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t325 Jan 16, 20 7:24 pm

Lounge access is included on paid business YYZ - TLV, right?
 
I have a paid flight STL-YYZ-TLV RT in business coming up (at least biz on the long haul leg since STL-YYZ is a CRJ2) in the P booking class. I noticed on the manage booking page, if I go to the Travel Options section, it's offering me Maple Leaf Lounge access for $29.

Is that a website bug, or do I really not get MLL access in YYZ?

And assuming that is a bug, do I also get it on arrival in YYZ (since YYZ-STL is in economy), and what lounges can I access in TLV?

Thanks

LesDorgo Jan 16, 20 7:30 pm

you can use the *A web site to find lounges.

https://www.staralliance.com/en/loun...5D%2C%20Israel

I am AC SE 100K and they try to sell me lounge accesses all the time.

ChrisA330 Jan 16, 20 7:32 pm

Since you're in paid J, you can access the Signature Suite.

More on that lounge here: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-...ure-suite.html

I believe it's the Dan Lounge in TLV Terminal 3.

Adam Smith Jan 16, 20 7:33 pm


Originally Posted by t325 (Post 31960187)
I have a paid flight STL-YYZ-TLV RT in business coming up (at least biz on the long haul leg since STL-YYZ is a CRJ2) in the P booking class. I noticed on the manage booking page, if I go to the Travel Options section, it's offering me Maple Leaf Lounge access for $29.

Is that a website bug, or do I really not get MLL access in YYZ?

And assuming that is a bug, do I also get it on arrival in YYZ (since YYZ-STL is in economy), and what lounges can I access in TLV?

Generally, yes, you'll have lounge access. In YYZ on the way to TLV, you'll have access to the Signature Suite lounge, which is very nice.

In STL, you won't have lounge access since neither AC nor its partner UA has a lounge.

At TLV, I'm not sure. AC doesn't have a lounge, but maybe @24left or someone else who has flown to TLV on AC can comment on whether there's a contract lounge that AC pays for passengers to access.

Coming back from TLV, you'll go straight to the transborder (US) area, where AC does have a lounge. With your flight not having a business cabin, the agent at the lounge may give you some grief, but explain that you're on a business class itinerary and show your TLV-YYZ BP and they should let you in.

But don't worry about the website, it's buggy and often offers lounge access when it shouldn't.

EDIT: I've been beaten to the punch, including some explanation re TLV. Guess I typed too much ;)

t325 Jan 16, 20 7:34 pm

Thanks everyone!

24left Jan 16, 20 7:55 pm

@t325

As @LesDorgo @ChrisA330 and @Adam Smith noted, you have access to the AC Signature Suite. Try to leave yourself some time to enjoy it. Not sure what your connection time is in YYZ.

As for lounges at TLV, I used the Dan as mentioned above and the link provided.

Some photos in this review. Looks exactly the same but more seating than when I was there.

https://www.loungebuddy.com/TLV/dan-...e-b-lIL3XTKJ55


EDIT TO ADD: They definitely expanded and renovated. See photos here.

https://www.prioritypass.com/id/loun...vl1-dan-lounge
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painintheuk Jan 16, 20 8:31 pm

I've been offered paid lounge access when I already get free access as well, both by status and by J fare. Website 'bug' or website 'feature'? :).

Signature Suite in YYZ looks great (someday!). Note that SS is not the same as the first MLL that you see. You can ask at the desk for directions.

Dan in TLV is pretty disappointing. Yes, it's the same last month as the photos in the PP photos from @24left, but the food is mediocre at best. They also play 'best of the 80s' louder than needed! Only alcohol (if you are interested) is very fizzy beer. There are restaurants in the main 'hub' if you want a proper breakfast instead.

Safe travels!

Dr. PITUK

Stranger Jan 16, 20 9:43 pm


Originally Posted by painintheuk (Post 31960338)
I've been offered paid lounge access when I already get free access as well, both by status and by J fare. Website 'bug' or website 'feature'? :).

They also offer you to pay for upgrade when already in business, or already upgrade... Just don't expect their IT to be that smart. They probably wish they could get rid of their IT and associated costs...

D582 Jan 17, 20 3:02 am


Originally Posted by Stranger (Post 31960518)
They also offer you to pay for upgrade when already in business, or already upgrade... Just don't expect their IT to be that smart. They probably wish they could get rid of their IT and associated costs...

When viewing my existing bookings on AC.com it encourages me to enrol in Aeroplan even thought my Aeroplan number is on the PNR

RatherBeInYOW Jan 17, 20 5:42 am


Originally Posted by painintheuk (Post 31960338)
Dan in TLV is pretty disappointing. Yes, it's the same last month as the photos in the PP photos from @24left, but the food is mediocre at best. They also play 'best of the 80s' louder than needed! Only alcohol (if you are interested) is very fizzy beer. There are restaurants in the main 'hub' if you want a proper breakfast instead.

Yup. I've just hung out in the main circular area at the centre of the TLV terminal; unless you have work to be doing I'd say better than the lounge.


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