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What Is Your Favourite Airline Lounge?  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

How do you rate the atmosphere, food and seating comfort ?

I was in the MH Business Lounge at KUL a few months ago. It's a new, very long one and has showers in the back and food in the middle. I wish there were more private, comfortable seats and space the put down your coat/luggage. I've also been in ATL, LAX , DTW, MSp, AMS, MEM, JFK and LHR lounges of different airlines.

What's your experience ? Any photo's available of airport/airline lounges ? I only found this LH one :

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regards

keesje

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User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 678 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

I personally love the Air Canada lounge in Term #2 at YYZ!




Aaron.


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

The star alliance gold lounge at Changi is just increadible!

User currently offlineTreg From Estonia, joined Oct 2001, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Without doubt - SAS (Star Alliance) lounge at CPH. Some people can claim that id does not have enough comfort but you have everything you need. Unfortunately sometimes it is really crowded  Sad

User currently offlineVermeer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 447 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

I agree, CPH SAS lounge is just great especially in winter when they lit the fireplace- and upstairs for gold members is usually a little bit less crowded.

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Virgin's Clubhouse at LGW is nice. It has a glass wall which has excellent views of the airport (it's located underneath the viewing deck) and you can see aircraft at the gates really close up.
The toilets are very hard to find! The door to them is the same colour as the wall and there's not many signs to show you where they are!
There are computers and a small arcade. Used the complementary phones for ages!
Overall a very nice taste of luxury before I forced myself into my economy class seat  Crying it can't all be perfect!


User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Although I havent been there, Cathay Pacific's "The Wing" at HKG looks wonderful!

Thanks For Flying,
Kris



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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

BA Executive Club at Heathrow

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

The VS LHR Clubhouse............. Fantastic.
The conservatory on the roof is great for spotting, and all the differant area's/zones to sit in take away that stuffy business like feeling most airline lounges have.
The large sofa in the (sound proofed) music room is also quite popular with couples.....know what I mean  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineAC340 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

I don't know if it is still open, but my favourite is the old Canadian Empress Lounge in the Domestic terminal at YVR. I was in there since the merger with Air Canada, but that was about 2 years ago. It is very nice.

User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

This one looks very nice. It in on LHR :
http://www.britishairways.com/flights/flyus/terraces/images/main_photo.jpg

The site has 3D virtual realty, great !! :
http://www.britishairways.com/flights/flyus/terraces/index.shtml

Anyone know where to find more pictures of airline lounges ?

rgds
keesje


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

My personal fav is still the Malaysia Airlines' Golden Lounge in Kuala Lumpur International Airport. I find the large expanse of space very soothing and its the reason why I fly Golden Club Class whenever I can, so that I can use the lounge. I still have not encountered another lounge that comes close to it. Despite the size, the Golden Club section gets very crowded in the evenings. However the First Class side has a "tolerable amount of people.

I like the rerstaurant where you can sit down to a meal amidst a full dining setup. Unlike the rest of the lounges I encountered where you have a small plate and eat at your little corner you conquered.

The entrance to the lounge is simply awesome as well. One word describes it - elegant! Wooden finishes, shallow pools, marble flooring and a bright reception... I am looking forward to the next trip.

By the way, it is the largest airline lounge in the world!

I would like to try Cathay Pacific's lounge in Hongkong because I have heard so much about it. But not before they lower the J Class fares!  Smile



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User currently offlineHugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

CX's newest lounge at CLK, The Pier, is fantastic with improvements over The Wing. Although The Wing is really the main CX lounge, being closer to the dedicated CX gates of 1-4, it is older and has a few drawbacks like small shower rooms and impractical but stylish sink-vanities in the business class area. That said, The Wing's First Class lounge is near perfect. The Pier is perfect with the exception of it being so far from most CX gates. I cannot imagine a better lounge than The Pier.

User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

Oh by the way, there are spaces for you to store you rluggage and coats at the lounge re. Golden Lounge in KUL! It is situated next to the reception hall to the left... if I remembered correctly.

There is a room for both Golden Club and First Class at the end of the respective lounges for those who prefer more privacy. They are situated at the opposite end of the lounge near to the showers. Both have excellent views of the ramp and the main terminal.

See? You should have explored the lounge!  Smile

Cheers
Ryan



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User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1964 times:

American's Admirals Club at JFK.
Good views (well not so much anymore because of the new terminal construction), Nice food choices, free drinks, nice atmosphere and showers which always feel good.
DC-10's Forever



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User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Sinagpore's Raffles Class Lounge at Changi is amazing!!!!!!!

I was awe struck! I can only imagine what the first class lounge is like -opposite!

You walk into the Raffles lounge and its amazingly big with 2 areas to get food from- Anything from sandwiches to spring rolls, dim sims, and fruit platters!...

Then theres the snooze room where you can lie down on the recliner chairs in a room dedicated to sleeping!

The shower facilities are spotless and sooo refreshing especially after transitting on a flight from Europe or Africa to Australia!.....you get your own shower with mirror and dressing room.. great for a shave! ....

There are computer terminals with internet access.... and a business centre..... as well as a big range of magazines and papers (bigger than elsewhere). the only downside is not having an airside view!

Does the first class Lounge have an airside view???

9.5/10 singapore airlines!!


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Ansett767,

Unfortunately, the First Class lounge does not have an airside view. It is a curse for all airline lounges at the world's No.1 airport, because the public viewing gallery that occupies that space, stretches almost the entire length of the airport, followed by the offices.

Plus the First Class lounge was nothing to scream about. I have not been to the Raffles Class one.

If you rate Singapore Airlines 9.5/10 for its lounge, may I suggest you try Malaysia Airlines or Cathay Pacific... MAS' lounge in KUL is out of this world! Check out my trip reports posted by SQ772 where I decribe in details about the lounges of MH and SQ in seperate reports.

Cathay Pacific's, which I have yet try, is pretty cool from the pictures I have seen. Until then, I guess SIA's lounge in Changi is ok.



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

CO's new lounge (near the new pier) at EWR is very good.

When traveling in Australia/NZ, both QF and NZ have very good lounges with private check-in facilities for premium customers.....nice touch!


User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Have they renovate Kris Lounge at Changi since 2000?


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

Cathay, no the lounge is still the same one. The lounge was renovated around the same time when SIA unveiled their new enhancements in their in flight services... that was in 98/99.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I have not been to many lounges but my favourites are the AF lounge at DUS (very new, a big choice of drinks and snacks, very nice and helpful staff, Internet terminal), the AF lounge at CDG in terminal 2F (very new, direct gate access, TV, big choice of snacks and drinks).

Patrick


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

The USO in Seattle; it's awesome. Lounge, free food, shower, bunk beds, and you can stay 24 hours (longer with permission).


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User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 946 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1820 times:


I have to agree with Hugo - Cathay Pacific's new lounge "The Pier" is superb and one of the best I have been in. I also like BA's Terraces at LHR T4.


User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1806 times:

Treg,

the SAS one at CPH is nice.... but try Singapore's!! It beats it hands down!

Well.... I think so anyway. I'm yet to try CX's that everyone is raving about - but I dont know when Ill be flying Business class anytime soon...... unless with mummy and daddy again  Smile


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

There are three Admirals Clubs that really stick out in my mind.

In no particular order-
New Terminal C Admirals Club at DFW. Great decorating job and comfy chairs with free beverages(i think you have to pay for alcohol). Unfortunately, there is no view of the AA gates. Great kids' area(when i was a little bit younger). There are clocks showing times at different cities

Old ORD Admirals Club(the one nearer to concourse K), nice, spacious, free beverages, incredible view of AA ops and the ORD international terminal. There are clocks showing times at different cities.

LHR Admirals Club- Perfect. Great theme as it some how makes you feel like you are going somewhere far(which you are anyway) as there are a whole lot of clocks with times at major cities and AA hubs. Free beverages and incredible view of T3. I swear I was 50 feet away from the wing of a Singapore Airlines 744!

blink



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25 Cathay Pacific : Ansett767: If you think SQ's lounge at Changi is 9.5/10, wait till you pay The Pier or The Wing a visit, you will definitely be stunned by what you se
26 Post contains links Keesje : Here are some of the lounges mentioned above : http://images.forbes.com/images/2001/10/25/feat_cathay_340x157.jpg http://images.forbes.com/images/2001
27 Stretch 8 : The BA Concorde lounges at LHR and JFK. Exclusive and very luxurious. No riff-raff is a great plus (unless you count the horses-arse celebrities who f
28 Post contains images Cathay Pacific : Keesje links CX's The Wing: MH
29 Ansett767 : Cathay_Pacific: Youve got to be kidding right? That photo is terrible of the Wing?..... It looks terribly uncomfortable and under decorated... looks v
30 Post contains links Blink182 : If anybody wants to see the Terminal C Admirals Club at DFW that I was talking about, go to http://www.oneworld.com and click on american. Once you ge
31 Post contains links Cathay Pacific : Yes, that pic of The Wing is horrible, perhaps you can visit CX's page and go to the virtual tour.
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