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Old Mar 16, 2016, 7:48 am
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Hey Folks,

I will be having a layover of about 5 hours in the not too distant future in ORD before I fly to IST on Turkish Airlines.

I am *G and flying J on TK so I have a large choice of lounges. Which do you recommend is best? I like good food and comfortable seats.
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Old Mar 19, 2016, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Lewis42
Hey Folks,

I will be having a layover of about 5 hours in the not too distant future in ORD before I fly to IST on Turkish Airlines.

I am *G and flying J on TK so I have a large choice of lounges. Which do you recommend is best? I like good food and comfortable seats.
I am not sure what do you mean by "large choice of lounges", you do realize in ORD when TK departs at T5, there are only two lounges available to you right ? Either LX or SK, both are small and very basic. TK may have a contract lounge, but that contract lounge is operated by WFS share by a bunch of airlines, which is even worse than LX and SK lounge, as WFS is not even an airline, it is a company handle ground operations like check in, gate, and luggage.
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Old Mar 20, 2016, 7:10 pm
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ugh, you're right, my mistake.

Do you have any you recommend?
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Old Mar 21, 2016, 7:50 am
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As SK has two flights leaving at 1945 and 2205 - the small lounge is very crowded especially aroun 19h - stay out of the SK lounge around that time
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Old Mar 21, 2016, 8:28 am
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Same question asked three weeks ago.
My reply in that thread:
Originally Posted by UA1K_no_more
TK uses the Swissport lounge: http://www.flychicago.com/OHare/EN/A...e-Lounges.aspx
Swissport lounge review

There are also Swiss/Austrian and Scandinavian lounges that you could access as a *A member, but the Scandinavian lounge would be awfully crowded since the TK flight is scheduled right between the two SK flights (one to ARN, one to CPH), and they'd most likely claim there's no room and refer you to the Swissport lounge even if you are *A Gold.
The Swiss/Austrian lounge closes after the Zurich flight leaves at 7pm.
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Old Mar 22, 2016, 12:32 am
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Last time I visited these lounges (~3 years ago) I thought the LX/OS one was a little better than the SAS one. Mind you, it is also further away from the gates usually used by TK (~10 minutes walk, vs. 5 for the SAS one).
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Old Mar 25, 2016, 3:05 pm
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Yes, have to agree about Swiss lounge. Visiting for the first time now.
Very small. Pretty limited offerings for food. Cold stuff only at 4pm prior to Austrian 5pm departure.
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Old Apr 3, 2016, 6:33 am
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Some pics of the ORD Terminal 5 Swiss Lounge in my trip report. Link to specific post is here: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/26412041-post2.html
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