Venice arrivals lounge

Old Oct 7, 13, 5:49 pm
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Venice arrivals lounge

I get into Venice around 11 in the morning, connecting from Boston and Amsterdam. I need to wait for over three hours for some others before we take the boat together to our hotel. Is there any kind of arrivals lounge or ability to stay plane side and use departures or other lounges (SC, Diners, Priority) where I can spend that time? I don't look forward killing three hours in the waiting area after an overnight flight

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Old Oct 7, 13, 5:51 pm
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Have you tried to look at the lists of lounges to which you might have access: SC, Diners, PP?
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Old Oct 7, 13, 6:04 pm
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lounges seem to be in Departures hall

I am not familiar with the airport. PP and Diners show a lounge in the departures hall which I assume is not accessible from arrivals. there is no SC showing though there may be an Alitalia/AF lounge but again, I wonder if anyone had any experience from the arrivals side.

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Old Oct 7, 13, 6:11 pm
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I was in VCE over the summer and if memory serves, there is no arrivals lounge at all. Granted, I did not go looking for one as I had a bus to catch, but it seems unlikely too me that there is one. VCE is a rather small airport in all actuality and after you go through customs and immigration and claim your baggage, you are deposited into an arrivals hall which consists of a couple windows to buy tickets for busses, boats, et cetera, a coffee shop, and I believe the easyjet check in desks. There really isn't a whole lot of space down there so I wouldn't expect there to be an arrivals lounge. I'd be happy to be proven wrong though.
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Old Oct 7, 13, 7:02 pm
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Originally Posted by WidgetKid View Post
I was in VCE over the summer and if memory serves, there is no arrivals lounge at all. Granted, I did not go looking for one as I had a bus to catch, but it seems unlikely too me that there is one. VCE is a rather small airport in all actuality and after you go through customs and immigration and claim your baggage, you are deposited into an arrivals hall which consists of a couple windows to buy tickets for busses, boats, et cetera, a coffee shop, and I believe the easyjet check in desks. There really isn't a whole lot of space down there so I wouldn't expect there to be an arrivals lounge. I'd be happy to be proven wrong though.
Agreed, on the small side with two parallel runways.

Nice airport that is easy to get through.
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Old Oct 7, 13, 7:08 pm
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IIRC the airport is rather new, so it should be nice.
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We were there in August, we did not find any.
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There is no 'Venice arrival lounge', but there is a AZ airline lounge (SkyTeam partner). As I recall you need your DL DM or PM card to show at the lounge front desk. A DL SkyClub card will not get you in. According to their rules at the desk.
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Old Oct 9, 13, 6:12 pm
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There's a Priority Pass lounge with a nice terrace that overlooks the runway. Since you arrive on an intra-schengen flight, you will arrive airside. Not sure if the lounge will ask you for a departing BP but you can try.
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Just rekindling this thread with a specific question: When arriving from JFK, are you funneled directly to passport control like at LHR or CDG, or do you wind up in the secure departures lounge like at FCO? Asking because I will have to wait for a fellow passenger and would like to get to the AZ lounge.
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Old Aug 24, 15, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by orlandodlplat View Post
Just rekindling this thread with a specific question: When arriving from JFK, are you funneled directly to passport control like at LHR or CDG, or do you wind up in the secure departures lounge like at FCO? Asking because I will have to wait for a fellow passenger and would like to get to the AZ lounge.
You are funneled to passport control/baggage claim/arrivals lounge.
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Old Aug 21, 18, 8:37 am
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I tried researching online and this old thread, but I am looking for an arrival lounge at Venice. We are flying nonstop from ATL, and would like a place to shower and grab a bite before leaving the airport. Are passengers still funneled through customs and immigration immediately after arrival, or in a secure area, such as AMS. I see a response from 2015, but wondering if things have changed since.

I have PP, and there is a landside lounge called Exact Change Business Center, does anyone have experience using this lounge as an arrival lounge, when arriving in Venice? You need to show a same day boarding pass, would a boarding pass from an arrival flight count?

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Old Aug 21, 18, 9:11 am
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Originally Posted by WesTraveller View Post
I tried researching online and this old thread, but I am looking for an arrival lounge at Venice. We are flying nonstop from ATL, and would like a place to shower and grab a bite before leaving the airport. Are passengers still funneled through customs and immigration immediately after arrival, or in a secure area, such as AMS. I see a response from 2015, but wondering if things have changed since.

I have PP, and there is a landside lounge called Exact Change Business Center, does anyone have experience using this lounge as an arrival lounge, when arriving in Venice? You need to show a same day boarding pass, would a boarding pass from an arrival flight count?

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Nothing has changed. The Business Center is not really a lounge but a seating area with wifi and coffee. No food offered and soft drinks are for sale.
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Nothing has changed. The Business Center is not really a lounge but a seating area with wifi and coffee. No food offered and soft drinks are for sale.
thnaks for the prompt response!
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