Lounge Review: Yerevan International Airport Converse Bank Airport Lounge

Yerevan International Airport Converse Bank Business Lounge

Location: Entrance within Duty Free

Hours: 24 hrs

Access Method: Priority Pass

Yerevan International Airport Converse Bank Business Lounge

Yerevan International Airport’s Converse Bank Airport Lounge is a long lounge vaguely separated into four areas, and almost spans the length of the airport’s departure waiting area. There’s a TV area with some sofas, a dining area with dining tables and chairs, a sofa area, and an area with lounge chairs.

The floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the departure gates, so you can see when your flight starts boarding. There’s also a smoking room.

Yerevan International Airport Converse Bank Business Lounge

Yerevan International Airport Converse Bank Business Lounge

Food/Drinks

The food is sandwich and snack in nature. They feature local wines. I didn’t try the food, but did get some soda.

Yerevan International Airport Converse Bank Business Lounge

Bathroom/Shower

The bathroom was clean.

Yerevan International Airport Converse Bank Business Lounge

Service

Brisk – dirty dishes were cleared quickly.

Wifi / Power Outlets

Wifi worked well when I was there. There were power outlets by the window.

Overall

The food selection is somewhat underwhelming, but the spacious lounge is a comfortable spot to get some drinks and get some work done while waiting for a flight.

Yerevan International Airport Converse Bank Business Lounge

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Lounge Review: Kigali Pearl Lounge

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Hours: 24 hrs

Access Method: Priority Pass

Location: You will see it to your left after security

Kigali Pearl Lounge

The Kigali Pearl Lounge is a rather large lounge, with a small children’s section, a dining area with dining tables and chairs, but mostly sofa chairs.

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Food/Drinks

The food is in a separate room, with a cold and hot buffet. The hot buffet has several options, including soups, pasta, rice, etc. The cold buffet has packaged snacks, snacks, and sandwiches. There are also several juices on offer.

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Kigali Pearl Lounge

There are several fridges with beer, soft drinks, and water. There is a bar counter with espresso drinks. Top-shelf alcohol is available for purchase.

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Bathroom/Shower

There is a bathroom in the lounge, but the female bathroom looked disgusting when I was there.

Service

Prompt. Dirty dishes were cleared often.

Wifi and Power Outlets

Decent wifi and plenty of power outlets.

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Amenities

They have some magazines, a long desk with tablets, and a TV streaming news. There’s also a TV displaying flight information.

Overall

This is a good-sized lounge relative to the size of the Kigali airport. It’s nothing fancy, but it is a solid option, where you can get a decent meal and drinks.

Kigali Pearl Lounge

Lounge Review: Livingstone Lounge, Zambia

The Livingstone Lounge

Location: On the upper level (airport is small, so you will find it)

Hours: 0900 – 1800

The Livingstone Lounge

Access Method: Priority Pass

The Livingstone Lounge is on the smaller side of things, but features tarmac views, sofa seating, and dining tables. Some four four-top dining tables are in the center of the lounge, which is flanked by sofas on both sides.

The Livingstone Lounge

Food/Drinks

Located at the back of the lounge, there is a fridge with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are self-serve. The buffet has about four hot stations, and the selection is substantial enough for a full meal. When I was there, there was chicken, pasta, rice, salad, and chips.

The Livingstone Lounge

The coffee machine was broken when I was there, so the lounge attendant had to run downstairs to the café to get coffee for lounge customers.

The Livingstone Lounge

Bathroom/Shower

There’s a bathroom in the lounge, but I didn’t check it out.

Service

It was quick. Dirty dishes were cleared constantly.

Wifi & Power

Wifi is password protected, and decent. The outlets are located on the sofa area closer to the tarmac.

Overall

The Livingstone Lounge is adequate in the small Livingstone Airport, and not a bad place to spend some time while waiting for your flight to be ready for boarding.

The Livingstone Lounge

Lounge Review: Amushe Lounge, Windhoek, Namibia

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

Entry Method: Priority Pass

Location: Right after immigration (to your left)

Hours: 04 30 – 18 00

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

The Amushe Lounge is a beautiful lounge on the smaller side located in Windhoek International Airport. It is an oasis of calm, particularly when the main holding room is overrun with a lot of fliers waiting to board their flights.

The lounge is L-shaped, and divided into three areas. Upon entry, you’ll see the first lounging area with runway views. Adjacent to the lounging area is the dining area with a few tables and a long table/bench combination. Adjacent to the dining area is the second lounge area with mostly-sofas. Bathrooms are located at the end.

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

Food/Drinks

There are four hot stations. The food served is substantial, e.g. roast chicken, pasta, enough to make a meal out of it. There is a cold area with cold snacks like salad, cheese, etc. There are also packaged chips, and other snacks on a shelf.

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

There is self-serve alcohol, and self-serve canned soda in the large fridge. There’s also a coffee machine dispensing espresso drinks.

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

Bathroom/Shower

Available. I didn’t check it out.

Service

Prompt. Staff came around often to pick up dirty dishes and garbage.

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

Connectivity

It was decently fast, but some other guests had problems latching onto it. There are also plenty of power outlets in the side tables, but some of the outlets weren’t functioning.

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

Amenities

There’s one desk top for use at the lounge. There’s also a TV displaying flight information.

Overall

The Amushe Lounge is a beautiful little lounge with all the pre-flight amenities. It can get crowded when several flights are scheduled to leave around the same time. However, it’s still less crowded than trying to stand in the main terminal.

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

Amushe Lounge Windhoek Namibia

Review of Slow Lounge, Johannesburg International Airport Terminal A (JNB)

Slow Lounge, Johannesburg (JNB) International Airport Terminal A

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.

Slow Lounge, Johannesburg (JNB) International Airport Terminal A

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.

Slow Lounge, Johannesburg (JNB) International Airport Terminal A

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.

Slow Lounge, Johannesburg (JNB) International Airport Terminal A

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.

Slow Lounge, Johannesburg (JNB) International Airport Terminal A

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.

Slow Lounge, Johannesburg (JNB) International Airport Terminal A

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.

Slow Lounge, Johannesburg (JNB) International Airport Terminal A

My crappy excel floor plan of the lounge (sorry!)

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Lounge Review: Guam (GUM) Sagan Bisita Lounge, 05 February 2017

Guam Airport Sagan Bisita Lounge

Where: Main Terminal, Opposite Gate 7

Hours: 12.00 am – 10.00 am; 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

The Sagan Bisita Lounge is a small-ish L-shaped lounge with a lot of sofa seating. There are no tarmac views, but it is an adequate lounge. I spent an hour there during my layover from Palau to Narita, and was there in the wee hours of the morning. I accessed it via my Priority Pass Select, compliments of Citi Prestige.

So, groggy review alert! (Yes, I have other priorities in life)

Guam Airport Sagan Bisita Lounge

Food/Drinks

Even for the wee hours of the morning, there were some breakfast foods on offer. There were eggs, some sort of meat, baked beans, and instant noodles (amongst others). I only noticed the eggs because I went to the bathroom, and came back to see my friend with a plate of eggs. She apparently has special talent to find eggs anywhere in the world!

There was a decent alcohol selection. At the end, there was also a fridge stocked with all sorts of soft drinks. I believe I had an iced tea.

Bathroom/Shower

The bathroom was a bit dim, but otherwise, clean. No complaints.

Guam Airport Sagan Bisita Lounge

Wifi/Power Outlet

There was some wifi, and it was ok. I believe there was also a power outlet by the sofa I sat.

Overall

It’s a perfectly ok lounge for stopover. It has sufficient food/beverages/wifi to keep you happy, and I had a great nap on the couch.

Lounge Review: Narita (NRT) Terminal 1 United Club Lounge, 30 January 2017

Narita Airport Terminal 1 United Club Lounge

Where: Terminal 1, Near Gate 31, Narita International Airport
Hours: 7.30 am – 8.30 pm

So, United Club doesn’t suck, as long as it’s not in the USA. I accessed this spacious lounge with tarmac views with my United Airlines Business class boarding pass.

There are several seating areas, separated by dividers. Aside from the dining area near the bathrooms, the rest of the lounge is sofa seating.

Narita Airport Terminal 1 United Club Lounge

Food/Drinks

The food selection pales in comparison to the ANA Lounge, but is orders of magnitude better than what’s served in domestic United Club lounges (like snacks… sucky ones). There was some sushi, sandwiches, soup, and some snacks.

Narita Airport Terminal 1 United Club Lounge

The alcohol selection is also decent, and range from draught beer to various sakes, and some hard liquor.

Narita Airport Terminal 1 United Club Lounge

Bathroom/Shower

The bathroom was clean. I didn’t use the shower.

Narita Airport Terminal 1 United Club Lounge

Service

Service was unobtrusive, and dirty dishes got cleared often enough.

Narita Airport Terminal 1 United Club Lounge

Wifi/Power Outlets

Wifi was available, and decent. Power outlets were also easily available in the lounge.

Narita Airport Terminal 1 United Club Lounge

Overall

This is a decent lounge. I got some food (although I didn’t like it). Honestly, I’m just grateful it isn’t just pretzels and nuts.

There was also a rather interesting incident. Apparently, I sat opposite some Japanese celebrity. I have no idea who he is (and still don’t know who he is), but a bunch of people came up to him, and requested for pictures.

So, maybe come here for an off chance you may spot a celebrity?