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Psychocadet Mar 10, 04 3:03 am

AA Plat. BA/AA AMS-LHR-JFK. "Best Lounge in AMS"
 
Whats the best lounge in AMS an AA play in coach on BA can use. ?

Thanks

azmmza Mar 10, 04 1:53 pm

it depends on the time of day.
cx has a lounge in ams but its only open when their flight to hkg leaves

Swanhunter Mar 10, 04 2:42 pm

BA lounge open long hours and now in Terraces decor (iirc). Can get very cramped at peak times i.e. Friday nights.

wideman Mar 10, 04 4:22 pm

Was in the BA AMS lounge last week, and it's a pleasant-enough place: nice selection of drinks, typical Terraces-type snacks (no sandwiches in mid-afternoon), and seemingly larger than, say, the dungeon at CDG. It does not, however, have its own toilets.

Not well-staffed - just one person there on my visit. There's a separate lounge for top tier members, which was out-of-bounds for me.

The lounge is well-hidden and relatively far from the D gates BA typically uses. Also, and I'd love to find out why, you need to go through passport control (after you've already gone through immigration and security) to get to the lounge.

azmmza Mar 10, 04 6:15 pm


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by wideman:
There's a separate lounge for top tier members, which was out-of-bounds for me.

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which lounge would that be?

Dave Noble Mar 10, 04 7:28 pm

'Also, and I'd love to find out why, you need to go through passport control (after you've already gone through immigration and security) to get to the lounge."

Because, iirc, the UK is not within the Schengen Agreement area

Dave


dddc Mar 11, 04 7:51 am


<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Dave Noble:
'Also, and I'd love to find out why, you need to go through passport control (after you've already gone through immigration and security) to get to the lounge."

Because, iirc, the UK is not within the Schengen Agreement area

Dave

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Did this a couple of weeks ago and don't recall a secondary passport control. I think you have entered the wrong section from the check in desk area.

If you checked in at the BA desks at the far end of the terminal, you actually have to go back down the terminal to find the right entrance to the gates where the BA flights depart (from D8 and there abouts, iirc). If you enter from the first available passport control nearest the BA check in area, then I think you will enter one of the Shengen areas of the airport and if you go to the BA lounge or gates, you will have to pass another passport control in the airside part of the terminal. Thus to save time, use the correct entrance according to your departure gate.

Back on topic, I've never found anything other than crisps (chips), biscuits and olives when I've used the lounge, and that's been mid afternoon (most recently) or late evening. It's compact, but only once would I say it's been busy. Bright and colourful compared to some other lounges I've been in. The downside is as mentioned above, no toilets (bathrooms) available within the lounge and it's a reasonable way from the usual departure gates. I always seem to have trainees being shown how to check my AA card against the list in the folder to approve my entry. No problems with it, just an observation!


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