Old Nov 25, 17, 8:45 am
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YVR - New Skyteam lounge

From Skyteam website:

Vancouver, November 15, 2017 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has officially opened its latest branded lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This marks SkyTeam’s first lounge in the Americas and seventh worldwide. The new lounge is designed to offer SkyTeam customers a high-end, pre-flight experience and features a wide range of amenities, including locally sourced food and beverages.

The 528 square-metre lounge (5,600 square feet) is comprised of two separate wings and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the runway and mountains in the distance. The lounge is managed on behalf of SkyTeam by Global Lounge Network and is situated close to luxury retail outlets by Gate 53 in the all-new Duty Free area in the International Terminal.

“Vancouver is a key SkyTeam gateway between the rest of Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. A shared lounge enables our members to offer an elevated airport experience to their top customers, while strengthening our brand in the market,” said Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO.

SkyTeam’s Vancouver lounge is available to Elite Plus, First and Business Class customers. Highlights include:
  • Buffet that provides a taste of what Vancouver has to offer, including hot and cold meals created using fresh local produce and West Coast smoked salmon
  • Noodle bar for made-to-order meals cooked by an in-house chef
  • Wide range of beverages, including beers from local microbreweries and a selection of wines from local vineyards
  • Seating for 126 guests across two wings where customers can catch up with work in a dedicated business area or watch the latest news in a separate TV room
  • Showers with all the amenities needed to freshen up pre-flight
SkyTeam member airlines serving YVR are Aeroméxico, Air France, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air and Xiamen Airlines, with up to 75 weekly departures, with access to the lounge.
Please note that pax flying DL from YVR to the US do not have access to the Skyteam lounge as the US flights depart from a special zone after US pre-clearance.

And now, just for fun, I can’t resist to post the French translation of this text used by Skyteam and/or AF on AgentConnect. Come-on, it shouldn’t be too hard to find people speaking French in AF and Skyteam to correct Google Trad mistakes !

From AgentConnect (this mistake is not present on the French version of Skyteam website, so I’m guessing it was discovered and corrected there, while not done on AgentConnect):
SkyTeam vient d’ouvrir son tout nouveau salon à l’aéroport international de Vancouver (Canada). C'est le premier salon SkyTeam aux Etats-unis et le septième dans le monde entier.
I know that YVR was close to the border but...
The Americas was translated into “aux États Unis”.

The next one is a good one, present on both Skyteam and AgentConnect sites:
un buffet varié de plats chauds et froids composé de produits locaux tel que du saumon fumé fraîchement pêché sur la Côte Ouest
They are really good in Skyteam : they catch the salmon already smoked and deliver it right to the lounge !
This is the translation from “created using fresh local produce and West Coast smoked salmon”.

And the 3rd one is not really a translation mistake, but one should never say that in French : the noodle bar translated into “bar a nouilles” really made me laugh out loud and same for all the people who were with me at the time I read that. I hope they don’t speak about the customers seating at the bar !

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