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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 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 May 21, 2022, 1:27 pm
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It’s still an if rather than when for a move to T2, given MAN has no money to build domestic facilities in the new bit.
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Old May 23, 2022, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
Yes, the lounge is closed 12:30 to 15:00 except Saturdays where it is open from 10:00 to 18:00. https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=GIB
Turns out the directory is wrong, not sure if it's been open all morning or if it has reopened earlier than listed but most definitely open at 2pm.
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Old May 23, 2022, 7:10 am
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Can't see VIE in the Wiki, so here is an update from me, based on travel last week.

BA have moved back to the grotty T1, however the equally grotty lounge (after passport control) is no longer. The only lounge there now is an OS one, which BA elites do not get access to. However, we do have access to the Vienna lounge, before passport control. Luckily it was quiet at the airport, so I able to head back through passport control into the Schengen part of the terminal to go to the Vienna Lounge. That's the bad news. The good news is that the lounge is clearly better than what was previously on offer, both in terms of food and drink, as well as having nice views of the airfield. The only thing to be wary of is getting caught in passport control and missing your flight, but VIE is rarely that busy, so this is unlikely.
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Old May 23, 2022, 1:42 pm
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So...where do I go when departing from AMS after 21:00? Frequently, flight delayed (and I am very aware of the issues at Schiphol) and now sitting at the gate for 2 hours because of delays and no lounge opened. Surely this needs addressing? Why is the lounge still not opened or other options available, whereas at other less frequentl locations lounges are open. What can we do to progress this?
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Old May 23, 2022, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Upupintheair
So...where do I go when departing from AMS after 21:00? Frequently, flight delayed (and I am very aware of the issues at Schiphol) and now sitting at the gate for 2 hours because of delays and no lounge opened. Surely this needs addressing? Why is the lounge still not opened or other options available, whereas at other less frequentl locations lounges are open. What can we do to progress this?
Is the Aspire lounge closed in the evening? You can use that one whilst the BA lounge is closed. The Aspire lounge is next door to the BA lounge.

I agree with your annoyance that the BA lounge is still closed btw - I am not a fan of the Aspire.
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Old May 23, 2022, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA
Is the Aspire lounge closed in the evening? You can use that one whilst the BA lounge is closed. The Aspire lounge is next door to the BA lounge.

I agree with your annoyance that the BA lounge is still closed btw - I am not a fan of the Aspire.
closes at 21:00 as well! Very frustrating.
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Old May 23, 2022, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA
Is the Aspire lounge closed in the evening? You can use that one whilst the BA lounge is closed. The Aspire lounge is next door to the BA lounge.

I agree with your annoyance that the BA lounge is still closed btw - I am not a fan of the Aspire.
I think it currently closes at 21:30, in normal times it remained open u til 23:00.
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Old May 23, 2022, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
I think it currently closes at 21:30, in normal times it remained open u til 23:00.
i believe that has changed, was booted out recently at 21.
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Old May 23, 2022, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Upupintheair
i believe that has changed, was booted out recently at 21.
That may be the case, last entry to the lounge is normally 30 minutes before close. But as is often the case in these covid times, expect no-notice variations to advertised times and policies.
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Old May 30, 2022, 5:33 am
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Added Lisbon ANA lounge to the list of lounges open to BA passengers. (BA and other Oneworld logos on the entrance display and access granted last Monday 23/05).
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Old Jun 1, 2022, 4:56 am
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Sorry if this is a silly question! I think I should be able to access the Aspire lounge tomorrow at NCL due to my new BA silver status (travelling in Y to LHR). Does anyone know if you get access to the more premium part of the lounge with OneWorld/BA status? I seem to remember from previous priority pass visits that there is a separate premium area, but it has been a while and Im unsure regarding access rules. Thank you.
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Old Jun 1, 2022, 5:17 am
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Originally Posted by Radiation Station
Sorry if this is a silly question! I think I should be able to access the Aspire lounge tomorrow at NCL due to my new BA silver status (travelling in Y to LHR). Does anyone know if you get access to the more premium part of the lounge with OneWorld/BA status? I seem to remember from previous priority pass visits that there is a separate premium area, but it has been a while and Im unsure regarding access rules. Thank you.
When I used NCL recently, the more premium part of the Aspire Lounge wasn't open at all. I suspect it'll be down to demand vs capacity on the day as to whether it's open. Best to ask at reception as they did tell me that the premium area was closed before I even mentioned it. I was travelling Y as well
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Old Jun 1, 2022, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by ThatT1Feeling
When I used NCL recently, the more premium part of the Aspire Lounge wasn't open at all. I suspect it'll be down to demand vs capacity on the day as to whether it's open. Best to ask at reception as they did tell me that the premium area was closed before I even mentioned it. I was travelling Y as well
Thanks, appreciate the data point.
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Old Jun 1, 2022, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by ThatT1Feeling
When I used NCL recently, the more premium part of the Aspire Lounge wasn't open at all. I suspect it'll be down to demand vs capacity on the day as to whether it's open. Best to ask at reception as they did tell me that the premium area was closed before I even mentioned it. I was travelling Y as well
Yes, this was covered recently in this thread (approx post 261 onwards) - it seems that Plus is only used as an overspill when additional capacity is needed. Regulars such as corporate-wage-slave, SaveECRewards and KARFA have highlighted the current situation in the last few days.
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Old Jun 1, 2022, 8:11 am
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Originally Posted by squawk
Yes, this was covered recently in this thread (approx post 261 onwards) - it seems that Plus is only used as an overspill when additional capacity is needed. Regulars such as corporate-wage-slave, SaveECRewards and KARFA have highlighted the current situation in the last few days.
Thank you, will have a catch up!
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