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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 Sep 30, 21, 1:34 pm
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I think T3 First may open if BA actually operates flights from T3. The date for that resumption is far from clear, regardless of what your booking may currently say.
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Old Sep 30, 21, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
I think T3 First may open if BA actually operates flights from T3. The date for that resumption is far from clear, regardless of what your booking may currently say.
The last information I was given is that T3 First is not expected to reopen this side of 2022.
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Old Sep 30, 21, 1:38 pm
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Thanks all.
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Old Sep 30, 21, 2:36 pm
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer View Post
Are the CX, QF or AA LHR lounges open and if so, which is best for one world Emerald status?
The QF lounge is closed as QF aren't operating international flights at the moment (except for a few repatriations). The CX lounges are closed due to lack of demand currently. The AA lounges are closed for refurbishment.

The only oneworld lounge open in T3 is BA's Galleries Club lounge, per the wiki and oneworld website.
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Old Sep 30, 21, 4:20 pm
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ZRH lounges are back. Aspire Lounge at B gates (open for all current BA departures) and E gates (which closes at 4pm - three hours ahead of the last BA departure to LCY).
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Old Oct 1, 21, 12:45 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
The QF lounge is closed as QF aren't operating international flights at the moment (except for a few repatriations). The CX lounges are closed due to lack of demand currently. The AA lounges are closed for refurbishment.

The only oneworld lounge open in T3 is BA's Galleries Club lounge, per the wiki and oneworld website.
Thanks. That was my understanding when looking but wanted to check. AA refurb sounds positive.
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Old Oct 1, 21, 3:30 am
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Work now done to expand the BHD lounge in to the old Aspire area.






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Old Oct 1, 21, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by KSVVZ2015 View Post
I’m curious if that will change with the new GGL/CCR rules + reduction of F capacity. Whereas a full F cabin + a few GGLs could overwhelm the IAD dining room for example in the past, that’s unlikely with a cabin of 8 unless there are an above-normal number of GGLs. For a GGL flying in J out of IAD for example, once the UA Polaris lounge opens, that will offer a better experience than J pre-flight dining on BA. But access to F dining would skew that the other way.
I’ll believe the Polaris at IAD will open when I see it. Glad the IAD BA lounge is back, as I will be restarting TATL business travel again in a month or so. I noticed the Virgin Atlantic lounge has reopened, too. Things slightly getting back to normal.
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Old Oct 2, 21, 4:56 am
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Is there any update on FRA or BSL?

I see that there is mention of the JAL lounge at Frankfurt but no details on the limited days/times.

As for BSL, did BA ever have lounge access? There’s only one lounge, as far as I know, and it’s been open again since early September.
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Is the lounge in Terminal 5B at Heathrow open now?
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Old Oct 2, 21, 5:10 am
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Originally Posted by Definitas View Post
Is the lounge in Terminal 5B at Heathrow open now?
No. It is anticipated that this will be the next LHR BA lounge to open. It is up and ready, having been used for charters in recement weeks.
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Old Oct 2, 21, 5:19 am
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Thanks. I thought I had read it is still closed. We always walk over there as it is usually a much quieter option than the main galleries.
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Old Oct 2, 21, 5:42 am
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Originally Posted by squawk View Post
Is there any update on FRA or BSL?

I see that there is mention of the JAL lounge at Frankfurt but no details on the limited days/times.

As for BSL, did BA ever have lounge access? There’s only one lounge, as far as I know, and it’s been open again since early September.
The JAL website has details of the FRA lounge opening times: https://www.jal.co.jp/jp/en/info/2020/inter/200318/ (essentially 16:00-20:00 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to coincide with the current JAL flight schedule).

In BSL, the EuroAirport Skyview Lounge is open and accepting BA passengers, per the oneworld website: https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=BSL
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Old Oct 2, 21, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
No. It is anticipated that this will be the next LHR BA lounge to open. It is up and ready, having been used for charters in recement weeks.
Very much look forward to this lounge reopening as it is spacious and rarely crowded. I would think with the US reopening in November that they may reopen from then? I’m off with QR on 12 November so will check and see.

On a side note it looks like QR is bringing back the A380 from November too although I do hope they open the onboard lounge as Emirates currently do.
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ANU open today, bar service and food, and sun deck is open.
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