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The next lounge on my list to visit was the Grand Lounge Elite which is located just past the Duty Free shop and just past security. The lounge is actually super nice and all the food and drinks are free… and they actually taste good! This lounge is a contract lounge ran by (I assume) the airport and it is contracted out to Air France and other carriers that don’t have their own lounges in Mexico City. I gained access using my AMEX Platinum Card’s Priority Pass card.. I actually find it quite funny that the AMEX Lounge sucked meanwhile a Priority Pass lounge (which AMEX Platinum members can access), was much better.
The lounge has plenty of seating areas and different types of seats, some are normal comfortable lounge seats, while others are lie flat. The lounge is also divided into sections and you can sit down where you prefer and an attendant will present you with a menu from which you can order breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, etc.
Everything I tried was phenomenal and I think this may just be my new favourite lounge in Mexico City… It definitely blows both AMEX Lounges away and the United Club as well.
I spent a majority of my time in this lounge, catching up on emails and eating lunch. The lounge is located a bit away from the gate areas and therefore if your plane is departing from a gate that is further away, I recommend leaving at least ten-fifteen minutes before boarding time, as walking in Mexico City airport isn’t the best.
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