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Full List of U.S. British Airways Lounges – Locations, Hours & More [Includes Map]

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British Airways lounges provide a comfortable airport experience to travelers looking for a place to relax, enjoy some food, and freshen up before their flight. This rings even more true for travelers visiting the British Airways first class lounges.

It may seem strange for the flagship carrier of the U.K. to have such a large lounge presence in the U.S., but luckily for British Airways and Oneworld flyers, the carrier operated 15 lounges across 9 U.S. airport locations.

This post provides a complete list of every British Airways lounge location in the U.S., along with an overview of the lounge’s location within the airport, operating hours, general amenities, and how you can access them.

British Airways Lounges

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

Location: Terminal E, fourth floor, step and elevator access opposite gate E11, after security
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

British Airways Executive Club IAH
British Airways Executive Club at Houston’s IAH. Image Credit: British Airways

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge 

Location: Terminal D, near gate D9, after security
Hours: Daily from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

British Airways Galleries First Lounge 

Location: Terminal D, near gate D9, after security
Hours: Daily from 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

American AIrlines British Airways Greenwich lounge
British Airways and American Airlines Greenwich Lounge JFK. Image Credit: British Airways

British Airways relocated to Terminal 8 in 2022 and has partnered with American Airlines to offer 3 joint premium lounges.

Chelsea Lounge

Location: Terminal 8, post-security, level 1, above gate 14
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Guest Access: First customers on British Airways and American Airline flights only
Select Amenities: Waiter service, preflight dining, shower facilities, business center

Greenwich Lounge

Location: Terminal 8, post-security, level 1, above gate 12
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Guest Access: Club World customers, Executive Club Silver members, Oneworld business class, Oneworld Sapphire members
Select Amenities: Preflight dining, shower facilities, business center

Soho Lounge

Location: Terminal 8, post-security, level 1, above gate 14
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Guest Access: Executive Club Gold members, Oneworld first class, Oneworld Emerald members
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

Location: Terminal B, near gates B50 to B58, after security
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner), Priority Pass
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

British Airways Galleries First Lounge

Location: Terminal 5, near gates M11 and M12, after security
Hours: Daily from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Preflight dining, shower facilities, business center

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

Location: Terminal 5, near gates M11 and M12, after security
Hours: Daily from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

British Airways Galleries First Lounge

Location: Concourse A, after security
Hours: Daily from 2:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Preflight dining, shower facilities, business center

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

Location: Concourse A, after security
Hours: Daily from 2:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

British Airways Lounge SFO
British Airways Lounge SFO. Image Credit: British Airways

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

Location: International Terminal, Concourse A, after security
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Priority Pass access) and 1:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner), Priority Pass during select hours
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

British Airways Galleries First Lounge

Location: South Satellite, near gate S10, after security
Hours: Daily from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Preflight dining, shower facilities, business center

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

Location: South Satellite, near gate S10, after security
Hours: Daily from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner)
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, shower facilities, business center

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

Location: Concourse B, after security
Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Priority Pass access) and 2 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Guest Access: Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into the lounge (guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner); Priority Pass access during select hours
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink service, a la carte option, shower facilities, business center

British Airways Lounge Food and Drink Options

ORD British Airways First Lounge
British Airways Galleries First Lounge in Chicago (ORD). Image Credit: British Airways

Visitors to British Airways’ lounges have access to complimentary food and drink options, but the offerings will vary based on the quality of the lounge.

Club Lounges, for the most part, will offer a buffet of hot and cold items, snacks, and a selection of alcoholic beverages, including Champagne.

Galleries First Lounges step the offerings up a bit by including offering a preflight dining experience with menus to order from, waiter service, and à la carte dining options.

British Airways Lounge Amenities

The amenities found in British Airways lounges are not unlike what you might find in other lounge networks across the world. Guests have access to business centers, free Wi-Fi, shower facilities, televisions, and plenty of seating options to relax in before your flight.

British Airways Eligibility

Whether or not you’re able to access a British Airways lounge depends almost entirely on what fare class you’re flying with British Airways or one of its partners or your level of elite status in the British Airways Executive Club or Oneworld program as British Airways does not offer day passes for sale or annual membership options.

For the most part, business class passengers are able to access British Airways Club Lounges when traveling business class with British Airways or one of its partners, or if they have Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald status.

The upscale first class lounges are reserved for passengers traveling in first class with British Airways or one of its partners, or those that have Oneworld Emerald status.

For more information, view our dedicated guide on how to access British Airways lounges.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, British Airways and Oneworld flyers are all the better off thanks to British Airways’ lounge presence throughout the U.S. British Airways lounges offer excellent food and drink options, a nice space to relax, and preflight dining.

As British Airways continues to expand its U.S. lounge network, we will continually update this post as regularly as possible so you’ve got the most up-to-date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to fly a certain airline or fare class to enter a British Airways lounge?

Yes, for most British Airways lounges you’ll need to be flying business class or first class with British Airways or one of its partners, or have elite status with British Airways or Oneworld.

Can I use a British Airways lounge?

If you’re a business class passenger with British Airways or one of its partners, or if you have Oneworld Sapphire status, then you can access British Airways Club Lounges.

To access first class lounges you’ll need to be traveling first class with British Airways or one of its partners, or have Oneworld Emerald status.

Can I guest my spouse or friend into a British Airways lounge?

That will depend on the type of the lounge. Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members may bring 1 guest into Club Lounges as long as the guest is traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner.

In first class lounges, only Oneworld Emerald members may bring a guest, and again, the guest must be traveling with British Airways or a Oneworld partner.

Can you pay to enter a British Airways lounge?

No, British Airways does not sell day passes or any sort of membership to access British Airways lounges. The only way to access them is via your fare class or elite status with British Airways or Oneworld.

Is the food free in a British Airways lounge?

Yes, all food and beverages are free of charge in British Airways lounges.

How long can I stay in a British Airways lounge?

You can stay in a British Airways lounge for as long as you like provided that it is within the operating hours of the lounge.

What U.S. airports have a British Airways lounge?

In the U.S. you will find British Airways lounges at the following airports:

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
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