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A Review of the British Airways Edinburgh Lounge (EDI)

A Review of the British Airways Edinburgh Lounge (EDI)

Overall Rating: 5/10

An airline run lounge at Edinburgh Airport.

Food:

A very limited selection of sandwiches and a soup.

Drinks:

Free pour beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks from the standard BA selection.

WiFi and Power:

Moderately fast lounge WiFi, protected with a password.

View and Comfort:

Recently decorated, contemporary and comfy chairs and tables with ample power sockets. Lots of windows looking over the airport drop off area and car park.

A Review of the Cathay Pacific lounge, London Heathrow T3 (LHR)

A Review of the Cathay Pacific lounge, London Heathrow T3 (LHR)

Overall Rating: 9/10

An airline run lounge at Heathrow T3. One of four lounge options at T3 for OneWorld Sapphire card holders, and the most disappointing (BA, Qantas and American Airlines are the other options).

Food:

A varied and tasty lunchtime buffet, as well as food made to order at the noodle bar:

Drinks:

Waiter served bar with a wide range of drinks, from champagne to beers.

WiFi and Power:

Moderately fast lounge WiFi, protected with a password.

Views and Comfort:

Stylish and contemporary decor with comfy chairs and amazing views over the airport.

A Review of American Airlines Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (LHR)

A Review of American Airlines Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (LHR)

Overall Rating: 5/10

An airline run lounge at Heathrow T3. One of four lounge options at T3 for OneWorld Sapphire card holders (BA, Cathay Pacific and Qantas are the other options).

Food:

A lunchtime buffet of fairly low quality food was available, along with crisps etc.

Drinks:

Open area with alcoholic and soft drinks.

WiFi and Power:

Moderately fast lounge WiFi, protected with a password.

Views and Comfort:

Pretty old and functional decor, and very busy. Limited views over the apron.

A Review of the Qantas Business Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (LHR)

A Review of the Qantas Business Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (LHR)

Overall Rating: 4/10

An airline run lounge at Heathrow T3. One of four lounge options at T3 for OneWorld Sapphire card holders, and the most disappointing in my opinion (BA, Cathay Pacific and American Airlines are the other options).

Food:

A limited lunchtime buffet with a couple of hot options and some sandwiches.

Drinks:

Waiter served bar with a range of speciality gins. Ridiculous system where waiter takes order at the bar, and then has to go downstairs to make the drink. This leads to a significant wait for drinks.

WiFi and Power:

Moderately fast lounge WiFi, protected with a password.

Views and Comfort:

Comfortable, modern chairs with side tables. Fairly stylish, and only opened recently. Decent views of the apron, from oddly positioned chairs.

A Review of the BA Business Lounge, Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)

A Review of the BA Business Lounge, Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)

Overall Rating: 7/10

An airline run lounge near Seattle airport gate S10 (satellite).

Food:

A small selection of cold sandwiches, snacks/crisps and soup.

Drinks:

A full service complimentary bar within lounge with cocktails, beers, wines and spirits (no self serve due to state laws).

WiFi and Power:

Moderately fast lounge WiFi, protected with a password.

Views and Comfort:

Old and tatty, but comfortable chairs. Views over the roof of the terminal and then on to the apron.

A Review of the Kigali International Pearl Lounge (KGL)

A Review of the Kigali International Pearl Lounge (KGL)

Overall Rating: 6/10

An airport run contract lounge, open to business, airline status and paid entry.

Food:

A surprisingly wide selection of hot and cold food. Buffet style hot food, along with canapé style hot snacks (fish fingers etc).

Drinks:

A wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks for self service. Spirits were available for additional payment.

WiFi and Power:

Moderately fast lounge WiFi, protected with a password.

Views and Comfort:

Comfortable, modern chairs with side tables. No views over the apron due to covered up windows.

A Review of the TAP Premium Lounge, Lisbon Airport (LIS)

A Review of the TAP Premium Lounge, Lisbon Airport (LIS)

Overall Rating: 6/10

A lounge run by TAP Portugal for TAP Portugal and Star Alliance Gold / Business passengers at Lisbon Airport. Not open to other card holders.

Visited early morning with a TAP Portugal flight and a Star Alliance Gold Card (Why is it TAP “Portugal”, since the P stands for Portugal?).

Food:

A limited selection of hot and cold breakfast. Scrambled egg, sausages and bacon for hot food. Pastries, cereal and cold cuts for cold options.


Drinks:

A wide selection of served alcoholic drinks and bottled soft drinks. Self pour beers, wine and soft drinks. Good coffee and fruit juices for breakfast.


WiFi and Power:

Moderately fast lounge WiFi, protected with a password.

Views and Comfort:

Comfortable, modern chairs with side tables. Limited views over the apron. Felt a bit “cold” and bright. Lots of long sofas etc with little privacy.

Personally, I preferred the adjacent airport run ANA lounge, which I visited on a previous trip.

A Review of the Krakow Airport Non-Shengen Business Lounge (KRK)

A Review of the Krakow Airport Non-Shengen Business Lounge (KRK)

Overall Rating: 4/10

An airport run lounge accessed on this occasion with a BA flight and a OneWorld Sapphire Card (LATAM Airlines).

Food:

A poor selection consisting of crops, salad, cheese and processed meat.

Drinks:

Self serve soft drinks, wines, spirits and standard Polish beers.

WiFi and Power:

Fairly fast Lounge WiFi with a password.

Views and Comfort:

A small space, one room really. Very few/no spare seats when we arrived, and could easily hear conversations of other guests. Everything was freshly renovated and modern.

A Review of the American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Miami Conourse D (MIA)

A Review of the American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Miami Conourse D (MIA)

Overall Rating: 9/10

An airline run lounge accessed on this occasion with an American Airlines flight and a OneWorld Sapphire Card (LATAM Airlines).

Food:

An excellent selection of hot food, soups, salads and made to order sandwiches. One of the best selections I have experienced in a lounge: fresh, healthy and tasty food.

Drinks:

Self serve soft drinks, Cava, wines, spirits and craft beers.

WiFi and Power:

Fairly fast Lounge WiFi with a password.

Views and Comfort:

A huge, recently renovated space. One part of the lounge has excellent views of the apron, while other parts are darker and quieter.

A Review of the SAS Gold Business Lounge, Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

A Review of the SAS Gold Business Lounge, Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

Overall Rating: 6/10

An airline run lounge accessed on this occasion with a SAS Ireland flight and a Star Alliance Gold Card (Turkish Airlines).

Accessed at breakfast and separately mid-afternoon.

Food:

Breakfast: a very limited selection of cereal, bread, spreads and cold cuts.

Afternoon: a selection of cold cuts (herring, ham, salad, potato salad etc) and breads.

Drinks:

Self serve soft drinks, Cava, draught Carlsberg and non alcoholic beer. A wide selection of standard and somewhat unusual Nordic spirits.

WiFi and Power:

Fairly fast Lounge WiFi with a password.

Views and Comfort:

Very modern lounge in a Scandinavian style. A mix of high seating for food and sofas. Bright and airy, though no direct apron views.