Moderators: richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
TYCOON
Topic Author
Posts: 511
Joined: Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:20 pm

Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:50 pm

I don't know if there is already a thread on this topic but here goes:

I never understand why so many airport lounges around the world have no windows or look at into a parking lot or something. You are at an airport and it is great to sit in a lounge with a fantastic view of the airplanes and the runways. It boggles the mind.

So, here are a list of my favourite (for overall airport views) and least favourites (no windows - hello claustrophobia!)

Great Views:
- Sala VIP at Madrid (old terminal). Great view and nice sleeper chairs next to the windows. I purposely check in early so I can spend some quality time here.

- KLM Schiphol lounge (ex-Schengen). Great views over the terminals and the aircraft. The Schengen KLM lounge is nice and spacious, but no direct view over the airport - you can see it from further back though.

- Air France lounge LHR: nice view of the runway

- Delta Crown Room JFK: the one atop the main terminal. Great overview of the international terminal.

- Lufthansa Senator Lounge FRA: nice view of passing aircraft (pretty close) and of runway.

- Alitalia Lounge - Turin

- Skyteam Lounge - CUN

Horrible ones (unfortunately the list is longer):

- Alitalia - Milan Linate - just horrible

- Air France/KLM - LIS

- TAP Portugal - LIS

- Air France EZE

- Alitalia Catania

- A number of lounges at Tom Bradley International LAX

- International lounge (AF/AZ use) at MIA
 
upperdeckfan
Posts: 1088
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:59 am

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:13 pm

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
Sala VIP at Madrid (old terminal). Great view and nice sleeper chairs next to the windows. I purposely check in early so I can spend some quality time here.

Have you been in the new IB lounges at MAD T4, great views in a much nicer environment..........

BTW, do you know who's currently using the old IB lounge at MAD T1?

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
A number of lounges at Tom Bradley International LAX

Agree 100%

Also horribles are IB lounges at BCN and VLC.

OW lounge at CCS is very nice,
 
goldorak
Posts: 1460
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:29 am

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:59 am

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
Alitalia Catania

agreed. However, the "normal" waiting loungel was even worse. When I was there (summer 2005), a new terminal was under construction and should be finished now (?)

For AF lounges :
I like  bouncy   champagne  : CDG-S3 (brand new), YUL, JFK, HKG, BKK, ORD, IAD, ATL (DL business premier lounge on concourse E). They just opened a new lounge at NRT. I didn't see it yet but it's supposed to be very nice.
horrible lounges  vomit   yell   hissyfit  : BOS (Term E, no windows, in a basement), BLQ (airport lounge but that was a while ago, it may have changed), SGN (VN lounge used by AF), LAX (NW lounge at T2 used by AF), EDI (servisair lounge used by AF)
 
Genius12
Posts: 269
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:49 am

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:33 am

I don't think the London Lounge (Air Canada/SAS) at LHR T3 is all that bad - you get some decent views over some of the gate area and taxiways.
 
CXfirst
Posts: 3023
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:13 pm

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:41 pm

The SQ lounge in Singpore was surprisingly bad. There are no sleeper seats just hard ones, and there are no windows at all. I get so restless after an hour or so. (Business lounge, haven't been in first lounge).

Also, the lounges in Perth do not have windows.

-CXfirst
 
boeingfanyyz
Posts: 970
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:12 pm

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:14 pm

Favorite: BA lounge at LHR (I think they call it the Terrace lounge or something along those lines.

Least favorite: United lounge at LAX terminal 2 I believe.

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
Skyteam Lounge - CUN

This lounge is good, although by the windows there is a large roof which blocks a view of the runway just from sitting down

Just my $0.02 (CDN).

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 
 
FURUREFA
Posts: 647
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2004 2:26 am

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:45 am

Here in BOS:

Great lounges: Delta Crown Rooms (terminal A)

Ok lounges: AA Admirals Club (B), UA Red Carpet Club (C), CO Presidents Club (C), BA First Lounge (E)

Horrible lounges: AF F/J lounges(E) , BA Terraces J lounge (E), NW World Club (E) [probably the worst lounge i have ever been in], LH F/J lounges (E)


Matt
 
TurkishWings
Posts: 1244
Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 5:57 pm

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:09 am

Out of the lounges I have been to so far, the SQ First Class Lounge in SIN was a huge disappointment... The only good part were the showers.....
 
AEROFAN
Posts: 1885
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:47 am

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:46 pm

Best lounge - VS Clubhouse at Heathrow (amazing )
Worst - BA lounge at JFK - furniture reminds me of IKEA
 
User avatar
ClassicLover
Posts: 5510
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:27 pm

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:52 pm

The good -

BA Terraces at Heathrow with the Molton Brown Travel Spa is one of the best there is.

QF Qantas Club in Sydney domestic is a hell of a good lounge too.

AA Admirals Club in Miami is superb, so is the joint AA/QF lounge at LAX in Terminal 4.

CX in Hong Kong is also excellent.

The bad -

Just about any "third party" lounge is not so good. The one RJ use in Terminal 3 at LHR is crap... outdated decor, no free internet and just generally poor. The one used in VIE for oneworld was also pretty bad, as is the J lounge AY use in AMS.
 
ANother
Posts: 1833
Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:47 am

RE: Favourite/Least Favourite Lounges

Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:32 am

The worst - the BA Concorde and F lounge at LHR T4. Dated, tatty and going to seed. Obviously not going to spend any more money there until they move to T5 (funny, I was thinking the same thing)

The Business louges IMHO are much better and usually less crowded.

The F lounge in T1 seems quite new and much better than the one in T4.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos