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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 Concorde Room, First Lounge, Club 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 BRU, NCL, MAN and YVR have all closed permanently during the COVID-19 pandemic. The BA-operated lounges at IAH have recently permanently closed. BA-operated lounges at AMS and SIN remain temporarily closed. 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 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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Old Jul 4, 22, 3:22 pm
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1st class dining is back in Boston- not sure from when- wasn't there the last few times we flew.
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Old Jul 5, 22, 8:26 am
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Anybody passing through Faro (outbound) - looking at the Faro airport website the lounge is bookable from the 4th (yesterday), but still says closed on oneworld website, keen to know if its open for tomorrow for BA J pax...
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Old Jul 9, 22, 8:48 am
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Do the T5 Club lounges still have Kahlua, or has this been enhanced away?

I can’t see any in T5S, and fancied an espresso martini…
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Old Jul 9, 22, 3:06 pm
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For anyone flying out of Seattle, do not expect to eat dinner in the BA Terraces lounge in order to get extra hours of sleep onboard. The food provision is still minimal - a soup, two different types of sandwiches, crudités and wrapped apples....that's about it apart from crisps and biscuits. The showers were out of action! Really poor and surely Covid is no longer an excuse. The lounge staff were really embarrassed by the offering. Hopefully things can only get better

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Old Jul 9, 22, 4:11 pm
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Currently in The Club Lounge at MCO - pretty busy but the beer and spirits are flowing fine
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Old Jul 9, 22, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by JSM8 View Post
For anyone flying out of Seattle, do not expect to eat dinner in the BA Terraces lounge in order to get extra hours of sleep onboard. The food provision is still minimal - a soup, two different types of sandwiches, crudités and wrapped apples....that's about it apart from crisps and biscuits. The showers were out of action! Really poor and surely Covid is no longer an excuse. The lounge staff were really embarrassed by the offering. Hopefully things can only get better
sounds the same as pre-covid!
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Old Jul 9, 22, 11:43 pm
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Originally Posted by JSM8 View Post
For anyone flying out of Seattle....Hopefully things can only get better
I'm sure when I flew out of Seattle in 2019 you didn't get dinner? The lounge was fairly basic and busy, from what I remember. Nothing special at all. Reminded me of the lounge at Newcastle - more of a regional lounge design.
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Old Jul 10, 22, 2:35 am
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Originally Posted by chriswiles View Post
I'm sure when I flew out of Seattle in 2019 you didn't get dinner? The lounge was fairly basic and busy, from what I remember. Nothing special at all. Reminded me of the lounge at Newcastle - more of a regional lounge design.
I think you are doing Newcastle (as I remember it) a disservice! Even if Seattle never did full dinner, a soup and two types of sandwich is surely the most meagre offering of any BA branded lounge around the network?
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Old Jul 10, 22, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by JSM8 View Post
I think you are doing Newcastle (as I remember it) a disservice! Even if Seattle never did full dinner, a soup and two types of sandwich is surely the most meagre offering of any BA branded lounge around the network?
There used to be cheese pre-covid. However, it used to be worse when I flew through a few times on LH and they were using the lounge. No sandwiches or soup, just crackers and packages of hummus and chips. Earlier, I always went over to Anthony's in the main terminal before a flight, but it's now gone. What I really miss though, is Jose's blue cheese green olives.
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Old Jul 11, 22, 10:46 am
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IAH BA Lounge

Does anyone know if there are any BA lounges open now at IAH Houston in Terminal D? We are flying at 2030 hrs flight next week and it looks like the only lounge is a third party, HAS Exec. lounge. Not sure what this is, but it is listed as only open for a few hours early afternoons only.
Thank you.
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Old Jul 11, 22, 11:00 am
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Easiest way to check is on the oneworld website and search for lounges- had a quick look and at terminal D said third party lounge appears to be your only option but closes early.
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Old Jul 11, 22, 11:05 am
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Thanks!
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Old Jul 13, 22, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by squawk View Post
Do the T5 Club lounges still have Kahlua, or has this been enhanced away?

I can’t see any in T5S, and fancied an espresso martini…
I seem to remember the day when it was "enhanced" from the CCR due to a change of supplier, hence no more espresso martinis. Urban legend says that someone may have gone to duty free to purchase a bottle of Kalhua and thus espresso martinis reappeared, but I wasn't there to witness it.

But to answer your question, I'm not sure I've seen Kalhua in the Club or F lounges for a long time. Not that I look out for it so I may have missed it.
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Old Jul 13, 22, 2:26 pm
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I was at Toronto Pearson on Sunday.

I must admit I was surprised to see what was in effect 3 lounges.
Plaza Premium main lounge, a Silver/Business lounge and a Gold/First lounge. The latter two reserved exclusively for BA pax between 15:30 and 23:00.

I think this is basically what the old BA setup was at Pearson anyway? Just now they've removed them from the OW database and just referring to it as Plaza Premium.

Much to some pax displeasure the shower suites were out of use and closed off.

I'll try and post some pics later.
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Old Jul 13, 22, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by romadoc1 View Post
Does anyone know if there are any BA lounges open now at IAH Houston in Terminal D? We are flying at 2030 hrs flight next week and it looks like the only lounge is a third party, HAS Exec. lounge. Not sure what this is, but it is listed as only open for a few hours early afternoons only.
Thank you.
The BA First and Executive Club lounges at IAH have sadly closed permanently, so the third party HAS Executive Club lounge is now the lounge BA use.
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