Old Oct 30, 19, 11:04 am
Join Date: May 2003
Programs: NZ Gold Elite, AP Diamond, Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite, Nexus, Global Entry
Posts: 5,535
I have not been in the SYD lounge for about 20 years, but have been in many AC MLL's, a few UA lounges (not Polaris), many Priority Pass/Plaza Premium lounges, AKL lounges numerous times.

I find the food and beverage offerings in the AKL lounge to be plentiful and tasty. So much so that I always eat a full meal in the lounge before departing AKL-YVR so that I can sleep as soon as seat belt sign is off.
Lots different foods for varying tastes.

As for the crowding, it is hit and miss. When alone or just two of you, you will always find a spot to sit. Go through the glass doors at the end, usually quieter in there, or the theatre area to the left when you walk in.

Overall, I find the AKL lounge experience to be far superior to

Enjoy and let us know your comparison and thoughts.
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