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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 Concorde Room, First Lounge, Club 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 BRU, NCL, MAN and YVR have all closed permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BA-operated lounges at IAH have recently permanently closed. BA-operated lounges at AMS and SIN remain temporarily closed. 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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Old May 19, 21, 5:58 am
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I gather the Club South lounge is open again. Does anyone know if it is open all day, or is it closing early evening as it did when it was previously open.

Thanks in advance
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Old May 19, 21, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by Boeing77W View Post
They've now aligned the two passwords, so the food password no longer changes daily.
Someone was playing games on my last visit, remotely ordering food and drink for my table. Saved me a lot of hassle.
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Old May 19, 21, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by u01sss3 View Post
Not a huge gripe but I see from another thread lounge eligible passengers at LGW are getting vouchers to spend at the airport. I flew on a full flight from EDI today and wasn't offered anything. Any reason for the inconsistency?
I have the same gripe! Now owing to restrictions that GLA and EDI could reopen their lounges, I feel they should offer a small voucher of sorts for the airport outlets that have now reopened.
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Old May 19, 21, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by HarryHolden68 View Post
Someone was playing games on my last visit, remotely ordering food and drink for my table. Saved me a lot of hassle.
I had thought about it, but I guess it can be tracked.
Now if you went to the library / Internet cafe (if they still exist) and used a public computer - you could cause a huge amount of havoc
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Old May 19, 21, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by GumshoeW12 View Post
LGW = long haul only. EDI = short haul only.
It's still a bit much though. I get that passenger numbers are likely still too low to justify opening the lounges at outstations, but if you have customers either paying for a domestic business class product, or connecting long-haul business, then surely a gesture of £20 or £30 of vouchers to use at the airport wouldn't do them THAT much damage - especially for those who are paying higher prices closer to departure etc. Thankfully i wasn't paying this, but having had to re-book one of my domestic TP runs for the 6th time (not complaining - many people on here will have had FAR more disruption to travel than me) and pricing the flight out on Matrix it was coming in at over £1200 in CE (GLA-LHR-INV back to back). Now thankfully, this was just a re-book for me on a £200 CE sale fare from last year, but if I had been paying that ludicrous price and didn't even get a token gesture of some airport vouchers to get a refreshment and a snack before my flight, i'd be pretty put out.
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Old May 19, 21, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by efincomputer View Post
It's still a bit much though. I get that passenger numbers are likely still too low to justify opening the lounges at outstations, but if you have customers either paying for a domestic business class product, or connecting long-haul business, then surely a gesture of £20 or £30 of vouchers to use at the airport wouldn't do them THAT much damage - especially for those who are paying higher prices closer to departure etc. Thankfully i wasn't paying this, but having had to re-book one of my domestic TP runs for the 6th time (not complaining - many people on here will have had FAR more disruption to travel than me) and pricing the flight out on Matrix it was coming in at over £1200 in CE (GLA-LHR-INV back to back). Now thankfully, this was just a re-book for me on a £200 CE sale fare from last year, but if I had been paying that ludicrous price and didn't even get a token gesture of some airport vouchers to get a refreshment and a snack before my flight, i'd be pretty put out.
How do you know those who paid full price didn't?
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Old May 19, 21, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire View Post
How do you know those who paid full price didn't?
True, but i'd guess it's unlikely as it would need their IT to identify particular users based on how much they paid for their ticket, rather than the simple booking class (my rebookings have booked, in some cases, into D and J class). I may never know :-).
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Old May 20, 21, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by efincomputer View Post
True, but i'd guess it's unlikely as it would need their IT to identify particular users based on how much they paid for their ticket, rather than the simple booking class (my rebookings have booked, in some cases, into D and J class). I may never know :-).
You are right. As a MAN user I miss the lounge up here, true I can use PP lounges, but I shouldn't have to rely on my own funded option.

Even a £5/10 voucher for Pret would go a long way for most people
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Old May 20, 21, 8:58 am
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Galleries First and Club are now open. (South)

Club was very busy in the morning while the First lounge looked empty. Menu hasn’t changed, only alcohol is now back.
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Old May 20, 21, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by swisstraveler1988 View Post
Galleries First and Club are now open. (South)

Club was very busy in the morning while the First lounge looked empty. Menu hasn’t changed, only alcohol is now back.
Handy to know thanks! Anyone got any experience on if GC closes later in the day, with folk moving across to GF?
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Old May 21, 21, 1:29 am
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Nice choice of Fizz in GF.
The Lanson Rose is the Extra Age.
The Barons de R is very good.
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Old May 21, 21, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by Jed View Post
Nice choice of Fizz in GF.
The Lanson Rose is the Extra Age.
The Barons de R is very good.
Oh lovely! The Lanson Rose is delicious!
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Old May 21, 21, 6:01 pm
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Originally Posted by swisstraveler1988 View Post
Galleries First and Club are now open. (South)

Club was very busy in the morning while the First lounge looked empty. Menu hasn’t changed, only alcohol is now back.
I was also in GF around Noon on Thursday. It was very quiet. I have never seen it with so few visitors. Food service was very prompt. No wait for the toilet and no one in the new "Forty Winks" section. Temperature was comfortable. Overall it was probably my most relaxed visit ever. Made me regret not scheduling my return through LHR.

I wish the newspapers would reappear. Why piles of High Life magazines would not be a Covid vector but newspapers would is a mystery.

I should note that there are no showers available. Someone mentioned in a recent post that showers were available but the Elemis Spa and all the showers are shut.
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Old May 21, 21, 11:27 pm
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Showers were available yesterday morning (21st May).
The F lounge was around 50% full
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Old May 22, 21, 1:01 am
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Aspire Lounge is now open at Gatwick
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