This week new British Airways Lounge in San Francisco opened its doors for the first travelers. Sneak inside with us and see what’s so wonderful about the new British Airways lounge in San Francisco.
The 655 square meters (~7,158 square-foot) lounge has British Airways’ new contemporary design.
British Airways as any other airline strives to serve at it’s best to their customers. The airline refreshed their Business and First Class service and now it’s time to dive into the redefined new lounge.
The lounge is located in the same spot, Concourse A, between gates A4 and A6. It’s open seven days in a row and it’s perfectly timed with the two Heathrow departures in the afternoon and evening. So let us walk you through the new Business and First Class British Airways lounge in San Francisco.
Right after you take a step behind the sliding British Airways lounge doors, you won’t recognize the lounge reception area, as they were redone with a rich dark blue hue and a metallic logo. There are no longer separate areas for First Class and Club World Business Class flyers. For this reason, both types of passengers are sharing the same area. At the common area, you will find the hot and cold buffet with seasonal food and a self-serve bar. The airline made a 360-degree video of the lounge.
British Airways San Francisco Lounge First Class “Boutique Dining”
The new concept of dining was also introduced to the first-class passengers – the “Boutique Dining”. As a result, British Airways flyers can make themselves comfortable in one of the 26 velvet or leather seats and order a dish from a la carte menu. Entree meals include mezze plates, cioppino (a San Francisco creation) or heirloom tomato and ricotta rigatoni. Wine pairing is also available upon your request.
Upon the request, for travelers who wish to work during their time at the lounge, the power sockets (next to the 80% of the whole lounge seats) are there.
The lounge has been carved up into different “zones” of sorts, with each area having its own distinct flavor, a concept devised by Ross Hunter from United Kingdom-based interior design agency, Graven Images. Jonathan Tsurui from SF-based architects, WDA William Duff Associates was responsible for the architectural design of the space.
The carrier claims that it is spending $8.2 billion on the improvements across the airline. Which will also take place in the future, the installments of wifi on the planes, new amenities and new Club World business class product that is set to debut on its new Airbus A350-1000 jet that will be delivered to the airline in the next few weeks.
Who Can Enjoy the New British Airways Lounge?
- British Airways fliers;
- Silver or Gold members of BA’s frequent flier program;
- Iberia passengers who booked Business Class;
- One World members.
Check this link to have a brief BA lounge overview.