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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

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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 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 Sep 14, 21, 4:21 am
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Any update on the CPH lounge? It seems to be open - are BA pax allowed in again?
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Old Sep 14, 21, 4:45 am
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Hi folks, thought Id ask here as its a fairly active thread.

Am I right Im thinking that a BA codeshare on a non-OW airline means no lounge access?

Circumstances would be a flight from EDI on LM with a BA number as a GCH.
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Old Sep 14, 21, 5:14 am
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If you are on a BA issued ticket (125-...) and booked on a BA codeshare with any airline, then as a BA gold you get access to a BA lounge. So yes you should be allowed in to EDI.
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Old Sep 14, 21, 5:23 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
If you are on a BA issued ticket (125-...) and booked on a BA codeshare with any airline, then as a BA gold you get access to a BA lounge. So yes you should be allowed in to EDI.
Ah good stuff!
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Old Sep 15, 21, 10:45 am
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LoungeWorld MUC available again

BA has apparently started paying Lounge World at Munich again. Table service, no buffet, but better quality cold snacks than pre-COVID


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Old Sep 16, 21, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by omaralt View Post
Poor showing by BA here in Geneva today. No lounge access. No priority check in, only one line with two agents that is moving very slowly. Meanwhile the KLM and Airfrance counters have priority check in and lounge access..
Still no lounge access at GVA as of Wednesday, but the priority check-in desk was open and my fast track boarding pass worked at the priority security entrance.
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Old Sep 17, 21, 2:01 am
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Early departure and visit to Galleries Club North and South this morning, place an absolute zoo - a hybrid mix of self service coffee with food delivery leading to queues around the lounge. Ordered a bacon roll which was stone cold, add to that no champagne available.

Getting increasingly frustrated at the poor experience in the lounges during the morning rush, Im sure in no small part these issues are caused by the CE Mega Cabins.. made all the more worse by by hangry and caffeine deprived!
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Old Sep 17, 21, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by londonba2014 View Post
Early departure and visit to Galleries Club North and South this morning, place an absolute zoo - a hybrid mix of self service coffee with food delivery leading to queues around the lounge. Ordered a bacon roll which was stone cold, add to that no champagne available.

Getting increasingly frustrated at the poor experience in the lounges during the morning rush, Im sure in no small part these issues are caused by the CE Mega Cabins.. made all the more worse by by hangry and caffeine deprived!
There are supply issues. Add to that with champagne now included on the Your Menu App consumption in the Club lounge has increased by 140% despite there being far fewer passengers using the lounge.
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Old Sep 17, 21, 4:48 am
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There a lot of non status passengers taking advantage of the cheap CE fares and are certainly maximising their drinking.

I recall a post on here the other day by someone determined to ensure they have a CE lounge at LGW, and not a contract one, apparently it would constitute a "slap around the face" to have to use Aspire over BA for a SH flight.

Considering a lot of third party lounges have better food I can only infer than they were there for the free Booze.....

lots of entitlement and expectations, which based on reviews on here and feedback from friends about CE lounges right now, will lead to even more annoyed people.
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Old Sep 17, 21, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire View Post
There a lot of non status passengers taking advantage of the cheap CE fares and are certainly maximising their drinking.

I recall a post on here the other day by someone determined to ensure they have a CE lounge at LGW, and not a contract one, apparently it would constitute a "slap around the face" to have to use Aspire over BA for a SH flight.

Considering a lot of third party lounges have better food I can only infer than they were there for the free Booze.....

lots of entitlement and expectations, which based on reviews on here and feedback from friends about CE lounges right now, will lead to even more annoyed people.
I find the ambience usually a bit better in 'proper' airline lounges than the ones the hoi polloi can wave a 20 note at and wander in to. So I'd give the benefit of the doubt and suggest that might be what the poster there was intimating. (after all, the contract lounges still tend to have plenty of alcohol available...)
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Old Sep 17, 21, 5:15 am
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Just being kicked out of Escape lounge at Manchester, because the flight is going to be delayed and BA only pay up for a limited time
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Old Sep 17, 21, 5:17 am
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Originally Posted by drwook View Post
I find the ambience usually a bit better in 'proper' airline lounges than the ones the hoi polloi can wave a 20 note at and wander in to. So I'd give the benefit of the doubt and suggest that might be what the poster there was intimating. (after all, the contract lounges still tend to have plenty of alcohol available...)
Is mixing with the "Hot Polloi" really such an insult, many of them will be on the same flight - just saying. Each to their own, it was more a point of highlighting peoples "misguided" expectations which will naturally lead to disappointment
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Old Sep 17, 21, 5:27 am
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Nah I can survive it, too many LCC hops from Luton in my past to get too uppity! Just thought I'd put the counter that it's not (only) about the better booze - I'd take GF over a No 1 or Aspire any day even if I was only on the coffee.
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Old Sep 17, 21, 5:32 am
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Originally Posted by drwook View Post
Nah I can survive it, too many LCC hops from Luton in my past to get too uppity! Just thought I'd put the counter that it's not (only) about the better booze - I'd take GF over a No 1 or Aspire any day even if I was only on the coffee.
so would I. but this was GC v Aspire. I hope GC lives up to the expectations
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Old Sep 17, 21, 5:36 am
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I'm hoping the upcoming announcement of relaxation of testing requirements (for the vaccinated), combined with a drop off in summer sun seekers will give BA the time to review their UK lounge operations.

For GCs I think customers, staff and BA would benefit hugely from a re-introduction of self-serve drink. There's no longer a valid reason, IMO, from an infection prevention control aspect not to return to self-serve. For food they could opt for a canteen style of having the food on display but served by staff to ensure everyone isn't handling the same serving spoons/coughing all over the food.

And if they introduce something like this then can revert to Champagne being on demand only rather than having to pretend there are supply issues. Or just remove it entirely from GCs to save the disappointment.
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