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PeteM01 Nov 17, 19 12:14 pm

The quite pleasant lounge at BLR has been taken over by a different operator and is undergoing renovation. The open portion of the lounge signage indicates that it is restricted to J and F passengers from all airlines (I am flying J so did not test STE+ entry). More information in the India-based airlines section.

Zembla Dec 2, 19 3:44 am

Today at 11:00am, the 2G lounge is once again jam packed. They are letting people in, but myself, and a few other people left again after walking up and down a few times whilst looking for a seat.

Zarmakuizz Dec 2, 19 6:54 am

MXP contract lounge: Sala Monteverdi
 
MXP has a lounge for Y pax flying AF/KL and many other airlines.

Name of the lounge:
Sala Monteverdi

Location
After checking security, follow signs of either Sala Monteverdi, or gates A1-10. You will then reach escalators. Estimated time wall: 5 minutes.

Opening Hours
6:00 to 22:00

Entry requirements
Usual Skyteam Requirements.
This lounge is for Y Pax traveling Schengen with a Skyteam airline. For J Pax, AZ pax, or pax flying from gates B, other lounges are available.

Food offer
At 15:00, cold cuts, italian pies, and snacks. Apparently some small salads, no clue if they are leftovers from lunch or not.

Drinks offer
Coffee machine, sodas, wines, beers, spirits

Services
Wifi: Yes
Showers: No
Toilets: Yes
Quiet zone: No
Loungers/sleep area: No
Business area: No
Spa: No
TV area: Yes
Passengers are called: No
Information screen: Yes
Newspapers: Yes, in Italian, French, and English

Other information
Number of seats: 94
Level of noise: Low. When the staff is talking between each other, it becomes Italian Low.
Design: apart from the paintings on the walls, very basic. Did not take pictures on purpose.
View: no
Multi floors: no
Terrace: no
Smoking area: no
Direct boarding: no

Stuttgart and Crown Lounge Schengen now have a contender for the most "meh" lounge.

joyu12 Dec 4, 19 3:36 pm


Originally Posted by Goldorak (Post 31746435)
Name of the lounge: Salon VIP Pau Casals

This is an update of an already reviewed lounge in Dec 2015 (post #189 ), but this lounge has been fully renovated and extended. It has always been one of my favourite lounge in Europe and the renovation/extension is superb


Wow, it looks great! Definitely one of my favourite lounges in Europe as well, but haven't had the chance to go to BCN for a while... A very good makeover! It looks like they used the "spillover" area that was to the right when coming up the stairs to the lounge for the extension? This area was used mainly during extremely busy periods (type MWC) to help accept everybody flying into the lounge.

As for the food selection it still looks the same but they used to bring out good options at mealtimes.

MNSWEEps Dec 20, 19 8:05 pm

Guys , I am flying back BOM - CDG - LAX on Air France (ticketed by DELTA) in Business class. I read on the AF website (and also via AF twitter) account that I can access the MALS lounge in T2 terminal at BOM. I cannot find this lounge anywhere on any website. What is this MALS lounge?

offvoice Dec 20, 19 10:12 pm


Originally Posted by MNSWEEps (Post 31862238)
Guys , I am flying back BOM - CDG - LAX on Air France (ticketed by DELTA) in Business class. I read on the AF website (and also via AF twitter) account that I can access the MALS lounge in T2 terminal at BOM. I cannot find this lounge anywhere on any website. What is this MALS lounge?

I was only able to use the GVK lounge in BOM 3 weeks ago (flying AF). Didnít even know there was another one. Note I believe the lounge has different sections for First/ Business / Frequent Flyers. Skyteam only lists this lounge as being the one available for Skyteam. Where did you see this lounge on AFís website?

Andy82 Dec 21, 19 11:27 am

Fixed the entry on LIN (Milan Linate). AZ lounge has been completely refurbished, significantly improved and now called "Casa Alitalia Piazza della Scala". Is there any post around? If not, I have some pics.
Welcome lounge closed indefinitely at least until that area of the airport gets reconstructed - I doubt they will ever re-open it though.

MNSWEEps Dec 21, 19 11:48 am


Originally Posted by offvoice (Post 31862490)
I was only able to use the GVK lounge in BOM 3 weeks ago (flying AF). Didnít even know there was another one. Note I believe the lounge has different sections for First/ Business / Frequent Flyers. Skyteam only lists this lounge as being the one available for Skyteam. Where did you see this lounge on AFís website?

okay thanks for info. So I should be able to use GVK lounge? The info I got was from https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/commo...on-BOM-BOM.htm and also through AF Twitter customer service.

Goldorak Dec 25, 19 2:20 am


Originally Posted by Andy82 (Post 31863865)
Fixed the entry on LIN (Milan Linate). AZ lounge has been completely refurbished, significantly improved and now called "Casa Alitalia Piazza della Scala". Is there any post around? If not, I have some pics.

Please post them ^ :)

San Gottardo Dec 25, 19 11:54 am


Originally Posted by Andy82 (Post 31863865)
Fixed the entry on LIN (Milan Linate). AZ lounge has been completely refurbished, significantly improved and now called "Casa Alitalia Piazza della Scala". Is there any post around? If not, I have some pics.
Welcome lounge closed indefinitely at least until that area of the airport gets reconstructed - I doubt they will ever re-open it though.

There was an arrivais lounge at LIN? Interesting. And somewhat odd, given that arrivals lounges typically are found at airports where overnight (=intercontinental) flights arrive. Which is not the case at LIN.

Also, which one of the two AZ lounges got refurbished? They have two at to LIN (both would better be Upgraded or replaced)

Andy82 Dec 26, 19 2:12 am


Originally Posted by San Gottardo (Post 31875504)
There was an arrivais lounge at LIN? Interesting. And somewhat odd, given that arrivals lounges typically are found at airports where overnight (=intercontinental) flights arrive. Which is not the case at LIN.

Also, which one of the two AZ lounges got refurbished? They have two at to LIN (both would better be Upgraded or replaced)

There has never been an AZ arrivals lounge at LIN for as far as I remember.
There were two lounges for AZ/Skyteam passengers, one called Manzoni and the other called 'Welcome' lounge, which used to be an AirOne lounge. Both were airside on departures area.

The old Manzoni lounge has been refurbished and renamed 'Casa Alitalia Piazza Della Scala' - though the renaming could be older than the refurbishing.
You could theoretically access it on arrivals if the plane gets a finger, but I doubt AZ dragons will grant access (except, maybe, to some of their own elites).
The Welcome lounge is closed since that part of LIN airport is, at the moment, under extensive renovation.

Here's a pic from above, where you can see the construction area (in yellow) and the new area of A-gates with bus boarding (A1-A8).

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...065ae81400.jpg

Andy82 Dec 26, 19 2:26 am

Casa Alitalia Piazza Della Scala at LIN
 
Here are a few pics of the renovated Casa Alitalia Piazza Della Scala at LIN.

The only thing I'm missing is the entrance - also renovated.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...f0952e0241.jpg
Main food and snacks area
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...9b7fdd9dcc.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...2380d8c99e.jpg
Sweets
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...88c4688207.jpg
Tv/magazine area
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...8daa65b44a.jpg
Drinks at breakfast time
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...97a7a06083.jpg
Food snacks at breakfast time
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...3fb4963bea.jpg
Bar area
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...32c0b1a970.jpg
Toilets
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...309ce125dc.jpg
Seating
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...f0e957742e.jpg
Seating

Andy82 Jan 1, 20 9:34 am

Apparently, access to brand new Prima Vista lounge in CAG is granted to AFKL business passengers and elites.
I'm sure that's not a super exciting lounge, but it's better than nothing. AF/KL fly to CAG only on summer afaik.
I was on an AZ ticket today - and would have used my PP; however, the lounge is closed on January 1, so I could not access and review it. I'll do that around April if no one does that before.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...535e48344f.jpg

Goldorak Jan 1, 20 10:26 am


Originally Posted by Andy82 (Post 31896182)
I was on an AZ ticket today - and would have used my PP; however, the lounge is closed on January 1, so I could not access and review it. I'll do that around April if no one does that before.

Perfect, we look very much forward for your review :)

offvoice Jan 9, 20 5:32 am

ADD Lounge
 
Not sure if this sticky is for AF-operated destinations only, but I flew KQ and saw there was nothing for ADD lounge, so here you go, in case anyone needs it :

I unfortunately do not have pictures, but you can perhaps link the wiki to this post.

Name of the lounge : Ethiopian Airlines Star Alliance Gold Lounge

Location :
  • After security (when inbound from ADD), take a left in the corridor parallel to the gate area, the lounge is the first one on your left
Opening Hours : 24/7
Entry requirements : Usual ST requirement (STE+, J) when traveling with KQ. There is supposed to be another lounge if traveling with SV
Food offer : YES, hot and cold offer. I stayed away from it as a friend got food poisoning a few days before.
Drinks offer : YES, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages (including beer), tea, coffee.

Services
Wifi: YES
Showers: Unknown
Toilets: YES
Quiet zone: No
Loungers/sleep area: No
Business area: No
Spa: No
TV area: Unknown
Passengers are called: YES
Information screen: YES
Newspapers: YES - Selected local and international newspaper (no FR/NL available)

Other information
Number of seats: about 70
Level of noise: medium
Design: Old
View: No
Multi floors: NO
Terrace: NO
Smoking area: YES (contrary to other informations you can find online, there is a small smoking room left when you enter the lounge)
Direct boarding : NO

Paid access: Unknown


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