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Goldorak Dec 16, 15 12:40 pm


Originally Posted by dbuster44 (Post 25873962)
I've updated the wiki for the YVR lounge with a link courtesy of Globetrekker35's excellent trip report: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trip-...s-yvr-cdg.html

Thank you and great TR indeed ^

MtlChris Dec 22, 15 3:08 pm

Does anyone have experience with lounge access on op-up from W to J (free upgrade) ?

For example, if a transatlantic leg is upgraded at check-in, do I get lounge access at the departure airport ? Connecting to a all-Y domestic flight in CDG, can I use the J arrival boarding pass to access a lounge ? Not implying that AF have to in anyway, but that would be nice !

Goldorak Dec 22, 15 3:37 pm


Originally Posted by MtlChris (Post 25903896)
Does anyone have experience with lounge access on op-up from W to J (free upgrade) ?

For example, if a transatlantic leg is upgraded at check-in, do I get lounge access at the departure airport ? Connecting to a all-Y domestic flight in CDG, can I use the J arrival boarding pass to access a lounge ? Not implying that AF have to in anyway, but that would be nice !

Answer is yes for sure for the 1st question and should be yes too for the 2nd one but you may face more problems here.

MtlChris Dec 22, 15 3:53 pm


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 25904052)
Answer is yes for sure for the 1st question and should be yes too for the 2nd one but you may face more problems here.

Thanks, I'll try tomorrow and report.

Goldorak Dec 23, 15 12:27 am


Originally Posted by MtlChris (Post 25904139)
Thanks, I'll try tomorrow and report.

But how can you know that you will have a free op-up at check-in counter ? :confused:

MtlChris Dec 24, 15 6:46 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 25905781)
But how can you know that you will have a free op-up at check-in counter ? :confused:

I checked-in at T-30, picked a seat in W. I went back about two hours later to check if alternative seats were available and found that my seat was now in business. Passbook boarding pass updated to reflect J class and new seat.

Which was all in vain since east cost weather and LGA ground hold made me miss that flight...

Goldorak Dec 25, 15 4:34 am


Originally Posted by MtlChris (Post 25911609)
I checked-in at T-30, picked a seat in W. I went back about two hours later to check if alternative seats were available and found that my seat was now in business. Passbook boarding pass updated to reflect J class and new seat.

Which was all in vain since east cost weather and LGA ground hold made me miss that flight...

Ohhh. A very nice story ending in a huge disappointment, I can imagine :(

Carel1 Dec 25, 15 6:28 am


Originally Posted by saraoutou (Post 24500987)
Name of the lounge: Puerta del Sol - Madrid Barajas T3

Location: in the middle of T3 (mezzanine) stairways and ascensor

Opening Hours: unknown, but it is open at 6.30 AM.

Entry requirements: As usual, its a multi-companies lounge so you have UX AF KL LH and more.

Food offer: Quite a lot of packaged food you may "cook" in a microwave
Drinks offer: Soft , Alcoholic ones also though I did look weel after a red-eye flight
Services
Wifi: Yes (specific network, code on the flight display screens).
Showers: I don't think so but didn't ask (no time)
Toilets: Yes.
Quiet zone: No.
Loungers/sleep area: No but soma sofas..
Business area: yes
Spa: No.
TV area: yes
Passengers are called: yes
Information screen: yes
Newspapers: Yes, Spanish but also very well furnished with french and dutch newspapers, some english-american one also

Other information
Number of seats: did not count but would say about 100 perhaps more.
Level of noise: low twhen I was in.
Design: Modern
View: Yes .
Multi floors: No.
Terrace: No.
Smoking area: Don't think so.
Direct boarding: No but rather near the gates (would exceedn't 5 minutes)

The Puerta del Sol lounge is closed for renovation. AF/KLM passengers can use the Puerta del Alcala lounge near gate D60.

Goldorak Dec 25, 15 3:59 pm

BCN Terminal 1 Salon VIP Pau Casals
 
Name of the lounge : BCN - Salon VIP Pau Casals
One of my favourite lounges in Europe.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5737/...3fe9d7a1_z.jpg

Location
Terminal 1, after security, go down to the main floor and take the escalator or lift on the right. The lounge is on the mezzanine overlooking the beautiful terminal 1 of BCN.

Opening Hours : 5:00 am – 22:15 pm

Entry requirements : usual AF/KL requirements (note that this lounge is open to many airlines). Possibility of paid access for 25 Euros. Priority pass accepted.

Food offer
Usual snacks but also sandwiches

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5761/...c5b9a596_z.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5645/...507459d3_z.jpg

Drinks offer
Soft drinks, wines, liquors

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1541/...086040bf_z.jpg

For coffee, I was very pleased to see that Nespresso has invaded the place. If other lounges could do the same…

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1469/...3a10644f_z.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5812/...df3e264a_z.jpg

Services
Wifi: yes, but this has always been the weakest point of this lounge. I should say a total shame. Until recently, wifi wasn’t free (quite a unique case for a business lounge in the western world !). Now you have a free 15 min option but it is sponsorized and so you have to endure a short video and some commercials before enjoying your 15 min…unacceptable IMO.
Showers: yes
Toilets: yes
Quiet zone: yes
Loungers/sleep area: yes
Business area: yes
Spa: no
TV area: yes
Passengers are called: no
Information screen: yes
Newspapers: yes

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1662/...efc1d45e_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1464/...ab3f80b1_z.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5702/...abe6b7ed_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1521/...88c9ba2e_z.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5749/...7140cbb3_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1624/...9d93b74d_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1599/...cca1edb4_z.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5672/...2dd6b137_z.jpg

Other information
Number of seats: about 100 (my own guess)
Level of noise: low
Design: very modern, very nice
View: overlooking the terminal from a mezzanine, but limited view on apron.
Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no

Goldorak Jan 8, 16 1:46 pm

YYZ AF/KL lounge renovation
 
AF/KL lounge in YYZ (Terminal 3) will be closed for renovation from Jan 9 to Feb 29, 2016. During that period, eligible pax can access Premium Plaza lounges located in front of gate C32 (near the AF lounge) or near gate B24.
Snacks, drinks and free wifi connection are available in the Premium Plaza lounges.

Wiki has been updated.

AlicorporateUK Jan 8, 16 1:57 pm

@Goldorak - I must have missed the post with the pictures you kindly took at BCN (nice lounge), thanks (oh, hang on, I was busy during Christmas day :D).

FYI - I have updated (just the names) both BHX & WAW: I will shortly post some pictures of the WAW lounge, unless you want to do it yourself after the party in Warsaw... :p

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Goldorak Jan 8, 16 2:03 pm


Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK (Post 25986219)
@Goldorak - I must have missed the post with the pictures you kindly took at BCN (nice lounge), thanks (oh, hang on, I was busy during Christmas day :D).

Thank you :), but shame on you to remind us with your vomit picture !!! :D


Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK (Post 25986219)
FYI - I have updated (just the names) both BHX & WAW: I will shortly post some pictures of the WAW lounge, unless you want to do it yourself after the party in Warsaw... :p

Please do ^ and I can add some more after the Do :D

AlicorporateUK Jan 8, 16 2:43 pm

WAW | Fantazja Executive Lounge
 
This lounge replaced the gloomy & shabby Ballada lounge a few months back (I had already posted the news together with some pictures, but they seem to have disappeared - my apologies).

Location
After security, straight on the left hand side and walk to the very end alongside the shops/restaurants on both sides. Located just next to gates 36/37 (between 30 seconds-1 minute walk from the gates where AF-KL-AZ normally depart).

Opening Hours
5-23

Entry Requirements
Sky Team standard; note that several other airlines' customers (non-Sky Team e.g. AY, TK & EK) are also allowed entry based on status/class of travel.

Food/Drinks Offer
Soup of the day, quiche, decent variety of Polish cold meats & cheese, fish sandwiches, vegetable mix in plastic boxes, fruit, yogurt, choice of different breads, croissants, sweets, 3 choices of fruit juices, local beers (Lech & Tyskie), several other alcoholic beverages (including Polish vodka).

Additional Information
The lounge is particularly quiet even just before/after midday when several services (AF1147, AY746, KL1364, SU2001 & AZ491) all depart around the same time; there's no view on the apron (the big windows face the road adjacent to the departures level and the bus/train station entrance underneath); no smoking area; very limited choice of newspapers; large seating area (chairs & sofas), including quiet area.

http://s19.postimg.cc/nqzte5adf/IMG_20150813_00050.jpg

http://s19.postimg.cc/vz1qz529v/IMG_20150813_00052.jpg

http://s19.postimg.cc/tgg1yggjn/IMG_20150813_00051.jpg

G

AlicorporateUK Jan 8, 16 2:50 pm


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 25986258)
Thank you :), but shame on you to remind us with your vomit picture !!! :D

:D :-:


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 25986258)
Please do ^ and I can add some more after the Do :D

It seems like you're going to have the task of taking some pictures of the seating area (and a closer look to the food & the alcoholic beverages, unless you depart back to Paris with the 19:05 service on the Monday - by that time, ajs123 will have already emptied all the bottles :D).

G

Goldorak Jan 8, 16 3:52 pm


Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK (Post 25986450)
This lounge replaced the gloomy & shabby Ballada lounge a few months back (I had already posted the news together with some pictures, but they seem to have disappeared - my apologies).

Location
After security, straight on the left hand side and walk to the very end alongside the shops/restaurants on both sides. Located just next to gates 36/37 (between 30 seconds-1 minute walk from the gates where AF-KL-AZ normally depart).

Opening Hours
5-23

Entry Requirements
Sky Team standard; note that several other airlines' customers (non-Sky Team e.g. AY, TK & EK) are also allowed entry based on status/class of travel.

Food/Drinks Offer
Soup of the day, quiche, decent variety of Polish cold meats & cheese, fish sandwiches, vegetable mix in plastic boxes, fruit, yogurt, choice of different breads, croissants, sweets, 3 choices of fruit juices, local beers (Lech & Tyskie), several other alcoholic beverages (including Polish vodka).

Additional Information
The lounge is particularly quiet even just before/after midday when several services (AF1147, AY746, KL1364, SU2001 & AZ491) all depart around the same time; there's no view on the apron (the big windows face the road adjacent to the departures level and the bus/train station entrance underneath); no smoking area; very limited choice of newspapers; large seating area (chairs & sofas), including quiet area.

Thank you. Looks very nice.


Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK (Post 25986483)
It seems like you're going to have the task of taking some pictures of the seating area (and a closer look to the food & the alcoholic beverages, unless you depart back to Paris with the 19:05 service on the Monday - by that time, ajs123 will have already emptied all the bottles :D).

:D No problem. Olivedel and I will take some more pictures :)


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