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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 Jun 19, 20, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by noFODplease
Yes I took the strong hint up the thread as a reliable source! It isn't likely to be 1776 so I assumed the other date was accurate... I hope so anyway as I fly that day!
Missed the hint, so assuming August time then. Due to Baxter storey getting ready?
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Old Jun 19, 20, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by crazyarmadillo
Missed the hint, so assuming August time then. Due to Baxter storey getting ready?
Read from the top of the thread again. There are 6 hints in all.
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Old Jun 19, 20, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
Read from the top of the thread again. There are 6 hints in all.
Got there eventually! !
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Old Jun 19, 20, 6:27 am
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I've just booked to fly on the 7th July and if there isn't a lounge open at T5 by then I'll probably cry!
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Old Jun 19, 20, 6:34 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA
Not really. More possibility in July but even that isn't high.
Staff are on standby to return to lounges in July, but sadly not the CCR. Given the announcement today that the UK Covid-19 alert level has been reduced to level 3 the green shoots must certainly appear for a reduction of the 2-metre social distancing requirement and, in turn, the possibility of opening up some hospitality businesses.

It is expected other airlines will be moving to T5, at least in the short term.
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Old Jun 19, 20, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by Speedbird Julie
Thanks for the info guys.

If one could muster up the bravery required to book one of the Barrhead charters would one be entitled to one's normal privileges?
Originally Posted by Speedbird Julie
I had no idea - I always fly to LHR.

I'd christened that pier the 'Primark pier'! Ha ha.
Originally Posted by Speedbird Julie
I'll be wearing a full hazmat outfit if I'm going to venture down there!
Originally Posted by Speedbird Julie
Oh no, that's the low cost pier!!! From all accounts it's awful.

Thanks for the info nevertheless.
Whats up with assuming people who use charters / LCC's are somehow beneath the rest of us, and are somehow contaminated to the point where they require a hazmat suit?
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Old Jun 19, 20, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
It is expected other airlines will be moving to T5, at least in the short term.
Do you know who and for how long?
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Old Jun 19, 20, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro
Do you know who and for how long?
American Airlines first, then apparently Finnair
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Old Jun 19, 20, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by JFX1764
American Airlines first, then apparently Finnair
Interesting, thank you. I wonder will they become permanent T5 fixtures, especially given BA pilled their own HEL service.
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Old Jun 19, 20, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by JFX1764
American Airlines first, then apparently Finnair
... and Qatar.
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Old Jun 19, 20, 8:17 am
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why should anyone want the First Class Lounge to reopen in LHR T5? The food is like at Weatherspoon, the atmosphere is like a station hall, the visitors behave like Brexiters or hooligans and the furnishings are broken (eg, USB connections) and the toilets smell.
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Old Jun 19, 20, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro
Interesting, thank you. I wonder will they become permanent T5 fixtures, especially given BA pilled their own HEL service.
Will there be space when things pick back up to have everyone in T5?
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Old Jun 19, 20, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
There are 6 hints in all.
Or someone could just post the actual date. No need for mystery.
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Old Jun 19, 20, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1
Or someone could just post the actual date. No need for mystery.
I suspect there are a number of good reasons why neither BA nor BS are wanting to disclose the date at this point, for example to prevent false expectations if some new factor prevents the target date from working out. Those who know the date have been told not to disclose it, so the clues upthread are probably good enough.
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Old Jun 19, 20, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
Those who know the date have been told not to disclose it, so the clues upthread are probably good enough.
I did see an American Flag upstream. I cant independently confirm what day that was referring too but I could prehaps guess.
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