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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 Aug 14, 21, 5:47 am
  #2911  
 
Join Date: May 2009
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Originally Posted by kosy91 View Post
Thanks. Is this the same menu for the First lounge?
I think you want https://t5f.yourmenu.cloud/ for that one.
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Old Aug 14, 21, 6:37 am
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Currently in GC, last weekend it had a modest amount of self service spirits/soft drinks/ice in line with the reintroduction in GF, today nothing is out to grab except water and the service is the order delivery is the slowest I've ever known it. Its not even particularly busy.
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Old Aug 14, 21, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
If you know the eligibility rules for entry you should have offered yourself as a consultant to the lounge agent to determine who is allowed access and who isn’t
I was already engaged in my capacity as a lemon drizzle cake testing consultant…

It was actually quite nice as it livened the place up a bit (just a bit odd!), it was pretty dead once they’d cleared everyone out again. Nothing was mentioned at check in about lounge access so It may be a few people eligible to use the lounge flying BA aren’t aware. Certainly most of Club on my flight weren’t in there.
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Old Aug 14, 21, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by green_tie View Post
I think you want https://t5f.yourmenu.cloud/ for that one.
Have someone got the current password?
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Old Aug 14, 21, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingWelshie View Post
Have someone got the current password?
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Old Aug 14, 21, 12:46 pm
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This could be my paranoia, but I would suggest removing a link and a passcode to the menu. If bad actors get hold of it, they may paralyze food and bar services in the lounges for hours.
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Old Aug 14, 21, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by luitje View Post
This could be my paranoia, but I would suggest removing a link and a passcode to the menu. If bad actors get hold of it, they may paralyze food and bar services in the lounges for hours.
The lounge WiFi passwords file has last been changed in 2016. It's out in the public: https://www.britishairways.com/mobil...lounge_1.8.dat

I'd argue if BA cared they would have a) updated the WiFi passwords and b) used a different mechanism for the lounges.
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Old Aug 14, 21, 2:01 pm
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Anyone know the current GC North opening times? Wondering if it might be open tomorrow morning..
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Old Aug 14, 21, 2:09 pm
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Open until around 2pm I think.
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Old Aug 14, 21, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by El_Duderito View Post
The lounge WiFi passwords file has last been changed in 2016. It's out in the public: https://www.britishairways.com/mobil...lounge_1.8.dat

I'd argue if BA cares they would have a) updated the WiFi passwords and b) used a different mechanism for the lounges.
They did this when they first reopened the lounges last year, lounge WiFi was the regular cities, menu ordering was a different password using a country.

Think China was at the start or in the first couple of weeks!! Someone at BA, having a bad sense of humour.
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Old Aug 15, 21, 3:10 am
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What are the thoughts of FT re/ the lounge at DXB?

Flight programme almost back to normal I believe (or were there 3 flights a day in 2019 - can't remember - pre Covid seems such a long time ago) so the lounge should open?

Really not keen to stick with the Marhaba lounge which I would assume is still as mediocre as in 2019.
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Old Aug 15, 21, 9:08 am
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Split Airport Business Lounge

The Split airport (SPU) business lounge is once again available for eligible BA passengers. This must have happened over the last few weeks. Wiki updated.
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Old Aug 15, 21, 9:10 am
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Aww, flying Tuesday and Galleries North is apparently closed?

Just a lowly silver these days (and flying short haul economy) as I got unlucky with the tier point year, so no lounge for me I guess. Downer.
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Old Aug 15, 21, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by RG1X View Post
Aww, flying Tuesday and Galleries North is apparently closed?

Just a lowly silver these days (and flying short haul economy) as I got unlucky with the tier point year, so no lounge for me I guess. Downer.
If you’re silver and Galleries North is closed you can use Galleries South or, if that’s also closed, the First lounge. There will always be at least one lounge available, maybe more if demand is sufficient.
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Old Aug 15, 21, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by GumshoeW12 View Post
If you’re silver and Galleries North is closed you can use Galleries South or, if that’s also closed, the First lounge. There will always be at least one lounge available, maybe more if demand is sufficient.
Really? Had no idea, thanks. Any idea if you can still guest someone in for the substitute lounges?

I was just going to try and dig out my dusty old Priority Pass card for Club Aspire. lol
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