The lounge, located in Terminal 1, is very small and is lacking many options. There’s just one tiny sitting area and then a small work station area with two computers. The main room is divided by a ½ wall where the sitting area with the TV is separated from the food and beverage area. The food choices are minimal, just finger food and snacks. There is also a small hard alcohol selection and canned beverages including beer, soda, water, and juices.
The sitting area and food area around 11:30pm, after most people have cleared out.
Food selection and alcohol selection
We arrived approximately 1 hour before our flight and the lounge was extremely crowded at 11pm. Not only was Asiana using the lounge, but many other business class passengers were also in the lounge from other airlines, along with other passengers who were able to access the lounge via their Citi or American Express Credit cards. Finally around 1130 the lounge started to clear out. The lounge was loud & swarming with travelers, making it difficult to find a place to sit and relax. Finding a place to sit was a feat on its own, finding power outlets was another. At least the Wi-Fi worked!
If traveling through Manila, I would advise you to time your flights appropriately and do not arrive at the airport too early. Thus far, every lounge I’ve seen at this airport is fairly dingy and outdated with lackluster amenities—which I guess is what terminal 1 is truly all about. The terminal is old and dated and so are the lounges. I hope one day terminal 1 will be demolished, rebuilt and more international traffic gets moved to the newer T3. ANA has made the move, why can’t other airlines?
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