Select British Airways lounges are joining the Priority Pass program. The British Airways lounges within the United States are often times a step above domestic lounges. Some British Airways loungers are nicer than others, and others are just down right sad. However, any expansion of priority pass is warmly welcomed. As of June, 2022 four British Airways lounges within the United States are joining Priority Pass.
The four new priority pass lounges include the following locations.
- Newark (EWR)
- Priority Pass Hours: 08:00 – 14:00 daily
- Location: Terminal B Airside – after Security, near Gates 50. International flights only.
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Priority Pass Hours: 05:00 – 11:30 daily
- Location: Airside – the lounge is located in the International Terminal A, near Gate 5.
- Seattle (SEA)
- Priority Pass Hours: 05:00 – 10:00 daily
- Location: South Satellite Airside – inside Security. International flights only.
- Washington DC (IAD)
- Priority Pass Hours: 06:00 – 14:00 daily
- Location: Concourse B, Airside – 2nd Floor. The entrance to the lounge is on the right hand side, once you exit the escalator.
Of these locations, I can personally say skip the Seattle location. The Seattle British Airways club is among the worst lounges in the United States. It’s real sad for being both a Oneworld Hub and an international airline lounge. I do recall the Washington IAD lounge and SFO lounges are in better condition and have better food and drink options. At least they did pre-covid.
Do note that these locations are only open in the morning, typically before their own customers show up. This will help with crowding during peak flight times. In addition, expect a cut back food and beverage offering. Many airlines reduce service during Priority Pass hours. Air France and KLM lounges in the USA are typically Priority Pass lounges, with a scaled back F&B program during priority pass hours. Expect the same type of offerings with these new additions.