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EUROPE
France
  • CDG : AF lounges in
    • Terminal 2F (Schengen): 2 lounges, one in each boarding pier (2F1 and 2F2). Both have been renovated (2F1 during summer 2016, 2F2 in feb/march 2017 reopening on April 6, 2017). A new single lounge is planned for 2020, to replace the 2 current ones.
    • Terminal 2G (Schengen) : New lounge opened on March 1st 2017. More info here.
    • Terminal 2E (non-Schengen) : one lounge in each concourse (K, L, M gates). Note : L lounge is now fully re-opened after renovation (July 11, 2018). Pictures of the 1st half renovated L lounge can be found here. La Premičre lounge is located in 2E-K and is subjected to special rules for access (P pax on AF-operating flights only, or restricted paid access for J pax flying on an AF-operating flight without P class).
    • Terminal 2C : arrival lounge, located landside at the extreme right of the terminal, after the last check-in counter, just before the corridor leading to 2A. This lounge has specific access rules and there is a specific thread about this lounge
Note that, among Skyteam partners :
- KL, AZ, UX depart from T2F and use AF lounges.
- ME, DL, VN, CZ, MU, RO, AM, KE, KQ depart from T2E and use AF lounges.
- SU, SV, 9W depart from T2C, where AF is not present anymore. So those airlines are using the contract lounges available in this terminal (9W premiere class can use Etihad lounge in 2C).
- OK departs from T2D, where AF is not present anymore. So OK is using the contract lounge available in this terminal.
- AR, GA, CA and Xiamen do not serve CDG.
  • ORY (West terminal) :
    • Hall 1 (Schengen) : contract lounge (Premium Traveler). More info here
    • Hall 2 (Schengen) - AF lounge : more info here and here
    • Hall 3 (non-Schengen) - AF lounge
    • Hall 4 lounge is now closed permanently since 1st June 2016.
  • BOD : AF lounge in terminal B (more info here). For the rare case that a flight would depart from Terminal A (or KLM flights BOD->AMS), there is a contract lounge available.
  • LYS (T2): Hop Air France lounge since 22th January 2019. More info with a review here and also some pictures here.
    When flying on OS code-share LYS-VIE service, eligible AF-ticketed pax can use the Confluences lounge at Terminal 1 (see here).
  • MRS : airport lounge (located airside in hall 3, but also accessible from hall 4). More Info
  • NCE (T2): airport lounges (Infinity lounge for Schengen flights, Levity lounge for non-Schengen flights). More info here and here. Note : those lounges were previously called Cap Ferrat and Cap d'Antibes, respectively.
  • TLS : airport lounge (La croix du sud), airside. More info here.
  • MPL : airport lounge, airside. More info here
  • MLH: Skyview lounge. more info here
  • Other AF stations in France not listed above : no lounge.

Armenia
- EVN : Converse Bank Business Lounge. This is the generic contract lounge for all airlines at EVN. More info here

Austria
- VIE : Depends on the airline that is operating the flight.
  • When the flight is operated by Air France, the airport-operated JET lounge can be used at gate B. More info here. (the non-schengen lounge at Gate D is also available, see here)
  • When the flight is operated by Austrian, you can access the Austrian Business lounge

Belgium
- ZYR : Thalys lounge (business days) Hotel Pullman (1st floor) on week-ends
- BRU : airport lounge (Diamond lounge)

Bulgaria
- SOF : Preslav lounge

Croatia
- ZAG : Primeclass lounge. More info here

Czech Republic
- PRG : Erste Premier lounge. More info here

Denmark
- BLL : airport lounge (King Amlet lounge).
- CPH : airport lounge (Atelier lounge). More info here

Finland
- HEL : airport lounge (Aspire) – This route is entirely flown by AY in code-share with AF (only accessible if on AF coded ticket, if AY ticketed you get the AY business class lounge). More info here

Georgia
- TBS : ?

Germany
- BRE : airport lounge. More info here
- DUS : airport lounge (Hugo Junkers). More info here
- FRA : AF lounge. More info here.
- HAJ : airport lounge.
- HAM : airport lounge. More info here
- MUC : AF lounge. More info here
- NUE : airport lounge. More info here.
- STR : AF lounge. More info here
- TXL (Term A) : AF lounge (landside). more info here

Greece
- ATH : airport lounge (Goldair Handling). More info here

Hungary
- BUD : airport lounge (Skycourt lounge). More info here

Ireland
- DUB : airport lounge (DAA Executive Lounge). More info here
- ORK : no lounge (to be confirmed)

Italy
- BLQ : airport lounge (MBL lounge). More info here
- CAG: No lounge.
- CTA : AZ lounge (Piazza Duomo)
- FCO : several AZ Schengen lounges : Dolce Vita (T1 lanside) or Borromini (airside, gates D, a long way from gates B which are used by AF flights). More info about Dolce Vita lounge here.
- FLR : airport lounge (Sala Masaccio).
- GOA : airport lounge (Sala Genova).- located landside, but with an exit directly into the fast track lane for security check
- LIN : 2 AZ lounges (Manzoni / Welcome). More info on Manzoni lounge here
- MXP : Schengen area: Sala Monteverdi, near gate 10. Non-Schengen: Montale Lounge by default, Casa Alitalia only if on AZ ticket or AZ operated flight.
- NAP : airport lounge (Naples airport VIP lounge).
- TRN : Airport lounge (Piemonte lounge).
- VCE : AZ lounge (Tintoretto). More info here

The Netherlands
- AMS : 2 KL lounges (1 Schengen and 1 non-Schengen).

Norway
- BGO : no lounge
- OSL : airport lounge (OSL lounge). More Info

Poland
- WAW : airport lounge (Fantazja). More info here and here
- WRO : ?

Portugal
- LIS (T1) : airport lounge (ANA lounge). More info here
- OPO : Airport Lounge (ANA lounge). More info here

Romania
- OTP : Tarom Business lounge (more info here).

Russia
- LED : airport lounge (Pulkovo lounge).
- SVO (Term E): "Space" lounge for AF/KL (and other non-SU operated) flights. "Galaxy" lounge for SU operated flights. See info on Space lounge here

Serbia
- BEG : ?

Slovenia
- LJU : Adria airways lounge

Spain
- AGP : airport lounge (Aena). These flights are all operated by Skyteam partner UX.
- BCN (T1) : airport lounge (Pau Casals). More info here
- BIO : airport lounge (Aena). More info here
- MAD : airport lounge (Puerta del sol) (more info here). Since this review, the lounge has been renovated. Other info about food offering here
- VLC : airport lounge (Aena). These flights are all operated by Skyteam partner UX.

Sweden
- ARN (T2) : airport lounge (Aurora Menzies). More info here
- GOT : airport lounge (Novia).

Switzerland
- GVA : AF lounge (French sector).
- ZRH : Aspire lounge (concourse B).
- BSL: see France/MLH

Turkey
- IST: Skyteam lounge. AFKL have transferred their Istanbul operations to the new IST airport on April 7, 2019. The new IST airport has a brand new Skyteam lounge.

Ukraine
- KBP : airport lounge.

United Kingdom
- ABZ : airport lounge (Servisair) called "Northern Lights"upstairs near Gate 1.
- BHX : airport lounge (Aspire).
- EDI: airport lounge (Servisair, now called Aspire lounge).
- GLA: airport lounge (Upper Deck). More info
- LHR (T4) : Skyteam lounge. More Info
- MAN (T3) : 1903 lounge. More info here and there.
- NCL : Aspire Lounge.


NORTH AMERICA
Canada
- YUL: AF/KL lounge (more info here)
- YVR (International Terminal - Concourse D) : Skyteam lounge. More info here.
- YYZ (Term 3) : AF/KL lounge. More info here.

USA
Hereafter are listed the nonstop destinations to/from France (AF- and DL-operated as part of their transatlantic JV). DL SkyClubs are available in several other US airports and can be found on DL web site).
- ATL (Concourse F) : DL SkyClub (+ other DL SkyClubs in other concourses)
- BOS : for AF-operated flights (term E) : AF lounge (Graf lounge) - See here. For the DL-operated flight (Term A): DL SkyClub.
- JFK : AF lounge in T1 (some pictures here and in this trip report, including of the reserved area for P pax). For the DL-operated flights JFK-NCE and JFK-CDG : DL SkyClub in T4.
- PIT* : lounge "The Club", located in concourse C between gates C54 and C56. Note that this is a temporary location and that another permanent location will open in October 2017. More info here
- IAD : AF lounge (concourse A). More info here. This lounge will be closed for renovation and extension between Oct 29, 2018 to end April 2019 (see here). During this time, AF J and Elite+ pax can use the EY lounge (close to gate A15). P pax (and KL J and Elite+ pax) can use the VS Clubhouse lounge.
- MIA : DL SkyClub.
- CVG* : DL SkyClub.
- DFW : DL SkyClub.
- DTW : several DL SkyClubs available in each concourse. AF (and DL) flights to CDG depart from Concourse A, which has 3 SkyClubs (the main one in the middle of the terminal and 1 at each of the terminal station of the trains system).
- ORD (T5) : AF lounge.
- MSP : DL SkyClub.
- RDU* : DL SkyClub
- SLC* : DL SkyClub.
- SEA : DL SkyClub.
- IAH : AF lounge.
- SFO : AF lounge (Virgin Atlantic lounge for P pax).
- LAX (TBIT) : According to the information provided in this post, AF will not use anymore KE lounge from Nov 1st 2017 and will use the QF lounge instead (valid for both J and P pax). AF has also a plan to build their own lounge at TBIT (2019 ?). For the KE lounge (still used for Y/W Elite plus pax), more info in this thread including pictures of the KE lounge.

* route flown by DL metal only

CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
- BOG : El Dorado lounge. More info here
- CAY : AF lounge.
- CCS : airport lounge (Premier club).
- CUN : AM lounge.
- EZE (Term C): AR lounge (salon Condor). More Info
- FOR : ? (supposed to be a GOL lounge, TBC)
- GIG : GOL VIP lounge. Note June 2016 : a review of the AF lounge in Terminal 1 (pics taken beginning april 2016 is accessible here. This lounge has now been closed (sometimes in may or june 2016) and AF has moved from T1 to T2 and they now use the GOL VIP lounge (more info here).
- GRU : Executive VIP lounge. More info here
- LIM : airport lounge (SUMAQ VIP lounge). More info here.
- MEX (T1) : Grand Elite Lounge. More info here.
- PTY : Copa Club lounge.
- SCL : DL SkyClub. More info here. Note : a Skyteam lounge is scheduled to open before end 2018.
- SJO : ?
- UIO : Mitad del Mundo lounge

ASIA / PACIFIC
- BKK : AF lounge (concourse F). See here. Some pictures after the renovation are available here, here and here.
- BLR : Plaza Premium lounge
- BOM : airport lounge (MALS - Mumbai Airport Lounge Services).
- CAN (T2) – CZ VIP lounge for international flights. More info here. Note : this lounge has changed in 2018. A review of the former CZ lounge can be found here.Pearl Club VIP lounges for domestic flights.
- DEL : airport lounge (Plaza premium).
- HKG : Skyteam lounge : more info here. P pax have the choice between the Skyteam lounge or the QF lounge : review of QF lounge here
- HND (Int’l terminal) : JL Sakura lounge (more info here).
- ICN : KE lounge. See here. Note April 2018 : since this review, AFKL have moved operations to new terminal 2 and use the new KE lounge in T2.
- KIX : KIX Airside lounge.
- NOU : SB Hibiscus lounge (accessible to AF pax only when flying J between NOU and NRT or KIX, in connection with an AF flight to CDG).
- NRT : DL SkyClub (Note : AF lounge has closed in 2014).
- PEK (T2) : Skyteam lounge. More info here and here and here. Update DEC 2018 : Lounge temporarily (?) closed. Pax can use the T2 BGS lounge.
- PPT : TN lounge (Manuhiri lounge).
- PVG (T1) : P pax: MU "lounge 36" (gate 18). J and Elite+ pax: lounge 37 (gate 18) or 39 (just after security)
- SGN : VN lounge.
- SIN : Dnata SkyView lounge (term 1) for J and Elite Plus pax (more info here). For P pax : JetQuay lounge at C.I.P. terminal (more info in two trip reports : report 1 and report 2) and/or QF lounge airside (More info here).
- TPE : CI lounge (Dynasty lounge)
- WUH : Airport lounge

CARIBBEAN & INDIAN OCEAN
- FDF : AF lounge.
- HAV : airport lounge.
- MLE : Leeli lounge
- MRU : MK lounge. More Info
- PAP : ?
- PTP : AF lounge.
- PUJ : airport lounge (VIP Lounge Punta Cana)
- RUN : AF lounge.
- SDQ : airport lounge (Sala VIP Caribe) More Info
- SEZ: airport lounge.
- SXM : airport lounge (Soualiga).
- TNR : MD (Air Madagascar) lounge


MIDDLE EAST
- AMM : airport lounge (Crown lounge).
- AUH (T1): Al Dhabi lounge. More info here. Al Reem lounge.
- BEY : MEA Cedar lounge. More info here
- CAI : SV (Al Fursan) lounge.
- DXB : Skyteam lounge in terminal 1 concourse D (more info here). AF P pax use the Ahlan lounge.
- RUH (T2) : Contract lounge (Wellcome Lounge) Info here
- TLV (T3) : Airport lounges (Dan lounge, one at Concourse B and one at Concourse C). See info here


AFRICA
- ABJ : airport lounge (Aeria).
- ABV : airport lounge (FAAN VIP lounge)
- ACC: Akwaaba Lounge
- ALG : AH lounge.
- BGF : airport lounge.
- BKO : airport lounge.
- BZV : ?
- CKY : airport lounge.
- CMN : AT lounge.
- COO : airport lounge.
- CPT : International - Bidvest airport lounge, Domestic (When flying with Comair/Kulula to JNB to connect to Int'l flights) - SLOW lounge
- DLA : AF lounge.
- DSS (New Dakar airport): Infinity lounge
- FIH : Okapi lounge
- FNA : airport lounge.
- JIB : AF lounge. More info here.
- JNB : SLOW lounge (P pax have access to a special controlled access VIP room with a butler in the SLOW lounge) - More info here. Note that the AF/KL lounge is closed permanently since April 1st, 2016. A review (with pics) of the ex AF lounge can be read here
- LAD : TAAG lounge.
- LBV : airport lounge.
- LOS : AF lounge.
- MBA : Safari lounge
- NBO : KQ lounge (Simba lounge)
- NDJ : ?
- NIM : airport lounge.
- NKC : airport lounge.
- ORN : ?
- OUA : airport lounge (Regie).
- PHC : airport lounge. Note : route to be suspended from end March 2019.
- PNR : airport lounge (HAT Enterprises).
- RAK : AT Oasis Lounge. More info here
- RBA : airport lounge (Pearl lounge). More info here
- ROB : ?
- SSG : Sala VIP lounge
- TUN : TU lounge. More info here

Paid access for AF lounges (as of 17 OCT 2018):
FRANCE
- CDG 2C (arrival lounge) : 50 EUR between 5 :30 am and 10 am. 35 EUR from 10 am
- CDG 2E K/L/M : 50 EUR or 8000 miles
- CDG 2F : 35 EUR or 8000 miles
- CDG 2G : 35 EUR or 8000 miles
- ORY hall 2 : 25 EUR or 6000 miles
- ORY hall 3 : 35 EUR or 6000 miles
- BOD : 25 EUR or 6000 miles
- LYS : 25 EUR or 6000 miles

EUROPE
- TXL : 25 EUR or 6000 miles
- FRA : 25 EUR or 6000 miles
- MUC : 25 EUR or 6000 miles
- STR : 25 EUR or 6000 miles
- GVA : 40 CHF or 6000 miles

NORTH AMERICA
- BOS : 35 USD or 6000 miles
- JFK : 50 USD or 6000 miles
- IAD : 50 USD or 6000 miles
- ORD : 40 USD or 6000 miles
- IAH : 35 USD or 6000 miles
- SFO : 50 USD or 6000 miles
- YYZ : 35 CAD or 6000 miles
- YUL : ?

APAC
- BKK : 1000 THB or 6000 miles

AFRICA / MIDDLE EAST
- DLA : 30 EUR or 6000 miles
- DXB : 35 EUR or 6000 miles (personal comment from Goldorak: not sure this is still valid for the Skyteam lounge. It can be an outdated information about the former AF lounge)
- CAI : 25 EUR or 6000 miles (personal comment from Goldorak: not sure this is still valid as there is no more AF lounge in CAI)

CARRIBEAN / INDIAN OCEAN
- PTP : 30 EUR or 6000 miles
- FDF : 25 EUR or 6000 miles
- RUN : 30 EUR or 6000 miles

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Name of the lounge

Location

Opening Hours

Entry requirements

Food offer

Drinks offer

Services
Wifi:
Showers:
Toilets:
Quiet zone:
Loungers/sleep area:
Business area:
Spa:
TV area:
Passengers are called:
Information screen:
Newspapers:

Other information
Number of seats:
Level of noise:
Design:
View:
Multi floors:
Terrace:
Smoking area:
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Old Feb 27, 15, 4:19 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
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.
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Old Feb 27, 15, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by volerbleu View Post
Only P PAX get a voucher for coffee and snack.
A caviar sandwich ?

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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



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 :













Views of the working/resting area :







The long concourse all the way to AF gate :


A full virtual visit of this lounge is accessible here :
http://www.jal.co.jp/jal_panorama/ha...kura_4F04.html
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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
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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)
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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.
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Originally Posted by saraoutou View Post
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 View Post
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).
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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...). 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 , etc)

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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.
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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.
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Is it really an AF-branded lounge ?
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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.
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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





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

Entry requirements : usual AF rules. There is a possibility of paid access for 9600 HUF (approx €32)



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









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.



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







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



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)











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



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.





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





















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.















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 !!!!)





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 « quiet » 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.



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
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...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.
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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.
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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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