Lounge at Manchester T1 - Disgrace

Old Oct 15, 2018, 6:29 am
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Originally Posted by mtresc
Acc. to their webiste, LX is using the Wilmslow Lounge in MAN.

Is it any good or better than Aspire? Any experience here with this lounge?
Information on swiss.com is out of date. The Wilmslow Lounge is the old name for the Aspire Lounge in T1 which is now used by LX.

Originally Posted by The Wolf
I just don't bother going into these kind of lounges anymore and rather have a coffee or a beer in a regular caf or bar and actually enjoy it.
Thats exactly what the airline wants to save money.
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Old Oct 15, 2018, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
Thats exactly what the airline wants to save money.
Believe me, they are on top of things and definitely reading these kinds of topics.
But to do you a favor, next time I'll go there, register my BP and walk straight out again
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Old Oct 15, 2018, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
That’s exactly what the airline wants to save money.
The so-called SASification which, hopefully, others will not follow suit (mostly when it comes to lounge access)

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Old Oct 16, 2018, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by hugolover
Flown from GLA four times this year on LH. Twice in C, Twice in Y. No issues to get into the (crap) lounge. I thought the attendant was actually very friendly. But I think this one is run by the airport?

True about priority boarding, but you obviously are not aware its only in the past 6 months or something (I posted my own thread on this) that LH arranged Fast Track security in both EDI and GLA. We are lucky there is even an alternate!
For this Winter season LH will fly mainline to both MUC and FRA from GLA & EDI, plus EW I think.
I must have been unlucky with the attendants - the last time I flew was in May and the attendant ended up having to check with her manager that they had a contract with Lufthansa. Never had a problem using priority security though, and Ive been using the route since it started. Hopefully it will all
be a bit more consistent in the future!
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Old Mar 8, 2019, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
I thought the Aspire Lounge (aka Lounge 26) at AMS was worse than the MAN T1 Aspire Lounge. And its a looong way from LH departure gates.
A new Star Alliance lounge at Amsterdam airport is now open.
New Star Alliance Amsterdam Lounge
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Old Mar 8, 2019, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by andywaw
A new Star Alliance lounge at Amsterdam airport is now open.
New Star Alliance Amsterdam Lounge
That's good to hear.

Hope it's better than both the AMS Aspire lounge and the lounge at MAN.
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Old Mar 8, 2019, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by worldclubber
That's good to hear.

Hope it's better than both the AMS Aspire lounge and the lounge at MAN.
How could it possibly be worse ? The mind boggles
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Old Mar 8, 2019, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by chris63
How could it possibly be worse ? The mind boggles


That's, of course, hard to imagine.
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Old Mar 8, 2019, 1:14 pm
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Pictures look good, let's hope at least it's going to be less crowded, assuming that Priority Pass will stick to Aspire.
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Old Mar 8, 2019, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by andywaw
Pictures look good, let's hope at least it's going to be less crowded, assuming that Priority Pass will stick to Aspire.
Yes, overcrowding is certainly one of the many good reasons to dislike the Aspire lounge.
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Old Apr 6, 2019, 6:35 am
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Well for Eurowings customers the T1 lounge will not be an issue after April as the flights will leave from T2, if the lounge there is to be the Escape lounge then another problem solved as it is almost always full. Is Manchester the least business traveler friendly airport ? Probably yes.
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Old Apr 6, 2019, 10:46 pm
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Well for Eurowings customers the T1 lounge will not be an issue after April as the flights will leave from T2, if the lounge there is to be the Escape lounge then another problem solved as it is almost always full. Is Manchester the least business traveler friendly airport ? Probably yes.
MAN T1 seems to be set up for shopping & fast food, they dont seem to give a monkeys about business pax....
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Old Apr 15, 2019, 9:14 am
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I came through MAN T1 this morning for the first time in a while and it was like a different airport. No wait at check-in, no queue at priority security (and I managed to bypass the body scanner - happens about 50% of the time) and the Aspire Lounge was quiet!

Have people started avoiding MAN?
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Old Apr 15, 2019, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by NewbieRunner
I came through MAN T1 this morning for the first time in a while and it was like a different airport. No wait at check-in, no queue at priority security (and I managed to bypass the body scanner - happens about 50% of the time) and the Aspire Lounge was quiet!

Have people started avoiding MAN?
Lucky you .... but we do need that different airport

Probably you were lucky with your timing, imagine the carnage coming up this weekend....

Avoiding the failings of MAN is a lovely thought but where does one go ? BHX is a close second in the downhill rankings

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Old Apr 15, 2019, 11:49 am
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I think the reality is that most UK airports are more or less cr*p.

My home airport is LHR and it varies enormously from minute to minute, terminal by terminal.

I've given up on UK domestic air travel because between the awful security experiences - MAN & NCL stars of the show here and BA's over stuffed planes with the flight by flight battle of the hand luggage it's just not worth the stress.

The train is so much better.
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