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Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:41 am

Does anyone know what airline lounges are in Amman's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) and Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport (RHIA)?

I know Amman has the Royal Jordanian Petra and Jerash lounges and Beirut has the large MEA Cedar Lounge.

Do these airports have any other lounges?

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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:08 am

On a side note, does anyone know what CIP in CIP Lounge stands for?

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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:10 am

CIP = Commercial Important Passenger (??, just a wild guess)
 
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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:02 pm

Thanks a lot SK601, I believe that's it.

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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:26 pm

BA! I thought you knew EVERYTHING about BEY.

I have been to the MEA lounge at BEY many times. If you take the escalator up from passport control and turn LEFT the MEA lounge is there.

However, if you turn RIGHT there is one or two lounges on the other side. I'm sure one of them is SV's.

I can only remember one lounge at AMM.
 
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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:00 pm

BA,

There is a total of 4 lounges in BEY airport.

- The Cedar Lounge, (belongs to MEA) used by MEA's & AF's customers.
- The Al Fursan lounge, belongs (and used) by Saudia.
- a Business lounge, used by the customers of the airlines assisted in BEY by the Airport Assistance Company (LAT)

The 4th and last one is not used by airlines, and is reserved for Gov. Officials, Ministers, Head of States/Gov. etc...
 
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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:02 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 4):
BA! I thought you knew EVERYTHING about BEY.

You thought wrong. Big grin

Quoting AF022 (Reply 4):
I have been to the MEA lounge at BEY many times. If you take the escalator up from passport control and turn LEFT the MEA lounge is there.

However, if you turn RIGHT there is one or two lounges on the other side. I'm sure one of them is SV's.

I also visited the MEA lounge. I just was wondering about the others.  Smile

Quoting AF022 (Reply 4):
I can only remember one lounge at AMM.

The South Terminal has the Petra Lounge and the North Terminal has the Jerash Lounge, both operated by Royal Jordanian and they are much smaller than MEA's huge Cedar Lounge.

I can't recall any other lounge space in QAIA, so I assume that's probably it.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 5):
- The Cedar Lounge, (belongs to MEA) used by MEA's & AF's customers.

Lufthansa and many other airlines use it as well.

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 5):
- The Al Fursan lounge, belongs (and used) by Saudia.

Is it called Al Fursan lounge or is it called Golden Lounge? Because BEY is one of SV's Golden Service routes and Golden Service routes have an upgraded lounge called "Golden Lounge".

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 5):
- a Business lounge, used by the customers of the airlines assisted in BEY by the Airport Assistance Company (LAT)

Ah yes, I think I remember this one. It is a pretty bad lounge, right?

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 5):
The 4th and last one is not used by airlines, and is reserved for Gov. Officials, Ministers, Head of States/Gov. etc...

Where is this one located? I assume it will be closed down or converted some how since the new General Aviation Terminal has been opened. It has room for 8 VIP lounges!

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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:55 am

Quoting BA (Reply 6):
Lufthansa and many other airlines use it as well.

Actually, the airlines that have an agreement with MEA and/or are assisted by MEA in BEY (and not by LAT)

Quoting BA (Reply 6):
Is it called Al Fursan lounge or is it called Golden Lounge? Because BEY is one of SV's Golden Service routes and Golden Service routes have an upgraded lounge called "Golden Lounge".

It is called "Al Fursan" lounge (according to my friends working at BEY Airport ...)

Quoting BA (Reply 6):
Ah yes, I think I remember this one. It is a pretty bad lounge, right?

....mmm Right !  Wink
 
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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:45 am

Thanks for the info FlySSC. Any idea why SV has its own lounge in BEY?

Also, where is the government VIP lounge located?

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RE: Airline Lounges In Amman And Beirut

Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:35 pm

FlySSC,

Not to bring up the SV lounge issue again, but according to this trip report, it's called the Golden Lounge:
http://www.airlinequality.com/main/review_243.htm

Golden Service is offered from Saudi Arabian Airlines' hubs in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam to the following destinations:

Europe:
London
Paris
Geneva
Frankfurt
Rome
Milan
Athens

United States:
New York
Washington

Middle East:
Dubai
Beirut

Golden Service routes supposidly have enhanced service and an upgraded lounge called the Golden Lounge. Regular SV destinations have the Al Fursan Lounge.

Maybe this has changed recently though. I have no idea.

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