AMS Lounge under COVID-19

Old May 14, 20, 5:48 am
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AMS Lounge under COVID-19

Hi all,

Can anyone share your experience in the AMS crown lounge under COVID-19?

Latest info I've found: only non-schengen lounge is operating, only coffee/tea served. How about shower facilities?
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Old May 19, 20, 1:26 pm
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Showers are also available for free( some guests have lengthy lay overs nowadays , rest cabins can be hired for day use
Coffee tea water and some packed snacks available.
Have a safe trip
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Old May 19, 20, 9:24 pm
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sweet! Thanks mate! could really use a shower during the layover
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Old May 20, 20, 8:42 am
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Showers have always been free, also pre-covid. The change during covid (in this case a positive one) is that they're actually available :-)
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Old May 20, 20, 9:51 am
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No Heineken available in the KLM flagship lounge at the premier Dutch airport?
We are living in strange times.
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Old May 20, 20, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by mikem004 View Post
No Heineken available in the KLM flagship lounge at the premier Dutch airport?
We are living in strange times.
Surely that can only be regarded as an improvement?
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Old May 21, 20, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by splflyer View Post
Coffee tea water
This limited selection is no doubt based on the fact that scrupulous and very thorough scientific research has proved beyond all doubt that all other beverages are far more likely to spread corona around in all directions.

Right?

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Old May 21, 20, 3:43 pm
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Oh when I last went in the lounge only water was available with paper cups , so coffee is an improvement. Perhaps to encourage those willing to spent €35 to get in
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Old May 22, 20, 3:40 am
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I would have thought that cans of beer would be virus friendly.
Just dump a case of Heineken in the lounge and ask customers to serve themselves.
Wipe the can down before use.
No glasses, just drink from the can, then throw the empty can in a nearby recycling bin.
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Old May 22, 20, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by mikem004 View Post
I would have thought that cans of beer would be virus friendly.
Just dump a case of Heineken in the lounge and ask customers to serve themselves.
Wipe the can down before use.
No glasses, just drink from the can, then throw the empty can in a nearby recycling bin.
I think alcohol in general is now seen as someone to wash hands with, but not to drink. I am sure this will change back to normal at some point, but in the short term I can understand the logic.
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Originally Posted by EuropeanPete View Post
I think alcohol in general is now seen as someone to wash hands with, but not to drink. I am sure this will change back to normal at some point, but in the short term I can understand the logic.
Drunk passangers become unrully and are an infection hazzard.
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Old May 22, 20, 2:08 pm
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Drunk passangers become unrully and are an infection hazzard.
I have never seen any drunk person in one of KL's lounges, nor in any other airline lounge. I think there are far greater infection hazards out there. Rabid dogs, for example.

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I understand that the shared bottles are a risk. But I don't understand why they wouldn't offer served alcohol, as does the ZRH Aspire lounge which is also used by KL.
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Old May 25, 20, 2:49 pm
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But I don't understand why they wouldn't offer served alcohol.
Cost cutting, pure and simple. Their financial situation is dire, so they are reducing expenditure in every way they possibly can. Covid gets the blame, even when that makes no sense. For example, on longhaul flights J pax get the same hot meal as those in Y. They could of course serve something a bit fancier in WBC (as far as I'm aware, most viruses do not have a preference for hitching rides on tastier food), but a penny saved . . .

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Old May 30, 20, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by johan rebel View Post
I have never seen any drunk person in one of KL's lounges, nor in any other airline lounge. I think there are far greater infection hazards out there. Rabid dogs, for example.

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There is some merrit to it, but i wouldnt make that call.

Imagine being pissed of because they closed to gate early with and without 7 beers.
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