This is our review of the British Airways lounge at Jersey Airport
A few weeks ago we started another round of UK airport reviews and mentioned the fact that we still need a good number of reviews. Reader Andrew flies out of Jersey on a regular basis and generously offered to write up a review for us.
All of our UK airport lounge reviews can be found here. Whether we can ever complete the full set of debatable but we’ll try.
Over to Andrew:
“Jersey Airport is small, but remarkably busy (particularly when the fog sets in and flights are delayed!). Reaching the lounge requires a walk through the main departures area to the gates, where it is located next to Gate 2.
Inconveniently, once you have left the main departure area into that of the gates you cannot return. Buy your (very) cheap duty-free booze first.
The opening hours are 6am to 8.30pm daily. As lounges go it is not terribly inspiring, if I’m honest. It is split into three areas: a main sitting area, a side sitting area that I much prefer and a food / drinks area
The main sitting area is shown in the picture below. Be warned that there are virtually no power sockets in this part of the lounge, unless you want to unplug one of the lamps to charge your phone – which I have seen people do before.
Past this is a smaller seating area, arranged primarily with chairs and sofas facing each other. I find this to be a much better arrangement for having a chat if flying with a colleague or friend, compared to the rather sterile rows of seats in the larger part of the lounge.
It is not bad for hiding in a corner with a laptop to do some work before your flight either.
There are a few plug sockets squirrelled away on the walls that do not involve unplugging lamps to charge your phone! You’ll need to hunt around for them though.
Food and Drink
The bar area is reasonably well-stocked in alignment with most British Airways lounges. There is sometimes some Jersey gin or Jersey vodka, which is a nice local touch – not that it’s terribly good, but still …..
The food, however, is pretty abysmal. Do not come to the lounge expecting a full meal. I would not recommend the pasta, which is served cold and is the only “main” dish served, unless you like your pasta to taste solely of a vaguely acidic tomato sauce and be rather mushy.
There is also soup, and if you strike it lucky, there may even be a decent soup. My experiences would suggest otherwise though – you may have spotted that there are no photos of me with any plates of the food ….
The joghurts are nice, and local, and the chocolate brownie is not bad. There is sometimes a lemon drizzle cake which, while obviously mass produced in a catering facility somewhere, is not unpleasant. The usual selection of crisps and biscuits round off the food selection.
One point of frustration, if you are in the lounge and your flight is delayed, is that you cannot return to the main departure area to acquire any food. This has resulted in a lounge of hungry people on more than one occasion – I am not the only one who skips the pasta mush!
All things considered, the British Airways Executive Lounge at Jersey Airport is perfectly adequate to relax with a couple of pre-flight drinks. The lack of readily available power sockets throughout the lounge is frustrating, as is the location and the food selection, but given the size of the airport, it really isn’t a bad lounge at all.”
Thanks Andrew. You can access the Executive Lounge for free with a Priority Pass (which comes free with American Express Platinum, or you can buy one separately). You can also pre-book access for cash via the Lounge Pass website here.
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