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Old Feb 15, 19, 9:01 am
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post


The airport „Hilton“ (still cannot believe it) would also be an embarrassment to any other Hilton group chain.

The plan of action could be derived from airline crash response teams a few decades ago; first go out and paint over anything that says „Hilton“ , so that people don’t associate it with the brand anymore. Than demolish it.
While they’re at it get the demolition team to flatten MAN T1 & with it the Aspire lounge

Manchester airport vicinity really went out of its way to show you a good time
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Old Feb 15, 19, 9:23 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
It's all good, but I am not sure I can do much before June as the busy period of the year is just beginning for me. Maybe extending the trip over 2 days, so it's not such a rush, could be an idea?
A weekend makes sense, staying over Saturday night gets some tasty P fares .

The good lounges are much quieter & the bad lounges busier with the weekend away ‘ I bought a ticket to get in here & im hell bent on getting my moneys worth ‘ crowd
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Old Feb 15, 19, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by chris63 View Post
While they’re at it get the demolition team to flatten MAN T1 & with it the Aspire lounge

Manchester airport vicinity really went out of its way to show you a good time
Yeah, do it one go; it’s probably cheaper, too.

MAN really put up a good show. After the Hilton, I didn’t find the Aspire lounge so bad anymore (except for the toilets), because my expectations were so low.
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Old Feb 15, 19, 2:11 pm
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Originally Posted by The Wolf View Post
And,which in my case, I upgraded with evouchers for +1 and myself
Just returned from a great trip for two to Patagonia using this fare, out via ZRH, return via FRA.
Took the Thalys BRU-AMS-BRU for €58 return and had the pleasure of the Aspire lounge in AMS including the clean toilets.
Flight to ZRH was delayed by an hour due to fresh snow in ZRH but as there were 11 pax we were taken directly from the airbridge to passport control and then to the Edelweiss EZE flight (LX flight number) which was held for us.
As it was a P fare, the award miles on LX and LH were significantly different:
AMS-ZRH-EZE: 8950 award miles, 9726 status miles
EZE-FRA-AMS: 3252 award miles, 9562 status miles
but at least I qualified for the generous offer:
Your Flytime: 01/02/2019 – 30/04/2019
Earn 17,000 status miles
Get 5,100 extra award miles
Unfortunately there was no availability for upgrade to F on the return, but the upper deck on the 748 was calm enough

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Old Feb 19, 19, 4:21 am
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Since I have been to both the MAN and AMS lounges recently, and since both are crappy and not exactly beer paradises, I would be happy to skip both.
AMS has a brand new (2 weeks or so) lounge. Nice ambiance, but I would definitely skip it for the catering.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Fabo.sk View Post
AMS has a brand new (2 weeks or so) lounge. Nice ambiance, but I would definitely skip it for the catering.
Thanks for the brief report. Could you say a bit more: catering, view, seating?
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Old Feb 19, 19, 11:36 pm
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post
Thanks for the brief report. Could you say a bit more: catering, view, seating?
Some pics of the new aspire lounge are here. The new *A lounge should open on march 7th.
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Old Feb 20, 19, 2:24 am
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Here's some extra (from the very first day, actually more like very first hour). Nothing much to add, Xandrios has it about right (I had no idea about *A lounge. Wonder when I'll be able to try that one)







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Old Feb 20, 19, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by Fabo.sk View Post
Here's some extra (from the very first day, actually more like very first hour). Nothing much to add, Xandrios has it about right (I had no idea about *A lounge. Wonder when I'll be able to try that one)
Thank you!
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Old Feb 20, 19, 7:54 am
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I did not know where to put it... but very interesting pricing politics by LH

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Old Feb 22, 19, 12:54 am
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Rather unexpectedly sitting in LHR C lounge for some time and will stay here for at least 2 more hours due to weather. Anyone else stuck here?
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Old Feb 22, 19, 5:09 am
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Are you not in the Senator lounge? I remember the whisky collection when I joined you once before. I'm in Düsseldorf, taking the train to Basel tomorrow. That way I bring lots of liquids (German wine) with me! So, another time!
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Old Feb 22, 19, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
Are you not in the Senator lounge? I remember the whisky collection when I joined you once before. I'm in Düsseldorf, taking the train to Basel tomorrow. That way I bring lots of liquids (German wine) with me! So, another time!
No SEN for Whiskey anymore, sadly. Flying for business gives, flying for business taketh away.
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Old Feb 26, 19, 6:14 am
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Did LH group obtain a lot of paint on the cheap ? Seems like they were trialing the Blue colours for LH, shame they picked the wrong one



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Old Feb 26, 19, 7:17 am
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Missed you by an hour or so, flying BRU-TRN shortly on the Sukhoi replacement Mare Nostrum CRJ.
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