KIX: recommended lounges

Old Aug 15, 18, 5:24 am
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KIX: recommended lounges

Any recommendations for lounges at KIX (Osaka)?
Apparently KLM business passengers can use the JAL or Korean Air lounges, as well as a couple of general airport lounges.
My departure to AMS is at 11:00.
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Old Aug 15, 18, 8:14 am
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At least from my experience end last year, at KIX, there is only 1 choice for AF or KL passengers, which is a 3rd party lounge. I don't believe that there has been any changes to lounge usage - this 3rd party lounge has been used since years...it is also used by Air Calin passengers mainly.
During the morning bank, the lounge can get full due to all 3, KLM, AF and Air Calin flights departing around that hour. Lounge itself is OK-ish from both F&B and service point of view. Only possible issue would be finding a place to sit if it is crowded. It does have a rather good view of the tarmac.

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Old Aug 15, 18, 8:23 am
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This page suggests that I could only use the Delta lounge at Tokyo (I suppose this means NRT?):
https://www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/pre...ess_policy.htm
But I am not going to Tokyo...
Searching for KIX on this page returns four lounges:
https://www.klm.com/travel/gb_en/pre..._locations.htm
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Old Aug 15, 18, 1:34 pm
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AF has historically use the JAL lounge in KIX, so does KL I suppose unless it has changed (that's what nlgodberg seems to say). In any case, even if KE lounge can be used as per Skyteam rule, I am not a fan of KE lounges in general (but I admit I don't know the KIX one).
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Old Aug 15, 18, 2:20 pm
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The KE lounge is small with several seats and some instant noodles. Keep in mind the lounge is before security.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 6:42 am
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Ask a KLM staff when arriving at the airport. Otherwise, I would try them all, starting from the KIX airside, the JAL, the KAL and finally the Asuka.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 11:00 am
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I will try the JAL lounge.
I had my most comfortable, relaxing flight on JAL. And that was in Economy class!
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