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Gdansk Airport Lounge Review Poland

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Gdansk isn’t necessarily a big city, but during my short visit, I can’t help but notice how new everything is, from brand new hotel buildings and sleek-looking airport facilities, along with many more projects under construction, I am sure Gdansk will become an even more popular destination.

The airport is not big either, and many check-in counters are still wrapped in plastics, it’s never a long queue anywhere you go, so it is a wonderful experience even without lounge access.

The lounge is located at the corner of the departure gate level, and you can access it with airline status and other partners like priority pass. The check-in was done at the bar and the two ladies working there were very nice.

You can order drinks mixed by them directly choosing from the liquor displayed on the shelf in the back.

The packaged sandwiches and cake display.

Snacks spread in the self-helping area which features many Polish delights and it was interesting to try them.

Soft drinks and juices, nicely displayed in the cooler they even had energy drinks and yogurt.

Beer display in the cooler.

Coffee machine.

Magazines display, they’ve done a great job here as they offered many reading materials in English.

Business centre with computers.

The lounge seating area is not huge, but they provide enough seating space and the leather sofa chair is extremely comfortable.

Bottom Line:

The lounge is fairly new although the staff informed me that it has been opened for serval years now. They offer a great selection of food and beverages for an airport that mainly serve European flights. You wouldn’t get anything extraordinary but the staff’s kindness made up for all the imperfections. I wouldn’t recommend come to the lounge early, but it’s a quiet place to relax and maybe grab a drink before your flight.

This will be a fairly short review and generally there isn’t much to say, as I don’t hate anything with this lounge in particular. Hope you’ve enjoyed this short and comprehensive review.

Leave a comment and stay tuned.

1 Comment

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  1. Shfhejw

    November 4, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Hahha here I am sitting with no lounge access at the airport, screw you SAS

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Air France Salon Lounge Lyon Review, France

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The Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport is the second main hub for Air France’s regional subsidiary HOP!, the airline is created to help Air France to keep market share, the only all year round Air France flight operates from Lyon is a feeder route to Paris Charles De Gaulle. The lounge is newly renovated earlier this year and it’s located right outside the gate 21B boarding area; the auto-sliding door at the entrance will get you a lot of attention from people waiting for boarding outside.

Salon Lounge Lyon Decor Details
Salon Lounge Lyon Decor Details

Practical Info:

Contracted Airlines:

  • Air France
  • HOP! by Air France
  • Aeroflot
  • KLM

Admission:

  • Business Class, First Class on contracted airlines
  • Skyteam Elite
  • €25 or 6,000 Flying Blue Miles *subject to availability

Opening Hours:

  • 5:40-22:00

Area Size:

  • 280 sq. m.
  • 85 seats
  • Dedicated Platinum Ultimate area
Salon Lounge Lyon Air France Entrance
Salon Lounge Lyon Air France Entrance

Seating Area:

Seating Area Salon Lounge Lyon
Seating Area Salon Lounge Lyon

After the renovation earlier this year, the lounge now looks in line with Air France’s new design concept of French chic and elegance, the seating are more comfortable, with different layout options that suits to different passengers need.

Seating Area Near Concourse
Seating Area Near Concourse

In addition to newer seating design, Air France went one step ahead with more dedicated attention for its first class La Premier and Platinum Ultimate passengers with an exclusive seating area which are blocked for them, this corner will get you special attention from lounge staff which includes a light conversation regarding your personal life and then they will bring the slev service items from the counter all the way to you, and even more, they might prepare you with the selv-serve counter snacks to be nicely unwrapped onto a plate in the kitchen and serve it to you with fork, knife and napkins. You will of course also get all the eye attention from other normal elites through the glass wall.

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Platinum Ultimate Area Lyon Air France Salon Lounge


Food & Drinks:

The food and drinks options are rather limited, this can be the problem for all Air France Salon Lounges, packaged biscuits and crackers are hardly something people really want to eat, there are as daw as chewing wax, but they are served only for the purpose of having things to offer.

Snacks Option Tresors Poppy Pepper Crackers
Snacks Option Tresors Poppy Pepper Crackers
Packaged Snacks Apple Cake Biscuits
Packaged Snacks Apple Cake Biscuits
Fruit Display Pineapple Cuts
Fruit Display Pineapple Cuts
Pastry Display Counter
Pastry Display Counter
Drink Service Cups
Drink Service Cups

Although the hot drink cups came with a new design, so came the cost-cutting measures like having the chocolate or tea bag being fixed to the cup itself which kan save their staff more time to do inventories check while passengers can feel more like visiting a fast food joint.

Drinks & Beer Display
Drinks & Beer Display

Conclusion:

The Air France Salon Lounge at Lyon airport came with the newly expanded Terminal 2 building, facilities and amenities inside the terminal are kept at the minimum while being new and clean, so is what I have to comment about the new lounge. The lounge decor is up to date with Air France’s overall new service concept, while cost cutting had been put into practice at every aspect possible. I certainly wouldn’t recommend paying in any form to gain access to this lounge, as during quieter hours, the terminal itself has more area to sit and explore than this.

Being a frequent traveller these days can only remind people of lowering their own expectations, though the hallway inside the lounge does bring you some peace and solitude while being at such a hectic place like the airport.

Tarmac View From The Lounge
Tarmac View From The Lounge

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