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NLNO Feb 11, 19 2:53 pm

I am flying DUS-CDG-OSL next month and I was wondering if it is possible to visit the 2G lounge on arrival to CDG? I understand that this lounge is better than the 2F lounge, which is where the OSL flight leaves from.

Thanks!

Goldorak Feb 11, 19 4:32 pm


Originally Posted by NLNO (Post 30766162)
I am flying DUS-CDG-OSL next month and I was wondering if it is possible to visit the 2G lounge on arrival to CDG? I understand that this lounge is better than the 2F lounge, which is where the OSL flight leaves from.

Thanks!

no, itís not possible.

Porcepic Feb 12, 19 3:51 am

For the record, here is a picture of the King Amlet lounge in Billund airport, used by AF/KL (and many others as this is the only lounge). The lounge is currently under renovation leading the left part when entering the lounge closed, which reduces the capacity of about a third. Guest are invited to use the "Business area" instead so it is not really quiet anymore there.

Food selection looked pretty basic to me (a few danish pastries and salads) but I have only been to that lounge during the morning. Newspapers available but mainly in danish.

Lounge has a view on the tarmac but do not expect to see if your plane is boarding from there. But as you can see on the picture, information screens are available in the lounge.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...b95b783170.jpg

Zarmakuizz Feb 12, 19 3:57 am

I invited a friend at the 2G lounge 2 years ago, to come over and join me, while he was leaving to CPH from 2F. The lounge dragons insisted that he should use the 2F lounge instead, but since he was my guest, he was allowed in.

In any case, the food offer at 2G an 2F is exactly the same. The main difference is the layout, that feels less crowded, although both lounges are currently equally full of pax. I would advise you to attend the closest 2F lounge to your departure gate, and go downstairs : the area is calmer, the food offer is slighly more diverse, and there are less people.

NLNO Feb 12, 19 6:36 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 30766533)

no, itís not possible.

i has my hopes high for some free Champagne! Oh well. I guess a gin and tonic will do.

joyu12 Feb 14, 19 4:48 pm


Originally Posted by NLNO (Post 30766162)
I am flying DUS-CDG-OSL next month and I was wondering if it is possible to visit the 2G lounge on arrival to CDG? I understand that this lounge is better than the 2F lounge, which is where the OSL flight leaves from.

Thanks!


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 30766533)

no, it’s not possible.


Given that it is relatively easy to get into 2G departures from 2G arrivals and back out to 2G-2F transfer, you could try, although the rule is that you should use the lounge of your departure hall.
It might be possible as i believe having seen members on this forum visit 2E lounges on arrival before transferring to 2F but if your layover is not very long it might just be easier going straight to 2F which still is a decent lounge with the same offerings and tarmac views as 2G minus one or two hot food offerings.

Also, if you happen to be transiting during late morning/noon, expect the 2G lounge to be full anyway so 2F remains the best/easiest option.

Zarmakuizz Feb 15, 19 10:08 am

This brand new lounge deserves a brand new review, right?
 
A Lounge Dragon pro-actively went towards me, as soon as I approached the Ultimate area. We had a chat about the lounge, and this one at LYS is to be of the same level as the AF lounges in BOD, MPL or ORY: regional lounges, not "business" lounges like in CDG.

Name of the lounge
Hop Air France Lounge - LYS

Location
Terminal 2. After clearing security, go to your right towards gate P1.

Opening Hours
04:45 - 20:30
​​​​​​
Entry requirements
Usual AF lounge requirements

Food offer
Outside meal times: same snacks as while on the plane, and macarons.
During meal times: some entries sandwiches-kind (the exact kind will vary depending on the time of the day), bread and cheese, and also soup in the evening.

Meal times: lunch 11:30 to 14:00, dinner ~18:30 to closure.
Cakes from 14:00 to 16:00
​​​​​​

Drinks offer
Coffee machine, soft drinks, beer.
There will be wine during dinner time, they need to settle a deal with a wine provider. I have been told they would like to renew their deal for Beaujolais wines.
Note: fridge doors remain closed for a few seconds on purpose after you opened them. If you can't manage to open the fridge's door, wait a few seconds.

Services
Wifi: Yes, AirFranceLounge free wifi
Showers: No
Toilets: Yes
Quiet zone: No
Loungers/sleep area: No, but there are cocoons available
Business area: No
Spa: No
TV area: Yes, a TV screen sits above the La PremiŤre / Ultimate area
Passengers are called: No
Information screen: Yes
Newspapers: Yes, mainly French, also a few Dutch ones.

Other information
Number of seats: 80 + 6 Ultimate seats
Area for La Premiere and Ultimate: After entering the lounge, go to the left and reach the curtain.
Level of noise: depends on the people inside the lounge. Quite low.
Design: as all AF lounges.
View: on the tarmac
Multi floors: No
Terrace: No
Smoking area: No
Direct boarding: No

Goldorak Feb 17, 19 12:16 pm


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 30536554)
AF JFK T1 lounge has just reopened. The upper floor has been renovated to better accommodate the in-lounge dining for J pax of the late CDG flights.


Originally Posted by Klems (Post 30549951)
I am here right now, and the upstairs area is now quite nice.

Indeed. Great improvement. I just flew on AF009 and it is the 1st time I was trying the in-lounge dining and this is great (I usually fly on earlier flights from JFK, so never tried it before - this being said, I don't understand why AF is restricting this to AF011 and AF009). The service was very good by the contract staff in the lounge (I will forgive them for serving a huge amount of champagne in a wine glass ;) ).
They should do that too for BOS, YUL and IAD flights (+ extend to all JFK flights). For IAD, the renovated lounge will have 2 floors, so may be that's what they're going to do ?


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...ebdc834007.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...2f43c00bc1.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...378429f4c9.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...d4816f2258.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...3043d15f5f.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...351b2d5f6b.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...62ce07cd6f.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...994ae8cd31.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...b1369ec38e.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...cce35aa207.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...42a807246f.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...c83514c5e2.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...c7867a14b2.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...93a6b27c98.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...dabc57b856.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...d8847658c4.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...0472fba632.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...318cabe2bf.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...f09c399680.jpg



Originally Posted by Klems (Post 30549951)
Our Ultimate friends will be happy to know that no less than 3 white clothed tables are reserved for them, complemented with a large sign on the to let everyone know how special you are :D (I would be really embarrassed personally).


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 30550483)
Wonderful ! It seems that the JFK station has finally decided to improve the treatment of Ultimate pax ;)

Unfortunately, there was no reserved space for Ulti during my visit...:mad:
I will develop the Ulti aspect of this new visit in JFK in the Ulti thread.

Fabo.sk Feb 19, 19 3:35 am


Originally Posted by NLNO (Post 30768486)

i has my hopes high for some free Champagne! Oh well. I guess a gin and tonic will do.

There was Champagne in 2F last Thursday, although that might have been a Valentine's thing (also got a chocolate heart in a folded paper "bag" on boarding in VIE)

flyingrohit Feb 21, 19 12:27 pm

Hey guys, so I traveled out of IAD on AF J class last month for which all pax were sent to EY lounge. Would a review of the lounge for AF pax be of any use to any of you? The AF lounge remains closed for at least another month so I wasn't sure if any of you guys would find use or not for a look at the lounge. Please let me know I'd be more than glad to provide an updated overview into the lounge! Cheers!

Goldorak Feb 21, 19 3:22 pm


Originally Posted by flyingrohit (Post 30806210)
Hey guys, so I traveled out of IAD on AF J class last month for which all pax were sent to EY lounge. Would a review of the lounge for AF pax be of any use to any of you? The AF lounge remains closed for at least another month so I wasn't sure if any of you guys would find use or not for a look at the lounge. Please let me know I'd be more than glad to provide an updated overview into the lounge! Cheers!

yes, please. I am interested because I will go to this lounge in March :)
thank you

flyingrohit Feb 21, 19 4:16 pm

Etihad First and Business Lounge Washington Dulles

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Operating hours: 3PM-10PM (AF55 leaves 630PM so rest of time is for EY pax and RAM pax)

Entry requirements:
- Etihad First Class/Business Class, Etihad Gold and Platinum Members
- Royal Air Maroc premium passengers
- Air France Business/SkyTeam Elite Plus Passengers (La Premiere passengers use VS Clubhouse) (AF pax access ONLY WHILE AF LOUNGE IAD IS CLOSED)


Food offer
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...7cc789d0dd.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...f06a93cca7.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...0e208a2312.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...35e078d525.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...32e13e4ca8.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...819e519e63.jpg


Drinks offer

Full Service staffed Bar
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...759b7d138b.jpg

Self Serve Area:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...3dc4477ad4.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...e56ca2554a.jpg


Services
Wifi: Yes and speed was pretty fast for browsing emails and social media
Showers: Yes
Toilets:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...592a1b08de.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8de0a98c70.jpg

Quiet zone: No designated quiet zone, but the upper floor was quieter and private than the lower floor (picutres further down)
Loungers/sleep area: Nope
Business area: Yes right in front of you as you enter the lounge area.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8b3b89e47c.jpg

Spa: Nope
TV area: Yes upstairs
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...7b70843ae9.jpg

Passengers are called: No, but for AF pax, people start lining up at lounge door for direct boarding around boarding time, so you'll get the hint.
Information screen: Yes by the dining area.
Newspapers: Yes by the kids room which is by the entrance to the lounge
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8874e1824c.jpg


Other information
Number of seats: Sorry, not sure of this one
Level of noise: Reasonably quiet except for normal level chatter of nearby passengers
Design: Mostly nice and modern, lots of natural light though serious lack of power ports throughout the lounge!
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...dca5cf5b18.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...bfaf63f7d2.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...33225b1483.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8ef37dfbcf.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...1b3473c9a6.jpg

View: Yes, got some pictures! large windows!
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...a14865ec34.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...5bde73bb30.jpg

Multi floors: Yes! The above photos are of the ground floor, here's the upper floor:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...86e7c303e9.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...50951d0f9a.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8f08791250.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...e621566ba8.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8b7bd7224e.jpg

Terrace: Nope
Smoking area: I don't think so, though I'm not sure of this one
Direct boarding: Yes! The door at the end of the photo is where boarding passes are checked and you can board the plane directly!
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...4a27ef9214.jpg


Hope this wasn't too many photos or hogging up the thread, but mainly hope this helps the rest of you guys!

Goldorak Feb 21, 19 11:54 pm

Thanks a lot flyingrohit :)
very nice lounge

solomita Feb 22, 19 12:15 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 30524631)
I am sure AF P pax are not sent in the horrible DL SkyClubs with their so-called hummous, plastic cheese and other horrible stuff they serve. Is there a VS lounge in MIA ? It seems AF is sometimes using VS lounge for their P pax (e.g. SFO).
Also there is P to MIA only when the A380 is used.

I've seen it said that the VS lounge in SFO is available for AF P, but I also saw that the lounge doesn't open until 2PM, and (for my dates) the AF flight is 3:20PM. So that doesn't seem overly helpful. What am I missing?

flyingrohit Feb 22, 19 12:32 pm


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 30808207)
Thanks a lot flyingrohit :)
very nice lounge

No problem!


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