Entry Method: OneWorld Emerald Flying on British Airways
Hours: 7 am – 9 pm
Location: Upper Concourse, near Dunhill Smoking Lounge (so turn left after immigration)
Wifi: Yes. Secured, password available at check in.
The Slow Lounge is quite a treat. Having been to some other lounges in the Johannesburg International Airport, I can definitely say that it’s calmer, and the food is a lot better than other lounges.
After checking in at the front desk, there are actually two separate lounges, one to the left, and one to the right. Both times, I was directed to the lounge on the left. The lounge is L-shaped, with the shorter arm furnished with sofas and tarmac views. The longer arm is further divided into 3 sections. The first section is a small lounge area with sofas, and a working area adjacent with desks and computers. The middle section is the dining area where the food and dining tables are located. Finally, the last section is also a lounging area, with a beautiful round bar in the middle of the room.
All my visits to the lounge were during breakfast. They have a few hot stations (with eggs, sausages, oatmeal), a pancake printer, pastries, and plenty of healthy options like shooters, smoothies, yoghurt, etc. The spread is quite nice, and they have the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever eaten in my life.
There’re also a lot of self-serve canned and bottled beverages in the fridges. I might have enjoyed one too many cans of coke light.
Overall, it is a beautiful lounge with great quality food, and a relaxing atmosphere. There are also plenty of universal power outlets available, so there won’t be a fight to charge up your electronics before your flight.
My crappy excel floor plan of the lounge (sorry!)