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Weean Sep 23, 19 5:52 am

Name of the lounge Narita Premier Lounge

Location North Satellite 1

Opening Hours 7:30-21:00

Entry requirements usual rules apply

Food offer pretty good - a few warm choices, plus nibbles, desserts, etc.

Drinks offer beers (bottle and draft), choice of wines, choice of sake (including sparkling), 3 Japanese whiskies, but no other spirits. Soft drinks from a machine, plus juices from bottle.

Services
Wifi: yes
Showers: yes (3)
Toilets: yes
Quiet zone: it all seemed fairly quiet
Loungers/sleep area: not that I noticed
Business area: yes
Spa: no
TV area: no, but there were screens dotted about the lounge
Passengers are called: yes
Information screen: yes, but not particularly well-positioned
Newspapers: yes

Other information
Number of seats: 148
Level of noise: low (I was flying on KL364 and there were no other flights around then. Things might be difference when KL362 & AF275 are leaving within 10 minutes of each other)
Design: modern
View: fantastic apron views
Multi floors: there’s a lift up to the lounge, but the lounge itself is all on one floor
Terrace: no
Smoking area: not that I noticed
Direct boarding: no

Surprised not to see this one already reviewed. At the time I visited a nice and very quiet lounge, and I can't express how good the views are. I did get some photo's, but trying to upload them seems to just give me a bunch of broken links. There are some idiosyncrasies (a 'Japanese' room that seems to be unused apart from a Sharp 8k tv demonstrator, marble effect carpet in places), but would we have it any other way? Food seemed at least the equal of the Crown lounge. I didn't try the wine - there was a choice of eight if I remember properly, but they were in a locker with some weird method of dispensing.

I'd be happy to fly back through NRT after this.

Goldorak Sep 24, 19 12:41 am


Originally Posted by Weean (Post 31553596)
Name of the lounge Narita Premier Lounge

Surprised not to see this one already reviewed.

Thanks for your review. I think the reason for having no review yet, is that it was the DL SkyClub which was used as a lounge in NRT until recently. And in view of DL leaving NRT soon (they transfer all OP’s to HND), I believe AFKL had to make new arrangements, hence this new lounge.

Weean Sep 24, 19 2:10 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 31556842)
Thanks for your review. I think the reason for having no review yet, is that it was the DL SkyClub which was used as a lounge in NRT until recently. And in view of DL leaving NRT soon (they transfer all OP’s to HND), I believe AFKL had to make new arrangements, hence this new lounge.

Ah, that will explain why all the other SkyTeam airlines with similar departure times were using the SkyClub, and I suspect that once DL have pulled out this one will get a lot busier. According to the signs outside only six airlines are currently using it, and there's definitely room for more.

Goldorak Sep 24, 19 8:43 am

FCO - ROME Fiumicino
 
Apparently, AZ has renamed their lounges in FCO T1. As per the leaflet given to AFKL pax :
- the Dolce Vita lounge (landside) is now the Casa Italia - Piazza Navona lounge
- the Borromini lounge (airside, near gate D1) is now Casa Italia - Piazza Venezia lounge


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Unrelated, but despite AZ being the ground handling agent of AFKL in FCO and AFKL using AZ lounges, AZ does not even care to list AFKL flights on the screens in the lounge :rolleyes:
This is real partnership...

Fabo.sk Sep 25, 19 5:17 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 31558036)
Apparently, AZ has renamed their lounges in FCO T1. As per the leaflet given to AFKL pax :
- the Dolce Vita lounge (landside) is now the Casa Italia - Piazza Navona lounge
- the Borromini lounge (airside, near gate D1) is now Casa Italia - Piazza Venezia lounge

Unrelated, but despite AZ being the ground handling agent of AFKL in FCO and AFKL using AZ lounges, AZ does not even care to list AFKL flights on the screens in the lounge :rolleyes:
This is real partnership...


Hmm, they must have done this ages ago. The landside lounge was already known as Piazza Navona when I first went there about two years ago.
btw. the security channel the leaflet references is gone for a couple of months too. Now you have to go to the common security (but it has SkyPriority lanes)

Goldorak Sep 25, 19 3:59 pm


Originally Posted by Fabo.sk (Post 31561411)
btw. the security channel the leaflet references is gone for a couple of months too. Now you have to go to the common security (but it has SkyPriority lanes)

Yes, that’s what they say : the main security checkpoint has priority lanes on its left.

lynxy Sep 25, 19 4:43 pm

Croatia - Dubrovnik - Business Lounge
 
Name of the lounge: Business Lounge (Dubrovnik - Croatia)

Location: 3rd floor, internation departures, above gate 22

Opening Hours: 5am - 9pm

Entry requirements: usual requirements (guests allowed)

Food offer: cold cuts (cheese, ham...), cake, croissants, chips, nuts. Not very appealing...

Drinks offer: water, beer, juice, sodas, coffee/tea, local white & red wine, vodka/whisky/gin

Services
Wifi: yes
Showers: no
Toilets: no, but very close and clean
Quiet zone: no but the lounge is quiet
Loungers/sleep area: no
Business area: yes
Spa: no
TV area: yes
Passengers are called: no
Information screen: yes
Newspapers: not sure

Other information
Number of seats: 80 - 100
Level of noise: quiet
Design: classic, but bright
View: on the tarmac
Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no

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Goldorak Oct 6, 19 2:44 am


Originally Posted by Mirk (Post 31271503)
I edited the information for the lounge at IST since the transfer. The new Skyteam lounge is still under construction and the IGA lounge is being used instead.

Any update about the opening of the Skyteam lounge at new IST airport ?

Mirk Oct 6, 19 10:49 am


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 31598015)
Any update about the opening of the Skyteam lounge at new IST airport ?

I haven't been since my last visit but judging by the absence of communication from ST and the absence of the lounge from the ST website, I assume it's still not open. Moreover, I've read recently about issues for IGA (the consortium which manage the airport) to meet the deadline for some payments due to lower traffic than anticipated...

Goldorak Oct 6, 19 11:35 am


Originally Posted by Mirk (Post 31598920)
I haven't been since my last visit but judging by the absence of communication from ST and the absence of the lounge from the ST website, I assume it's still not open. Moreover, I've read recently about issues for IGA (the consortium which manage the airport) to meet the deadline for some payments due to lower traffic than anticipated...

Thanks. Indeed the ST site still shows the Atatürk lounge...:rolleyes:

Zarmakuizz Oct 7, 19 5:44 am

ZRH Aspire Lounge
 
Name of the lounge
ZRH Aspire Lounge

Location
After Security, go through the Duty Free area. Go left following the Aspire Lounge signs. After the cafés, go left again, you will see stairs to the Aspire Lounge.

Opening Hours
6:00 to 22:00

Entry requirements
Usual Skyteam Requirements

Food offer
I arrived at 13:30, they had both snacks, cold cuts. At Lunch time: warm options, see pictures.

Drinks offer
Beers, various softs, various wines and boozes.

Services
Wifi: Yes for 2 hours
Showers: No
Toilets: Yes, between the lounge dragon stand and the actual lounge space
Quiet zone: No
Loungers/sleep area: No
Business area: Kinda yes
Spa: No
TV area: No
Passengers are called: No
Information screen: Yes
Newspapers: Yes, Swiss and a few international ones

Other information
Number of seats: 67 on eating tables, 29 on sofas, 3 at the kinda business area, and 4 at the La Premiere space.
Level of noise: very low. Nice ambiance music, half jazzy half relaxing.
Design: See pictures, reminds me of a 4 star hotel.
View: on the tarmac and souvenir shops.
Multi floors: No
Terrace: No
Smoking area: No
Direct boarding: No


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Porcepic Oct 13, 19 4:38 am

For people planning a trip to Ljubljana and wishing to know what can be expected now since the Adria Airways bankrupty…

It is now simply a "business lounge" without any mention of Adria Airways. It is very basic and not worth to spend a long time there! 😉

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Name of the lounge: Business Lounge Ljubljana Airport

Location: after security, same floor, turn left after the duty free shop

Opening Hours: 5am-8pm

Entry requirements: usual AF requirements (the lounge is used by other airlines as well)

Food offer: few snacks/fruits and packed sandwiches

Drinks offer: coffee machines + softs + a few bottles of wine

Services
Wifi: no but public airport Wifi available
Showers: no
Toilets: outside the lounge
Quiet zone: not really but the lounge is relatively quiet overall, some more comfortable armchairs away from the bar but close to the entrance
Loungers/sleep area: no
Business area: not really an area but there are computers and a printer available in the corridor
Spa: no
TV area: no
Passengers are called: airport annoucements can be heard from the lounge
Information screen: yes
Newspapers: yes but very poor selection (and nothing in French)

Other information
Number of seats: ~50
Level of noise: low (except ventilation)
Design:
View: no window
Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...3fe6e1e65.jpeg
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Goldorak Oct 13, 19 4:47 am


Originally Posted by Porcepic (Post 31622871)
For people planning a trip to Ljubljana and wishing to know what can be expected now since the Adria Airways bankrupty…

It is now simply a "business lounge" without any mention of Adria Airways. It is very basic and not worth to spend a long time there! 😉

Thanks for the info. Indeed, it looks like a highway cantine :p

mlin32 Oct 14, 19 2:48 pm

I realise that the lounge at TLS (La croix du sud) has already been reviewed, but I was there this past Sunday and snapped a couple pictures from the 1st floor: Otherwise the infomations posted in the original post are still relevant.

https://i.ibb.co/sFdH08R/salon-croix-du-sud.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/FzMs7sT/vue-porte.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/ZfTjvHJ/collations-TLS.jpg

AAguy1979 Oct 14, 19 6:17 pm

I'll be traveling from ORD-CDG to celebrate American Thanksgiving in Paris, compliments of an insanely good paid economy ticket over last year's Christmas holiday. We'll be traveling with a few friends whose return flights depart CDG a few hours before us. As this will be their first time in France, we'll likely arrange a single shuttle and arrive early to the airport. Based on the AF website, Flying Blue Explorers can purchase CDG lounge access for 50 Euro, pending space. Has anyone recently done this? The lounges look appealing and an early lunch and some wine in the lounge seems like a great way to end a long weekend in Paris. I'm just not sure what the success rate is, meaning how often does AF simply say "sorry - lounge full". Any insight would be greatly appreciated!


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