- Introduction: Around the World in First Class
- Singapore Airlines Suites on the A380 LAX-NRT (Los Angeles to Tokyo)
- ANA Business Class Lounge NRT
- ANA Suite Lounge NRT
- Singapore Airlines A380 Suites NRT-SIN (Tokyo to Singapore)
- Transit Hotel SIN Terminal 3
- KrisFlyer First Class Lounge SIN
- Singapore Airlines Private Room Lounge SIN
- Thai Airways Business Class BKK-LHE (Bangkok to Lahore) and Reverse
- Pearl Continental Hotel Lahore
- CIP Lounge LHE
- Novotel Bangkok Airport
- Thai Airways First Class Lounge and Spa BKK
- Thai Airways A380 First Class BKK-FRA (Bangkok to Frankfurt)
- Lufthansa First Class Terminal FRA
- Lufthansa 747-400 First Class FRA-YVR (Frankfurt to Vancouver)
- Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport
I landed at Tokyo Narita (NRT) after what was probably the best flight of my life, and since my parents were traveling in Business Class on the same flight (by their own choice) I headed to the ANA Business Class lounge with them. On the Singapore Airlines LAX-NRT-SIN flight, there’s about a 1:45 layover in Narita to let the plane refuel and passengers get on or off for the last leg, so while it’s not a lot of time it’s still enough where you could enjoy a lounge.
The lounge had quite a few people in it when we got there, but there were still plenty of seating options because it’s just that huge.
Just past the entrance was a room with the door closed that was labeled both “Meeting Room” and “Japanese Room.” I didn’t have time to inquire about it so it will remain a mystery.
The lounge itself was very long, with a main walkway that takes you from one end to the other. There were several seating areas throughout, plus seating in the kitchen/dining area. There were also work cubes with outlets in case you need to get work done.
As with all other good lounges, this one has an area for shower rooms. I didn’t want to take one and my layover was short anyway, but it’s nice to know that they have them.
There was a main kitchen/dining area where all the food was served, but also a separate room that I’ll call the sake room (I thought it was tea, but a commenter below corrected me), where there were multiple types of sake available.
The food options weren’t that great in my opinion. There were a lot of items, but much of them were more like snacks rather than something that you could have as a meal. That may be by design, and I wasn’t looking for a whole meal anyway, so I didn’t mind.
The drink selection seemed much more comprehensive as there were sodas, coffees, sake (as mentioned above), alcohol, and cappuccino machines.
The lounge provides all the essentials that you’d hope for from a lounge: seating, WiFi, work stations, hot food and snacks, and showers…so I can’t complain. At the same time it wasn’t anything special and I think you’d be fine skipping the lounge if you were on this itinerary in Business Class (I’ve skipped the lounge before to wait by the gate, where WiFi is free).
Next up in this series is the ANA Suites Lounge, which I decided to check out quickly before heading to my gate for the next flight.