British Airways operates number of lounges and access depends of the class of travel and the status with the Oneworld or British Airways you may have.
British Airways operates few Concorde Rooms that are “true” first class lounges. British Airways “first class lounges” are merely meant for Oneworld Emerald members traveling in economy, premium economy or business class.
You can access British Airways here.
The reason why I wrote above that Concorde room is a “true” first class lounge is that you can also have access based on the number of tier points credited to BA.
Those Executive Club members that reach 5,000 Tier Points (that is like 125 business class short-haul flights) during their membership year receive this Concorde Room Card.
And you usually need to show this card to access the Concorde Room unless traveling in First class. Alternatively, the agent needs to go through the paper list of members who are eligible for the access.
Well. Apparently these physical cards will be discontinued in 2019 and there will be merely some sort of CCR designation on your BA Gold / GGL Card itself.
This really makes sense and I would prefer seeing the CCR designation printed on the boarding passes too. Would definitely speed things up!
Four months to the 2018 membership year and I have 1,595 tier points collected so far. Not sure if I will hit the required 5,000 by the March 8, 2018, to renew the Concorde Room access. We’ll see in March next year.