Showing posts with label Priority Pass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Priority Pass. Show all posts

March 26, 2017

Review: Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge IAD

We spent a long weekend in Washington, D.C. for my birthday.  On Sunday morning, we woke up early and headed out to Dulles.  We cleared security in a matter of minutes and took the airtrain to the B gates and located the lounge next to gate B43.

February 11, 2017

Turkish Airlines IAD Lounge Now Part of Priority Pass

Turkish Airlines has among of the best (if not the best) business class lounges in the world at the their Istanbul hub.  We've spent time there on several occasions including an extended visit last August.

Turkish recently opened a lounge at Washington's Dulles airport and now that lounge has been added to the Priority Pass network of lounges.  I'm pretty excited about this given a couple of upcoming trips through IAD.

Keep in mind that many credit cards offer Priority Pass access.  Some are better than others with the Chase Sapphire Reserve and Ritz-Carlton Rewards cards offering unlimited, free guest access.

The lounge features both showers and a bar and likely top notch food.  We flew to London from Dulles last year and while the lounge hopping was good, this will certainly step it up a bit.

I'm flying through IAD in March and will provide a full report of the experience after we visit.

Thanks to View From the Wing for pointing this out.

March 12, 2016

Review: Washington Dulles Lounge Hopping

Planning & Booking
Planning & Booking II
Washington Dulles (IAD) Lounge Hopping
United Airlines 777-200 Global First Washington to London
United Arrivals Lounge London
Andaz London Liverpool Street
Etihad Airways First & Business Class Lounge London
Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment London to Abu Dhabi
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways Premium Lounge Abu Dhabi
Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment Abu Dhabi to New York
American Express Centurion Lounge LGA

After an easy flight from Denver, we landed at Washington's Dulles airport around 4:30PM.  Our flight to London was scheduled to boarded around 9:15 so we had nearly 5 hours to work/eat/drink/shower before boarding.  We deplaned and took the train over to the B concourse and the Lufthansa Senator lounge.  I lived in the DC area for a few years before moving to Denver and this was my first time on the IAD train.  While I still enjoy the people movers, the train is so much more efficient.  The walk from the train stop to the Lufthansa lounge took maybe 5 minutes. 

IAD train
Boarding passes were scanned and we entered the lounge.  Lufthansa actually has two lounges at this location - a Senator lounge and a Business Class lounge.  

Lufthansa IAD lounge entrance