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I arrived at the airport about three hours before the domestic flight – way too early before I actually needed to be there. However since Kraków Airport is a complete mess right now (they are building new terminals), I decided to leave a bit earlier so that I could be prepared for any unexpected issues along the way. Plus since they are building a new terminal, this lounge will most likely be torn down soon and I couldn’t help but spend a few extra hours at my home airport that I love.
Kraków airport is so awesome since there are flights to all of the major European cities with traditional airlines and not just low-cost airlines. The airport is generally well built and with this new expansion, I’m sure it will be even better – with new lounges! I’ve reviewed the Schengen Business Lounge twice before – here and here. However since it will be gone soon, I had to write one last review and take some photos. I will also have a review of the non-schengen lounge soon.
LOT’s check-in is located at the far end of the terminal, there was a massive queue for Economy class and just a few people for Business class/Star Gold. LOT doesn’t have Business Class on any domestic flights.
I received my boarding pass promptly and headed to security, on the upper level of the terminal. I cleared within a matter of minutes and was in my favourite contract lounge. I really like this lounge since it feels super spacious even though it’s a bit small. Priority Pass members also have access to the lounge (in addition to Star Gold).
It was the middle of the day which is why the lounge was a bit crowded, and it turns out most of the people were actually heading to Frankfurt on Lufthansa and therefore once that flight left, it was much emptier.
There is a business centre with iMacs located near the back of the lounge which has a printer and scanner. Complimentary WiFi is provided in the lounge.
The food area is very extensive for a contract lounge. There are plenty of snacks, salads, soups, drinks, alcohol, various tea, coffee, etc. The alcohol selection is actually quite extensive and features a range of different drinks all the way to liquor. There are plenty of juices and different types of water.
Food includes soups, salads, bread, yogurt, cereal, chocolate, cookies, nuts, and much more.
I didn’t eat lunch at home and therefore was a bit hungry so I tried lots of different food the lounge had to offer. Including a salad, cookies, soup, nuts, and chocolate. I tried two different types of tea, both of which were excellent.
Everyone LOVES Prince Polo chocolate bars, everyone. It is a Polish tradition to have one.
The bathrooms are super clean and have a nice design – shells.
Overall the lounge is excellent but I’m sure that with the new terminal, there will be a far superior lounge to this one. The new terminal is supposed to open late this year and I’m guessing the existing one will be destroyed. I felt a bit nostalgic leaving the lounge since it could be potentially the last time that I visited it, but I’m sure the new one will be awesome and I can’t wait until the new terminal opens since there will be jetways! No more being driven to the plane by bus!
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