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United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

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I’ve now reviewed all three Star Alliance lounges at HKG, and I genuinely feel like the United Club is on the same quality of service as the other two, with the Thai Royal Orchid Lounge has a more local flavour to it while the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge have a overall top-notch standard. I am not saying that this lounge property is the worst of the three, I mean this is probably the best United Club you’ll find as many of those in America are falling behind is several aspects.

The Lounge is located near gate 60, interestingly it’s on the same mezzanine level just like the Thai lounge, now I’ve realised that the two are on opposite sites of the floor and you can zig-zag your way to the other lounge if you find this one is a bit crowded.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

They have a spacious entrance area where the check in counter is on the left, there is also an exclusive first class area within the lounge, the check in agent was decent and scanned my boarding pass without any question, then I entered the jam-packed lounge with people lining up near the breakfast counters.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport


Food & Drinks:

Here’s the breakfast offerings at the lounge, they offered quiet a decent selection of food and it would be superb offering if you compare it with United Clubs in the states.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

The hot dishes are standard for breakfast, but for many North American travellers, they might be crying when seeing this, but wait, there is more, you see the dim sum basket down below? Yeah, I highly believe this lounge is managed by the same company who are managing many other lounges at HKG, since an all-American team wouldn’t be this dedicated to offer such “extravaganza”. Just kidding, lounges in Hong Kong are all generally great.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Breakfast pastries spread, I have to say it looked tasty to me and you can see they are not fooling around here, boi!

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Snacks and decor(?), I checked, nothing is in those baskets, was expecting some special-made desserts.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Coffee machine and tea sets.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Beverages and soft drinks.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

The tomato juice is kind of special here, I am not a big fan of it, but I have a cousin who can chug a whole bottle of ketchup, so you tell me.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Liquor offerings in the morning.


Amenities:

They offer a good selection of magazines and newspaper, though slightly a bit more magazines here.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Other amenities including shower and computers, but since there were tons of people in the lounge, I didn’t manage to get pictures.


Seating:

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

As a result of the crowdedness, I only took some pictures of unoccupied seating area; mainly on the side or corner of the lounge.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Many comfortable seating arrangements, although the lounge was busy, I wouldn’t say it would be impossible to find a place to sit.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport


Bottom Line:

This is a great lounge to visit, it covers all your necessities and the open ceiling gives you great view to the boarding gates area and the concourse. The lounge has a strong corporate atmosphere. Unfortunately I only reviewed their breakfast offerings here, as I am sure they have a lot more to offer during lunch and dinner.

United Club Lounge Review Hong Kong Airport

Albert K. Field Albert is my name, and travel the world is my game. I began my passion for travel at a very young age, I started this website as a strong means to further explore the world of frequent flyers programs (FFP). The relationship between customers and service providers in the aviation and hospitality industry always seems to be in opposition, however, since the introduction of United Airlines’ Frequent Flyers Programm since 1972*. This has significantly eased the middle spectrum between 2 parties. While the aim of airlines is still to generate more revenue; but for us,as consumers, are also given the opportunity to participate in the bargaining and exploiting from service providers. Living in a world of globalization where big data becomes vital for simulating successful economical activities, most of us will have to travel to other locations whether willingly or unwillingly, while you hearing all this fascinating stories about others, In fact, you too, can blend into the trend. It may not sound like how media illustrates, but indeed there are possibilities for us to have more spontaneous travel without getting held back by financial situation. My website consists of reviews of airline premium cabin products,airport lounges and stay reports of 5-star hotels and their executive lounges across the globe. In addition to all of that, I care the most about their frequent flyers program and loyalty program, which also includes banking partners. Plus, I spontaneously put up reviews and news update regarding premium water brands and restaurants. The purpose of this website is to share all of this information with my audience as well as inviting you to be part of my journey.

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  1. mikey

    October 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I am certainly not impressed by the bottom shelf liquor selection. I can’t wait for them to open a Polaris Lounge in HKG.

    • Albert Aviation

      January 24, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      Polaris? United? HKG? Air China says no

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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.

Platinum-Ultimate-Area-Lyon-Air-France-Salon-Lounge
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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LOT Business Polonez Lounge + Star Alliance Elite Club Lounge Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland Review

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LOT Polish Airlines Business Lounge Entrance

LOT Polish Airlines Business Lounge Polonez Sign

Business Lounge Polonez Sign

As the hub operator at Warsaw Chopin airport, LOT Polish Airlines’ lounge within the Schengen area is conveniently located right above the fast track security area. The lounge is not exceptionally big, and during my time of visit before my flight to Frankfurt, the entire lounge was overcrowded. I did managed to find a seat at the corner of the lounge, but no great pictures of different seating options were captured.

LOT Polish Airlines Business Lounge Entrance

Business Lounge Entrance


Practical Info

  • Location: Terminal A, Schengen area,mezzanine above departures level, close to gate 25/26, accessible by stair or lift;
  • Opening Hours: 5:00 – 23:00;
  • Wi-Fi access: Yes
  • Admission: Business Class, Star Alliance Gold and above, Hon Circle Senator and FTL.

LOT Polish Airlines Business Lounge Newspaper Stand

Business Lounge Newspaper Stand

The lounge was divided into two different areas, one for business class passengers and one for Star Alliance Gold elites. There’s another check-in agent at the elite lounge which will check your boarding pass again. The elite lounge also has slightly better food and drinks options.

LOT Polish Airlines Business Lounge Hanging Chair

Business Lounge Hanging Chair

Here’s the only picture I got at the Business Polonez Lounge, as the rest of the area are fully occupied.

LOT Polish Airlines Business Lounge Food Station Items

Business Lounge Food Station Items

LOT Polish Airlines Business Polonez Lounge Snacks

Polonez Lounge Snacks

LOT Polish Airlines Business Lounge Polonez Lounge Food Station

Polonez Lounge Food Station

The food and drinks selection are already exceptional at the business lounge area, they have a different variety of options from fresh fruits to snacks and cold cut plate to warm dishes.


The entrance to the Star Alliance Elite Club lounge is quiet narrow, but once entered, you will have a more intimate and private area to relax in.

LOT Polish Airlines Star Alliance Elite Club Lounge Entrance

Star Alliance Elite Club Lounge Entrance

LOT Polish Airlines Elite Club Lounge Seating Sofas

Seating Sofas

LOT Polish Airlines Elite Club Lounge Wall Decorations

Wall Decor

Unfortunately, this part of the lounge was also packed during my visit, so the I only managed to grab some pictures of the seating area in the end hall of the lounge.

LOT Polish Airlines Elite Club Lounge Service Area Overview

Service Area Overview

The elite club lounge offers more choices of warm dishes and better dessert options. Food and drinks at both lounges are being replenished at a fast pace, as numerous staff were constantly working at different stations in the lounge.

Another impressive features is that the lounge offers free spa treatment for all passengers, though they don’t offer full body treatments, you would be able to choose between facial, neck or foot. I was anxious to take off my shoes, so I went with the facial.

The lady who did the treatment was extremely nice, she told me that the lounge been doing the free spa treatment for two years now. Upon finish with the treatment you will also get a free sample of their partner brand’s cosmetic products.

LOT Polish Airlines Business Polonez Lounge Free Treatment Sign

Lounge Free Treatment Sign


Bottom Line

The lounge offers some quality food and drinks options for passengers, most passengers would be able to have a enjoyable visit with all the different features they managed to offer. You may also read my flight review with LOT Polish Airlines.

LOT Polish Airlines Short-haul Business Class Food Service

Short-haul Business Class Food Service

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