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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 lounges for BA passengers at airports, including opening hours and alternatives where BA lounges are not available, are on the Oneworld alliance website.

BA Lounge Network Status

At London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, all BA lounges are 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, 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 lounges at Los Angeles and Singapore.

New Lounge Developments

From 1 December 2022, BA has co-located all flights at New York JFK with American Airlines at Terminal 8.

Eligible passengers have access to three lounges: “Chelsea” for ticketed First Class passengers, “Soho” for Gold Executive Club members and “Greenwich” for Club World and Silver Executive Club members.

Before COVID-19, BA planned to refurbish its Heathrow lounges. It has since embarked on a series of “refreshes” including the lounge in the T5B satellite terminal and the arrivals lounge – but these stop short of a full refurbishment.

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

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