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Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

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Hong Kong Airport Terminal hallway to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris Lounge at HKG is located near gate area 15, which for most of departures in the main departure hall, it’s quiet a walk, the lounge is at a much quieter area of the terminal, and you would be able to check in quickly by giving them your boarding pass.

Entrance Area Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

The lounge has a beautiful entrance and there was quite a sizeable amount passengers even early in the morning.

Facade Logo Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Entrance Hallway Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

After entering the lounge, you will see a long pathway that lead you to the main area, you will also find some seating space right behind the reception desk.

Seating Area Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Seating Area Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

It was all empty during my visit, but I am sure it could be useful during busier times.

Bar with Beer on Tap Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

When you first enter the main area of the lounge, you will see a bar area with several staff manned at the counter. You can order many alcoholic beverages from tapped beer or liquor drinks.

Breakfast Food Selection Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

The breakfast food selection was decent, they kept some pastries heated in there and some sausage buns.

Soft Drinks and Mineral Water Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

For soda and soft drinks, you can easily grab those from the huge freezer where they are keeping it.

Juices and Tea Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Since it’s breakfast hours, they’ve put out juices and steamed buns for passengers to take.

Salad bar Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

The salad bar with egges and fresh tomatoes, corns, beans and lettuce.

Soup/ Porridge Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Snacks Jars Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Other snacks are also available with biscuits and cornflakes.

Soy Milk (Handmade) Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Something unique in the lounge is that they offer beancurd jelly for breakfast in the morning, I am not sure whether the soy beans were ground with that hand-use grinder they displayed there, but I would definitely recommend you trying out that, it wouldn’t be something for everyone, but hey, it’s a experience.

Instant cup noodles note Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Other than normal lounge offerings, this lounge also offer cupped noodles all day long, all you have to do is just to ask one of their staff and they will give one to you.

Newspaper display Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

They have a decent selection of newspaper offerings, first of all, Hong Kong is a multilingual society, so local newspaper many times offer both in English and Cantonese. It’s also funny that they even offered a gossip-ish report paper for one of the dramatic kind.

Lounge Long Chair Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Seating Area Sofas Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Other seating areas in the lounge, contemporary design which made the space looked bright and peaceful.

Seating Area Overview Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Private Cubics Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Detailed Views of Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Other than the normal sofa sets patterns, you can also find this special booth area, where you can work and find it more private and slightly more quiet.

Corner View Seating Area Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Quieter Seating Area Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

At the end of the lounge, even more seating space.

Even More Seating Area Sofa Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Seating Area Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Decoration and Drinks Area Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

There first class lounge is also inside this area, you just have to go left after you’ve walked into the main lounge area, and then a staff will take you in.

Fist Class Entrance Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport


Bottom Line:

SilverKris lounge is one of the many good airline lounges on offer at Hong Kong airport, for Star Alliance alone, there are other lounges like Thai and United and some independent ones like Plaza Premium lounge which is also quite good. This lounge is definitely worth a visit before your flight.

Stay tuned, until next time.

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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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