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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

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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Old Sep 22, 21, 1:27 am
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Just to note that the infamous "Sleeper Service" is definitely still a thing from some locations; my recent BAH-LHR flight in CW (which departed after midnight) was absolutely not a full meal upon departure...a smoked beef bagel or a veggie panini plus a slice of cake! Poor indeed, IME.
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Old Sep 22, 21, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by NoY View Post
Just to note that the infamous "Sleeper Service" is definitely still a thing from some locations; my recent BAH-LHR flight in CW (which departed after midnight) was absolutely not a full meal upon departure...a smoked beef bagel or a veggie panini plus a slice of cake! Poor indeed, IME.
Hmm, that's definitely not the normal pre-COVID situation. When the new style Club World catering was introduced in 2018, a full meal was provided on all routes.
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Old Sep 22, 21, 4:30 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Hmm, that's definitely not the normal pre-COVID situation. When the new style Club World catering was introduced in 2018, a full meal was provided on all routes.
It is now a Sleeper Service & even said that on MMB, sadly!
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Old Sep 22, 21, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
I'm assuming there's no lounge provision at T5 at ORD at the moment. Looks like BA pax don't have access to the AF lounge, so is it just AC in T3 until BA reopens? Flagship is closed at T3, too.
The AF lounge takes paying customers as well as PP. Access via either method is capacity controlled.

IMO the AF lounge is pretty basic as far as seating and offerings go (it does have decent wines and self serve liquor) but considering that the windows have been covered because of nearby construction and no longer offering very nice tarmac views, I wouldn't pay the rate for entry.
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Old Sep 22, 21, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
I'm assuming there's no lounge provision at T5 at ORD at the moment. Looks like BA pax don't have access to the AF lounge, so is it just AC in T3 until BA reopens? Flagship is closed at T3, too.
Not sure if it is better than nothing, but the BA dungeon at ORD is reopening. Oneworld website shows the lounge is open again.
Curious to see the first photos of the new interior!
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Old Sep 22, 21, 3:22 pm
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Just arrived at YYZ and directed to Plaza Premium lounge at gate B33. Not the usual BA lounge by C gates but a lounge none the less. Pass through security and turn right. Lounge is about 50m on the left. A good walk to the gate. Now on OneWorld.com lounge guide as open

Servers for usual choice of drinks and good quality of hot food for a sleeper service meal if desired. Self serve water and snacks including cookies, nuts and cakes.

Separate roped off area for BA passengers. Sign at the door said closed due to being at capacity but that is for other passengers and does not apply to BA. However, with 52 seats and two flights capacity may be a problem closer to 93 departure. Maybe the C gate lounge will open sooner rather than later but staff had no knowledge of a plan. Toilets in the lounge but no showers.

Ontario has now joined Quebec in requiring vaccine passports for entry to anywhere. Expect to be asked including for this lounge. Don’t expect the NHS QR code to work though. A manual inspection sufficed for us.

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Old Sep 23, 21, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by hmv View Post
Not sure if it is better than nothing, but the BA dungeon at ORD is reopening. Oneworld website shows the lounge is open again.
Curious to see the first photos of the new interior!
That must have happened last night, as I checked yesterday afternoon and it still said closed. Also, the name has changed, to British Airways Lounge. I've updated the wiki - the list of open lounges is slowly starting to get longer!
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Old Sep 23, 21, 4:11 am
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Originally Posted by hmv View Post
Curious to see the first photos of the new interior!
Are we sure the lounge has been refurbished? I know BA had announced their refurbishment intention pre-COVID but did it actually happen?
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Are we sure the lounge has been refurbished? I know BA had announced their refurbishment intention pre-COVID but did it actually happen?
I do wonder - and the oneworld site still has the old photos, but it did just reopen yesterday. Then again they have at least changed the name. I'll find out next month!
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Old Sep 23, 21, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by 13901 View Post
All lounges in MXP are closed according to the SEA Website: https://www.milanomalpensa-airport.c...es/vip-lounges
The Sala Leonardo is open at LIN but the BA one still closed. That despite a full flight with a 12 row CE cabin yesterday and a 3.5 hour delay on the flight. Nothing offered in lieu of the lounge being closed nor for the delay. Not great.
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Old Sep 23, 21, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler View Post
I do wonder - and the oneworld site still has the old photos, but it did just reopen yesterday. Then again they have at least changed the name. I'll find out next month!
The oneworld website previously had the lounge named as British Airways Club Lounge / First Lounge, so it was the new branding in name albeit still the old Terraces style interior in real life - I wonder whether the name has been updated because the First lounge is still closed?
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Old Sep 23, 21, 11:47 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
The oneworld website previously had the lounge named as British Airways Club Lounge / First Lounge, so it was the new branding in name albeit still the old Terraces style interior in real life - I wonder whether the name has been updated because the First lounge is still closed?
Or the First Lounge no longer exist as a separate lounge, but only keeping a separate dining room? ORD was an A350 destination without F, but was recently switched to B787-9 and -10.
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just sent this - surprised guest in Galleries south, no champagne on offer ! Is this new? They confirmed the English sparkling was delicious though
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Old Sep 23, 21, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post

just sent this - surprised guest in Galleries south, no champagne on offer ! Is this new? They confirmed the English sparkling was delicious though
There are supply issues, and if HMG doesn't get its finger out PDQ, there will be ever increasing issues with the catering.
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Old Sep 23, 21, 2:39 pm
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The Rose champagne in T5 GF has also seen a downgrade. Lanson Rose now (the supermarket stuff) rather than the Lanson Extra Age Rose, which was very nice.
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