LOT lounge in WAW Schengen [polonez]

Old Dec 17, 10, 4:51 am
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LOT lounge in WAW Schengen [polonez]

LOT has announced the opening of a new lounge at WAW in the Schengen Area.
This means the closure of the 2 existing Schengen lounges including the tiny one in the new terminal and the bigger one in the old terminal. The non-schengen (downstairs) lounge will remain open.


On December 22nd, together with PLL, we are opening LOT Business Lounge Polonez at Chopin airport in Warsaw. The lounge will be available for LOT business class passengers, passengers of others Star Alliance group airlines, also for members of Miles&More (HON, SEN, FTL status) and Star Gold loyalty programs from others Star Alliance partners. The lounge will be also available for owners of the PLL “Dobry Start” cards. It is situated on the first floor of Terminal A (above the departure hall) in Schengen zone. The interior of the lounge, with the sectioned off reception, resting and buffet areas, constitutes over 500 square meters. While spending time in our lounge, passengers will be able to order various dishes from our menu, beverages, and they also will have free access to wireless Internet and Polish and foreign newspapers.
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Old Dec 17, 10, 4:59 am
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Excellent news, the current two Schengen lounges are not if this time anymore. Often overcrowded and outdated. Will these existing lounges remain to operate? Maybe to serve non *A airlines?
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Old Dec 17, 10, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
This means the closure of the 2 existing Schengen lounges including the tiny one in the new terminal and the bigger one in the old terminal. The non-schengen (downstairs) lounge will remain open.
Only Ballada (smaller one) will be closed, Preludium remains open.
Polonez will be *Gold

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Old Dec 17, 10, 6:50 am
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I thought it would be just a standard PPL (Polish Airport Authorities) lounge. From the information posted in this small Schengen Lounge, it was not looking like LOT & *A dedicated lounge... I am flying from WAW on Dec 26, so I will report back...
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Old Dec 17, 10, 7:08 am
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Good news-WAW needed a nice(r) lounge.
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Old Dec 17, 10, 7:57 am
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finally... this airport needs it ... maybe the there will be some seats eventually after last 7 trips standing in Ballada
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
they also will have free access to wireless Internet
Wish *A would make this mandatory across all its lounges.
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Old Dec 17, 10, 12:09 pm
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I'm really curious... esp. when I heard that there won't be traditional newspaper available anymore..but only on Ipad!!!
Here are the first shots of the first LOT ExL:
http://warszawa.gazeta.pl/warszawa/5...36025.html?i=0

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Great news because it was always difficult to find a place to seat.

I also hope that in the new lounge they clean more often the keyboards of the PC´s because I have never seen anything so filthy.
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Old Dec 17, 10, 2:47 pm
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Below in Polish only:
A short movie
Newspapers on iPads, and finally showers!

some more pics here
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Old Dec 18, 10, 2:28 am
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It surely is a big upgrade of what we have now in Okecie. Hope they will put some comfortable chairs in as well.

And, this is one of the first european lounges with a small children section.
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Old Dec 18, 10, 2:36 am
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Finally! A real lounge in WAW!!!
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Old Dec 18, 10, 12:16 pm
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Some of my pics from opening ceremony









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Old Dec 18, 10, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by aster View Post
Wish *A would make this mandatory across all its lounges.

Mandatory wireless Internet? - I hope this will never happen.

It would rather be advisable for * to make lounge access mandatory for all *gold members. In certain countries they don't even have lounges, e.g. in Norway for domestic flights.

Regardiing WAW, I doubt that the new lounge will be much better than the old ones. I actually like the old large. The new small is useless.
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Old Dec 18, 10, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by troje View Post
And, this is one of the first european lounges with a small children section.
Some of the lounges at LHR have a kids section - it's definitely a nice added touch though.
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