BA: New Club World routes, new lounges & Gatwick opening times, £1300 UK CW offer ending

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New Club World routes

BA have announced more routes from Heathrow to have the new Club World food and bedding. The bedding and food will continue to be rolled out over the course of 2018. Here are all the current and known future routes:

Rollout New dining New Bedding
London City to JFK Boston
Complete New York JFK New York JFK
New York Newark
London City to JFK
February Baltimore Atlanta
Chicago Dubai
Dubai Hong Kong
Hong Kong Houston
Johannesburg
New York Newark Kuwait
Montreal Los Angeles
Philadelphia Mexico City
Toronto Riyadh
Washington San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose (US)
Seattle
Washington
1 March Phoenix
San Jose (US)
San Diego
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Las Vegas
7 March Phoenix
Miami
Denver
Vancouver
Cape Town
Las Vegas
Accra
Nairobi

If you want to know what expect from new Club World you can read my reviews here.

Final day for great value BA London to US Club World sale

Turtle Bay Resort review Oahu

Oahu’s North Shore

About a week ago you may recall that I wrote about one of the best sales for US fares on BA from the UK that we have seen for a long time. You can find the full rules and destinations in the original article. Although the fare rules did not give an end date to the fares, it would appear from Trailfinders that the sale is due to end today, 28 February. Tickets must be booked 6 months in advance with a minimum stay of 7 days. There are also similar fares for American Airlines if booked through britishairways.com.

If you need a tier point run Hawaii is a great destination and gets 560-840 tier points depending on whether you factor in New York to Los Angeles flights in the booking. You can read my guide to Hawaii in luxury for less here.

The fares are:

  • New York £1318
  • Boston £1344
  • Miami £1344
  • Chicago £1411
  • Orlando £1419
  • Denver £1465
  • San Francisco £1453
  • Honolulu £1583
  • San Francisco £1453
  • Los Angeles £1451
  • Phoenix £1525
  • Las Vegas £1446

You can book tickets through a travel agent or britishairways.

New BA lounges and Gatwick lounge opening times

As part of their investment in Club, BA have announced more BA lounges access where there is currently not a BA lounge. This is in addition to the Seville, Innsbruck and Ibiza that I talked about in this article.

The lounges will be at Krakow, Oporto and Reykjavik–Keflavik.

Oporto BA passengers now have access to the ANA lounge

Opening Hours: Daily: 04:00 – 23:00
Complimentary Food / Beverage
  • Snacks
  • Buffet
  • Hot Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Specialty Coffee
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Facilities

  • Business Center
  • Shower

Reykjavik–Keflavik customers can access the Saga Lounge

The lounge has great views of Reykjanes peninsula and Faxaflói bay and all the way to Snæfellsjökull glacier in the west on a clear day. Additionally, the lounge has:

  • Showers (soap and towels provided)
  • Luxurious recliners
  • Cozy fireplace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Family facilities
  • Kids’ play area
Location: Top floor between gates A and C / After Security
Opening Hours: Daily: 05:30 – 17:30

Krakow passengers will use the Business Lounge Non-Schengen

Krakow lounge

Opening Hours

Sunday-Friday 11:00 – 22:00
Saturday 13:00 – 22:00

Complimentary Food / Beverage

  • Snacks
  • Hot Food
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Facilities

  • Shower
  • Restroom
  • Quiet/Relaxation Room

Gatwick First lounge

BA Gatwick south First lounge review

BA First lounge Gatwick

Additionally, my friend Ana at Mrs O Around the World has been waging a war against the opening times of the First lounge at Gatwick. Despite the fact that many Gatwick flights depart very early, the First lounge currently only opens at 7am which is far too late for the first rotation of flights. We wouldn’t have minded so much had the Club lounge not been such a zoo at this time, probably due to the extra Gold cardholders. BA have confirmed that they will be opening the Gatwick First lounge from 5.15am from 1st March. It is nice to see they are listening to customers.

Nuts!

In other exciting news (!) BA has changed the nuts in Club Europe but they don’t seem to have appeared on Club World yet. This may be due to the changeover to the new service which offers nuts in a ceramic dish. The new nuts were pretty dull being plain almonds, so a step backwards in my book.

 

New nuts

 

 

 

 

4 Comments on "BA: New Club World routes, new lounges & Gatwick opening times, £1300 UK CW offer ending"

  1. Terrible nut news. Loved those cashews – big & chunky! These look like another downgrade…

    • #firstworldproblems! I know I was not keen on them at all. I love cashews. Although I used to like the pretzels too.

  2. I’ll be interested to try the new CW food service on my SFO flight in May. Have you tried the new service on a route other than JFK?

    • Hi Chris. No only on JFK so far. Feedback is the food is not as good on other routes as different caterer. Though this has always been the case in recent years.

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