Finnair 3rd party (non-OW) lounges

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BKK Louis Tavern (upd 10/2016)
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BKK Premier (upd 12/2016)
  • Overall: nice and at the time of AY departure hardly any pax. Entry with Louis Tavern Gold invitation card (flying C and AY Plat) Not sure about the other card. No showers (but you took a shower in the hotel before checkout )
  • Food: pancake machine! Some warm and cold options
  • Beverages: They had bubbly, not sure about the rest
  • Wi-Fi: they have their own wifi, code at the reception

CKG Airport T3 International First and Business Class Lounge (upd 12/2017)
  • Overall: Design with marble floors and dark wood panels. Large lounge, divided into multiple sections like two dining areas, "book bar" (library, newspapers), "Media room" (for watching TV), IT-area (a few computers), "relaxation area" ( a room with 4 massage chairs). Has sleeping rooms - didn't try. Has showers - didn't try. Lounge has no windows, but flower walls with plastic greenery.
  • Food: Hot food only during certain hours. Breakfast 6:30-9:00: Very small assortment of warm food like hot dog, bacon, steamed potatoes. Buffet food at best luke-warm, didn't feel safe to try. Buffet of some sandwiches, cookies, fruit/vegetables (this buffet is likely the all-day-offer). Green toasts. The only safe-feeling thing in this stylish lounge were cup noodles and unpeeled fruits. Lunch 11:30-14:00, Dinner 17:30-20:00: Offer unknown except a sign saying "Lunch and Dinner provide pasta"
  • Beverages: Warm beer, assortment of 4-5 Chinese brands on display in the buffet. If you are lucky, refrigerators are turned on and coldish beers can be found in a separate location. Two French red wines (La petite ..? Les .. ?) on crystal decanter. Didn't dare try. Coffee-machine makes multiple coffees from beans and fresh milk.
  • Wi-Fi: Airport wide free wifi. Can be registered via mobile phone or Weixin (Tencent Wechat). Technically international telephones are accepted, in reality only +86 numbers work currently.

CKG Airport T1 First Class Lounge (upd 10/2016)
  • Overall: Airy, bright but still just a room of chairs. Plus for massage chair and renovated toilets. The lounge is First only in the sense "this is the first lounge you'll see after passing security"
  • Food: Small assortment of hot "mix-n-match" food like vegtable, chicken. Chongqing spicy. Instant cup noodles, cookies, finger-sandwiches.
  • Beverages: No name whine and brandy type of liqour. Didn't dare try
  • Wi-Fi: Can only be registered via Chinese mobile phone. If you don't have +86 number, you are out of luck.

DEL - Plaza Premium Lounges (Justinus 10/2016)
  • Overall: There are two Plaza Premium Lounges at DEL - both lounges are nothing to write home about - (one is after the Duty Free shops, take the escalators at your right hand side; the other one is located to the left, take the corridor leading the other lounges, there the elevator to the 3rd floor). I would recommend the second one, because its is not an open space lounge, thus more quiet. Both have tables, armchairs and tall chairs, as well as restrooms. Usually not too crowded, but never empty.
  • Food: Indian food, some croissants, cheese, toast... overall quite limited in the mornings (AY departure time).
  • Beverages: Coffee machines with limited options. Usual soft drinks and 1-2 different fruit juices, Indian beer.
    Wine quality: white and red, but IMO not in the mornings.
  • Wi-Fi: password is available at the reception.
HKG Plaza Premium (upd 10/2016)
  • Overall: Dark windowless lounge
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  • Beverages: Finnair customers will get boardingpass stamped for free alcohol upon entry. Without stamp you are out of luck / out of cash.
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  • oneworld alternatives: CX has a few lounges around HKG, separate business class and first class lounges. Especially Pier and Wing F are excellent

NKG A7 First class lounge (upd 05/2018)
  • Overall: Spacious, rather typical Chinese first class. As there are very few international departures, staff-to-guest quota was 10:1 at my visit. Sleeping room. Baggagde storage room. iMac surf stations in private boths.
  • Food: Some hot food offerings, cold cuts, snacks.
  • Beverages: Chinese and western drinks. Didn't have time to explore.
  • Wi-Fi: free of charge, no registration, no password (SID: NKG-VIP). Good signal and bandwidth, allowed VPN (in my cas L2TP).
  • Notable: Very courteous staff, probably because AY is a very welcome addition to the airport. I was table served a Finnair cake. Staff came and told me boarding was delayed approx 10 minutes.
    N.B. Finnair boarding pass says it is located opposite G10 and G11. It is more like G9, an escalator up to the immediate left from security stations.
PEK Beijing Airport T3 Air China First Class Lounge (upd 5/2019)
  • Overall: Stylish and quite big in Chinese way, separate buffet area for dining
  • Food: Normal Chinese buffet, but almost all foods luke-warm at best (-> no go), and the ones tasted were actually bad!
  • Beverages: Bar with quite a few strong alcohols, but even a cup of black tea was not too easy to arrange
  • Wi-Fi: You are out of luck.
  • Verdict: inedible food -> don't even consider this if you have access to CX lounge next door


SGN - Le Saigonnais Lounge (03/2019 ffay005)
  • Overall: After security, turn right and take the narrow stairs by the currency exchange booth. Go up one floor. Then turn left and walk all the way to the end of the hallway. Not big, but also not crowded when AY departs. Basic lounge used by AY and QR among others.
  • Food: hot Asian breakfast items, subpar Western items, fresh fruit
  • Beverages: wine, beer, soft drinks, some spirits
  • Wi-Fi: lounge wi-fi, password at all tables, seems fast
Europe

AMS - Aspire (Lounge nr 26) (12/2017 Purjelentaja)
  • Overall: Large and airy lounge, alot of sofa-type seating, a few workstations
  • Food: Very limited. Soup, one warm dish (that is not kept warm enough), basic green salad and some kind of pasta salad, mini-muffins, crackers, and normal snacks found in any lounge
  • Beverages: Wines (red, white, rose) in bottles and beer on tap, plus non-alcoholic choices
  • Wi-Fi: Own wifi

ARN T2 - Aurora (10/2016 Hartsa)
  • Overall: Living room styled lounge. Separate areas with different kinds of sofa-like seating. Calm and not too crowded. Windows to departure hall.
  • Food: Salad and cold cuts. Some warm food, lasagna, meatballs or something like that. Knäkkebröd. Lately food offerings have been mediocre at best, but in most cases even much worse.
    5:15 - 11:00 Breakfast buffet
    11:00 - 18:30 Lunch buffet
    18:30 - 21:00 Cheese buffet

  • Drinks: Coffee machines with many options. Soft drinks beer and wine on tap. Wine quality: potable after 3 GTs. Selection of booze: good!
  • Wifi: password shown on the walls. Fast enough to watch a movie.

BCN - Sala VIP Pau Casals (TTL 02.10.2019)
  • Overall: Cafeteria style crowded lounge with no natural light or windows to the airside or apron. Sitting lounges on one side. Tidy toilets.
  • Food: Bread rolls, cooked ham, turkey "ham", one type of cheese, crisps, 2 types of youghurt, fresh fruit.
  • Beverages: Cava, rose cava, 2 whites, 1 rose, 2 reds, good selection of hard liquors + mixers, coffee machines.
  • Wi-Fi: "Free" if you donate your kidney (requires an e-mail address ready to be spammed heavily - the curse of AENA).

BLL - King Amlet Lounge
  • Location is not easily found due to lack of signage. Go through duty free, turn right before Lagkagehuset, go around the kiosk and up the stairs. The lounge itself is clean but basic: light food, lots of chairs and couches in rows, and bathrooms. I have not seen showers and I have not heard any announcements while visiting.
  • I heard you can order food from the airport restaurant (not for free) but in the morning selection is limited to vegetables, cheeses, and fresh pasties. Bonus points for the delicious and fresh pain au chocolats.
  • Drinks selection is coffee, tea, juice, wine, beer, and a selection of spirits.
  • Wi-Fi: no information.

BMA - BRA Lounge (12/2019 Post Scriptum)
  • Overall: Basic lounge operated by BRA, airside after security. Has a toilet.
  • Food: Weak "Napas" (Nordic tapas) served
  • Drinks: Pripps Blå Lättöl (2,2% - oh the horror!), non alcoholic wine, no soft drinks, coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi: BRA-Lounge with very restrictive firewall rules (ssh, imap). Recommend using Airport-guest instead (wifi part not updated 12/19)

BRU - The Loft (10/2016 TTL)
  • Overall: *A flagship lounge at BRU, also for AY J, Club, Gold and Plat paxs, by gate A42 right after the compulsory shopping mile, business lounge with first class elements
  • Food: Extensive, excellent selection of hot and cold meal items
  • Drinks: Extensive, excellent selection of beers, wines, and hard liquors
  • Wi-Fi: Well functional, password protected WiFi for lounge guests
  • link: https://www.brusselsairlines.com/en-.../the_loft.aspx

BUD - Skycourt (Schengen) (10/2016 WilcoRoger)
  • Overall: typical contract lounge
  • Food: cold cuts, yoghourt, some small sweet bits
  • Drinks: 1 white, 1 red, some liqueur
  • Wi-Fi: code displayed at reception or just use the free airport wifi
CDG - Sheltair lounge / terminal 2D (05/2018 AhogZ)
  • Overall: Entrance near D55 upstairs. Very sad, tired and not very clean place (as the whole terminal). Usually very busy. Toilets are a level below the lounge, but inside. Also remembering 70ties, very confined.
  • Food: Rolls, butter, cheese, one cold cut. Croissaints and some jam. Plastic forks and knives.
  • Beverages: Soft drinks in cans, water fountain and some basic liqueur.
  • Wi-Fi: Lounge free wifi
  • Newspapers: plenty of French magazines.

CPH - The Apartment (10/19 ffay005)
Finnair contract lounge. Also home of a few other airlines and buy-in access with airport loyalty program.

  • Overall: To find the Apartment, proceed right after the duty free shop. Walk until you reach Marimekko on your right hand side and a set of lifts on the left. Immediately to the right of those lifts is a pub called O’Learys (as all pubs in the world are called, I suppose). Walk through the pub, and you’ll find a staircase behind the lifts that you just passed. The staircase says Aviator Relaxium (and on top of the stairs, there’s a sign saying *A Lounges, which has nothing to do with *A as in Star Alliance...). Once you reach the reception on the second floor, the Apartment is right opposite and another lounge, called Aviator Carlsberg Lounge, is behind the reception. A small lounge with different kinds of seating and a buffet. No Priority Pass Access, only airline invites.
  • Food: Varies over the day. Cold food / salad, typically Bulgur, green leaves, cherry tomatoes, Brie cheese, assortment of Danish breads. Cold cuts, cheeses, some fruit, some cake. Sometimes salmon. Warm soup with croutons. Hot food in the afternoon (chicken with rice etc.)
  • Beverages: Several types of Carlsberg on tap. Basict spirits, soft drinks (fountain) and juices. Hot drinks.
  • Wi-Fi: Pick up one code upon arriving (attendants can be stingy if you take two!). Network can be clunky. There is free airport wifi too.


CPH - Atellier Relaxium (Aviator)
  • Overall: As the Apartment lounge is closed you are sent here. This is as well the lounge on the boarding pass. In the evening sun can be very warm.
  • Food: Cold food / sandwiches. Warm food sometimes, like omelette, bacon, mushrooms on brunch. (On display in portion sized pyrex - attractive and efficient, but watch out so you don't burn yourself picking them up)
    A more relaxed area is to the right and downstairs - easily missed!
  • Beverages: Typically one red one white whine, beer.
  • Wi-Fi: Airport free wifi

CPH - Aviator lounge
  • Overall: Shares entrance desk with CPH Apartment. This left side of the lounge is PP lounge and contract lounge for several skyteam members. Seating is a mix of armchair and bar stools. Usually very busy. Toilets are outside lounge.
  • Food: Cold food / sandwiches. Danish dark bread, danish cheese, one cold cut, cherry tomatoes.
  • Beverages: Typically one red one white whine, beer on tap.
  • Wi-Fi: Airport free wifi

CPH - Aspire Lounge
  • Overall: No outside views, but skylights and some interesting seating arrangements. Design style: Splashes of colours. Usually not very crowded.
  • Food: Self made sandwiches, good bread, hot soup
  • Beverages: Two wines, beer on tap, basic spirits
  • Wi-Fi: Airport public WiFi

DUS - Hugo Junkers Lounge (log6just 10/2016)
  • Overall: Large windows looking towards runways. Three different kinds of seating: round dining tables, leather armchairs and tall chairs on pub tables with enough power outlets. Those are good for working. Usually not too crowded, but never empty.
  • Food: Mini schnitzels, chicken skewers and veggie options in the afternoons, toast/yogurt in the mornings.
  • Beverages: Coffee machines with many options. Usual soft drinks and 1-2 different fruit juices. 2 beers (alt/lager) + non-alcoholic option.
    Wine quality: white, red and sparkling. Boozewise: Gin, Red Label and Vodka.
  • Wi-Fi: password shown on the screens, quieter times decent bandwidth, busy times barely 1M/s

FCO - Avia Lounge FCO Terminal 3 (10/2016, Purjelentaja; Updated based on feedback by Steve_Hun 03/17)
  • Overall: friendly staff, but very crowded and old fashioned lounge, not very inviting. Update 03/17: easily winning the "worst lounge I've ever been to" prize
  • Food: cold snacks, sandwiches, some sweet things, fruits; Update 03/17: Food scarce and even that looked like something that has been standing there for at least a day
  • Beverages: reasonably selection of Italian wines (also prosecco) and soft drinks
  • Wi-Fi: airport free wifi

FRA - Air France Lounge (10/2016, Purjelentaja)
  • Overall: better than sitting outside, but not a lounge visit to look forward to
  • Food: limited selection of cold snacks, DIY sandwiches, soup, usually some pasta
  • Beverages: limited selection of wines and soft drinks, also some strong alcohol (Jim Beam, Beefeater, etc.)
  • Wi-Fi: n/a

FRA - Premium Traveller Lounge / Iberia Lounge (06/2018, wkndtraveler)
  • Overall: not much to write home about, but okay for short visit, smaller but more modern than the Air France lounge next door, no toilets inside the lounge
  • Food: in addition to sandwiches, Frankfurter sausages, hot dogs, meatballs, and mayonnaise salads
  • Beverages: basic selection of wines, also sparkling, beer, soft drinks, and spirits
  • Wi-Fi: free airport wifi

GDN - Executive lounge (03/2018, AhogZ)
  • Overall: better than sitting outside, one big space with no dividers, lether chairs and coffee tables
  • Food: selection of mainly sweet snacks, some sandwiches, cookies, fruits and jugurts, no warm dishes whatsoever
  • Beverages: soft drinks, coffee, tea and local beers - self service, wines, booze from the bar, decent selction
  • Wi-Fi: works OK
GOT - Vinga Lounge (original 10/2016 remymartin (Menzies Lounge), updated 05/2018 Unsub)
  • Overall: a very mediocre lounge. Restrooms outside of entrance. Electrical outlets lacking. Views are decent if not good, right towards the tarmac through a glass wall. Way better than the alternative (BRA lounge).
  • Food: good, if you like bread(!). Decent stuff to put on the bread during breakfast hours.
  • Beverages: red and white wine, Carlsberg on tap. Gammel Dansk, Jägermeister, Lauder's, Gibson Gin and Baileys
  • Wi-Fi: Decently fast wi-fi behind a password. Airport wi-fi also works.

MUC - Air France -KLM Lounge (12/2016, Purjelentaja)
  • Overall: Surprisingly good lounge in the crappy unfriendly terminal with very poor almost non-existent services. View to the gate area, if lucky your flight will be leaving from the gate seen from the lounge to spot the right time to leave.
  • Food: Selection of cold snacks, also some hot items available.
  • Beverages: Wines and soft drinks as well as French cremant, also some strong alcohol
  • Wi-Fi: Own wifi, password displayed on the tables around the lounge.

OPO - ANA Lounge (not ANA the airline!) (8/2019, ffay005)
• Overall: Not very big, but also not very crowded. Basic. Not a reason to arrive early, but nicer than the main departure hall.
• Pastel de Nata and other sweet pastries. Some cold snacks, such as modest finger sandwiches and croquettes.
• Soft drinks, juices, beer, wine and some liquor.
• Wifi password is posted on the walls (ANA2016OPO). Fast and reliable. Does not require any login info etc.

MXP - Sala Monteverdi (1/2020, mhle)
• Overall: Typical European 3rd party lounge of low quality. No windows. Strange entry, one has to take an escalator up and cannot get back any more without entering the lounge. The exit is through another door with a separate escalator. The quality of this lounge reflects well how Malpensa is as an airport, tired and boring.
• Food: Some tiny rolls and pre-packed snacks. Do not come here if you are hungry.
• Beverages: Bad wines (although it is Italy), bulk lager beer, some other alcohol. Nothing special.
• Wi-Fi: I used roaming, did not test.

OSL - OSL Lounge (10/2016 intuition, 9/2017 ffay005)
  • Overall: Somewhat cosy living room style lounge. A few nice leather lounge chairs with tarmac overlook (not runway but a few obscure E gates). Very few power sockets. Look for the leather lounge chairs, there are some next to them.
  • Food: At 14:15 they served their "Breakfast menu", ie a turkey breast coldcut, two salads and some condiments. Melon, two kinds. Bread, no butter. / Update 9/2017: at 7:30 pm basicaly the same selection: a sad salad buffet with little variety, some Brie cheese + a warm soup
  • Beverages:Ringnes on tap (Terribly off), non-alcoholic beer on bottle. No-name non-alcoholic red and white (brand "Vini Vici" looked like homebrewn). Claimed to be a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay
  • Wi-Fi: open network with captive page. 35Mbit downstream, 50+ Mbit upstream. Password lounge2017

OSL - OSL Lounge Premium section (10/2016 intuition, 9/2017 ffay005)
  • Overall: Similar to the cattle-section, slightly darker, slightly more cosy. Overlooks the entrance hall, no direct outside views. Update 9/2017: Premium section closes at 7 pm daily.
  • Food: Slightly better tha cattle section. Pasta and a few extra condiments. Dessert of the week (was waffles on my visit)
  • Beverages: Beefeater gin, Koskenkorva vodka, Braastad VSOP, Red Lsbel whiskey, Four Roses Burbon. Prosecco, Baileys, JP Chenet Colombard-Chardonnay plus the same non-alcolholic drinks as in cattle.
  • Wi-Fi: open network with captive page. 35Mbit downstream, 50+ Mbit upstream. Password lounge2016

PRG - MENZIES AVIATION LOUNGE (10/2016, reflektia)
  • Overall: Extremely basic lounge
  • Food: Vacuumpacked croissants, cookies.
  • Beverages: Beer and cola available in refridgerator
  • Wi-Fi: Very ok.

RIX - Primeclass Business Lounge (12/2017, cAAribmorpho)
  • Overall: Nice lounge, two floors, showers, private single rooms for rent (en suite bathroom), one double room for additional rent (en suite bathroom)
  • Food: Open buffet of assorted finger / small-plate Foods
  • Beverages: Full complement of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Wi-Fi: Above average

RHO - Skyserv Lounge (6/18, ffay005)
• Overall: To get in, you need to go to the Skyserv desk opposite check-in desk 21. They’ll give you an escort to a special security line and then you will be escorted through some corridors and on a lift ride to the lounge. Beware: they may come up with all kind of stories about the lounge being closed, there being no agent on duty etc. Insist and be persuasive, and lo and behold, you’ll gain entry!
• Food: clingfilm-wrapped sandwiches, sponge cake
• Beverages: wine, local beer, soft drinks, juice, water, tea & coffee
• Wi-Fi: works fine, password is on the walls and on some of the tables

SPU - Business Lounge (4/17, ffay005)
  • Overall: Basic and small, 25 seats, located right behind passport control
  • Food: None. Nuts and raisins available.
  • Beverages: Soft drinks in bottles, coffee machine, cheap brand alcohol
  • Wi-Fi: Works well. No password needed.

STR - Executive Club Lounge (1/2020, mhle)
  • Overall: This used to be a BA lounge but has been re-branded as Executive Club. However, there is nothing executive in this lounge. It is just a room, very small and gets overcrowded before the Finnair evening flight. Slightly better before the morning flight. The only positive thing about the lounge space is that there are windows. Entry through the upper level “lounge corridor”, the Executive Club is at the back of the corridor. Toilet is outside of the lounge. I don’t see a lot of reasons to visit this “executive” lounge, unless the terminal is very crowded.
  • Food: Nothing useful to eat, just pre-packed snacks. However, there is a freezer full of ice cream, which can be nice in the summer.
  • Beverages: The highlight of this lounge is Tannenzäpfle, which is a cult beer from Baden and an excellent pils. However, the beers (similarly as the other drinks) are usually too warm. Otherwise nothing special.
  • Wi-Fi: I use roaming, have not tested.

TLL - Business lounge (5/17, Karl Gustav Annus)
  • Overall: Enormous lounge for an airport of that size. Design is a bit outdated but everything is clean and looks fresh. They also have an outdoor terrace with tables in the summer, perfect for plane-spotting.
  • Food: Large selection of locally made sandwiches and pastries + a fruit bowl. No warm food but soup.
  • Beverages: Good selection of soft drinks, still and sparkling water. The alcoholic drinks section is quite solid, in addition to wine and beer they have a selection of distilled beverages.
  • Wi-Fi: Fast general airport wifi.

TXL - British Airways Terraces (10/2016, Purjelentaja)
  • Overall: dated like the airport in general, toilets outside the lounge, also Finnish newspapers available but often several days old
  • Food: reasonable selection of cold snacks, sandwiches at some times of the day, some sweet things
  • Beverages: reasonable selection of wines and soft drinks, also some strong alcohol
  • Wi-Fi: own wifi, password available at reception
    Friendly lounge matrons here!

WAW - Fantazja Lounge (10/2016, TPJ)
  • Overall: very good, above average, fairly empty (new lounge, virtual tour: http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/ex...nge.html#tab34)
  • Food: good selection, cold and hot
  • Beverages: good selection: juices, sodas, beer, wine (drinkable, but fairly average), proseco, hard booze
  • Wi-Fi: airport wi-fi (no issues - very fast, login by providing an e-mail address, you can provide a fake one, it is not validated)

ZRH - Aspire Lounge (1/2020, mhle)
  • Overall: Quite boring 3rd party lounge. It is just one room of larger size, but gets some light through the window to the terminal and apron. It always gets overcrowded before the Finnair evening departure, less crowded before the morning departure. Toilets are outside the lounge. A specific topic of irritation is the small amount of power plugs, which are missing from most of the seats (some of the seats close to the walls or windows have some plugs).
  • Food: In the morning basic breakfast with e.g. bread and scrambled eggs/beans. During the day two warm food options like simple pasta or risotto with mushrooms/chicken. Nothing great but OK to survive the flight if one is hungry.
  • Beverages: Basic selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks, nothing special.
  • Wi-Fi: Airport wi-fi that is available is good (stable and fast enough for e.g. streaming). One can log in either with SMS or with a voucher provided by the lounge reception.

North America
ORD - Servisair Lounge ORD Terminal 5 (10/2016, Purjelentaja)
  • Overall: gloomy, dark, very basic third party lounge, no natural light
  • Food: quite limited selection of cold snacks, crisps, nuts, cookies
  • Beverages: Drinks - very limited selection
  • Wi-Fi: very slow wifi
  • oneworld alternatives: BA lounges in T5 win hands down. Lounge dragon might try refusing entry as they close before AY departs, but if you promise to leave when they close, you prob will be admitted.

ORD - Air France/KLM Lounge ORD Terminal 5 (1/2020, mhle); note: Finnair is now using this lounge instead of the Servisair Lounge
  • Overall: This is better than the Servisair lounge, but nothing special. Gets too crowded especially before some late afernoon departures about 1 hour before Finnair flight. Better just before the Finnair departure time.
  • Food: Some light food is available (at least soup), otherwise pre-packed snacks. The offerings change depending on the time.
  • Beverages: I once found champange (Taittinger), a positive surprise, but they soon run out of that. Otherwise standard selection.
  • Wi-Fi: OK wifi
  • Oneworld alternatives: BA lounges in T5 definitely will not provide access any more. However, if one has extra time, it is possible to visit the AA Flagship Lounge in Terminal 3. No problems accessing the security directly to T3 with Finnair boarding pass. One can use the Flaship check-in for quicker security, goes much quicker than the fast-track security in T5. There is an airside shuttle bus from T3 to T5 (at gate K20), reserve 20-30 minutes for the transit.

SFO - Air France/KLM Lounge, International Terminal A (5/2018, tusphotog)
  • Smallish lounge with a decent selection of small sandwiches, plus the standard lounge food and drink
  • It was crowded before the AY flight left, but I was able to find a seat
  • oneworld alternates: BA lounge by A3 or CX lounge upstairs. CX is pretty empty that time of night, has showers and much more open space. Food selection is really limited to chips, cheese, veggies and some packaged snacks. The noodle bar opens around the same time the AY flight leaves. There’s also a JAL lounge, but I haven’t been in it.
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Old Oct 10, 16, 6:41 am
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Finnair 3rd party (non-OW) lounges

I couldn't find a thread here so I would like to suggest we make a list of contracted lounges that are not alliancewide or Finnair operated.

A wikipost would be great, but unfortunately FT has not yet been able to deliver wikiposts to the mobile optimised version of FT.

My category suggestions would be:
  • Drinks - rudimentary list of alcohol and special notes
  • Food - -"- and any special exempt hours
  • Wi-Fi model - whart sort of login, if any

Now my specific question here is how crap is the Menzies lounge in GOT?
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Old Oct 10, 16, 7:29 am
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GOT lounge: good view, light, airy, and usually quiet in my experience. Some light food available. Catering very similar to Arlanda T2 so salad ingredients, sandwich toppings, etc. No warm food as far as I remember. Don't come too hungry.
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Originally Posted by remymartin View Post
I couldn't find a thread here so I would like to suggest we make a list of contracted lounges that are not alliancewide or Finnair operated.

A wikipost would be great, but unfortunately FT has not yet been able to deliver wikiposts to the mobile optimised version of FT.

My category suggestions would be:
  • Drinks - rudimentary list of alcohol and special notes
  • Food - -"- and any special exempt hours
  • Wi-Fi model - whart sort of login, if any
+1, will be very usefull!

Though mobile FT has problems with wiki, I nevertheless think it would be better to wiki this, as when the thread grows longer, it will become very difficult to find information on any specific lounge.
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Excellent idea! As said, either a wiki or an updated first post of the thread is the way to go. The latter would of course require you to update it with new information.
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Originally Posted by CeruleanBlue View Post
GOT lounge: good view, light, airy, and usually quiet in my experience. Some light food available. Catering very similar to Arlanda T2 so salad ingredients, sandwich toppings, etc. No warm food as far as I remember. Don't come too hungry.
I would rate ARN higher, as it actually has got atleast some hot food, last Friday those included BBQ chicken, meatballs and "pyttipanna". Also, I find ARN drink selection better, drinkable pale ale on tap and bombay gin, for example. Another major downside with GOT lounge is that the toilets are outside in the public dep. hall.
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Old Oct 10, 16, 8:07 am
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GOT was my homebase until 5 years ago. The Menzies lounge back then was always stocked with meatballs, rödbetssallad, pain riche. Sometimes one other (cold) food item (can't remember what though. Maybe white mould cheese). 2 varieties of crips, small selection of beer, whine, liquor. (Beer on tap, one white, one red, a whiskey and possibly something else).

I quite liked the lounge itself, great views, airy and usually not crowded at all. Semi-secluded space for TV and noisy activities.

Wifi semi-crappy. Collect code from front desk. Code had 1 hour limitation IIRC.

Big minus for the toilet outside (ie not a lounge toilet but a general airport toilet), and the clueless staff. If you left for toilet they could forget your face in 2 minutes. Also they didn't know what Malev was or sometimes what oneworld was. Sometimes they tried to send me to the SK lounge next door! Also, sometimes they tried to close the lounge before the last flight of the day took off!

Oh happy memories, started many Finnair longhaul trips from there!
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WAW - Fantazja Lounge (new lounge, virtual tour: http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/en/ex...nge.html#tab34)

Overall: very good, above average, fairly empty
Food: good selection, cold and hot
Beverages: good selection: juices, sodas, beer, wine (drinkable, but fairly average), proseco, hard booze
Wi-Fi: airport wi-fi (no issues - very fast, login by providing an e-mail address, you can provide a fake one, it is not validated)
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Avia Lounge FCO Terminal 3
Drinks - reasonably selection of Italian wines (also prosecco) and soft drinks
Food - cold snacks, sandwiches, some sweet things, fruits
Wi-Fi model - airport free wifi
Overall - friendly staff, but very crowded and old fashioned lounge, not very inviting

Servisair Lounge ORD Terminal 5

Drinks - very limited selection
Food - quite limited selection of cold snacks, crisps, nuts, cookies
Wi-Fi model -
Overall -very basic third party lounge, no natural light

BA Terraces TXL
Drinks - reasonable selection of wines and soft drinks, also some strong alcohol
Food - reasonable selection of cold snacks, sandwiches at some times of the day, some sweet things
Wi-Fi model - own wifi, password available at reception
Overall - dated like the airport in general, toilets outside the lounge, also Finnish newspapers available but often several days old

Air France Lounge FRA
Drinks - limited selection of wines and soft drinks
Food - limited selection of cold snacks, soup
Wi-Fi model -
Overall -better than sitting outside, but not a lounge visit to look forward to
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Old Oct 10, 16, 11:43 am
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BA Terraces TXL
Drinks - reasonable selection of wines and soft drinks, also some strong alcohol
Food - reasonable selection of cold snacks, sandwiches at some times of the day, some sweet things
Wi-Fi model - own wifi, password available at reception
Overall - dated like the airport in general, toilets outside the lounge, also Finnish newspapers available but often several days old
Still my favourite short haul lounge in Europe including the UK. Civilized atmosphere due to the water fountain and everything that a traveling gentleman could wish for available within reason.

Air France Lounge FRA
Drinks - limited selection of wines and soft drinks
Food - limited selection of cold snacks, soup
Wi-Fi model -
Overall -better than sitting outside, but not a lounge visit to look forward to
Have visited here and if I remember correctly quite a large size. The FRA T2 lounges are all not really inspiring but sort of like the AF one for beginnings of nice journeys to Asia. Nowadays, more home in the CX and JL lounges at T2 but looking forward towards my next time here.

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Looking at Finnair lounge list today, I realised they added the text "Finnair plus lounge pass" to some outstaion lounges (for example CPH). I assume this is the pre-paid passes sold in AY+ shop? Obviously not for me, but I think it is nice they add functions to outstations and not only homebase.
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Looking at Finnair lounge list today, I realised they added the text "Finnair plus lounge pass" to some outstaion lounges (for example CPH). I assume this is the pre-paid passes sold in AY+ shop? Obviously not for me, but I think it is nice they add functions to outstations and not only homebase.
Yes, but as far as I know, this is only for Silvers so nothing added, really.
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GOT lounge is horrible in terms of food. Sometimes you can make a decent nacho plate but often also only sandwich ingredients. ARN is multiple times better.

OSL: Drinks vary. Strong alcohol in premium part (business, sapphire, emerald so what's left?) before 6 pm (?) when it closes. Then strong alcohol moved to normal part. Food poor, i.e. wraps, soup, salad, potatoes soaked in some sauce, cheese, sometimes an ok mudcake. Wifi free, requires pwd (lounge2016).

CPH Apartment: Food varied, typically cold salmon, eggs, and other sandwich ingredients, soup. Beer, wine, strong alcohol, but not the entirely cheapest brands. Wifi free and good, I think it requires a password. Airport wifi also ok.
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I suggested adding alternate lounge recommendations for oneworld top-tier members who have access also to oneworld lounges, that in some cases are much better than AY contracted lounges. For instance CX Wings and Pier in HKG, CX lounge in BKK (though not tested myself, yet, but assume it is far better than Louis Tavern), BA lounge at ORD, soon-to-open-CX at LHR, etc...

Already added to HKG and ORD

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