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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 Jun 1, 2022, 10:09 pm
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The temporary Alicante lounge is open I believe to BA pax.

It is called the Costa Blanca lounge, and temporarily replaces the Sala lounge following a fire.
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Old Jun 2, 2022, 8:54 pm
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TLV: BA are back using Dan+ lounge at E gates. It is currently used only by BA passengers. It is more pleasant than overcrowded Dan lounges at B/C.
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Old Jun 3, 2022, 12:51 am
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A word of warning for those traveling on the BA711 from Zurich to London leaving at 1020.

Sometimes the flight departs from Dock E. Checkin lady from Dnata sent us to the Aspire Lounge at Dock E. However, it only opens at 11am.

We now find ourselves with no lounge provision. Needless to say, I will claim a reimbursement for our coffee etc.
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Old Jun 3, 2022, 1:29 pm
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I assume the arrivals lounge at T5 is open these days. Is there still first dining there? I see the one world website says they serve champagne but unless things have changed in the last 3 years I didn’t think they served alcohol at arrivals.
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Old Jun 3, 2022, 2:21 pm
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Didn't see the "Vienna Lounge" on the wiki list - made use of it a couple of times the other week. Very spacious, nice decor, with few people in it. Remember to turn right just after you get through the melee of the tax-free shopping (it's also before passport control).

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Old Jun 3, 2022, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by jday
I assume the arrivals lounge at T5 is open these days. Is there still first dining there? I see the one world website says they serve champagne but unless things have changed in the last 3 years I didn’t think they served alcohol at arrivals.
Yes, Galleries Arrivals is open per the wiki and oneworld website. LPGS is served in the Concorde Breakfast Room.
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Old Jun 3, 2022, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1
Yes, Galleries Arrivals is open per the wiki and oneworld website. LPGS is served in the Concorde Breakfast Room.
You can still schlep over to T3 and use the AA lounge can't you, if coming from the US in Club?
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Old Jun 5, 2022, 7:43 am
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Flight today from OTP is already showing as delayed. We might be there a while.

Am I correct in assuming OTP has no BA access lounge? Doesn’t show up on wiki or on the one world lounge search.
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Old Jun 5, 2022, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by tor
Flight today from OTP is already showing as delayed. We might be there a while.

Am I correct in assuming OTP has no BA access lounge? Doesn’t show up on wiki or on the one world lounge search.
Correct - its a dull airport, get there as late as possible
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Old Jun 5, 2022, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by flashware
You can still schlep over to T3 and use the AA lounge can't you, if coming from the US in Club?
Only if on an AA operated flight IIRC.
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Old Jun 5, 2022, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1
Only if on an AA operated flight IIRC.
isnt the AA T3 lounge still closed for refurb?
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Old Jun 5, 2022, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by PGberkshire
isnt the AA T3 lounge still closed for refurb?
AA lounge in T3 is still closed, yes.
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Old Jun 5, 2022, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Radiation Station
AA lounge in T3 is still closed, yes.
Arrivals lounge? Strangely it is missing from the oneworld lounge directory.

Admirals club and the AA F lounge (at T3 airside) are closed, yes.
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Old Jun 5, 2022, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by flashware
Arrivals lounge? Strangely it is missing from the oneworld lounge directory.

Admirals club and the AA F lounge (at T3 airside) are closed, yes.
Sorry, thought we were talking about the T3 airside lounge - I’ve had too much champagne in the BA 5B lounge, it seems!
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Old Jun 11, 2022, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by florens
A word of warning for those traveling on the BA711 from Zurich to London leaving at 1020.

Sometimes the flight departs from Dock E. Checkin lady from Dnata sent us to the Aspire Lounge at Dock E. However, it only opens at 11am.

We now find ourselves with no lounge provision. Needless to say, I will claim a reimbursement for our coffee etc.
BA was generous. Instead of reimbursing my cash expense of ~ £15, both myself and my +1 got 5k Avios each.
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