Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6808 times:
Quoting OA260 (Reply 4): Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 3):
Is this one better than the one at ZRH?
Yes its the design which makes it better IMHO . The catering is your standard LX lounge snacks. Not bad but nothing amazing.
The LX lounge at BSL was unfortunately timed. It was designed to serve the old Crossair hub at BSL which was inherited by Swiss and then shut down in conjunction with LX disposing of all their ex-Crossair Embraer 145s and Saab 2000s. The lounge is now far too big for LX's current operations at BSL and is usually almost empty. The last time I used it it was also starting to look like it needed renovation, especially the wood floors.
aeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6742 times:
This reminds me exactly why "rankings" of this sort (like SkyTrax) are usually utter rubbish. They are entirely subjective, and only look at a few lounges as possibilities - I doubt the author of this "ranking" has been to all the lounges of the world to be able to compare them.
Personally, my favorite lounge by far is the TK Business Class lounge in IST. The TG lounge in BKK is also pretty nice.
However, I have never been in a F class lounge, and I haven't even visited 1/10th of the thousands of lounges in the world. So therefore, I won't authoritatively call the TK lounge "best in the world" - I'll merely say that it's a quality lounge.
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chopchop767 From Italy, joined Aug 2010, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6556 times:
Quoting CRFLY (Reply 11): Hmmm... strange not to see Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge at IST on the list... One of the nicest and most impressive lounges I have been to!
I too have visited the Star/TK lounge in IST and found it be absolutely one of the best I've visited. The catering was amazing in terms of quantity, quality and diversity. Moreover, the dark theatre room was a nice place to grab a quick nap. And, despite the fact that they only have the one lounge, it has never seemed too crowded.
CODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2462 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6384 times:
I am surprised that the JFK Clubhouse is #1, yet the flagship LHR Clubhouse (though getting a bit tired) is absent from the list.
Some of my favorites, in no particular order:
- LH FRA First Class Terminal
- TG BKK Royal First Lounge/Royal Orchid Spa
- CX HKG The Wing and the PIer
- QF SYD First Class Lounge
- BA LHR Concorde Room (T5)
- BA LHR Galleries First (T3)
- VS LHR Clubhouse
- TK IST CIP Lounge
- AC YYZ Maple Leaf Lounge
- UA HKG United Club/IFL
- OZ ICN First Class Lounge
- SQ SIN The Private Room
- NH NRT Suite Lounge
- SkyTeam LHR Lounge T4
- DL MIA Sky Club
- LH B46 FRA Senator Lounge "City Lights"
- LH MUC First Class Lounge
gr09 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2008, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4808 times:
Quoting chopchop767 (Reply 15): I too have visited the Star/TK lounge in IST and found it be absolutely one of the best I've visited. The catering was amazing in terms of quantity, quality and diversity. Moreover, the dark theatre room was a nice place to grab a quick nap. And, despite the fact that they only have the one lounge, it has never seemed too crowded.
Been there last Saturday morning and it was packed to the roof. Could not find a seat. It's a great lounge in general but can't be compared to the First Class lounges on the list.
I wasnt expecting much when I was there back in December but was really pleasantly surprised. Liked it alot.
Quoting gr09 (Reply 17): Been there last Saturday morning and it was packed to the roof. Could not find a seat. It's a great lounge in general but can't be compared to the First Class lounges on the list.
Indeed I think when its packed it takes away from the enjoyment , if you cant find a seat you get a bad view of it.
TeamInTheSky From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4108 times:
Regrettably, I am not first class passenger, so I most likely will not experience most of those lounges. However, one I am looking forward to is the new AF lounge in S4 at CDG. While I know it will not stack up to the likes of LH First or QR Premium terminal, I do think it will be a nice change to some of the rather dreary lounges found at CDG.
A work colleague has already passed through it and loved it. Has anyone here given it a try?
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goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1872 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3788 times:
The AF 1st class lounge at CDG is missing also. As said by other posters, this kind of ranking is very subjective and might be questionable. The only thing for sure is that these listed lounges are all nice.
EBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1019 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3558 times:
I haven't been to all of the mentioned lounges, but I have been to quite a few of the top ones. I have to say that SK's lounge in CPH is quite up there and the co-branded SK/AC lounge in LHR is nice as well.