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Old Aug 16, 04, 9:48 am   #1
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United First Class Lounge at KIX?

Is there a United International First Class lounge at KIX or do we get access to the ANA First lounge/facilities when we fly out?
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Old Aug 16, 04, 12:49 pm   #2
  
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Based on a similar query I posted some time ago (scheduled to fly UA KIX-HNL in F), I was informed that UA doesn't operate a lounge at KIX, but shares one with other carriers. Of course, flying on a *A premium ticket or having *G status grants you access to NH and SQ lounges.
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Old Aug 17, 04, 10:00 am   #3
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Kix F Lounge

Thank you for your answer! Coincidentally, I will also be flying from KIX back to HNL in F on United. I am a many years 1K and hope that KIX will have a separate facility for F travellers and not have to send us somewhere with all the other *Alliance members with Gold cards.

Apparently ANA has two different sorts of lounges.

The CLUB ANA lounges,
http://www.ana.co.jp/eng/int_svc/lounge/cluban_e.html

and the SIGNET lounges
http://www.anaskyweb.com/us/e/amc/elite/p_3.html

Lounges location inside airport:
http://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/english/map/intgate.htm

Still does not say if CLUB ANA at KIX is only reserved to F class travellers or not. SQ lounges generally offer separate facilities to their F class travellers.
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Old Dec 3, 04, 3:25 am   #4
  
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ANA does not have F cabins out of KIX and no lounges for F class.
Signet lounge is for all *G members
Club ANA lounge is for all *G + NH C and all * C pax

With a *G card you can enter the SQ and TG lounges also.
As far as I know only JL has a separate F lounge at KIX
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Old Jul 19, 11, 12:54 pm   #5
  
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UA: SFO-KIX in F and SQ: KIX-SIN in C (two class aircraft)

Just checking to see which of these lounges will I have access to in KIX? ANA?

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Old Jul 19, 11, 1:45 pm   #6
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You can use the Club ANA or Thai lounge.

Club ANA is average; I'd probably give the Thai lounge a shot first.

Lounges at KIX aren't that great.
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Anything new here?

Wife and I are flying to SIN, via KIX...

Arriving KIX on the UA flight about 5PM, in Global First. Connecting to a SQ flight around midnight in business.

We'll have 7 hours at KIX. A little too short to get to Osaka and back, and the Nikko Transit Hotel is a little steep at about US$300. (Didn't see where they have 'day rates', but I'm going to assume that even if they did, it would still be quite pricey for 5 hours of rest).

Curious if the lounges have changed/improved at all, and if there are any 'relaxation' chairs and whatnot where we could lounge and possibly conk out for a few hours. Less concerned about food/beverage offerings.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.
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Lounges at KIX are indeed not very good. The ANA is probably the best bet and is quite mediocre. Both LH and UA steer you to a contract lounge, which is poor, but *Gs can obviously use ANA. I flew LH F class and they directed me to this contract lounge. I don't think there is a TG lounge there (any more?).

I once stayed overnight at the Nikko. Paid about 10k yen, but you pay more for 2 people. Rate varies with demand. Their website is a bit awkward; if you scroll down you find various discounted rate plans.

Actually, the whole airport is a bit of a bubble era white elephant. Some parts of it (especially) the lounges look a bit dated. Soon it's 20 years old.
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Lounges at KIX are indeed not very good. The ANA is probably the best bet and is quite mediocre. Both LH and UA steer you to a contract lounge, which is poor, but *Gs can obviously use ANA. I flew LH F class and they directed me to this contract lounge. I don't think there is a TG lounge there (any more?).

I once stayed overnight at the Nikko. Paid about 10k yen, but you pay more for 2 people. Rate varies with demand. Their website is a bit awkward; if you scroll down you find various discounted rate plans.

Actually, the whole airport is a bit of a bubble era white elephant. Some parts of it (especially) the lounges look a bit dated. Soon it's 20 years old.
Thanks for the info...Sorry to hear that not much has changed.

I guess I'll keep an eye out for the Nikko to drop down a bit. I don't mind spending US$150 or so for the 7 hours of rest...But US$300+ is a bit much. I did check the hotel site directly, hotels.com, booking.com, agoda.com and a few others, all were coming in at this high rate. I'm guessing that maybe because I'm looking so far in advance (8+ months) that they just don't have their competitive rates in there yet.

Also keeping an eye out for better (partner or UA) award availability that would probably allow me to bypass KIX and a few other airports. None of the travels in either direction are ideal right now anyway.
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Was just at KIX. Got directed to the contract Asuka lounge, which was arguably worse than many United Clubs in the US. Barely any food, some alcohol, seating/décor was average.

Tried going to other lounges with *G, but was denied.
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