Klm Lounge Amsterdam – 13

Review: KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam Airport

We had a lengthy layover in Amsterdam, as we were arriving from Abu Dhabi at around 6:30AM, and were departing to New York at 1:25PM. I was happy to have some time to get caught up on work between flights, and also to check out KLM's new Crown Lounge…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Airport Lounge Reviews
Business Lounge Hanoi Airport 1

Review: Song Hong Business Lounge Hanoi Airport (Priority Pass)

The next stop on our itinerary was to be Luang Prabang, in Laos. Vietnam Airlines operates a direct flight between Hanoi and Luang Prabang, but their mid-day flight only operates 5x per week. Laos Airlines, meanwhile, has a daily flight in the evening…

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New Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul – 16

Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge New Istanbul Airport

On Monday night I spent about eight hours at the new Istanbul Airport, which just officially opened this past Saturday. I've already written a detailed review of the new airport, which is both beautiful and poorly designed. In this post I wanted to share…

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Qantas Lounge Narita – 5

Review: Qantas Lounge Tokyo Narita Airport

After checking out the American Admirals Club, we decided to check out the Qantas Lounge. Narita Terminal 2 sure does have a lot of oneworld lounge options! Our flight was departing from the Terminal 2 satellite gates, and conveniently that's also where…

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American Admirals Club Narita – 4

Review: American Admirals Club Tokyo Narita Airport

We got to Narita Airport at around 7AM. As I found out the previous month, security only opens quite late at Narita, and by the time we were through security and immigration it was 7:30AM. Initially my plan was to visit the Japan Airlines First Class…

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Jal First Class Lounge Narita – 13

Japan Airlines First Class Lounge Tokyo Narita Airport Review

My flight from Tokyo Narita to Chicago was departing at 10:50AM, though I got to the airport plenty early. I had spent the night at the Hilton Tokyo Narita, so figured I might as well go to the airport early and work from there, have breakfast, etc.…

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Malaysia Airlines Lounge – 11

Review: Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Kuala Lumpur Airport

My Malaysia Airlines flight to Tokyo Narita was departing at 9:40AM, though I ended up heading to the lounge around 3AM. That's because I was staying at the Sama-Sama Express Hotel located within the terminal, and when I woke up in the middle of the…

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Singapore Airlines Private Room – 16

Review: Singapore Airlines Private Room

My layover in Singapore was just over three hours, as I was arriving from Melbourne shortly before 3PM, and departing to Kuala Lumpur at 6:40PM. Thanks to the fact that I was arriving in first class, I'd have access to the Singapore Airlines Private…

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Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge Melbourne – 3

Review: Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge Melbourne Airport

In the previous installment I reviewed the business class section of the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, while in this section I wanted to review the first class section. Inside the entrance to the lounge, the first class section is to the left…

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Air New Zealand Lounge Melbourne – 24

Review: Air New Zealand Lounge Melbourne Airport

After checking out the American Express Lounge Melbourne Airport, I decided to check out the Air New Zealand Lounge. This lounge is located on the ground floor, so it's one level below the American Express and Singapore Airlines lounges. The lounge opens…

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American Express Lounge Melbourne – 4

Review: American Express Lounge Melbourne Airport

I got to Melbourne Airport before 6AM so that I could review several lounges before my 10:35AM Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore. Melbourne Airport was quite busy, even so early in the morning. Fortunately the security queues weren't too bad, and…

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United Polaris Lounge San Francisco – 30

Review: United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Airport

United has done a great job over the past year with opening new Polaris Lounges, which are their international premium cabin lounges: -- United opened their first Polaris Lounge Chicago in December 2016, which I've reviewed -- United opened their Polaris…

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Air Tahiti Nui Lounge – 17

Review: Air Tahiti Nui Lounge Papeete Airport

Our flight from Bora Bora to Papeete arrived shortly before 8PM, while our United flight was departing at 10:40PM, leaving us over 2.5 hours to make our connection. The domestic and international terminals are just a short walk apart, so we collected…

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The Private Suite Lax – 50

My Impressions Of The United* Private Suite At LAX

The Private Suite LAX, which Ben reviewed in November 2017, is a fascinating concept. A private terminal operated by security specialists Gavin de Becker and Associates, the Private Suite allows you to skip LAX altogether by accessing the facility via…

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No1 Lounge Gatwick – 10

Review: No1 Lounge London Gatwick South Terminal

I headed from the Hilton Gatwick to the airport at around 3:30AM. My flight to New York was departing at 6:05AM (the earliest westbound transatlantic flight, as far as I know), and the No1 Lounge opened at 4AM, so I wanted to be among the first there…

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Kigali Airport Lounge – 6

Review: Pearl Lounge Kigali Airport

I arrived at Kigali Airport at around 5AM for my 8AM flight to London (via Brussels). While a lot of airports have extensive security, Kigali Airport takes it to the next level for cars. They "scan" cars in such a way that you have to actually get out…

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Kenya Airways Lounge Nairobi – 6

Review: Kenya Airways Simba Lounge Nairobi Airport

In the last installment I reviewed Kenya Airways' Pride Lounge at Nairobi Airport, which is their biggest and most modern lounge. In this installment I wanted to review Kenya Airways' Simba Lounge, which is their secondary lounge at the airport. While…

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