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MLLs - information & experiences (July 2022 onwards)

Old Oct 6, 22, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by vancouver25k View Post
I was in YVR MLL int last Wednesday and kept my eye out, but mouse was nowhere to be seen.
Maybe he got tired of waiting in line
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Old Oct 6, 22, 9:06 pm
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YYC MLL had Donair pizza & beef sliders this afternoon. Plated fancy style rather than the YYC aspire lounge's "throw some trays at the starved masses at the buffet" strategy.
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Old Oct 6, 22, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by expert7700 View Post
YYC MLL had Donair pizza & beef sliders this afternoon. Plated fancy style rather than the YYC aspire lounge's "throw some trays at the starved masses at the buffet" strategy.
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And I've always heard such positive things about the Aspire lounge. Second hand, admittedly.

Maybe I'll have an excuse to visit YYC one day for a Do.
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Old Oct 7, 22, 4:41 pm
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At YUL Intl MLL today at 1700. I went slower and got a good count this time. Over 70 waiting in line out front and metering access. I cut in to talk to the concierge inside. No special access for Super Elite have to wait like everyone else. Approximate 60-90 min wait they said.

Similar line for National Bank lounge maybe 20 less people. And the Air France lounge cut off all access with third party providers so I couldnt get in with Priority Pass. And they said only their top level elite members or business class passengers traveling on Air France only allowed inside at this time. They were keeping a waiting list of third party people who wanted access but they said they werent going to start calling it until 2055hrs.
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Old Oct 7, 22, 7:50 pm
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YVR 1630 Oct 7. No line. Decent number of seats. Now 1750 and lots of seats.
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Old Oct 7, 22, 8:44 pm
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YVR MLL agent asked for ID

For the first time ever, the lounge agent asked to see my ID after I scanned my boarding pass and it beeped green as it should. Anyone knows if this is random or if they are really checking these days?

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Old Oct 7, 22, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by landingpoint View Post
For the first time ever, the lounge agent asked to see my ID after I scanned my boarding pass and it beeped green as it should. Anyone knows if this is random or if they are really checking these days?
happened to me before, same location
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Old Oct 7, 22, 9:39 pm
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Originally Posted by landingpoint View Post
For the first time ever, the lounge agent asked to see my ID after I scanned my boarding pass and it beeped green as it should. Anyone knows if this is random or if they are really checking these days?
maybe you look too young and agent needs to verify your age?
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Old Oct 7, 22, 11:33 pm
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Originally Posted by landingpoint View Post
For the first time ever, the lounge agent asked to see my ID after I scanned my boarding pass and it beeped green as it should. Anyone knows if this is random or if they are really checking these days?
same for one agent that requested me for my ID
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Old Oct 8, 22, 2:38 pm
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I've only seen it when they thought I might be too young. That hasn't happened in a while

I've seen one other airline (UA) do it for a premium (Polaris) lounge, likely to ensure people aren't just scanning in with someone else's boarding pass. But even that hasn't been consistent.

I've never had AC do it for any reason other than age verification.
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Old Oct 10, 22, 12:27 pm
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YVR Dom yesterday mid-day. Lots of space. New food platter also.

The meatball pizza/tofu rice/chicken penne (that never had any chicken) has been replaced by salmon/quinoa-veg mix/actual chicken penne with some vegetables in it as well.

Pleasantly surprised. The food is a huge step up from the previous lineup which, imo, was terrible.

Not sure how new this is; I haven't been in a few weeks.
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Old Oct 10, 22, 1:24 pm
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YVR Don this morning around 8:00, lineup maybe 30 ish out the door. Continued on to the international side and bummed around until 10:30 or so then found a spot to sit outside the INT MLL then watched as people bumped Into the closed doors.

Why does the international MLL open so late now?

Fish taco and penne both decent.

Spicy Caesars on point too.
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Old Oct 10, 22, 2:44 pm
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YYZ TB today at 1530 had no line, but I had to ask a lot of people seated in the 4-seat sections if the one empty seat was free. They were not. Managed to catch a couple leaving a small table and sit down.

And I'll be here for 30-45 minutes. I'm wearing a red cowtool shirt.

Edit: And now that it's 1607, apparently a lot of flights are starting to board (mine "starts" in 8 minutes), and there is ample seating now.

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Old Oct 10, 22, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by YEGDad View Post
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Why does the international MLL open so late now?
I didn't realize it was so late...argh. have an upcoming trip but flight leaves at 930, assumed I'd get breakfast here. I love this lounge.

I'm connecting thru domestic, haven't done the trek in awhile - hope long did it take
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Old Oct 10, 22, 6:05 pm
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Spent sometime in the MLL at LGA today. Pleasantly surprised - obviously less volume than MLL domestic/US at T1.
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