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Old Jul 3, 2020, 10:51 am
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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 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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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Jul 17, 2021, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by green_tie
Wandering off topic here (sorry!) but can anyone recommend a model? The fans I’m finding on Amazon seem to be a lot less “travel sized” than the one above. Thank you!
why restrict on size?


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Old Jul 17, 2021, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by green_tie
Wandering off topic here (sorry!) but can anyone recommend a model? The fans I’m finding on Amazon seem to be a lot less “travel sized” than the one above. Thank you!
Amazon Amazon
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Old Jul 17, 2021, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
why restrict on size?


Indeed. If you happen to be carrying around a full size fan, why not use it? Otherwise would be dumb..
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Old Jul 17, 2021, 11:07 am
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BA Lounge(s) at LHR T3?

Any insider insights if the BA lounge(s) will be reopened in LHR T3 since it has been reopened?
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Old Jul 17, 2021, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by teemuflyer
Any insider insights if the BA lounge(s) will be reopened in LHR T3 since it has been reopened?
Unlikely since I doubt there will be any BA flights in T3 for a while. I don’t think T5 is anywhere near capacity yet.
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Old Jul 17, 2021, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by Speedbird Julie
This is the only restriction I'd keep. There's no need to jump up as soon as we're at the gate.
I find it slower to deboard this way. It it doesn’t bother me as much.
I think the best BA policy during COVID is that you get food and drinks brought to the table in lounges. Would be nice if that policy stayed
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Old Jul 17, 2021, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by green_tie
Wandering off topic here (sorry!) but can anyone recommend a model? The fans I’m finding on Amazon seem to be a lot less “travel sized” than the one above. Thank you!

FWIW this fan literally weighs nothing. super easy to carry for the lounge or row 6 of CE on the A319 with NO VENTS.
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Old Jul 18, 2021, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by gateH15
I think the best BA policy during COVID is that you get food and drinks brought to the table in lounges. Would be nice if that policy stayed
The staffing required for that once back to full capacity/footfall would be prohibitive I suspect.
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Old Jul 18, 2021, 3:16 am
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I'm sure the lounge covid service has been great. I've really only seen positives reviews on it here, about the table service.

But I too can't see that remaining, once things pick up, which they will at some stage.

It just would be costly, but more importantly, too slow once the lounges are packed again.

That what I like about BA lounges, the self serve, pre covid.
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Old Jul 18, 2021, 8:27 am
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Table service has always existed, albeit only for certain items and in certain lounges, although even Galleries Club did have one delivery item........ bubbles.
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Old Jul 18, 2021, 9:18 am
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There has been some table service before covid, in some BA lounges.

But the poster above was referring to the specific covid table service and whether that will remain or not.

I think not.
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Old Jul 18, 2021, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by crazyarmadillo
There has been some table service before covid, in some BA lounges.

But the poster above was referring to the specific covid table service and whether that will remain or not.

I think not.
I would hope that it did, at least in Galleries First. One benefit of the table service is that everyone sits down, which makes for a calmer lounge experience all round, as you don't have people running all over the place getting drinks and food all the time. The staff do, but that is far less intrusive than other passengers.

Can't see table service working in Galleries Club, cause those lounges are always a total shitfight at the best of times, but I'd like to see it stay in Galleries First. I would also hazard a guess that the table service means less food waste. You probably don't have the issue of fat Rupert getting seven plates of food from the buffet, tasting a fork full of each and leaving them there when he hauls his bulk down to the gate. I can't see someone ordering too much food from the get go, but you never know. We shall see what happens I guess!
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Old Jul 18, 2021, 11:33 am
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Agree that the current system, (covid table service) is great for lots of customers.

Its not for us though, we do prefer the self service in the first and club lounges.

But what will happen when numbers of customers pick up.

Im just not sure how BA will be able to give the same service , (timely and efficient) as it does now in covid times.

Be interesting to see how BA plays it though.

EDIT. To add

👍And yes, food waste is a big issue in buffets. No idea why some people do that.

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Old Jul 18, 2021, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by crazyarmadillo

👍And yes, food waste is a big issue in buffets. No idea why some people do that.
I agree it happens but I always find the behaviour slightly odd; I have been known to be the guy who wants to try a couple of things on occasion, but it seems easy enough to just put a little 'sample' on the side of your plate when you're serving yourself. Or a dedicated plate if you must/sauce will run etc, but even then there's no obligation to pile it high...
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Old Jul 18, 2021, 2:06 pm
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Rumour - but very good authority - JFK lounges start to reopen in August. At least that’s the current plan.
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