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Carel1 Jan 18, 16 6:55 am

New lounge at LIS.

The old contracted AF/KLM lounge is closed. AF/KLM passengers can now use the ZNZ-lounge, which is also used bij TAP, Lufthansa etc.

Andrew_G Jan 18, 16 1:42 pm


Originally Posted by Carel1 (Post 26036628)
New lounge at LIS.
AF/KLM passengers can now use the ZNZ-lounge, which is also used bij TAP, Lufthansa etc.

It's actually called the ANA lounge, but they write it in such a peculiar style that it does look more like ZNZ! Once I got past that little confusion, it has a fairly decent selection of snacks (I counted eight different types of fillings in the bread rolls, and they have those little custard tarts too) but the lounge itself was pretty crowded.

saraoutou Jan 30, 16 3:31 am

MEX T1 Grand Elite Lounge
 
Name of the lounge
Grand Elite Lounge

Location
After security check
Follow sala VIP signs (quite numerous).
Quite a long way from gates utilised by AF KL

Food offer
Very basic

Drinks offer
Soft drinks and hot drinks beers(self service)
Large selection of alcoholic drinks (at the bar)

Services
Wifi: YES (correct)
Showers: NO
Toilets: YES
Quiet zone: NO (but the lounge was quiet)
Business area: YES
Spa: NO
TV area: YES
Passengers are called: Don't think so
Information screen: YES
Newspapers: Quite correct (canard enchainé ;))

Number of seats
-- like 80?
A zVIP zone reserved for ???

Design
-- Old school, blind

Level of noise
-- qiet

Other information
Very numerous staff
Power outlet US style

two photos here : http://flight-report.com/fr/report-13021.html

Goldorak Feb 3, 16 3:18 pm


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).


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 25986794)
:D No problem. Olivedel and I will take some more pictures :)

I promised to come back with some pictures, so I did. I have to say that I have been really impressed by this lounge in WAW. One of my favourite in Europe IMHO with BCN Pau Casals (see review above). It is rather small but with a very decent F&B offering. And nice design. Wifi is the airport one but it works very well. There's showers available in this lounge too. So here are the pictures :

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1669/...42ece4ff_z.jpg

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a quiet zone with loungers. This room is semi-dark, which is not obvious on the picture as I used the flash (nobody was in)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1524/...011bba42_z.jpg

the working area / internet corner

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1458/...b20548d4_z.jpg

The Food and Beverages area

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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1540/...b2bb50ef_z.jpg

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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1686/...53460a99_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1563/...110e0395_z.jpg

This one is dedicated to AlicorporateUK and ajs123 ;)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1473/...bf903704_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1690/...135ceedb_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1455/...a0c31318_z.jpg

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bubbashow Feb 11, 16 8:04 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 25986169)
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.

ST Elite + (DL Diamond), but only flying Premium Economy. Will I be able to access the Toronto temp. lounge?

Goldorak Feb 11, 16 2:54 pm


Originally Posted by bubbashow (Post 26167844)
ST Elite + (DL Diamond), but only flying Premium Economy. Will I be able to access the Toronto temp. lounge?

I suppose yes. There shouldn't be any change in the applicable policy because of this temporary lounge arrangements.

Goldorak Feb 11, 16 3:08 pm

It seems a new Skyteam lounge will open soon in DXB :)
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/skyte...l#post26170089

Goldorak Feb 13, 16 3:55 am

JNB - Johannesburg O.R. Tambo - AF/KL lounge
 
Name of the lounge : AF/KL lounge - Johannesburg O.R. Tambo (JNB)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1509/...08f3256c_z.jpg

Location : very close to gate A9 (AF gate). This lounge is also used by DL pax going to ATL

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1584/...3def8f4e_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1455/...d596375f_z.jpg

Opening Hours : 9 am - 1 am

Entry requirements : usual Skyteam requirements.

This lounge could be nice but is aging very fast (the white seats are in terrible and unacceptable conditions – see pictures). Changing the seats is urgently needed. This lounge gets very full as the DL flight leaves minutes before the AF flight.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1638/...e600c93c_z.jpg

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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1692/...00650e4f_z.jpg

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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1477/...4865dec4_z.jpg

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There is a separate small section for P pax, but not-so-nice IMO.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1489/...d119d8c1_z.jpg


Food offer : sandwiches, cheese, snacks

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1687/...6d8ed3ca_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1537/...83f45e77_z.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1497/...beda82cb_z.jpg

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Drinks offer : soft drinks, water, nice selection of wines from South Africa and very decent sparkling wines (2 kinds)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1460/...3bc61d48_z.jpg

Services
Wifi: yes (lounge network). Works OKish when the lounge is empty, but as soon as the lounge filled-up, it becomes unusable
Showers: Yes
Toilets: Yes (in the lounge)
Quiet zone: No.
Loungers/sleep area:
Business area: Yes

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1709/...53beccc0_z.jpg

Spa: No
TV area: several TV in the lounge
Passengers are called: Yes
Information screen: Yes
Newspapers: yes (large selection)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1459/...0a7dc907_z.jpg

Other information
Number of seats: I would say about 120
Level of noise: OK
Design: same design as the now closed AF NRT lounge.
View: limited, and not on apron
Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no but AF gate is very close.

Goldorak Mar 4, 16 12:47 pm

ORY Hall 2 lounge closed for renovation
 
The ORY Patio hall 2 lounge will be closed for renovation from March 14, 2016 to end of the summer.
I think nobody will regret the current lounge and it was in a terrible state last time I visited it. So renovation was clearly needed. I think we can expect something close to what they did in BOD ?

SDQBound Mar 4, 16 4:16 pm

Any news on the DXB Lounge? I am flying DXB-AMS in a few weeks and would like to know if the new lounge will be open by then.

Goldorak Mar 6, 16 10:34 am


Originally Posted by SDQBound (Post 26285765)
Any news on the DXB Lounge? I am flying DXB-AMS in a few weeks and would like to know if the new lounge will be open by then.

It seems to be open now, as per the info in this thread in the Skyteam forum
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/skyte...l#post26292487

SDQBound Mar 6, 16 1:02 pm


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 26292758)
It seems to be open now, as per the info in this thread in the Skyteam forum
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/skyte...l#post26292487

Great! Thanks for the update. I saw that AF and KL are now departing from the new concourse, so I was wondering what would happen if the SkyTeam lounge was not open yet.

NoStressHere Mar 22, 16 9:13 pm

We are connecting through CDG soon, from Berlin to JNB. I am guessing from other posts, we will arrive at 2F at 5:20 and leave from 2E-L on a380 at 11:25pm in J.

Are we ONLY able to use the lounge in 2E-L? And, if so, what to expect. I could not find a review of the lounge in the "L" Hall.

No access to K or M?

Will we have to leave "F" immediately upon deplaning?

Six hours. One lounge? One smaller terminal?

Shoot me?

Goldorak Mar 23, 16 12:54 am


Originally Posted by NoStressHere (Post 26373019)
We are connecting through CDG soon, from Berlin to JNB. I am guessing from other posts, we will arrive at 2F at 5:20 and leave from 2E-L on a380 at 11:25pm in J.

you are guessing right.


Originally Posted by NoStressHere (Post 26373019)
Are we ONLY able to use the lounge in 2E-L? And, if so, what to expect. I could not find a review of the lounge in the "L" Hall.

Yes, L lounge only. It's a very large lounge. There is no warm food in this lounge but the cold options are quite good (I believe the dinner selection will be displayed from around 6:30 pm). Drinks : champagne, 2 kind of white and red wines, liquors, soft drinks, etc.
I think the Clarins spa will be closed in the evening.


Originally Posted by NoStressHere (Post 26373019)
No access to K or M?

No.


Originally Posted by NoStressHere (Post 26373019)
Will we have to leave "F" immediately upon deplaning?

Yes and in any case, you wouldn't have any interest to stay in F. Lounges in 2E are much better.

NoStressHere Mar 24, 16 6:30 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 26373575)
..Yes and in any case, you wouldn't have any interest to stay in F. Lounges in 2E are much better.

Thank you so much for your assistance. Only reason I asked about F was for "something' to do while passing the time. Even with transfers and boarding, we are still looking at close to 5 hours in "Hall L".

Looks like walking around hall L is rather limited.

http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/docs/....pdf?sfvrsn=20

Looking like a movie on the ipad for wife and I - and drinking (more) wine.


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