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Goldorak Feb 28, 19 12:11 am

Just saw this thread in the DL forum :
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delt...ge-closed.html
it seems that the Skyteam lounge in PEK is closed since 12/2018 for renovations. Weird, as it is a very recent lounge. Pax are directed to the T2 BGS lounge.

PeteM01 Mar 5, 19 1:48 pm

Accra (ACC) New International Terminal (T3)
Akwaaba Lounge

Quite hard to find, very new and quite noisy. Food offering is limited. Has a bar area, with local beer, some spirits, wine etc.

Services
Wifi: Yes
Showers: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Quiet zone: No
Loungers/sleep area: Yes
Business area:
Spa: No
TV area: Yes
Passengers are called: Yes
Information screen: Yes
Newspapers:

Other information
Number of seats: 200?
Level of noise: Quite high
Design: Modern, bright
View: Apron
Multi floors: No
Terrace:
Smoking area:
Direct boarding: No

Goldorak Mar 14, 19 4:06 pm


Originally Posted by DCAhome (Post 30596100)
In the Etihad lounge at IAD waiting on AF 55 now. We arrived before the AF check-in counters were open, but had our electronic boarding passes on our phones, so we were able to get airside and make our way to the lounge. The staff were a bit surprised to see us so early (right before 2 pm for a 6:30 pm flight), but let us in without any special invitation. They took our names, and mentioned that they hadn't received the passenger list yet from AF.

The lounge is nice, and the buffet had some good-quality hot dishes for dinner. I had lamb curry over rice, and there was also a chicken and a pasta dish. After the main course, I sampled some of the cheese and desserts offered as well. Quite tasty!

I'd argue that it's a step above the AF lounge at IAD even without the table service that Etihad used to provide.


Originally Posted by flyingrohit (Post 30807045)
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!

As said before, I visited this lounge. Very nice and pleasant. But rather small. I was not very impressed by the food offering (there was less choice for hot meal as what was shown on the pictures). Also, while flyingrohit reported fast wifi, my experience was the exact opposite : wifi was either not working at all or so slow that it was unusable even for a simple email or a text. The lounge dragon said that it was because too many people were connected. This is of course ridiculous, as it was already like that when the lounge was not full.

I asked the AF staff for an update about the reopening of the AF lounge : now scheduled end April.

Zarmakuizz Mar 24, 19 10:05 am

BLQ - Marco Business Lounge
 
Name of the lounge : Marco Business Lounge (MBL)

Location: do not pass security. Go to the right of security, following the Business Lounge signs.
Note: the lounge gives you a fast track access for the security line, that you can access from the back of the Lounge.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...7f8322f0f1.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...86a0ce7099.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...d735ca9e59.jpg


Opening Hours: 05:00 to 21:30

Entry requirements: Usual Skyteam Requirements

Food offer: At 17:00 some minimal Italian sandwiches, warmed pizzas , crackers, and aperitives. Yogurts in the fridge.

Drinks offer: A fridge contains water, sodas, juices, non-alcoholic beer Moretti. At the counter, you can order for free coffee, tea, beer Beck's, wine, and sparkling wine (all in an appropriate glass).

Services
Wifi: No. The airport has an unlimited free wifi.
Showers: No
Toilets: Yes
Quiet zone: No
Loungers/sleep area: No
Business area: No
Spa: No
TV area: No
Passengers are called: No
Information screen: Yes, plenty
Newspapers: some in Italian, some are AFKLM press, a few in English.

Other information
Number of seats: around 75
Level of noise: Low for Italian standards, one could easily hear your conversation though.
Design: Typical Italian design that feels like the 80s
View: None
Multi floors: No
Terrace: No
Smoking area: No
Direct boarding: No, and don't forget you have to clear the (fast track) security first!

Goldorak Apr 6, 19 7:11 am

Prague (PRG) - Vaclav Havel airport - Erste Premier lounge
 
Name of the lounge PRG - Vaclav Havel Airport - Erste Premier Lounge.

Not the best lounge in the world...

Location: Terminal 2, airside, upstairs near gate C2 (gate used by AF)
Opening Hours: 5 am to 10 pm
Entry requirements : usual ST requirements. Possibility of paid access for 720CZK (about 28Ä)
Food offer : limited to cold cuts + one (poor) warm option : fried chicken KFC style :(
Drinks offer : poor wines, beers, soft drinks

Services
Wifi: yes
Showers: not sure (didnít pay attention)
Toilets: yes
Quiet zone: no
Loungers/sleep area: no
Business area: no
Spa: no
TV area: no
Passengers are called: no
Information screen: yes
Newspapers: yes (significant selection)

Other information
Number of seats: about 80
Level of noise: low
Design: see pictures
View: no
Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no, but AF gate is very close.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...997233885.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...b08c77eca.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...b5237426a.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...3d33b1870.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8228e782f.jpeg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...e0246d9a5.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...3c54ee252.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...af739fec1.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...27c2cabd2.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...261e486fe.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...3c67b1c93.jpeg

San Gottardo Apr 14, 19 11:36 pm

Anyone has experience with the showers in the 2G lounge? The Wiki says they have showers (didn't expect that, but great surprise).

What do they provide? Generally available? Anything else I'd need to know?

Goldorak Apr 14, 19 11:48 pm


Originally Posted by San Gottardo (Post 31001242)
Anyone has experience with the showers in the 2G lounge? The Wiki says they have showers (didn't expect that, but great surprise).

What do they provide? Generally available? Anything else I'd need to know?

I used it once. I had no wait but I donít remember if it was a busy time or not (I guess it wasnít). Very good facility. They provide you with everything you need.

San Gottardo Apr 15, 19 12:29 am

Thank you Goldorak!

Zarmakuizz Apr 15, 19 1:50 am

I once had a 1h wait for the showers, so I skipped. It was when I arrived at the lounge 1h before a lot of flights would depart to Germany.

Romanianflyer Apr 21, 19 6:55 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 30971405)
Name of the lounge PRG - Vaclav Havel Airport - Erste Premier Lounge.

Showers: not sure (didnít pay attention)

There are definitely showers, although the towels the lounge provides are very small!

vikamgoyal Apr 28, 19 6:26 pm

Rat in AF lounge Bangkok
 
I was only one of two guests late at night (the other guest was on the other side of the lounge and sleeping). The massive rat scurried past me towards my baggage. I was standing, working on my laptop next to the food counter. My shock at the scurry thing meant that I was too late to react to get a video, but believe me, it was a massive rat. I tried to follow it and it went past the food counters towards the back of the lounge under chairs etcs when it disappeared out of sight. I informed the front desk lady who came with me to try and locate it but couldn't. She mentioned that she will inform housekeeping and left it at that. I left the lounge straight after, regretting the few bites I had taken earlier.

Happened on the night of 27/28 Apr, around 3:30 AM.

Posted without malice towards Air France or anyone else, but so that others are aware of hygiene issues at this lounge.

Goldorak Apr 29, 19 12:08 am


Originally Posted by vikamgoyal (Post 31046863)
I was only one of two guests late at night (the other guest was on the other side of the lounge and sleeping). The massive rat scurried past me towards my baggage. I was standing, working on my laptop next to the food counter. My shock at the scurry thing meant that I was too late to react to get a video, but believe me, it was a massive rat. I tried to follow it and it went past the food counters towards the back of the lounge under chairs etcs when it disappeared out of sight. I informed the front desk lady who came with me to try and locate it but couldn't. She mentioned that she will inform housekeeping and left it at that. I left the lounge straight after, regretting the few bites I had taken earlier.

Happened on the night of 27/28 Apr, around 3:30 AM.

Posted without malice towards Air France or anyone else, but so that others are aware of hygiene issues at this lounge.

Totally disgusting, but I would not consider that as an hygiene issue in the sole AF lounge or specific to this lounge. Indeed, I can guarantee you that this rat and his brothers/sisters are likely visiting the other lounges around also. It is a problem of the entire airport, not only the AF lounge.

Zarmakuizz Apr 29, 19 4:39 am

AFKLM Lounge Berlin
 
EDIT: I though that this lounge didn't have any review, however the wiki already has a report for this one. Nothing changed since the last review.

​​​​​Name of the lounge: AFKLM Lounge

Location: This lounge is landside, you will need to clear security afterwards.
There is a central area with stairs and an elevator near the check-in A15. Go to the 3rd floor.

Opening Hours: 4:45 to 21:30

Entry requirements: usual requirements

Food offer
At lunch, I had meatballs, potatoes, bretzels, many small entries. I saw the same machine than at the STR lounge to keep the sausages warm, so I guess they change the offer each time.
Cakes, biscuits, yogurts available.
Note: the hot buffet is behind the newspapers, left to the entrance.

Drinks offer
A lot of beers and cola in the fridge, also sodas, wine, champagne, and spirits available. You even have syrups, and enough stuff to do some cocktails.

Services
Wifi: Yes, with a password.
Showers: No
Toilets: Outside the lounge
Quiet zone: no
Loungers/sleep area: no
Business area: no
Spa: no
TV area: Yes, French TV
Passengers are called: yes
Information screen: no
Newspapers: yes, in French, German, English. They even have Le Canard EnchaÓnť, which is unusual.

Other information
Number of seats: ~60
Level of noise: medium.
​​​​​Design: typical AF lounge
View: on the airport (Both sides)
Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...da4de1eefd.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...a657a61142.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...912a9d8bd7.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...1514545916.jpg

joyu12 Apr 30, 19 7:26 am

Move of AF ops to Orly 3 / New Lounge
 
Hello all,

While hunting for info on Orly 3 i came over a snippet on AF's lounge section on their website.

With the move of non-Navette flights and long hauls to Orly 3, AF are working on a new lounge for Orly 3 pax. It is unclear whether only long-haul pax or everyone will be able to access eventually due to how Orly 3 is designed with passport control located after security controls, with most shops and resturants located also before passport control and after security control. This lounge is slated to open in Q4.

The current Orly 2/Hall 3 lounge will close on May 13th, coinciding with the move of the long-haul ops to Orly 3. From May 14th-16th, long-haul pax may ask for a food voucher at SP check-in. On May 17th, a temporary lounge will open near gate E04/D11 (located in the "mixed zone" where gates can convert from Schengen to Non-Schengen on demand.) No guests will be admitted into the temporary lounge. Due to the location of the temporary lounge, it could be reasonable to think the lounge will be accessible to Schengen pax if a long-haul flight is not leaving at the same time, or if a Schengen flight is assigned to gate D11-D15.

Have updated the wiki with this info as well.

travelwithapoint May 2, 19 11:52 am

We'll be connecting at CDG in J. We arrive at 2E, leave out of 2F. I've heard of possible success in using the AF lounges in 2E upon arrival. Any best practices for navigating this?


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