TXL and WAW lounges

Old Aug 10, 19, 7:21 pm
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TXL and WAW lounges

I'll be flying WAW-TXL on LOT then TXL-FRA on LH. *G + PP.
Which lounges can I goto at WAW and TXL?
How do the options rank compared to each other? (Mostly interested in food quality.)
If I have time, I don't mind going to multiple lounges just to see since it is my first time to both airports but if one isnt worth visiting at all, its good to know.

Oh, also flying out of FRA on UA back home. I've been to the LH lounges before but never the PP lounges.

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Old Aug 11, 19, 2:07 am
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LOT Polonez in WAW (with Elite section for *G) ranks a lot higher then the TXL LH lounge..
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Old Aug 11, 19, 3:01 am
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PP options at TXL are truly dreadful. Stick with LH.

Only LOT will be giving you something decent to eat that wasn’t reheated in a microwave.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 3:40 am
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The Polonez’s Elite section reminds me more and more of the former Ballada lounge i.e. tiny, overcrowded and annoyingly noisy with all those alleged CEOs providing clear instructions and closing deals via their mobile phones, often even on loud speaker for the wider audience to take note accordingly.

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Old Aug 11, 19, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
The Polonez’s Elite section reminds me more and more of the former Ballada lounge i.e. tiny, overcrowded and annoyingly noisy with all those alleged CEOs providing clear instructions and closing deals via their mobile phones, often even on loud speaker for the wider audience to take note accordingly.

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Lets not forget the distribution of Gazeta Polska. The Elite Lounge is a zone of Hate.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 10:41 am
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Lets not forget the distribution of Gazeta Polska. The Elite Lounge is a zone of Hate.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by eng3 View Post
Oh, also flying out of FRA on UA back home. I've been to the LH lounges before but never the PP lounges.
Don't bother.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 7:12 pm
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I meant ranking of lounges within each airport.
However, I think I get the picture
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Old Aug 11, 19, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
PP options at TXL are truly dreadful. Stick with LH.

Only LOT will be giving you something decent to eat that wasn’t reheated in a microwave.
FWIW I find that LH’s food offerings at TXL have improved significantly over the past year or so in line with the redesign of presentation (Staub cookware, new buffet...).
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Old Aug 11, 19, 11:12 pm
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FWIW I find that LH’s food offerings at TXL have improved significantly over the past year or so in line with the redesign of presentation (Staub cookware, new buffet...).
Disagree. It's the same bland, mushy stuff which is often just luke-warm. The bread is alright. You may get lucky that a main or a soup is ok-ish. But mostly I stick to the salad, provided it looks fresh.

The TXL lounge is also a bit tired. On the plus side, they have a large selection of German and English newspapers. (They may have just enhanced the NYT Europe, though. It wasn't there during my last visit or two.) There is also plenty of space.

In WAW; the Polonez lounge clearly has better food. It's way too small, though. The *G section feels claustrophobic. The C section has a slightly roomier feel. But it can get seriously overcrowded as well.

I do hear LO's non-Schengen lounge is a lot better (haven't been personally) but that not really relevant given the OP's itinerary.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by speed.skater View Post

I do hear LO's non-Schengen lounge is a lot better (haven't been personally) but that not really relevant given the OP's itinerary.

It is fairly small and can be very full during the 3-5 pm TATL peak hours.

Also no champagne - only prosecco.

I would just go to the Elite lounge-within-a-lounge - for slightly better food & Nicolas Feuillatte champagne.
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Plonk is Lallier since a few months.
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Old Aug 15, 19, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
The Polonez’s Elite section reminds me more and more of the former Ballada lounge i.e. tiny, overcrowded and annoyingly noisy with all those alleged CEOs providing clear instructions and closing deals via their mobile phones, often even on loud speaker for the wider audience to take note accordingly.

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Lol. Remember that in Polska half the population have one-person outfits registered in their name for 'tax optimisation'... so that's a lot of CEOs.

PS It's the 'farmers' on KRUS that have the real money!
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Old Aug 15, 19, 11:45 am
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I guess those Babcia’s who sell the Obwarzenek can write “business owner” in their Insta profiles.
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