing on the CCT, for those keeping track.
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Old Dec 22, 20, 3:15 pm
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If flying in BA CE EDI-LHR, would I be able to use the lounge before continuing to BOS on VS? (I do realize the changes in T5 to T2 eventually).
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Old Dec 22, 20, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget
If flying in BA CE EDI-LHR, would I be able to use the lounge before continuing to BOS on VS? (I do realize the changes in T5 to T2 eventually).
no because you will be dumped into the entry hall so will need to exit and re-enter the terminal...and since you are continuing on on VS, that would mean a change to T2 and no lounge access at LHR unfortunately!
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Old Dec 22, 20, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget
If flying in BA CE EDI-LHR, would I be able to use the lounge before continuing to BOS on VS? (I do realize the changes in T5 to T2 eventually).
No. You cannot access airside in T5 with a T2 boarding pass. You would either have to go landside or follow flight connections to T2 airside. Either way no T5 access. There are no oneworld lounges in T2.

Edit: Beaten to it by 30 secs.
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Old Dec 22, 20, 3:22 pm
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Old Dec 23, 20, 12:08 am
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Can anyone that flew yesterday confirm if the CCR is still open or if they have reverted back to the CCT. Thanks
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Old Dec 23, 20, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by Tullstr
Can anyone that flew yesterday confirm if the CCR is still open or if they have reverted back to the CCT. Thanks
the CCR isnt open. It was only briefly open for a few days but that was limited to 17-20 December. CCT is open currently.
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Old Dec 23, 20, 3:37 am
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Originally Posted by VSLover
no because you will be dumped into the entry hall so will need to exit and re-enter the terminal...and since you are continuing on on VS, that would mean a change to T2 and no lounge access at LHR unfortunately!
Originally Posted by george77300
No. You cannot access airside in T5 with a T2 boarding pass. You would either have to go landside or follow flight connections to T2 airside. Either way no T5 access. There are no oneworld lounges in T2.

Edit: Beaten to it by 30 secs.
In that case I dont see any reasonable benefit to upgrade to Club Europe on such a short haul sector.

Thank you both kindly.
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Old Dec 24, 20, 4:13 am
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Are BA sticking with the lounge schedule previously published for the Christmas / NY period? There seems next to no flights so it appears a lot of excess capacity for much of the day (which I'm fine with as lots of space). Does any one know if they're consolidating back into GF?

Thanks.
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Old Dec 24, 20, 5:00 am
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Originally Posted by Phlyer2
Are BA sticking with the lounge schedule previously published for the Christmas / NY period? There seems next to no flights so it appears a lot of excess capacity for much of the day (which I'm fine with as lots of space). Does any one know if they're consolidating back into GF?
Its being managed dynamically. The planned hours are as described on the oneworld lounge page, but in practice they are taking the planned passenger load each day and consolidating as (and when) required. Very sensible, given the number of customers changing days, flights, etc.
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Old Dec 25, 20, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by chris87
Indeed - although (but for knowing about the art sale...) I think the only things I would have noticed missing are the Bridget Riley and the Julian Opies. The latter have been replaced by these, which I think look pretty good.
Thanks for all of your photos of the slightly refreshed CCR, chris87.

I'll miss the Julian Opie artwork - those pieces used to grace the main wood-panelled corridor in the T4 CCR before being relocated in 2008 to the washroom corridor in the T5 CCR.

The replacement artwork in the washroom corridor used to be in the Galleries Club lounge in T3, on the wall at the far end of the lounge behind the Silver Bar.

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Old Dec 26, 20, 6:04 am
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Has anyone of you recently done the JFK T8 AA Lounge visit while being on a BA Ticket out of T7?
is it worth the hassle?
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Old Jan 1, 21, 4:41 pm
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Is the T5 First Wing and Galleries First still open and operating its "normal" (i.e. pre- Tier 4) services & opening hours?
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Old Jan 1, 21, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by oceanscape
Is the T5 First Wing and Galleries First still open and operating its "normal" (i.e. pre- Tier 4) services & opening hours?
yes to both.
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Old Jan 1, 21, 6:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Andie007
Has anyone of you recently done the JFK T8 AA Lounge visit while being on a BA Ticket out of T7?
is it worth the hassle?
If its anything like LAX, its the only crowded place in the terminal with minimal service.
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