"House of KLM" - Crown Lounge redesign

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Old Jul 24, 19, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Mirk View Post
Noticing now that some constructions have begun in the Schengen Lounge right by the entrance.
That would be where the old Aspire lounge would have been.

New Privium lounge? Probably not, but one can dream...
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Old Jul 24, 19, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by Fabo.sk View Post
That would be where the old Aspire lounge would have been.

New Privium lounge? Probably not, but one can dream...
They're redoing the Schengen Lounge, I suspect they will remove the rear part to make space for the security filter and add the old Aspire lounge to the KLM Lounge.
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Old Jul 24, 19, 4:14 pm
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Hi everyone. I'm yet to check out the redesigned lounge and I'm wondering if anyone can help me answer this question. I have a non-schengen->ams-->schengen trip coming up with quite a long layover in ams. I'm wondering if I can use the non-schengen lounge (52) even though my connecting flight form Amsterdam is to a schengen destination. I believe I have done this once, but that was before the restricted access due to the ongoing renovations. Any insight? While I won't have this issue on my way back, my layover is extremely short in that direction and I doubt i'll have time to use any lounge.
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Old Jul 24, 19, 5:03 pm
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It should be OK, but some Delta flyers reported running into issues. As long as your two trips are part of one record locator you should be OK. Two separate tickets might be an issue.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 4:40 am
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First time at the renovated lounge. It's as busy as before, and those tables that can seat 10 people were probably looking good on the architect's drawings but are completely useless in practice as they are used by 2-4 people on average.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 10:59 am
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Been looking everywhere and can't seem to find a timeline of when the renovations will be complete. KLM's website says summer 2019, but I can't seem to find any more news (and am unsure if that's still accurate).
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Old Aug 11, 19, 11:06 am
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Should be October, around KLM’s 100th birthday.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 3:47 pm
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One of the lounge agents told me “after the summer”. They don’t know exactly, but she did hint at construction falling behind. The probability of it opening around KLM’s birthday is very high, but that’s just my interpretation.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 7:14 am
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I was in the new non-schengen crown lounge last week..
Am I the only one to prefer the old lounge like the Schengen one? Far less confusing and because of the higher ceiling it feels far less claustrophobic.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 4:34 pm
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I also prefer the Schengen one , as they also charge €10 for a V&T in the new one that is another reason
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Old Aug 14, 19, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by ninjalad View Post
I also prefer the Schengen one , as they also charge €10 for a V&T in the new one that is another reason
I was wondering where the food and drink selection went to.
Funny how KLM is trying so hard to remove everything that makes them stand out from the seas of low cost mediocrity.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by ninjalad View Post
I also prefer the Schengen one , as they also charge €10 for a V&T in the new one that is another reason
They do? Is that for fancy vodka? I know regular G&T is free, but premium gin has a cost.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by ninjalad View Post
I also prefer the Schengen one , as they also charge €10 for a V&T in the new one that is another reason
Hang on...

they're charging for alcohol in the lounge now??
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Old Aug 14, 19, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
Hang on...

they're charging for alcohol in the lounge now??
Only from premium.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 7:46 am
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I'm a bit worried about KLM's definition of "Premium"...


And where is this pay bar? Upstairs in Blue? Can you pay with miles? If not, can you earn miles?

I'll have to investigate when I'm in there on Friday.
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