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British Airways Heathrow Lounge Reopening July 2020
British Airways Heathrow Lounge Reopening July 2020 (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has reopened the majority of its lounge network following COVID-19.

Full details of lounge facilities for BA passengers at airports, including opening hours and alternatives where BA lounges are closed or not available, are available on the Oneworld alliance website.

BA Lounge Network Status

At London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, all BA departure lounges are open. The Terminal 5 arrivals lounge is open.

The Club and First lounges at Gatwick are open.

Around the UK, BA operated lounges at Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are open. 

In mainland Europe, BA’s lounges at GenevaMilan Linate and Rome Fiumicino airports are open.

In the US, BA lounges at Boston, Chicago O’Hare, Newark, New York JFK (Club loungeFirst lounge and Concorde Room), Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington Dulles airports are open.

Elsewhere, BA lounges at Cape Town, Dubai, Johannesburg and Singapore are open.

The lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol airport is closed and is not expected to reopen as BA lounge.

The Elemis Travel Spas at London Heathrow & New York JFK are closed permanently.

Partner Airline Lounge News

Cathay Pacific and Qantas have reopened their departure lounges Heathrow Terminal 3.

American Airlines has reopened its arrivals lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3.

Qatar Airways has reopened its lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4.

Qantas has reopened almost all its international lounges, including its First lounge at Singapore. Qantas’ International First lounge at Los Angeles airport is yet to reopen.

Future Lounge Developments

In December 2021, BA will co locate all flights at New York JFK with American Airlines at Terminal 8.

American Airlines’ existing Flagship First Dining and Flagship First lounges will be repurposed as two new lounges for AA & BA passengers. There will also another new joint premium lounge.

Before COVID-19, BA had planned to refurbish its Heathrow lounges. There has been no update from the airline about this, but it will inevitably be delayed.

The Oneworld alliance had also planned to open a number of lounges operated jointly by its members. Again, there has been no update on this since COVID-19.

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