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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 Jan 4, 21, 1:58 pm
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Any insights into what will likely happen to the LHR BA lounge service during lockdown 3?
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Old Jan 4, 21, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Voda_boy
Any insights into what will likely happen to the LHR BA lounge service during lockdown 3?
Until the SI is updated, it's hard to say but the exemption that currently exists may well stay in place.
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Old Jan 4, 21, 2:52 pm
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I have a feeling there will not be enough flights to justify having them open.
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Old Jan 5, 21, 9:28 am
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I passed through T5 at 1:30pm today. Galleries First was the only lounge open, I think the terrace as well?

Service in the lounge was as per August and November which is when I last flew. Ordering through QR codes and your mobile, at seat service. Usual stuff.
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Old Jan 5, 21, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
Correct yes, all 3 lounges are currently closed.
Hello hello! How are you keeping up-to-date on JFK lounges? I read much earlier in the thread a few suggestions that they will never reopen in prep for the T8 move. Any further detail on that? I am current state-side and working on CCR for this year, feels like maybe I won't get any JFK CCR usage until 2022 if that's the case(and that's assuming it isn't delayed)!
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Old Jan 6, 21, 12:08 pm
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Not sure how long this will last but I can confirm GF and the CCT are open and still serving as of this evening. Last place you can get a drink brought to your table by someone you don't live with in England?
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Old Jan 6, 21, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by clearedforlanding
Not sure how long this will last but I can confirm GF and the CCT are open and still serving as of this evening. Last place you can get a drink brought to your table by someone you don't live with in England?
theres probably a workspace canteen somewhere still operating
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Old Jan 6, 21, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by TGLoyalty
theres probably a workspace canteen somewhere still operating
I'd like to work wherever the canteen is if LPGS is brought to my table. I'd even wear high-vis if necessary.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 8:41 am
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Sorry if it's been asked before, but what are the plans for the BA lounges at JFK? Got my first 'First' flight JFK to LHR in November and I'm desperately hoping they'll be open by then...
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Old Jan 7, 21, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by BWBriscoe
Sorry if it's been asked before, but what are the plans for the BA lounges at JFK? Got my first 'First' flight JFK to LHR in November and I'm desperately hoping they'll be open by then...
The lounges are closed in JFK in T7.

November - I presume 2021? Well that would be pushing the old crystal ball from UMA, HMA and well beyond EMS. Perhaps check here in October? It really is anyone's guess.
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Old Jan 7, 21, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by BWBriscoe
Sorry if it's been asked before, but what are the plans for the BA lounges at JFK? Got my first 'First' flight JFK to LHR in November and I'm desperately hoping they'll be open by then...
You can use the AA Lounge in Terminal 8. But it would require leaving T8, taking the airtrain to T7 and passing security again.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by Andie007
You can use the AA Lounge in Terminal 8. But it would require leaving T8, taking the airtrain to T7 and passing security again.
Is BA check in recommending the AA lounge to First passengers (they must be giving them an alternative?).

What is the transfer like between T7 and T8?
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Old Jan 8, 21, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by BWBriscoe
Is BA check in recommending the AA lounge to First passengers (they must be giving them an alternative?).

What is the transfer like between T7 and T8?
No they are not specifically recommending this, you need to clear security twice, and take a train landside between T8 and T7. So check-in at T7, train to T8, clear security T8, lounge, exit T8 (the only easy bit to this), train to T7, security T7, round to gate. And currently the T8 lounge provision is pretty basic. In November? Who can say.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by BWBriscoe
Is BA check in recommending the AA lounge to First passengers (they must be giving them an alternative?).

What is the transfer like between T7 and T8?
Unfortunately, the only oneworld lounge open at JFK is the AA Admirals Club at T8 so there is no other alternative. If you have AMEX Platinum you could use the Centurion Lounge at Terminal 4 or if you hold PriorityPass you could visit the Air France Lounge in Terminal 1.

To go to the AA Lounge;

You need to take the AirTrain from Terminal 7 to Terminal 8 after checking-in at Terminal 8.
You need to clear security at Terminal 8, and head to the AA Lounge.
After enjoying the lounge, you need to go landside, take the AirTrain back to Terminal 7.
Clear security for the second time at Terminal 7 and board your BA flight.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 4:01 am
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Wow, this seems remarkable on BA's flagship route. I'm really surprised they've not put in better provision for premium passengers. What about those wanting the sleeper service?
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