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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

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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 Feb 7, 23, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by danmushman
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

hi

It certainly was in november ( as well as the plaza premium lounge close by)

Not a bad third party lounge ( they had a diy pancake machine iirc)

Also a small outdoor terrace just outside the lounge ( doubles as a smoking area as a few staff were using it for a smoke)

Regards

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Old Feb 7, 23, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by danmushman
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).
Yup, it's open! After passport control, you go through duty free, then up the stairs. BA currently use the Celebi Platinum lounge, which is opposite the Plaza Premium lounge. Currently open 5am - 8pm - https://www.bud.hu/en/passengers/sho...latinum_lounge
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Old Mar 14, 23, 2:56 pm
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WELP the SFO BA lounge just failed to open at 1:30 pm PST (indicated on their website) and was telling people off when they try to enter the lounge since they were not flying BA...
I was like what about OWE and the dragon was a bit more relenting but insisted it depends on load :shrug:
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Old Mar 14, 23, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by greenteamuimui
WELP the SFO BA lounge just failed to open at 1:30 pm PST (indicated on their website) and was telling people off when they try to enter the lounge since they were not flying BA...
I was like what about OWE and the dragon was a bit more relenting but insisted it depends on load :shrug:
There's similar information here:

Lounge access at SFO

And in a few similar threads mentioned in post 3 of that thread.
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Old Mar 15, 23, 4:40 am
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Can anyone please advise on the best Lounge for Barcelona (BCN) as I appear eligible for all three in T1.

Are they all open ?
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Old Mar 15, 23, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by Butts
Can anyone please advise on the best Lounge for Barcelona (BCN) as I appear eligible for all three in T1.

Are they all open ?
The one after passport control (Aena Joan Miro Lounge) is good and overlooks the terminal and generally quite quiet ime. If leaving BCN late night (around the time of a long haul oneworld flight) the food selection will be good. Presumably the others are located prior to going through passport control so Ive not been to them. Its worth noting that the other two lounges in T1 do not allow access if you are travelling with BA regardless of status/cabin. This is the lounge for BA as well as American, Qatar, Cathay etc.
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Old Mar 15, 23, 7:46 am
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All Barcelona lounges are run by airport operator, AENA. The locations are schengen, non-schengen (ie after passport control) and a smaller lounge next to the gates used by the Iberia Madrid shuttle. There's not a huge amount of differencce and as the poster above recmmends use the lounge appropriate for your destination.
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Old Mar 29, 23, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by Dan72
All Barcelona lounges are run by airport operator, AENA. The locations are schengen, non-schengen (ie after passport control) and a smaller lounge next to the gates used by the Iberia Madrid shuttle. There's not a huge amount of differencce and as the poster above recmmends use the lounge appropriate for your destination.
Currently in the Joan Miro which unfortunately is after Passport Control and no access to the wonderful smoking area by Starbucks I was in before

Having said that I've donned a patch and am enjoying the ambience and finger food on offer.

These third party lounges are not a patch on BA ones particularly when it comes to things like the spirit choice - Johnnie Walker Red Label. If I'd paid 40 Euros to get in I'd be a bit disappointed.

Also they seem to have "takeaways" nailed as all the Beer/Soft Drinks require a bottle opener - bottle of Ba's finest aqua is all I'm going to get..
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Old Mar 29, 23, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by Butts
Currently in the Joan Miro (...) enjoying the (...) finger food on offer.
The finger food are called Tapas

Originally Posted by Butts
Also they seem to have "takeaways" nailed as all the Beer/Soft Drinks require a bottle opener - bottle of Ba's finest aqua is all I'm going to get..
I always carry a bottle opener on my keyring! Best Xmas cracker present I've ever received.
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Old Mar 29, 23, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by alex67500
The finger food are called Tapas


I always carry a bottle opener on my keyring! Best Xmas cracker present I've ever received.
Well I'm going to be sampling more than I anticipated as my flight home is delayed by over an hour !! - Good tip about the bottle opener.

Spending a night in London at BA's expense due to the danger of missing my connecting flight to Edinburgh.
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Old Apr 18, 23, 6:44 am
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Hi there,
Does anybody know what lounge I can use at LGW N Terminal with BA Silver but flying Royal Air Maroc?
Thank you.
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Old Apr 18, 23, 6:54 am
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It doesn't look like it. There isn't a lounge RAM use in the north terminal.
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Old May 6, 23, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
It doesn't look like it. There isn't a lounge RAM use in the north terminal.
They do not have it on their website so you were correct to think that.
However I turned up and they've given me access to No.1 lounge. It's pretty awful.
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Old May 11, 23, 6:24 am
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Is there no BA accessible lounge at LPA Gran Canaria?????
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Old May 11, 23, 6:30 am
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The oneworld site suggests the aena lounge.

https://www.oneworld.com/airport-lounges?location=LPA
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