Smoking in EK lounges

Old Jan 12, 16, 10:27 pm
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Lightbulb Smoking in EK lounges

As this is a subject close to my heart, I thought I'd start a thread on where you can smoke in lounges.

From what I can remember:

DXB - Yes (F in A is best but don't sit in my seat )
JED - Yes (Room next to the kids play area of all places, upstairs)
AMM - Yes
RUH - Yes
SEY - No
MAN - No
DOH - Yes
CAI - Yes
BOM - No
LHR - No
JFK - No
HKG - No
SFO - No
LAS - No
NCL - No
GLA - No
LCA - Yes (On balcony)
MAA - No
MNL - No
PEK - No thanks Saltire74
BKK - No thanks ft101
CDG - No thanks ioto1902
SYD - No thanks jbflyboy84
MEL - No thanks jbflyboy84
BNE - No thanks jbflyboy84
AKL - No thanks jbflyboy84
SIN - No thanks jbflyboy84
BHX - No thanks RichL
HAM - No thanks w00t (See post)
MUC - No thanks w00t (See post)
PER - No thanks w00t (See post)
MCT - No thanks w00t (See post)
ZRH - No thanks ExpatSomchai
CMB - No thanks mogoy
KWI - Yes thanks mogoy
LOS - Yes thanks mrtdxb (F & J separate)

Any updates on this from others experiences and if things change it would be appreciated.

Note: You can still actually smoke airside in some of the above airports where as you can't in EK lounges, such as CMB, ZRH, CDG, HAM, MUC, PER, MCT, BKK, MAN, BOM, HKG, LAS, NCL, MAA & MNL

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Old Jan 13, 16, 12:19 am
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Close to my heart too and I will add one EK destination I know of but this may better placed on this thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smoking-lounge-748/

PEK -No

Smoking landside before departures only and prohibited from taking lighters airside. Which can be a bit of a pain when transiting at DXB

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Old Jan 13, 16, 12:32 am
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BKK - No

Airside smoking areas available
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Old Jan 13, 16, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by Saltire74 View Post
Close to my heart too and I will add one EK destination I know of but this may better placed on this thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smoking-lounge-748/

PEK -No

Smoking landside before departures only and prohibited from taking lighters airside. Which can be a bit of a pain when transiting at DXB

Safe & Happy Travels

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Thanks, this is about EK lounges specifically and not smoking lounges in general.

I'll update thanks.
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Old Jan 13, 16, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
BKK - No

Airside smoking areas available
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Old Jan 13, 16, 2:25 am
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CDG - No
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Old Jan 13, 16, 2:49 am
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SYD/MEL/BNE/AKL/SIN - all no
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Old Jan 13, 16, 3:07 am
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At JED, the smoking room is next to the kid's playroom(!). The door is rarely closed and the smokes spreads into the entire lounge. Nasty.
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Old Jan 13, 16, 4:26 am
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Originally Posted by extramileage View Post
At JED, the smoking room is next to the kid's playroom(!). The door is rarely closed and the smokes spreads into the entire lounge. Nasty.
I had the comment next to JED about the kids play area in the original post, not great I agree.

However, in the North terminal I've never known the lounge smoking room door to be left open, or for the lounge to smell of smoke to be honest. The smoking room outside the lounge is a whole other ball game though.

The South terminal lounge smoking room door seems to be left open regularly but at least it's not near a kids play area. And at least there are chairs in it too
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Old Jan 13, 16, 4:32 am
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Originally Posted by StrikeM View Post
Thanks, this is about EK lounges specifically and not smoking lounges in general.

I'll update thanks.
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BHX - not a chance in hell.
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Old Jan 13, 16, 9:54 pm
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Originally Posted by RichL View Post
BHX - not a chance in hell.
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Old Jan 14, 16, 12:00 am
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Originally Posted by ioto1902 View Post
CDG - No
The public smoking area in airside is a small balcony which happens to be located just next to the EK lounge.
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Old Jan 14, 16, 2:40 am
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HAM - no

Close before going through passport control again at the gate, there are stairs which lead to the smoking area (previously on the ground floor).

MUC - no

Leaving the lounge on the right side is a rather big glass room where smoking is allowed.

PER - no

2 minute walking distance from the lounge is a smoking area.

MCT - no

Irish pub close to the gate allows smoking.
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Old Jan 14, 16, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by w00t View Post
HAM - no

Close before going through passport control again at the gate, there are stairs which lead to the smoking area (previously on the ground floor).

MUC - no

Leaving the lounge on the right side is a rather big glass room where smoking is allowed.

PER - no

2 minute walking distance from the lounge is a smoking area.

MCT - no

Irish pub close to the gate allows smoking.
Thanks for the info and detail. Just to clarify though; you can smoke airside in German airports now just not in the EK lounge?

Went to FRA a while back with another carrier and was under the impression they didn't allow it.
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