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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/American Airlines Greenwich Lounge, Soho Lounge, Chelsea 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 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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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Mar 12, 2022, 3:25 am
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Originally Posted by TKtraveller
Any signs the lounge at AMS will open soon? Not much travel restrictions between the Netherlands and the UK anymore and BA has multiple flights from AMS, but the lounge is still closed.
But BA is still using the Aspire next door... right?
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Old Mar 12, 2022, 4:21 am
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This is probably the wrong thread but I’m in the T5 East Galleries Lounge and wondered why it’s always so stuffy in here… surely they’d want improved circulation.
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Old Mar 12, 2022, 4:44 am
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Due to fly out of Stockholm Arlanda in June in CE. Can anyone tell me if they’ve used a lounge in Terminal 2 recently and what times it’s open until?

Or if the lounge will be closed (my flight is at 9pm) where are the best places to sit to wait for the flight.

Cheers
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Old Mar 12, 2022, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer
Either really. I'm more interested in the general layout rather than the food and beverage.
https://liveandletsfly.com/british-a...lhr-t3-review/ Note this was pre-COVID, so food and beverage service is different, and the Elemis Travel Spa is now permanently closed (although the showers remain open).

Originally Posted by Lefly
But BA is still using the Aspire next door... right?
Correct: https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=AMS

Originally Posted by Intl359Widget
This is probably the wrong thread but I’m in the T5 East Galleries Lounge and wondered why it’s always so stuffy in here… surely they’d want improved circulation.
There are North, South and T5B Galleries Club lounges but no East

Originally Posted by aviosasw
Due to fly out of Stockholm Arlanda in June in CE. Can anyone tell me if they’ve used a lounge in Terminal 2 recently and what times it’s open until?
Or if the lounge will be closed (my flight is at 9pm) where are the best places to sit to wait for the flight.
https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=ARN

The T2 lounge closes at 19:00, so you're best to sit in the gate area or at the bar outside the lounge. The terminal is very IKEA, and the lounge is fairly weak, so you're not missing much.
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Old Mar 12, 2022, 9:52 am
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Hi all, Newbie here so be gentle. I'm flying to YYZ in May in J and am confused about lounge access, LHR is no problem but the BA lounge in YYZ is now permanently closed and suggestion is the Plaza Premium however this does not appear to serve food and I'm looking at the AA Admirals club, would I as a business class passenger automatically be allowed in as a Oneworld partner or is this only for BAEC Gold and Silver?
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Old Mar 12, 2022, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by Dirge
Hi all, Newbie here so be gentle. I'm flying to YYZ in May in J and am confused about lounge access, LHR is no problem but the BA lounge in YYZ is now permanently closed and suggestion is the Plaza Premium however this does not appear to serve food and I'm looking at the AA Admirals club, would I as a business class passenger automatically be allowed in as a Oneworld partner or is this only for BAEC Gold and Silver?
Welcome to FT Dirge! BA do indeed use the Plaza Premium lounge at YYZ; food is available. The AA Admirals Club is in the transborder part of T3, so not accessible for international departures.

Ordinarily any oneworld lounge is accessible by any oneworld F/J passenger regardless of status, provided the lounge is physically accessible by the terminal layout.
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Old Mar 20, 2022, 5:39 am
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Can anyone tell me if YVR BA lounge is definitely closed for good? With CX lounge also closed and Plaza Premium closing early what are the options? If it is Plaza Premium(I read some reports its open for BA flights) do they have separate bathrooms and what's the food /seating like? Any reviews of this lounge. Shame BA has permanently closed its YVR lounge.

Thanks
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Old Mar 20, 2022, 4:38 pm
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Originally Posted by sxc
AA is moving to T5 27 March. Does this mean the CX lounge will close again?
Originally Posted by CatchThePigeon
Unlikely in my view. AA are only moving 4 of their ten T3 destinations to T5. Plus there's still the twice daily(?) CX HKG flights.

I hope not anyway.
Mustn't forget that RJ (daily), AY (3 flights a day) and UL operate from T3 also. So there are still quite a few other OW options that will likely justify CX T3 remaining open. Not forgetting all eligible BA passengers who rightly use CX lounge over BA's T3 facilities!
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Old Mar 20, 2022, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Cedar Jet
Can anyone tell me if YVR BA lounge is definitely closed for good?
Yes, the BA operated lounges at YVR closed permanently during the pandemic.
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Old Mar 20, 2022, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1
Yes, the BA operated lounges at YVR closed permanently during the pandemic.
Thanks. Is the Plaza Premium at YVR worth going in a tad earlier for?
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Old Mar 21, 2022, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by Cedar Jet
Thanks. Is the Plaza Premium at YVR worth going in a tad earlier for?
Not in my experience.
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Old Mar 22, 2022, 5:48 pm
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Dublin lounge

Any sign of the Dublin lounge being open for evening departures?
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Old Mar 23, 2022, 3:40 pm
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Hi! First post and all that...

The OSL lounge in Oslo is open, but the 'premium' side has a sign up saying it's 'closed indefinitely'. Fellow passenger said this is where one used to be able to get a better choice of (usually hot) food. As it was, the main area had a rather limited cold buffet thing going on. And the 'red wine' or 'white wine' taps sort of fascinated me.

Also, on my way out, Galleries South were handing food out from the middle kitchen area of the lounge. It was dead quiet as first thing in the morning. Just wondered if this is normal at that time, as I've never seen it before - but I've also not been that early post-pandemic.
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Old Mar 26, 2022, 5:18 am
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NCE Terminal 1 re-opening tomorrow and BA moving back to it. This is a full re-opening and therefore the lounges will re-open too (i.e. not like last summer's partial opening) so it should be back to the Canopy Lounge for BA at NCE from tomorrow.
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Old Mar 26, 2022, 5:31 am
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Just to let you know that yesterday, I flew out of OPO with another airline, but there is only one lounge at the airport, and the ANA Lounge which all airlines including BA uses was still closed with a temporarily closed sign and with technicians working upstairs at the lounge level.
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