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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Jul 3, 2020, 10:51 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/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 Apr 9, 2022, 3:50 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1
BA are using the Marhaba lounge at the moment.

The Qantas International Business lounge opens at 14:30 but closes around 21:00 when the last QF flight departs, which means there’s about an hour of sub-optimal third party lounging before boarding BA16.
Does Marhaba also accept BA statused passengers (Silver and Gold) travelling economy as well, or are these passengers not given lounge options at SIN, now that QF lounge closes before BA16 departs?
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Old Apr 9, 2022, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice
Does Marhaba also accept BA statused passengers (Silver and Gold) travelling economy as well, or are these passengers not given lounge options at SIN, now that QF lounge closes before BA16 departs?
They will accept all BA qualified passengers.
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Old Apr 9, 2022, 4:21 am
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Gatwick South lounge was a delight yesterday - didn’t pop into business so can’t comment on that, but First was quiet, calm, great service. Clean and tidy and lots of seat choices. Will not miss North Terminal lounges
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Old Apr 11, 2022, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly
Gatwick South lounge was a delight yesterday - didn’t pop into business so can’t comment on that, but First was quiet, calm, great service. Clean and tidy and lots of seat choices. Will not miss North Terminal lounges
OOOH. When did LGW reopen? I'm flying DBV-LGW-JFK in a couple of months. Which terminals are used for these runs? I was feeling non-plussed about being routed through LGW versus LHR, but it is what it is it seems. Have not set foot in LGW since about 2010.
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Old Apr 11, 2022, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by IADCAflyer
OOOH. When did LGW reopen? I'm flying DBV-LGW-JFK in a couple of months. Which terminals are used for these runs? I was feeling non-plussed about being routed through LGW versus LHR, but it is what it is it seems. Have not set foot in LGW since about 2010.
LGW's South Terminal re-opened at the start of the summer timetable (March 27th) and all of BA's flights for LGW now operate out of the South terminal as they were pre-Covid.

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Old Apr 11, 2022, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by doctoravios
Or you could just stay in the Qantas lounge (LHR T3)? I highly recommend the dessert wine!



Buffet (1st floor)

Gin bar (ground floor)

Evening menu

Salt and pepper squid served with Tanqueray/Aperol ice cube and Riesling

Apple and vanilla crumble served with Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise dessert wine
Don't, I love it in there! Only sad that my next T3 OW excursion is in September and I have a scary 2h10m T5>T3 connection
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Old Apr 11, 2022, 8:49 am
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Originally Posted by Pilot37
LGW's South Terminal re-opened at the start of the summer timetable (March 27th) and all of BA's flights for LGW now operate out of the South terminal as they were pre-Covid.

Pilot37
Excellent, thank you. Maybe flying via LGW won't be so bad after all - setting aside the 777 to JFK.
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Old Apr 11, 2022, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by doctoravios
Or you could just stay in the Qantas lounge (LHR T3)? I highly recommend the dessert wine!
I wanted to do both 😁 ! Had a great pre-flight flat white in the Qantas lounge.
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Old Apr 17, 2022, 11:37 am
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Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) flights now depart from terminal 5 (at least the BA783 evening departure does). According to the OneWorld website the Norrsken lounge is open until 17:00, but at 18:00 I decided to try find it anyway. Signage is awful, but basically turn right immediately after security, follow the path all the way round to F-gates, and take the lift up a floor where the signs direct you to the SAS and “M” lounge (turns out the Norrsken lounge is signposted “M”, presumably because it’s operated by Menzies). Currently it’s actually open until 20:00.

Tonight’s departure is from gate 18, which is a fair trek back through the very hot corridors. The lounge isn’t very impressive, either in terms of seating or catering, so if you haven’t got too much time I wouldn’t recommend bothering (and I’m generally a lounge ‘lover’).

Actually overall I’m rather disappointed with ARN today. Fast Track security merely filtered into the front or the standard lane, and with only two lanes open and lots of secondary checks it was a slow process. Lots of construction going on in the airport so a ‘pop-up’ experience with everywhere hot, and it’s quite busy. The only saving grace was the Arlanda Express getting here, and the fact we’ve swapped from an A320 to a 787!
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Old Apr 17, 2022, 12:50 pm
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Is the LHR T5 BA F lounge back to self serve wine and champagne? Or still QR code ordering?
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Old Apr 17, 2022, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by SkyTeam777
Is the LHR T5 BA F lounge back to self serve wine and champagne? Or still QR code ordering?
It's had self serve drinks for a while now. You can still order them too though, handy when you're feeling lazy 😉
Food is back to self serve too, although some items are via order only.
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Old Apr 20, 2022, 3:23 am
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Is there a lounge open at CDG at the moment?
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Old Apr 20, 2022, 4:10 am
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Originally Posted by Kernow
Is there a lounge open at CDG at the moment?

From what I can see BA pax use the AA lounge
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Old Apr 21, 2022, 8:07 pm
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Is there a lounge that we can use in Budapest?
The OneWorld finder states that the Platinum Schengen lounge in T2A can be used by BA passengers.
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Old Apr 22, 2022, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by hungry
Is there a lounge that we can use in Budapest?
The OneWorld finder states that the Platinum Schengen lounge in T2A can be used by BA passengers.
Unless it’s changed very recently, the non-Schengen lounge is also open and is right next to the gates typically used for BA flights.
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