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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 28, 2022, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by Butts
Thanks for the replies.

Are any of the alternatives better than the BA "First Wing" in T3 ?

Hi

Yes

Both of them

Both are very good lounges ( ie try the squid in qantas if available)
for cathay the f section has a dining room which is good ( not as large as selection as pre covid). The cathay business section also has a noodle bar.
The cathay delight ( non alcoholic cocktail) is excellent
I think the consensus is that the ba lounge is in third place
I personally quite like the ba f lounge in t3 esp if quiet but cathay and qantas are very good.

You can of course try them all with enough time.

Regards

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Old Apr 28, 2022, 4:59 am
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The BA lounge at Changi is showing as open on Oneworld

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Old Apr 28, 2022, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by airline brat
Does anyone know if the AA lounge is extending its hours? OW site shows it as closing daily at 15.00 and other OW lounges limit usage to specific (non-BA) airlines.
I'm not sure if it's recently changed but 2 weeks ago the AA lounge staff turf out at 15:00 on the dot. No alternative facility available as the CX lounge remains closed
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Old Apr 28, 2022, 1:04 pm
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The BA lounge at Changi is showing as open on Oneworld
Yes, now reopened. I've updated the wiki.
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Old Apr 28, 2022, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1
Yes, now reopened. I've updated the wiki.
Excellent news, thanks.
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Old Apr 28, 2022, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Butts
The Albert Durer Lounge.
It's officially the "Dürer Lounge", but the airport's name refers to Albrecht Dürer, not "Albert" (which is the name of one of his brothers).
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Old Apr 29, 2022, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingScientist
It's officially the "Dürer Lounge", but the airport's name refers to Albrecht Dürer, not "Albert" (which is the name of one of his brothers).
Whatever it's name it shut at 7pm and the BA Flight was at around 9pm
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Fingers crossed that we are finally on our way to YVR tomorrow in CW.

For those who are lucky enough to visit the lounges in T5 regularly which ones should we head for? From a bit of research it suggests we should head for 'B' lounge if our flight is from there (todays seems to have been)

Also if someone can confirm that us one-off Club World fliers (Avios converted to voucher then tickets) are eligible for access? It seems we are but I don't want to raise the other half's hopes before confirming!

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Old May 4, 2022, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Cowichan2020
Fingers crossed that we are finally on our way to YVR tomorrow in CW.

For those who are lucky enough to visit the lounges in T5 regularly which ones should we head for? From a bit of research it suggests we should head for 'B' lounge if our flight is from there (todays seems to have been)

Also if someone can confirm that us one-off Club World fliers (Avios converted to voucher then tickets) are eligible for access? It seems we are but I don't want to raise the other half's hopes before confirming!
Yes! Enjoy your trip 👍🏻
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Old May 5, 2022, 4:02 am
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Was in the Qantas / OneWorld LAX lounge last week and caught up with the GM. First lounge needs about 8 weeks from when Qantas give the greenlight to re-open, but Qantas haven't yet given that light, so at present end of June / beginning of July is a tentative re-open timeline, but subject to Qantas Mgt decision it seems.

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Old May 5, 2022, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Butts
Whatever it's name it shut at 7pm and the BA Flight was at around 9pm
All BA flights NUE-LHR now board between 7 and 7:30 p.m., so you may get a chance to use the lounge next time. NUE lounge should probably also be included in the Wiki.

I was there last week and have to say that it's a basic but very clean lounge, definitely much better than waiting at the gate. The local beer and fresh pretzels are certainly a plus.
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Old May 6, 2022, 1:50 am
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Morning all from OTP. Any lounge from Bucharest open to BA pax with status / CE?

I’ve found the Mastercard Lounge but my World Elite Mastercard isn’t enough. They don’t appear to take PP, DragonPass or, I suspect, OW business or status? Clearly I could just ask the lady at the reception desk!

Edit.. I did ask the lady at reception and none of the above grants access!
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Old May 6, 2022, 1:55 am
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Originally Posted by ThatT1Feeling
Morning all from OTP. Any lounge from Bucharest open to BA pax with status / CE?

I’ve found the Mastercard Lounge but my World Elite Mastercard isn’t enough. They don’t appear to take PP, DragonPass or, I suspect, OW business or status? Clearly I could just ask the lady at the reception desk!

Edit.. I did ask the lady at reception and none of the above grants access!
You're out of luck, there are no PP lounges at OTP and there is no lounge access for any oneworld airline save for the QR DOH service.
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Old May 6, 2022, 1:59 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
You're out of luck, there are no PP lounges at OTP and there is no lounge access for any oneworld airline save for the QR DOH service.
Thanks as always, Tobias-UK . I will plant myself in a corner then. Even the domestic lounge at CLJ took PP!
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer
Does anyone know the current food spread in the IAD Galleries Club at this time in the regular area ( not pre-flight dining ). I would be flying another oneworld airline thus I am trying to see if it's worth heading to the BA Lounge. If the offerings are finger sandwiches, soups, cookies and crisps, I wouldn't bother with the BA lounge and head straight to the TK Lounge which the airline I'm flying is contracting.
Any recent experiences with the BA lounge at IAD for Club World? Back at pre-COVID food and service levels? I've visited the IAD AF and VS lounges recently, and both are back to pre-COVID quality.
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