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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 Jul 4, 21, 8:37 am
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Had the chicken wings on CCT today, excellent..waited for the pies at 2pm and left two thirds of the scotch as it didn't taste of anything. Strange as people had reported it being the better of the pies.
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Old Jul 4, 21, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by TTmex
Had the chicken wings on CCT today, excellent..waited for the pies at 2pm and left two thirds of the scotch as it didn't taste of anything. Strange as people had reported it being the better of the pies.
Agree. Its the largest of the pies but just minced beef and no flavour at all.
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Old Jul 4, 21, 10:01 am
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Have a 5 hr layover from LAX in LHR early August. Is it Concorde Terrace I would (am able) use to wait it out? Or does anyone advise a different lounge. We are BA/AA first class. Is Concorde Terrace allowing J class as well.
Also, I presume, although vaxxed, I still need a PCR test and PLF completed for UK?
Thank you
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Old Jul 4, 21, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by bvmcginnis
Have a 5 hr layover from LAX in LHR early August. Is it Concorde Terrace I would (am able) use to wait it out? Or does anyone advise a different lounge. We are BA/AA first class. Is Concorde Terrace allowing J class as well.
Also, I presume, although vaxxed, I still need a PCR test and PLF completed for UK?
Thank you
Just to check, I understand you are arriving from LAX but not sure where you are connecting to?

If you have an onward flight from T5 then yes you can use the CCR based on a BA F inbound boarding pass but not an AA F inbound boarding pass. You would need to show your inbound bp as well as the onward flight, so keep hold of it.

For transiting the UK, even when staying airside, you ned a pre arrival test and to fill in the passenger locator form. The pre arrival test does not need to be a PCR - see the guidance here under Type of Test https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...ing-to-england
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Old Jul 4, 21, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA
Just to check, I understand you are arriving from LAX but not sure where you are connecting to?

If you have an onward flight from T5 then yes you can use the CCR based on a BA F inbound boarding pass but not an AA F inbound boarding pass. You would need to show your inbound bp as well as the onward flight, so keep hold of it.

For transiting the UK, even when staying airside, you ned a pre arrival test and to fill in the passenger locator form. The pre arrival test does not need to be a PCR - see the guidance here under Type of Test https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavi...ing-to-england
Thank you for that! That is helpful information. Yes, I do know where we are going (chuckle), we will be on our way to Athens. So, do the fit the J class and first class in the same terrace?! I've never been, cheers!
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Old Jul 4, 21, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by bvmcginnis
Thank you for that! That is helpful information. Yes, I do know where we are going (chuckle), we will be on our way to Athens. So, do the fit the J class and first class in the same terrace?! I've never been, cheers!
So depending exactly what time of day you are there it's likely the galleries club (for J) and galleries first will be open. If you were just departing in J to ATH you would have access to the GC only.

Since you have arrived in F you will have access to the GF. Go to the GF entrance and show your inbound F bp as well as your outbound J bp.

If your F was on AA that's where you stop. If your F was on BA you can go over to the Concorde terrace which is accessed from the GF and show them your inbound BA F bp as well as the ATH bp to get access.
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Old Jul 4, 21, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by bvmcginnis
Thank you for that! That is helpful information. Yes, I do know where we are going (chuckle), we will be on our way to Athens. So, do the fit the J class and first class in the same terrace?! I've never been, cheers!
The Concorde Terrace is a temporary area inside the Galleries First lounge for passengers who would normally be eligible to access the separate Concorde Room. It's the area marked 'First Terrace' on Page 3 here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B--...VRA_NfPPRMTSZA (Note these maps date from 2008 and are a little outdated now, but the basic layout remains the same.)
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Old Jul 4, 21, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA
So depending exactly what time of day you are there it's likely the galleries club (for J) and galleries first will be open. If you were just departing in J to ATH you would have access to the GC only.

Since you have arrived in F you will have access to the GF. Go to the GF entrance and show your inbound F bp as well as your outbound J bp.

If your F was on AA that's where you stop. If your F was on BA you can go over to the Concorde terrace which is accessed from the GF and show them your inbound BA F bp as well as the ATH bp to get access.
We arrive around 11:30am on Aug 6 and depart for ATH around 5:30pm. We'll check in at BA (operated by BA) at LAX bec I am afraid if we check in with AA (codeshare) we might confuse the issue. Bec there is no 1st to Athens, we have J class on that 2nd leg.
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Old Jul 4, 21, 2:22 pm
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Yes, you check in with the operating airline. You will be able to use the Concorde terrace, there may be J or even Y pax in there by virtue of them being CCR card holders
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Old Jul 4, 21, 6:49 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly
Id not choose a flight based on lounge access, having visited the uninspiring Aspire lounge at Gatwick yesterday it was just an hour visit and couldve not bothered. Wouldnt have had any impact on my flight decision
Pre - COVID, the club world dining room and, if in F, the Concorde dining room, were the best lounges at IAD, and definitely made it easy to eat before boarding and sleep the whole flight. Losing that makes BA a little less attractive.
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Old Jul 4, 21, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by TTmex
Had the chicken wings on CCT today, excellent..waited for the pies at 2pm and left two thirds of the scotch as it didn't taste of anything. Strange as people had reported it being the better of the pies.
the pies are on offer to celebrate the Euros, so you absolutely got the full Scottish experience... great expectations before you get there, absolutely nothing happens and ends in immense disappointment. Hopefully you availed yourself of the LPGS to get the full absolutely blootered experience! 😜
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Old Jul 4, 21, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Reetmafreen
the pies are on offer to celebrate the Euros, so you absolutely got the full Scottish experience... great expectations before you get there, absolutely nothing happens and ends in immense disappointment. Hopefully you availed yourself of the LPGS to get the full absolutely blootered experience! 😜
Plenty of the LPGS was enjoyed
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Old Jul 5, 21, 3:02 am
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Im not one to complain particularly easily, but has anyone else found the wine selection in GF to be very very underwhelming lately? Canard Duchene Charles VII is very much a thing of the past, and not even a Chablis-esque or red older than 4 years available. This is a real downgrade and has left a very bitter taste in my mouth, quite literally. Beyond the obvious cost- cutting, does anyone have any insight into why this has happened? Being able to enjoy wine that doesnt cost 5 a bottle has been my main enjoyment of GF in years gone by and the selection up until Jan 21 was always fine. Have I just caught them on a bad day or is BA hoping its customers are so in need of a drink after the last 15 months that theyll tolerate the swill? Im
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Old Jul 5, 21, 4:20 am
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Travelling back to London Was able to check in online yesterday (was surprised at being able to do this as would have thought someone would need to check pre departure test) was unable to use fast track and was told BA havent renewed their contract. Got to loungev( sala valdemossa) and told British airways clients not accepted luckily my husband and I both have priority passes. Can see a lot of rejected pax trying to access the lounge. Hope it is just temporary but with cuts BA need to make this could be permanent
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Old Jul 5, 21, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by Jf73
Im not one to complain particularly easily, but has anyone else found the wine selection in GF to be very very underwhelming lately? Canard Duchene Charles VII is very much a thing of the past, and not even a Chablis-esque or red older than 4 years available. This is a real downgrade and has left a very bitter taste in my mouth, quite literally. Beyond the obvious cost- cutting, does anyone have any insight into why this has happened? Being able to enjoy wine that doesnt cost 5 a bottle has been my main enjoyment of GF in years gone by and the selection up until Jan 21 was always fine. Have I just caught them on a bad day or is BA hoping its customers are so in need of a drink after the last 15 months that theyll tolerate the swill? Im
They used to have the Chateau Corbin which I quite enjoyed. If you can hook me up at 5/bottle I'll take a few dozen
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