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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Jul 3, 20, 11:51 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 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 Oct 9, 21, 6:00 pm
  #3361  
 
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
I know of no third party lounges in the BA network that restrict BA Silver / oneworld Sapphire members - this seems very odd.
Maybe it's an AENA thing, ACE have had some equally spurious entry requirements in the last few years from status only and not CE to CE and not status seemingly changing as the wind blows.
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Old Oct 9, 21, 9:34 pm
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Question Lounge access at SCL for BA Silver, Gold or flying in F or J

Originally Posted by chilglish View Post
Apologies if this has been answered before, but I couldnt find any reference in previous posts.

Flying BA club with the family from SCL to LHR and was wondering if we would get lounge access in Santiago?

Ive checked the oneworld website and it would seem that we wouldnt be able to access either of the available lounges, since it states that only passengers travelling on Iberia, Qantas or American are allowed entry.

Can anyone confirm?
Brief update on this:

1 - Wrote to BAEC and they couldn't give me a straight answer, referring me to the Oneworld website for information. The website offered the following information:

Andes Lounge:

Access Airlines

Business Class American Airlines
First Class Admirals Club members must present membership card and boarding pass at lounge check-in counter for same-day departure on an
Sapphire Tier American Airlines operated flight.
Emerald Tier


LATAM VIP Lounge:

Access Airlines

Business Class Iberia
First Class Qantas
Sapphire Tier
Emerald Tier Access for eligible customers traveling on these oneworld member airlines only.

2) Called customer service here in Chile and amazingly got through. A very pleasant and helpful representative informed me after a short time on hold that BA Silver, Gold and those flying F or J have access to the LATAM VIP Lounge.

3) Contacted BA on Twitter and they replied after approximately 24 hours telling me that I would be able to access the Andes Lounge.

It's all rather confusing!

EDIT: just visited www.oneworld.com again and they have now added BA to the airlines allowed into the Andes Lounge. Still don't know who to believe. I guess we'll find out in December...
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Old Oct 10, 21, 12:27 am
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Currently in the BA Lounge in Jersey - nirvana no silly waitressing or apps just help yourself to everything including booze.

Heathrow are you watching - this is how to do it !!
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Old Oct 10, 21, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by Butts View Post
Currently in the BA Lounge in Jersey - nirvana no silly waitressing or apps just help yourself to everything including booze.

Heathrow are you watching - this is how to do it !!
There are some changes coming at LHR but the App is to remain. The Club lounges will have more help-yourself service but First will see assisted service, particularly with the provision of hot food.
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Old Oct 10, 21, 2:19 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
There are some changes coming at LHR but the App is to remain. The Club lounges will have more help-yourself service but First will see assisted service, particularly with the provision of hot food.
I think that may be a net improvement over pre covid?
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Old Oct 10, 21, 3:14 am
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Now in T5 South GC Lounge not to busy.

At least you can help yourself to Croissants, Biscuits, Hot Drinks and Pop now with a bit of fruit, not as good as Jersey but getting there.
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Old Oct 10, 21, 4:28 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
There are some changes coming at LHR but the App is to remain. The Club lounges will have more help-yourself service but First will see assisted service, particularly with the provision of hot food.
In the First lounge does this mean that drinks will go back to self service or will there also be an option to carry on as is via the app? I've got quite used to and quite like it! Either is great. The only option I'm not keen on is having an assisted bar where you have to go there, ask and be served a drink.
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Old Oct 10, 21, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by flyslow View Post
Denied entry at LPA today as BA Silver. Dragon was adamant that only Golds are allowed, even though Oneworld database says otherwise. They did accept PP though.
Agent probably confused BA Silver (sapphire) with IB Silver (ruby)...
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Old Oct 10, 21, 2:41 pm
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BA silver at LAX, but flying AY

Originally Posted by hsumh316 View Post
Confirmed. BA passengers are now being sent to Star Alliance Lounge.
I am a BA Silver and will depart LAX later this week on Finnair. Does anyone know whether I can access the Star Alliance by virtue of my BA status?
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Old Oct 10, 21, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Muckus View Post
I am a BA Silver and will depart LAX later this week on Finnair. Does anyone know whether I can access the Star Alliance by virtue of my BA status?
I stand corrected, but my understanding is no you don't as you are travelling on Finnair, so you can use whoever they have contracted.
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Old Oct 10, 21, 3:46 pm
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I'm BA Gold flying in F on BA from SFO-LHR on Oct. 28th, does anyone know if any lounges are slated to be open at SFO?
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Old Oct 10, 21, 3:55 pm
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Any idea when the GVA lounge reopens?
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Old Oct 10, 21, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by backdoc View Post
I'm BA Gold flying in F on BA from SFO-LHR on Oct. 28th, does anyone know if any lounges are slated to be open at SFO?

hi

I think post 3319 upthread suggested that sfo was expected to reopen the week of 4th October. Awaiting confirmation on this though
Regards

Tbs
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Old Oct 11, 21, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot View Post
hi

I think post 3319 upthread suggested that sfo was expected to reopen the week of 4th October. Awaiting confirmation on this though
Regards

Tbs
https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=SFO

Looks like its changed to open now
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Old Oct 11, 21, 3:27 pm
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Couldn't find any info about OTP in the wiki, oneworld website states MasterCard Business Lounge for QR only, https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=OTP, does this mean BA has no lounge or vouchers for F&B at all?
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