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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
Lagos British Airways Lounge
London Heathrow Terminal 5 British Airways Galleries First (including Concorde Terrace) (accepting F/J passengers and Gold/Silver cardholders)

Non-BA oneworld Lounges
Amman Royal Jordanian Crown Lounge
Atlanta
American Airlines Admirals Club North Terminal ( allow extra time as it takes time to/from BA gates & check-in counter; AirTrain ride required )
Austin American Airlines Admirals Club
Bangkok Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge
Dallas Terminal D American Airlines Admirals Club
Denver American Airlines Admirals Club
Doha Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge
(F/J passengers only)
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)
Los Angeles Terminal 4 American Airlines Admirals Club with Flagship Lounge used as additional seating (airside walk to/from BA gates in TBIT)
Los Angeles Terminal 6 Alaska Airlines Lounge (airside walk to/from BA gates in TBIT)
Madrid Terminal 4 Iberia Premium Lounge DalŪ
Mexico City American Airlines Admirals Club
Miami North Terminal American Airlines Admirals Club D15 & D30 ( Multiple Locations )
Nashville American Airlines Admirals Club
Phoenix Terminal 4 American Airlines Admirals Club ( Multiple Locations )
Philadelphia Terminal B/C American Airlines Admirals Club (airside walk to/from BA gates in Concourse A)
Sao Paulo American Airlines Admirals Club Terminal 3
Seattle Tacoma Alaska Airlines 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
Barcelona AENA Pau Casals Lounge
Berlin Lounge Tempelhof

Bridgetown Airlines Executive Lounge / IAM Jet Centre
Dallas The Club at DFW
Dammam Plaza Premium Lounge
Delhi Plaza Premium Lounge
Doha Oryx Lounge
Dubai Terminal 3 Marhaba Lounge

Hong Kong Plaza Premium Lounge
Istanbul IGA Lounge
Kingston Club Kingston

Malaga Sala VIP Lounge
Male Leeli Lounge
Moscow DME Domodedovo Airport Business Lounge
Mumbai MALS Premium Lounge
Nice Infinity Lounge
Sao Paulo LATAM VIP Lounge
Sofia Preslav Lounge
Tel Aviv Dan Lounge
Vancouver Plaza Premium Lounge



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Old Jun 15, 20, 10:40 am
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BA lounges : COVID-19 closures and reopenings

Does anyone have any insight or views on when BA will start to reopen its lounges. I am not asking about capacity issues and social distancing, just when the lounges will actually return to service.

I had heard that the First Wing and the GF would both reopen on 1 July but I canít say my source is the most reliable. He works for BA and normally gets it right about 80% of the time.....
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Old Jun 15, 20, 10:49 am
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I have no idea but would hope CCR will reopen Aug 1 or Sept 1... can't wait for travel to restart. Just booked another QR trip for July
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Old Jun 15, 20, 10:53 am
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A guess would be in line with the UK Govs reopening of the hospitality industry around the 4th July. So the 1st could well be right.
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Old Jun 15, 20, 10:56 am
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In some other posts on this issue I suggested it would be a week or two after Step 3 which is currently down for 4 July. I doubt Step 3 can be brought forward (though Step 2 effectively was) since there is a review ongoing for the physical distancing guidelines and that needs to complete in enough time for the hospitality sector to work out the operational implications. Having said that, I've been through the Statutory Instruments, and it's not clear that lounges are forbidden: there are interdictions on places selling food and drink, and private members clubs too, but not specifically airport lounges. Since the doors of the CCR are open to all* and no charge is made for the food and drink therein, it may not be illegal to open on 1 July.
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Old Jun 15, 20, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by HFHFFlyer View Post
Does anyone have any insight or views on when BA will start to reopen its lounges. I am not asking about capacity issues and social distancing, just when the lounges will actually return to service.

I had heard that the First Wing and the GF would both reopen on 1 July but I canít say my source is the most reliable. He works for BA and normally gets it right about 80% of the time.....
Current timeline is not 1 July
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Old Jun 15, 20, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
In some other posts on this issue I suggested it would be a week or two after Step 3 which is currently down for 4 July. I doubt Step 3 can be brought forward (though Step 2 effectively was) since there is a review ongoing for the physical distancing guidelines and that needs to complete in enough time for the hospitality sector to work out the operational implications. Having said that, I've been through the Statutory Instruments, and it's not clear that lounges are forbidden: there are interdictions on places selling food and drink, and private members clubs too, but not specifically airport lounges. Since the doors of the CCR are open to all* and no charge is made for the food and drink therein, it may not be illegal to open on 1 July.
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Old Jun 15, 20, 12:12 pm
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Originally Posted by SpeedbirdLHR View Post
Current timeline is not 1 July
Are you able to expand? I do appreciate you may not be able to, and that’s okay too
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are you able to expand? I do appreciate you may not be able to, and thatís okay too
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Old Jun 15, 20, 12:34 pm
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How beautifully hidden - does this include CCR?
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I assume Arrivals Lounge at LHR will be out of service for a while! (particularly because I’ve heard of reopening lounges with showers seem to have closed the showers)
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Old Jun 15, 20, 10:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Simon Schus View Post
I assume Arrivals Lounge at LHR will be out of service for a while! (particularly because Iíve heard of reopening lounges with showers seem to have closed the showers)
I think as very long and tiring itineraries are more likely in covid-flight-deprived era showers are needed more than before. And with lower pax number they should have plenty of time to clean and disinfect... go figure!
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Old Jun 15, 20, 11:20 pm
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So if the lounge offering is similar to pre closure, you could have better food in the lounges than onboard?
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Old Jun 16, 20, 9:56 am
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I wouldn't mind only sealed food and beverage containers (small bottles of wine and spirits), as long as the First Wing opens up again soon.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 11:40 am
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My guess would be early/mid July for one lounge to be opened, perhaps two at a push numbers depending. I can actually see arrivals opening up fairly soon afterwards too. First would be the most obvious choice initially, with the terrace potentially used for the usual CCR passengers. I imagine everything will be table service, no matter what one's status may be.

It also remains to be seen how any form of hospitality would yet be worked in airports where the operators have a policy of mandatory face masks.

I'm pretty confident in stating that lounges in the UK will not be opening for hospitality on the 1st July though.
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Old Jun 16, 20, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Are you able to expand? I do appreciate you may not be able to, and thatís okay too
I can't say anything more, but once details are finalised then the relevant information will be shared.
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