Rotterdam airport- lounge?

Old Mar 27, 13, 4:59 am
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Rotterdam airport- lounge?

I'm flying back to uk from the nice and tiny Rotterdam airport tomorrow. I can't find a lounge on the one world site, I guess there is't one?

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Old Mar 27, 13, 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by mclachlan4321
I'm flying back to uk from the nice and tiny Rotterdam airport tomorrow. I can't find a lounge on the one world site, I guess there is't one?

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As far as I'm aware, no. A friend of mine flies in to RTM and out of AMS for this very reason.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 5:35 am
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There is no lounge, but there are a few places to eat and drink there. It is an extremely small airport, and you should plan to spend the least amount of time there. If you have done OLCI and got your boarding pass, arriving 30 minutes before departure would be too long! In fact, thinking about it, 30 minutes is probably a bit long even if you haven't.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 5:37 am
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Stop by the check-in desks to pick up a voucher for a couple of drinks and a snack from the post-security cafe.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 9:23 am
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Tiny airport, swift security, 20 metres from exit security to the passport control at the gate.

If you are in Club Europe or Silver/Gold, stop at Check-In and they'll give you a voucher.

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I've not been there for a year or so, but there used to be a tiny lounge upstairs that I used my Priority Pass card that came with my Amex Plat to get into.

It was nothing to write home about.

The beauty of RTM is that it makes LCY seem cumbersome. I arrived early and asked to be put on a flight departing in 40 minutes rather than the one I was booked in, and they actually put me on a flight scheduled to depart in 10 minutes, and we left on time!
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Old Mar 27, 13, 11:45 am
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If you show your boarding pass with BA Gold or Silver status you can help yourself to 3 items from the cafe (there are some restrictions). It's not quite the lounge experience, but it's better than nothing
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Old Mar 27, 13, 12:45 pm
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The airport looks and feels like an extended lounge - love it.
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Old Mar 27, 13, 2:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Jordan D
If you are in Club Europe or Silver/Gold, stop at Check-In and they'll give you a voucher.
Never knew that - thanks for the tip!

By the way - Lufthansa started flying from RTM (to MUC, twice a day) late last year, shortly before BA commenced its service from LHR. However, LH do not maintain any presence at the airport and it is not possible to check in at the airport - you have to check in online in advance!!!!
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Old Apr 27, 13, 1:56 am
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Weird: i flew 29 march: LH, RTM-MUC-BCN and there were 2 check-in desks handling LH. Most people checked in there and Got BP, no machines available however
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Weird: i flew 29 march: LH, RTM-MUC-BCN and there were 2 check-in desks handling LH. Most people checked in there and Got BP, no machines available however
What's that got to do BA and the a rotterdam lounge?
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Originally Posted by mclachlan4321
What's that got to do BA and the a rotterdam lounge?
I suspect it was a response to this erroneous post immediately above:

Originally Posted by irishguy28
Never knew that - thanks for the tip!

By the way - Lufthansa started flying from RTM (to MUC, twice a day) late last year, shortly before BA commenced its service from LHR. However, LH do not maintain any presence at the airport and it is not possible to check in at the airport - you have to check in online in advance!!!!
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Smile RTM opens lounge: access for BA Club Europe, Silver & Gold

Rotterdam - The Hague Airport

or (RTM) Zestienhoven

Is proud to announce the opening of their lounge, operated by PrimaVista-Aviapartner
3D walkthrough: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=bYJ4Fn4kro4&ts=1


Space: 150m2

Open 5.30H - 19.00H

Seats: 20 guests

Access:

British Airways (the only flight is to LCY)

- Silver

- Gold

- Business Class (Club Europe)
or
  • Pay per visit €25


Reservations preffered to guarantee access,

Mail to: [email protected]


Confirmation on RTM own website:
https://www.rotterdamthehagueairport...remium-lounge/
"Indien je met British Airways reist, heb je gratis toegang als je Business, Silver of Gold passagier bent."



Sources in Dutch:

https://www.upinthesky.nl/2022/03/29...-in-rotterdam/



And:



https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieu...-nu-een-lounge



And:



https://insideflyer.nl/rotterdam-the...eerste-lounge/





Flying beginning of June so will post my experience.
I won't expect glitz & glamour but it might be a quieter place then the main departures when there is a bundle of Transavia (HV) flights departing for the holidays.

* seems fast track security is available for Club Europe: https://www.rotterdamthehagueairport...itish-airways/

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Originally Posted by HadesNL
Rotterdam - The Hague Airport

or (RTM) Zestienhoven

Is proud to announce the opening of their lounge, operated by PrimaVista-Aviapartner



Space: 150m2

Open 5.30H - 19.00H

Seats: 20 guests

Access:

British Airways (the only flight is to LCY)

- Silver

- Gold

- Business Class (Club Europe)
  • Accepts priority pass

or
  • Pay per visit 25


Reservations preffered to guarantee access,

Mail to: [email protected]



Sources in Dutch:

https://www.upinthesky.nl/2022/03/29...-in-rotterdam/



And:



https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieu...-nu-een-lounge



And:



https://insideflyer.nl/rotterdam-the...eerste-lounge/





Flying beginning of June so will post my experience.
I won't expect glitz & glamour but it might be a quieter place then the main departures when there is a bundle of Transavia (HV) flights departing for the holidays.
Is this the same space where there used to be a lounge in a decade or so ago, on the right after security? The chairs look a lot comfier, and 150m^2 sounds larger, although 20 pax was about the limit of the old lounge as I remember it during the days of my VLM commutes RTM<>LCY.

As mentioned earlier, RTM is far more streamlined than AMS, although I found car hire pick up at RTM to be a bit flakey if youre on a late flight, the counter staff had a habit of leaving before I arrived!
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