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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Old Jul 3, 20, 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 Aug 9, 22, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by Silly19 View Post
“From 11 - 14 August we will operate on reduced hours: 5:30pm to midnight” - https://www.qantas.com/au/en/qantas-...nges%3Aen%3Ann
Passed through LAX this morning and the front desk said the QF First lounge is open later today. Sounds like the soft opening for the beginning of the week. Fortunately connecting through LAX again Thursday evening.
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Old Aug 12, 22, 9:02 pm
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Well the good news is that the LAX Qantas First lounge has officially reopened!!

It is operating reduced hours as noted above until Monday (15th), but the traditional favourites are back and overall the lounge is looking great. Not many changes in terms of style or colour scheme and a lot of the staff are new, so expect some teething pains while everybody gets up to speed, but I think we can all be grateful for the lounge reopening 🎉🎉



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Old Aug 18, 22, 1:49 am
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Lounge in BUD (Budapest) is open again.
its an airport operated lounge, but is in the non-schengen area, after passport control, and close to the gates usually used by BA.
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Old Aug 19, 22, 1:20 pm
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list of yourmenu.cloud sites

I noticed this in the LOS lounge yesterday and figured I'll check what other lounges are now using this system.



Code:
ABZ
AMS
BOS
BWI
CPT
DXB
EDI
EWR
FCO
GLA
GVA
IAD
IAH
JNB
LIN
LOS
ORD
SFO

This does not include locations like JFK and LHR where abbreviations like t5c are used.
To see the menu head to AIRPORTCODE.yourmenu.cloud. You will need the code of the day, but the current (or last) WiFi code is a good guess.
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Old Sep 11, 22, 12:15 pm
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I can confirm that even though the OW lounge directory says yes .... it's a no in CTA.
https://oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=CTA

You can use PP to get in but not really worth doing as it's tiny, crowded and hot.
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Old Oct 18, 22, 4:42 am
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Finally, BA is moving back to T2 in ARN from T5 which they have been using for the last 2.5 years. This change happens from 1 November. The Aurora lounge is already open so should be accessible (through the bar ) as normal. I have to say I don't like T5 airside and pleased to see the move back.
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Old Oct 18, 22, 5:35 am
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Originally Posted by flashware View Post
I can confirm that even though the OW lounge directory says yes .... it's a no in CTA.
https://oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=CTA
Directory says it's available to pax travelling only with Iberia. So not BA.
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Old Nov 15, 22, 2:40 am
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I'm looking for a bit of a sanity check on lounges.
I'll be flying LAS-SFO-LHR soon, and the LAS-SFO leg is a BA codeshare flying on Alaska. Two GCH with one guest, all traveling in J. From the look of Oneworld's lounge finder, I don't think we get lounge access in LAS? (I know it's not much to write home about, I've been a few times before!)
Then in SFO, there's obviously the BA Lounge as we're flying on BA, but I'm confused about the opening times because on Oneworld's site it says it closes at 6:45pm, whereas the flight is at 8:45pm. Is the Oneworld website just referring to the opening times for access granted through other means and it's still open for the later BA flight?
Thank you very much.
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Old Nov 15, 22, 2:57 am
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IIRC there are two BA flights a day from SFO-LHR - I've definitely been on the later one and boarded straight from the lounge in the last 6 months or so.
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Old Dec 7, 22, 3:40 am
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Happy to report the SFO lounge is open for the second BA flight in spite of what the Oneworld website says. Had burgers there and they were very tasty. Friendly staff too. We didn't board directly from the lounge though, which I'd heard happens fairly often.
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Old Dec 7, 22, 5:18 am
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Originally Posted by astra19e View Post
Happy to report the SFO lounge is open for the second BA flight in spite of what the Oneworld website says. Had burgers there and they were very tasty. Friendly staff too. We didn't board directly from the lounge though, which I'd heard happens fairly often.
The OneWorld website is frequently incorrect I've found. I don't know how often the lounge times/openings are changed.
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Old Feb 4, 23, 4:25 am
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Boston First dining section still closed.
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Old Feb 4, 23, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
Boston First dining section still closed.
It seemed to be open last Tuesday for the BA212’s departure.
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Old Feb 4, 23, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by EDIwanderer View Post
It seemed to be open last Tuesday for the BA212’s departure.
Ok that’s good to know. It was closed for this morning’s 238.
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Old Feb 7, 23, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by camdentown View Post
Lounge in BUD (Budapest) is open again.
its an airport operated lounge, but is in the non-schengen area, after passport control, and close to the gates usually used by BA.
Hi. About to embark my first proper TP run later this week. Can anyone else confirm if the non-schengen lounge at BUD is open? OneWorld website still saying temporarily closed (although other websites like PriorityPass suggest may be open).
Thanks
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