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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 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 Aug 26, 20, 5:30 am
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Originally Posted by scottishpoet
The site lists the 3rd party lounges at EDI that the various one world airlines use. These are not OW lounges as you mentioned in your post. Sorry for being pedantic
BA could easily set up a short term agreement with one of the 3rd party lounges at some outstations. They choose not to for reasons we all know
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Old Aug 26, 20, 9:31 am
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Hi, sadly no. I have never needed one really!
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Old Aug 26, 20, 9:40 am
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Having had one for a couple of years five years ago, I never thought having a priority pass would beat the BA lounge offering, anywhere on the BA network.
How times change.

Also, one of the opportunities BA need to rectify to help the journey back to normality is that J and F traffic which is their bread and butter is not returning. Their answer? Reduce the J and F ground product to punish those that are providing income to them.
Odd really.
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Old Aug 26, 20, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by The _Banking_Scot
Hi,

Do you have a priority pass card?

Regards

Tbs
Now I have a Dragonpass and have purchased two lounge entries, I got them ages ago when they were available for 10 each. According to the Dragonpass website I can access the Aspire lounge at EDI, but I believe I can't use it to allow my parter to enter.
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Old Aug 26, 20, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by cheshirepete
I think the low loads comments are all valid and BA are obviously aware of this. There was a rumour CCR was going to open in September, but due to these poor loads that is now definitely put back at least 2 months, according to the general info we got when passing through last week.
Perhaps if BA focused on offering a full on-board service like AF and LH, those F load numbers wouldn't look so shocking.
I wouldn't mind the CCR remaining shut if it meant that some LPGS was able to make its way onto an aircraft...
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Old Aug 26, 20, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA
BA could easily set up a short term agreement with one of the 3rd party lounges at some outstations. They choose not to for reasons we all know
Exactly my point up thread, flew from PRG yesterday, usual Menzies lounge was closed but the MasterCard lounge was being used instead and actively encouraged at check-in. (GCH in Y)
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Old Aug 26, 20, 1:37 pm
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Flying home from Heraklion in a couple of weeks and there are confusing references to a lounge there - does anyone know a recent status for this?
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Old Aug 26, 20, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by greenchicken
Flying home from Heraklion in a couple of weeks and there are confusing references to a lounge there - does anyone know a recent status for this?
according to Oneworld lounge finder, HER doesnt even show up.
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Old Aug 26, 20, 2:24 pm
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These are the lounges but I'm not sure if BA can use them: https://www.heraklionairport.net/lounges/
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Old Aug 26, 20, 2:58 pm
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I'm flying back from DLM next week. According to MMB there is no lounge at Dalaman, but according to the OW Lounge Finder the airport's CIP Lounge is for use by Club Europe and Sapphire/Emerald OW members travelling on BA.

I know the lounge is open, so it'll be interesting to see what is said at checkin. My LoungeKey pass gets me access in case BA don't.
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Old Aug 26, 20, 3:06 pm
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Im trying to decide whether CE is worth it in Oct/Nov. But looking at the pace of European reopenings, I think Ill just wait till 2021 (Unless departing LHR of course).
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Old Aug 26, 20, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by BAeuro
Im trying to decide whether CE is worth it in Oct/Nov. But looking at the pace of European reopenings, I think Ill just wait till 2021 (Unless departing LHR of course).
I think booking CE out of LHR for that time might be worth it if you are attempting to use up a relatively small bank of Avios. I was previously saving them up to perhaps redeem on mid-haul J but given that that will be phased out, I don't necessarily see the allure in saving up even more to potentially spend on a longer-haul J flight and pay $$$ in taxes and surcharges only to receive a very sub-standard BA J service when I can pay to fly J on a much better serviced carrier.
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Old Aug 27, 20, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by EDIwanderer
Exactly my point up thread, flew from PRG yesterday, usual Menzies lounge was closed but the MasterCard lounge was being used instead and actively encouraged at check-in. (GCH in Y)
Used the Menzies in PRG a few times, whats the MC lounge like in comparison please?
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Old Aug 27, 20, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by hungry
Used the Menzies in PRG a few times, whats the MC lounge like in comparison please?
To my eye it was about the same size just with more comfortable seating, still with apron views. Food was limited to small couscous type salads and tiny sandwiches in mini plastic tubs. There was soup (broccoli so gave it a miss) and a decent range of drinks and booze. All self serve.
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Old Aug 28, 20, 12:06 am
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First time flying today from LHR since March - thoroughly impressed with the quick easy lounge service using the QR code and everything is very clean and calm. Thumbs up from me
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