Lounge ZRH [merged Q&A thread]

Old Dec 11, 17, 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by Gamerska View Post
Would like to speak offline regarding poor decision not to have hand luggage storage lockers in the Terminal E lounge which has longhaul flights with long layovers. Bad planning.
Somehow, I‘m not really sure why anyone would actually need luggage storage in any lounge (particularly not in the ZRH E lounges) - as long as you‘re in the lounge, you could always take your carryons with you, and if you want to leave the lounge (or the airport), there will usually be luggage storage facilities provided by the airport. This is particularly true for concourse E, where there is literally nowhere to go except for the lounges without leaving the concourse.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 1:51 pm
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I'm flying YUL-ZRH-DXB in J, no *A status, 6 hour layover.

Am I correct that I'd be arriving into and departing from the E gates? So I guess the SWISS Business Lounge E would be what I have access to?

Is there a kids play area in the lounge or elsewhere near the lounge?
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Old Dec 16, 17, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by nabeelj View Post
I'm flying YUL-ZRH-DXB in J, no *A status, 6 hour layover.

Am I correct that I'd be arriving into and departing from the E gates? So I guess the SWISS Business Lounge E would be what I have access to?

Is there a kids play area in the lounge or elsewhere near the lounge?
Most likely you will arrive at an depart from E. This is also where the nicest/newest lounges are. There ist a Play area in the terminal, but not in the lounge itself. However, there are usually quiet spots where kids can play.
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Old Dec 16, 17, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post
However, there are usually quiet spots where kids can play.
Where kids DO play, its no longer quiet.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by 1Newflyer View Post
Where kids DO play, its no longer quiet.
Quiet in the sense of unused.

Nothing wrong with kids playing in lounges. That’s life.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post
Nothing wrong with kids playing in lounges. That’s life.
I disagree, and that is my life. Lounges are not kindergartens. Be free to even play with kids when I am not there.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by 1Newflyer View Post
I disagree, and that is my life. Lounges are not kindergartens. Be free to even play with kids when I am not there.
My kids are flying in J, and I will be sure to let them enjoy the lounge as much as their fellow passengers.
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Old Dec 17, 17, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by nabeelj View Post
My kids are flying in J, and I will be sure to let them enjoy the lounge as much as their fellow passengers.
No problem, just tell us when so I can change my flight.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by nabeelj View Post
My kids are flying in J, and I will be sure to let them enjoy the lounge as much as their fellow passengers.
I guess you know well how to behave in a lounge and teached your children the same, then I don't see any issues with that.

Especially with good weather (when the balcony is open) kids will find something to make them busy with, but if the lounge is packed, queue at the buffet, and generally little space available (and this is the norm during rush hours) then I don't think kids will enjoy it much.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 2:45 am
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Flying from A gates yesterday. I decided to check out the E lounge. Passport control didn’t seem to mind when I said I was going to the lounge. It was probably 10-15 minutes to get from A gates to E gates. Passport control wasn’t too busy. No additional security checks either. It was worth the walk/train ride over to the E lounge.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 5:17 am
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Originally Posted by 1Newflyer View Post
I disagree, and that is my life. Lounges are not kindergartens. Be free to even play with kids when I am not there.
Please relax, as there is nothing you an do about it anyway and my kids will play there whether you like it or not.

The balconies are great, my kids love them.
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Old Dec 18, 17, 1:09 pm
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post
Please relax, as there is nothing you an do about it anyway and my kids will play there whether you like it or not.
The balconies are great, my kids love them.
Wow, another children in lounge thread .
For sure you are right worldclubber, we can do nothing about it, but be sure that I would confront you and your (and also my) stay in the lounge would be unpleasant as a result of it. Children notice when their parents get into trouble and this makes nice memories for their future life .
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Old Dec 18, 17, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by behuman View Post
... but be sure that I would confront you and your (and also my) stay in the lounge would be unpleasant as a result of it.
You would „confront“ parents just because they take their kids to a lounge? No comment!

Let’s get back to the topic of the thread and the question at hand: there is no play area in the lounges in Dock E but children are, of course, permitted. End of story.
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Old Dec 20, 17, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by worldclubber View Post
there is no play area in the lounges in Dock E but children are, of course, permitted. End of story.
There is one next to it: but yes it's more for toddler.


Here is my own rule about kids in the lounge (for myself - the others are of course free to do whatever they want as long as they respect the official laws and rules):

If the kids behave, they can stay in the lounge.
If they don't, their place is outside of the lounge (in order to keep peace in the lounge). And I can tell you it really pissed me off the last time I was in FCL for only about 10-15 min out of my more than 1 hour waiting time. I love being pampered in the lounge, but (with kids) sometimes you have to skip that to let the others enjoy it. Finally you play with them outside of the lounge, which is great by the way for many purposes and try just not to think too much about what you're missing .

nb: this rule should be applied to adults as well

And sorry guys for being a little off-topic, but I just had to add that once somewhere on FT.
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Old Dec 23, 17, 7:16 pm
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I am flying SFO-FRA (LH F) FRA-ZRH (LH J) ZRH-AMS (LX J). I have *G through AC, and will have someone with me on the same itinerary but with no status.

We have 3.5 hours in ZRH.

Can we do whisky tasting? I assume that would require doing exit and entry immigration just for the lounge (which could pose a problem?)?
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