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volerbleu Feb 27, 15 4:19 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 24375006)
Wiki updated to indicate temporary closure of BOD lounge for renovation.

Yep, it's closed. As well, KLM flights now use the same terminal as AF because the other one is undergoing renovation (gates?).

...and no vouchers offered. Only P PAX get a voucher for coffee and snack. :td:

Goldorak Feb 27, 15 12:47 pm


Originally Posted by volerbleu (Post 24423733)
Only P PAX get a voucher for coffee and snack. :td:

A caviar sandwich ? :D

Goldorak Mar 1, 15 10:38 am

Tokyo Haneda (HND) - JAL lounge (international terminal)
 
Name of the lounge: JAL Sakura lounge @ HND international terminal

Location: on the left after having passed immigration, in the middle of the duty free shopping area.

Opening Hours: unknown, but this lounge being the one of the largest operator of this airport (JAL), it il likely open all day and it stays open late, as the 2nd AF flight to CDG depart at 00:30 am.

Entry requirements: First/Business class passengers or FB Gold/Platinum passengers. This lounge has a separate part for P pax and so it is assumed that AF P pax are sent there.

Food offer: Buffet with nice and large selection of cold and warm items.

Drinks offer: Soft drinks, spirits, red and white wines, sparkling wine (not Champagne), hot drinks, juices, water.

Services
Wifi: Yes (specific network).
Showers: Yes
Toilets: Yes.
Quiet zone: No.
Loungers/sleep area: unknown
Business area: yes
Spa: No.
TV area: yes
Passengers are called: No
Information screen: yes

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8619/...8c692e9a_z.jpg

Newspapers: Yes, mostly Japanese but a few French newspapers were there for the AF flight.

Other information
Number of seats: about 60-70 on the 1st floor (dining area) and about 100 on the 2nd floor.
Level of noise: low to medium.
Design: Modern
View: Yes (however, I was there at night and so could not really appreciate the whole view)
Multi floors: Yes. The 1st floor (where the reception is) is the dining area with plenty of tables. The 2nd floor is the traditional resting/working area of the lounge. Drinks are available on both floors.
Terrace: No.
Smoking area: unknown
Direct boarding: No (I don't know if AF always use the same gate at HND but it was very far from the lounge : the last gate at the end of the concourse)

Views of the dining area :

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https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8586/...4cffcb7b_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8677/...9440549b_z.jpg

Views of the working/resting area :

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8596/...5c95f1d1_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8652/...88407e9e_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8595/...5b8a3636_z.jpg

The long concourse all the way to AF gate :
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8658/...5079e01b_z.jpg

A full virtual visit of this lounge is accessible here :
http://www.jal.co.jp/jal_panorama/ha...kura_4F04.html

Goldorak Mar 1, 15 11:26 am

Please note that I have edited my review of YUL lounge (post #59 on page 4) to add pictures of the lounge and of the ramp activity from the lounge ;)

saraoutou Mar 13, 15 8:59 am

MAD puerta dej sol T3
 
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)

saraoutou Mar 13, 15 9:01 am

MAD T1 Cibelles
 
Effectively this lounge is open for AF pax , thus it's a non-schengen terminal, I believe it's for codeshared flights (UX? SU? AR?) Samefood offer tha Puerta del Sol, not so cosy and nice view.

tff Mar 13, 15 12:33 pm


Originally Posted by saraoutou (Post 24500987)
Food offer: Quite a lot of packaged food you may "cook" in a microwave

There are also several sandwiches (tramezzini type), as well as sweet and savoury snacks (cookies, donuts, muffins, olives, chips, peanuts, etc).


Originally Posted by saraoutou (Post 24500987)
Drinks offer: Soft , Alcoholic ones also though I did look weel after a red-eye flight

There's a wide array of alcoholic beverages (not of the best quality, though) and a bar (without a bartender, though).

Goldorak Mar 13, 15 5:47 pm

Moderators : there is something strange in the wiki : the end of the Europe section is not appearing anymore (from the last spanish airports, but there are 2 UK airports still appearing but in Spain...:confused:). So we're missing end of Spain, switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and most of UK). But when you edit the wiki, all the text is here and normal !!
What's happening ? Is there some FT technicians we can alert ?
I have saved the missing text on my computer just in case...

Update 17/03 : problem corrected. Saraoutou has identified that the link was the source of the problem.


PS : Am I the only one who experienced bugs/problems on FT since 3-4 days (site not responding, loosing your entire post when you click on submit :mad:, etc)

farleigh Mar 15, 15 5:34 am

AF Lounge in Nouakchott
 
There is an AF lounge in Nouakchott, Mauritania, accessible to AF business class passengers. I believe it is accessible to economy class passengers with appropriate FB status.

Goldorak Mar 15, 15 7:05 am


Originally Posted by farleigh (Post 24509696)
There is an AF lounge in Nouakchott, Mauritania, accessible to AF business class passengers. I believe it is accessible to economy class passengers with appropriate FB status.

Thank you and welcome to Flyertalk :)
Is it really an AF-branded lounge ?

farleigh Mar 15, 15 1:49 pm

AF lounge in NKC
 
Yes, the identity sign is the AF logo, There are no identity signs for other airlines using NKC. Only AF passengers are allowed entry (access voucher provided by AF check in desk). Passengers on other international flights (not part of skyteam e.g RAM and TK) are not allowed access. It is only open four evenings a week corresponding to the AF flights to CDG. When involuntary rerouted twice on TK metal during the recent AF pilots strike it was closed.

It is small with seating for about 24 people. Only soft drinks,tea and coffee are offered along with some biscuits. There is a newspaper/magazine rack, pure French in content, except for the Economist. However, it is a haven from the NKC airside departures area which can be extremely crowded and hot with extremely poor facilities. I have been traveling the CDG-NKC-CDG route for up to seven times a year for almost four years.

A new airport is under construction to the the north of NKC and it will be interessting to see what level of facilities will be provided.

Goldorak Apr 26, 15 6:38 am

Budapest (BUD) - Skycourt lounge
 
Name of the lounge : Skycourt lounge
It is used by many airlines, as you can see on the picture below

Location : terminal 2 airside, on the mezzanine above the duty-free/shopping area

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7720/...8239d949_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8706/...c26fe5b5_z.jpg

Opening Hours : not known, but seeing the number of airlines using it, we can guess itís open all day from 1st to last flight.

Entry requirements : usual AF rules. There is a possibility of paid access for 9600 HUF (approx Ä32)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8784/...ce7ae661_z.jpg

Food offer : sandwiches (industrial, triangle style), cold salty and sweet snacks. Overall nothing very exciting, but if youíre starving you can survive.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8775/...b2265cbc_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7682/...425db24d_z.jpg

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https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7688/...f934ce43_z.jpg

Strangely, there is a sign indicating you can order some other kind of food (with a charge) but I didnít see any list or menu or anything else indicating this possbility, so maybe itís something from the past.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7711/...6fac04e5_z.jpg

Drinks offer : soft drinks, water, fruit juices, beer, liquors, Hungarian white and red wine

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7703/...f5b19295_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7709/...b95ea76b_z.jpg

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Services
Wifi: yes (free, password required and displayed everywhere in the lounge. Works well but speed average
Showers: no
Toilets: yes (inside the lounge)
Quiet zone: no
Loungers/sleep area: no
Business area: no
Spa: no
TV area: several TV screens (mute sound) displaying CNN in the 3 main seating areas of the lounge
Passengers are called: no
Information screen: yes
Newspapers: yes, quite a large selection of international newspapers and magazines

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8769/...63b01e1a_z.jpg

Other information
Number of seats: 50-60
Level of noise: OK
Design: "average modern" style (meaning could be better but could be also much worse, so overall OK)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7681/...c5c32372_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7666/...0cc4ff84_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7666/...d4936888_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8690/...93d03cc1_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8804/...59bdbc8f_z.jpg

Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no

Goldorak Apr 26, 15 8:36 am

Air France lounge (renovated)- New York JFK T1
 
Name of the lounge: Air France lounge – New York JFK Terminal 1

Location: terminal 1 airside, on the far right after security

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7662/...39d1bfbb_z.jpg

I had a very quick visit this week into the renovated AF lounge in JFK T1. Very quick because I was stuck in crazy NY traffic. Fortunately, I did OLCI and had only carry-on because otherwise, I was outside the allowed check-in time…
I wanted to see the new lounge and, as the boarding of my flight was delayed by 15 minutes, I used this to rush in the lounge, to see how it looks like and take some pictures !

Opening Hours: from noon to 11 pm

Entry requirements: usual AF rules. There is a possibility of paid access.

The registration desk is now on the right when you enter and there are some seats where the registration desk was previously located.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7717/...63bd079b_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7659/...4bfcdb70_z.jpg

I found the renovation pretty good and for sure, there are many improvements on the food offering side (see pictures below)

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Food offer: good choice of salads, smoked salmon (excellent, I could not resist : I tried it with some Champagne), cheese, sandwiches, cold cuts, cold chicken, several kind of soups, warm pasta and rice meals. There is one full buffet on each floor.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8761/...e33587ee_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8687/...5d94c00a_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7722/...273903c7_z.jpg

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8733/...9ba02b9f_z.jpg

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https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8745/...6ab41cec_z.jpg

Drinks offer: same as before but still very good : champagne, red and white wines, liquors, soft drinks, water, juices, coffee (another improvements with Nespresso machines !!!!)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8738/...7a52eb6a_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7719/...fc37518a_z.jpg

Services
Wifi: yes (free, password required). But, this is a non-improved thing, the wifi is still as poor as before. I think their network is so saturated that it’s almost not working at all. Really a pity for one of their flagship lounge in their most important outstation.
Showers: Yes
Toilets: yes (inside the lounge)
Quiet zone: no, but there is a seperate private ę quiet Ľ room for P pax, with a different food offering (ordered from a menu). I had a look from the outside to this reserved P room, but I didn’t take any picture for the privacy of pax who were in. But we have some pics, including of the specific food offering, in the trip report linked in the wiki of this thread.
Loungers/sleep area: no
Business area: yes
Spa: yes (2 Clarins spa cabins, booking to be done at the lounge welcome desk)
TV area: several TV screens (mute sound)
Passengers are called: yes (boarding announcements). But, among new things, when they have to page a pax, they don’t call him/her anymore by a speaker announcement, but there is an AF agent who’s going through the lounge with a sign showing the name of the pax (see below). Good thing to ensure more quietness.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8727/...cc456720_z.jpg

Information screen: yes
Newspapers: yes, quite a large selection of French and international newspapers and magazines


Other information
Number of seats: always hard to say unless you have the precise information available somewhere, but I would say 150 ( ?)
Level of noise: OK, despite the large number of people
Design: very nice and brand new. It has always been one of my favourite AF lounges and is full of souvenirs for me (including Concorde…)
Multi floors: Yes (2)
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no

saraoutou Apr 27, 15 6:29 am

BUD


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 24722304)
...Strangely, there is a sign indicating you can order some other kind of food (with a charge) but I didn’t see any list or menu or anything else indicating this possbility, so maybe it’s something from the past.
...

I don't think so, I believe that the dragoon hold the menu from the restaurant which is quite in front of the lounge and order what you care.

Goldorak Apr 27, 15 3:19 pm


Originally Posted by saraoutou (Post 24726511)
BUD
I don't think so, I believe that the dragoon hold the menu from the restaurant which is quite in front of the lounge and order what you care.

Good to know. Thanks :)


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