Back in September, we published a list of British Airways European destinations which did not offer lounge access.
There are some airports on the British Airways network which simply do not have an airport lounge, as I found out in Pula, Croatia last Summer. There isn’t much British Airways can do about this.
There are others, however, where there is a lounge but British Airways simply refuses to pay for it. There were some where BA’s sister company, Iberia, was happy to pay but BA was not!
Yesterday British Airways announced some good news. Lounge access is now available at three of the airports on the list:
Innsbruck (we covered the opening of that lounge here)
Ibiza (Anika reviewed the lounge here)
You can now access the lounges at these airports if you are flying in Club Europe, or are flying in Euro Traveller with a suitable status card.
The campaign continues though! These airports have a lounge but BA refuses to pay for it:
(EDITS: Paphos and Bodrum move to Priority Pass list, Stavanger, Bodrum, Biarritz and Montpelier deleted as no longer flown)
These airports have a lounge which BA won’t pay for but you can use a Priority Pass instead:
Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis HER
John Paul II International Krakow-Balice KRK
Olbia/Costa Smeralda OLB
Francisco de Sa Carneiro, Porto OPO
Palermo/Punta Raisi PMO (landside)
Paphos International PFO
Thessaloniki Macedonia International SKG (as of 1st July 2017)
Rhodes – Diagoras International RHU
These airports have a lounge which BA won’t pay for and which only accept cash, not Priority Pass / Lounge Club:
Bari/Palese International BRI
Dalaman International DLM
London City Airport LCY (in the Private Jet Terminal)
And finally, here is a reminder of British Airways-served airports which have no lounge at all so you can’t blame BA for not letting you in:
Bergen, Flesland Airport BGO
Corfu / Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport CFU
Chania International Airport CHQ
Frederico Garcia Lorca GRX
Skiathos Island National JSI
San Javier MJV
Nantes Atlantique NTE
KEF in Iceland has a lounge but only for Icelandair use.
PS. This is a crowd-sourced list originally developed by Flyertalk readers, E&OE!
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