- 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
The ANA Business Class Lounge wasn’t particularly interesting, so I decided to head to the ANA Suite Lounge to see if it was any better. I was entitled to this lounge since I was fling in Singapore Airlines Suites class from LAX-NRT-SIN on my itinerary.
The entrance looked very similar to the Business Class Lounge, and even had a cutout of a Singapore Airlines flight attendant next to the sign. I wouldn’t be surprised if they added this just during this layover so Singapore Airlines passengers know where to go.
Just inside the lounge were newspapers to choose from, just like in the other lounge, and a few different options for seating. There were lots of couches and coffee tables in the main seating area, then a dining area that looked more like a restaurant.
One thing was very apparent as soon as I entered – the ratio of lounge attendants to passengers was at least 2:1. There were probably only 10 passengers sitting around the lounge so it looked very open, while the people working the lounge were all lined up in the kitchen and greeted me as I walked by.
I was approached by one of the lounge attendants as soon as I sat down, and she asked if I wanted anything to drink. I asked for just a glass of water, which she brought promptly.
I got up to check out the rest of the lounge. There was a “Personal Room” that consisted of several work stations and also had a smoking room. One of the work station areas was set up against the windows to provide a view of the airport and had a tablet on the desk that you could use.
There was a small food area where you could choose from snacks, drinks, and some hot items. It was rather small and none of the hot options looked appetizing to me. The drink selection looked more comprehensive than that of the Business lounge.
Given that there was a dining area, I’m sure there was an actual menu with food that could be ordered and made fresh, but I wasn’t able to locate it. It might have been that it was closed, but I would find that hard to believe if the lounge itself was open. I didn’t have much time to find out since my next flight was about to begin boarding, and since the last leg was so impressive I wanted to make sure I was early for the next one!