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BA’s lounge at San Francisco International Airport is to close for refurbishment on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
This is a welcome move. Whilst the lounge has always offered impressive views of the aircraft apron, the style of the lounge dates back to the “Terraces” lounge format from the late 1990s. A refurbishment has been long overdue.
At the moment the lounge is separated into a Club lounge and a small First lounge.
The new lounge is expected to open in the summer. It is not clear yet whether the First lounge will become a “Concorde Bar” as per Dubai and Singapore airports, which means it would be only available for passengers ticketed in First Class, and not BA Executive Club Gold cardholders.
Whilst the lounge is closed the designated lounge for BA passengers is the China Airlines Dynasty lounge, which is located on the 2nd floor of the international terminal, after security.
According to the China Airlines website, this lounge is closed between 16:00 and 22:00. However, it is assumed that these hours will be extended for BA passengers.
Under Oneworld alliance lounge access rules eligible passengers are also entitled to use the relatively new Cathay Pacific lounge. There is also a Japan Airlines lounge. However, this closes at 14:55.