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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

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 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 23, 2021, 7:30 am
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Originally Posted by sigma421
It seems to vary by day but I had a little play with the online menus last night and Galleries Club was shut about 7pm while First was still open.
I flew up from Heathrow to Glasgow on the 1815 on Wednesday. Entered the GF about 4ish which was quiet and then circa 5pm there was a sudden influx of people whom I suspect had been relocated from the Galleries South Club lounge.
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Old Jul 23, 2021, 9:23 am
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Anyone know if there is any lounge for first class, BA in Athens? Worthwhile? Thanks
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Old Jul 23, 2021, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by bvmcginnis
Anyone know if there is any lounge for first class, BA in Athens? Worthwhile? Thanks
According to the oneworld website, the Skyserv Aristotle Onassis Lounge is now accepting BA passengers.
Have never been there so can't comment of the quality but the OW website mentions that the lounge is operating with limited service.

Source: https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=ATH
Also, I have added this lounge to the WIKI of this thread.
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Old Jul 23, 2021, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
According to the oneworld website, the Skyserv Aristotle Onassis Lounge is now accepting BA passengers.
Have never been there so can't comment of the quality but the OW website mentions that the lounge is operating with limited service.

Source: https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=ATH
Also, I have added this lounge to the WIKI of this thread.
its definitely better than AA contract lounge in ATH but they all kinda meh there
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Old Jul 23, 2021, 9:59 am
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Hi

I am in t5 gf just now and relatively busy for social distancing purposes
The check in agent said galleries club was closing at 1715 so grabbing some food and drinks before then.
Overall not too bad with only about 5 flights after ours. Shops beginning to close as we headed to a8 for boarding.
no one in the snooze pods
On the 1845 to edi
first wing security closed but fast track security was about 5mins as a family with a pram was going as fast as they can but still taking time to load their trays.

Still glad to be back in the lounge after 11 months and edi lounge was still closed when I came down to london 2 weeks ago

Regards

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Old Jul 23, 2021, 12:52 pm
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I was in T5 Galleries Club yesterday morning from 6.50am to 8.20am (was on the 0840 to ABZ).

Lounge was incredibly busy. Really difficult to find a seat, virtually impossible to remain distanced.
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Old Jul 23, 2021, 1:13 pm
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How is now with access at T5 lounge I will travel with 2 kids only I have gold card last summer it was what we can ise gallery club any chanse to be allowed to GF?

I checked meet up section but its almost ghost section now
we traveling on Monday morning 7.35 BA 846 to Warsaw....
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Old Jul 23, 2021, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by BWBriscoe
I was in T5 Galleries Club yesterday morning from 6.50am to 8.20am (was on the 0840 to ABZ).

Lounge was incredibly busy. Really difficult to find a seat, virtually impossible to remain distanced.
So, how about if you're first class, anyone else tried it out lately.
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Old Jul 24, 2021, 4:46 pm
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As the SFO Terminal A <-> Terminal 1 connector has been opened last month,
BA passengers could now access the American Airlines Admirals Club at SFO without clearing double security thus this lounge is added into the WIKI.
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Old Jul 25, 2021, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
As the SFO Terminal A <-> Terminal 1 connector has been opened last month,
BA passengers could now access the American Airlines Admirals Club at SFO without clearing double security thus this lounge is added into the WIKI.
Thank you - hoping to use that next month!

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Old Jul 25, 2021, 2:27 am
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The oneworld website is now listing BA customers as having access to Sala Valldemosa at PMI Palma de Mallorca.
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Old Jul 25, 2021, 2:50 am
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Has anyone got any info or experience of the lounge now at PFO Paphos, it used to be included by BA but not sure if it is now? Thanks
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Old Jul 25, 2021, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by EJetter
The oneworld website is now listing BA customers as having access to Sala Valldemosa at PMI Palma de Mallorca.
I can confirm that you can enter with Gold/Silver....
They have a small selection of food and drinks which you point to and it is then delivered to your table.
Note, it is before passport control (and after security)
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Old Jul 25, 2021, 4:16 pm
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Concord Terrace - turning away F customers!

Flying F, I had a long stay yesterday in (and around) the Concord Terrace. I moved back and forth from CT to first wing, as I needed power for my laptop (no power ports in Terrace area aside from waiter station).

With most every seat taken, the agent at the entrance was turning away F pax, asking them to check back as space opened up. I asked the agent about possibility of Concorde Room re-opening, and he said much depends on direction of autumn bookings.
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Old Jul 25, 2021, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by rasmcasm
Flying F, I had a long stay yesterday in (and around) the Concord Terrace. I moved back and forth from CT to first wing, as I needed power for my laptop (no power ports in Terrace area aside from waiter station).

With most every seat taken, the agent at the entrance was turning away F pax, asking them to check back as space opened up. I asked the agent about possibility of Concorde Room re-opening, and he said much depends on direction of autumn bookings.
So, that was a Saturday, about what time of day/night was it and how long do you have to wait to get into 1st? Thx
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