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  • phantomchickenz 317 posts

    I do.

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    Also like being the first one to post a topic here 😉

    Mel TS 70 posts

    Yes. I do like some lounges. Unfortunately, the first one I ever went into was the Virgin Clubhouse at Heathrow whilst it still had the mini spa and hairdresser, which set quite a high bar, and created some unrealistic expectations 🙂 .

    Peter K 570 posts

    I assume you mean the café/bar that has venues across the UK? In which case yes. They are half decent with a large range of gluten free options.

    ankomonkey 51 posts

    I love Turkish food, so the TK lounge at Ataturk was heaven for me. Their lounges at IST are very good, but the Ataturk one, with its own security and passport control then entering in front of the baklava buffet, will always be a particular highlight of my travelling life.

    Andrew. 494 posts

    I do and I don’t.

    All too often I find myself looking at the buffet wondering how many people have touched the food, tongs, or spoons before I got to it and how long it has been sitting out for. I don’t drink alcohol, so that’s wasted on me, and tea or coffee isn’t exactly good for me when I have pre-travel tummy anyway. My lounge nibbles tend to be some pre-packaged shortbread and a water.

    No matter the airline or location, they all seem to have considerable issues keeping the seats, tables and soft furnishings in a reasonable state of repair. I can understand the luggage bashing being issues, but seriously how many people have problems getting food to mouth or drink to mouth without spilling it? I can’t imagine what their sofa must be like at home.

    In places like Edinburgh though, it’s just nice not to have to sit on the floor.

    DanC 23 posts

    For the large part yes. I think the Cathay ones (plural) in HK are the best I’ve been in. Stansted is probably the worst…

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