I just booked a flight with my DL skymiles to fly from EWR-FCO-MUC on AZ in Magnifica Class. In the past, when I've flown transatlantic in business or first class on other carriers, I've received complimentary access to a business lounge to wait in before departure. Since my connecting flight arrives in EWR well in advance of the departure for FCO, I'm interested in knowing if there is a lounge to wait in so I can surf the net or have a drink. However, the AZ website doesn't indicate that there is a lounge for Business passengers in EWR, only JFK. Does anyone know if AZ has contracted with another carrier to give their passengers access to their lounges, or does the service just not exist for passengers departing EWR?
I know that as a SkyTeam partner, access would be theoretically possible to one of the Continental President's Clubs in Terminal C, but going there would involve clearing security, etc and taking the train from terminal B where the AZ flight actually departs from, which doesn't seem worth it.
Does anyone know what the situation is at EWR? Thanks in advance for your help.