ANA Shower Room – Haneda Airport

Following my long layover in which I was able to explore Kamakura a little, I was looking forward to taking a shower before my flight.

I have previously reviewed the ANA Business Lounge at Haneda Airport, so this review will just focus on the shower room.

After providing my Star Alliance Gold card, I inquired about the shower rooms. I was given a pager and told that the wait was about 45 minutes. This was a lot longer than I was expecting, and since I didn’t have that much time in the lounge was wondering if I would even have time to take a shower if called before my flight started boarding.

Luckily the pager went off with about 20 minutes to spare before my flight started boarding.

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Corridor

I was led to my shower room by an attendant who was very nice and helpful. The corridor is neat and well maintained with sleek black walls.

The shower room itself is perhaps a little larger than most business class lounges, but not as big or opulent as some lounges out there, such as the Lufthansa First Class Terminal or the Cathay Pacific First Class lounge.

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Shower & Toilet

The shower itself is on the larger side, and thankfully bigger than a phone booth. There is a Japanese style toilet.

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Counter Space

The sink has a decent amount of counter space.

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Amenities

There are amenities by Shiesedo, and come with just about everything you can imagine.

The shower rooms are impeccably clean, and are the perfect way to freshen up before a long flight.

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Premier Lounge – Jakarta

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Premier Lounge

The Premier Lounge at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) seems to be the catch all lounge for many airlines.

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Everybody Welcome

Airlines from all 3 alliances, as Priority Pass, Diners Club, Lounge Club, and Lounge Key members can be admitted.

I had planned on spending a fair amount of time in the lounge to get a better sense of the lounge, but with the usual horrible traffic in Jakarta, and intermittent light sprinkling, it took nearly 2 ½ hours to get to the airport from the Grand Hyatt Jakarta.

By the time I got through immigration, I barely had enough time to get to the lounge and snap a few pictures before heading to the gate.

The lounge is on the dark and dingy side, and was fairly crowded.

Food offerings include soup, potatoes, chicken sausage, rice, and noodles were offered, but did not look too appealing.

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Juice Dispenser

There was a juice dispenser.

There were a couple of display cases of different types of desserts.

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Drinks

There was a refrigerator drinks as well.

The Premier Lounge is certainly not a “destination lounge”, but could be a decent place to kill some time before a flight. I did not even have a chance to see how the internet connection was.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge – Singapore Changi Airport

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SilverKris Lounge

After finally checking in for my flight, I took a quick tour of Terminal 2 before heading to the lounge. It should be noted that check-in for Singapore Airlines opens at 4:30 AM, however on the TV screen in front of their customer service desk indicated that check-in began at 5:30 AM.

I headed to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, which was actually a mistake since I was flying business class on Singapore Airlines, I could have gone to the SiliverKris Gold Lounge, however, the signage for that lounge is rather poor.

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Signage

I actually passed the lounge on the way to the lounge but the sign was not clear. When going up the escalator the SilverKris Gold Lounge is right to the left once getting off of the elevator.

Once presenting my ticket at the front desk, I was admitted to the lounge and directed to the left.

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Business Center

There is a business center with cubicles, some of which had Mac computers.

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Seating
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Seating

To the right is the main seating area of the lounge, with several different seat arrangements.

The food offerings are located to the left.

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Countertop Seating

There is countertop seating.

There are several refrigerators full of drinks.

Alcohol was being offered at 6 AM.

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Coffee Maker/Hot Chocolate

There are two coffee makers and a hot chocolate machine.

Hot dishes included fried rice with salted fish and chicken, something that resembled fried cheese, chicken curry, fried carrot cake, congee, spaghetti, vegetable curry, sausage, omelets, steamed buns, dim sum, chwee kuay, French toast, pancakes, baked egg Florentine, and noodles.

Cold options included museli, yogurt, fresh fruit, salad fixings, cheese, bread, pastries, cereal, pre-made sandwiches, and desserts.

As I had been on the road for over 24 hours, I was able to take a shower before boarding the flight.

There are two shower rooms, and they are very small. After putting down my carry-on luggage, I was barely able to close the door.

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Shower Room Sink

There is a sink with amenities. A packaged towel is also provided.

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Shower

The shower had two showerheads with dispensed shampoo/conditioner and body wash.

Although small, the shower room was very functional.

The food offerings are pretty diverse and large. The food isn’t that bad either. The lounge did get very packed at times. I think if you had the option, the SilverKris Gold Lounge might be a better option since its likely to be less crowded. I can’t say for sure however, as I did not visit that lounge.

Star Alliance Business Class Lounge LAX – Lunch Options

I recently review the Star Alliance Business Class Lounge at LAX where breakfast options were primarily served.

I recently returned again, where breakfast was just ending, and lunch offerings were being served.

I will just focus on the food in this review.

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Fruit

There was a melon salad, grapes, and cut watermelon.

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Smoothie, Rice Pudding

There was a mango and peach smoothie, and pumpkin rice pudding.

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Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats were also on offer.

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Salmon

There was a salmon teriyaki type dish, rice, and vegetables.

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Thai Curry

There was a vegetarian Thai curry soup.

Pita chips and crackers were also offered.

There was a selection of cheese and dried fruit.

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Salads

Several different types of salad were also available.

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Sandwiches

A flat bread sandwich, a wrap, and vegetables were also offered.

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Veggies

In all, the lunch offerings were pretty substantial, especially for a domestic lounge. Although there was really only one hot entrée on offer, several types of salads and sandwiches were available.

I have another upcoming trip, and will have the opportunity to visit the lounge again. If different things are being offered I will have another review.

Thai Royal Silk Lounge – Bangkok Airport

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Thai Royal Silk Lounge
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Lounge Map

After checking in for my flight, I was informed that I could visit the Royal Thai Silk Lounge. There is a Royal Thai Silk Lounges in each wing of the terminal, but I decided to go the one nearest my gate for convenience purposes, which was in the “D” part of the terminal.

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Thai Royal Silk Lounge

The lounge is located one floor down from the departure level.

The lounge is very large with several different seating areas, as well as several different dining areas.

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Cubicles

There is also an area with cubicles for more privacy.

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Play Room

There is a small Play Room.

On the food front, there is a coffee machine, sliced fruit, a pancake machine, Pad Thai, Khao Tom Mud, chicken sausage bread, noodle soup, steamed buns with different fillings, sandwiches, juice, pastries, and a refrigerator full of drinks.

There was another smaller buffet which included drinks, fruit, and salad fixings.  There is also a smaller drink selection in this area.

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Local Products

There was also a table offering products made from local purveyors.

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Cookies, Oven Dried Bananas

The selection included Coffee and Mangosteen cookies, and oven dried bananas. The coffee cookies were very good, while the mangosteen cookies were decent but did not taste like mangosteen. I did not try the oven dried banana however.

Electrical outlets were sparse, which is disappointing given the massive size of the lounge.

The lounge was not very crowded during my visit, which made it more relaxing. The food selection was decent with plenty of different options.

ANA Business Class Lounge – Narita Airport

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ANA Lounge Guide

The ANA Business Class Lounge in Narita Airport in Terminal 1 is located one floor below the departures level.

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Lounge Entrance

The entryway of the lounge is very open and inviting. Large glass windows reveals a sleek and modern interior.

Upon presenting my boarding pass and Star Alliance Gold Card, I was invited in.

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Sake Display

There is a sake display as you enter the lounge.

Food options included noodles, meatballs, salad, fruit, and desserts.

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Fountain Drinks

There is a self-serve drink fountain, which includes iced coffee.

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Sushi Menu

At 5 PM, there was a sushi bar with made to order sushi. There were only three options, and you could only order two at one time.

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“Sushi Bar”
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Sushi

There is a bar that seemed to be used mainly at night, where sushi was made to order.

I was only there for a very brief period; therefore, I didn’t get to explore the entire lounge. The lounge is actually on the smaller side, but there are different seating areas. The lounge also has showers, but I did not visit it on this trip.

Miascor Lounge – Manila Airport

Upon my departure from the Hyatt City of Dream Manila, I took Uber to the airport. The fare was super reasonable at under $3.

When arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, there are two entrances to the airport. One is for “Overseas Filipino Workers” (OFW), while the other is for passengers.

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Miascor Lounge Invitation
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Miascor Lounge Invitation

Once entering the airport, I went to the Asiana counter, where I was immediately helped. I was given a lounge invitation. Asiana does not have a lounge, and uses the Misacor Lounge.

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Miascor Lounge Signage

After finding my way to the lounge, I noted that it is a contract lounge used by many airlines.

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Miascor Lounge Entrance

There is a glass entryway. Upon presenting my lounge invitation, I was invited in and pointed to the right.

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Bathroom

The bathroom is located to the right. It is on the smaller side, but relatively clean.

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Business Center

There is a small business center with a lonely computer.

The food set-up is actually quite decent, with a refrigerator full of drinks, salad, and crudité; crackers and snacks; soup; several hot dishes; and sandwiches and desserts.

The lounge is very small, and was nearly filled to capacity throughout my time there.

The scariest thing about the lounge may have been the furniture. It felt like dorm room furniture that was at least 30 years old.

The food spread was pleasantly surprising, but the lounge being filled to capacity and worn furniture doesn’t make this the most comfortable lounge.