Airport Lounge : Korean Airlines KAL Lounge
Location: NRT – Tokyo Narita
Terminal/Concourse: Terminal 1
Notes: I love design. Thats why upon walking into the Korean Airlines KAL Business Class airport lounge at Tokyo Narita, I assumed that I’d just love it here. It’s a clean, bright space with a heavy dose of mod-luxury aesthetic. Expectations suddenly high, I checked in and began the bunny-hill slow series of disappointments. First, a majority of the seating is (at best) a little less than comfortable. The only exception is the small section of deeper, better cushioned chairs near the windows in the main area. Also, each personal area leaves little room to spread out and stow your carry-on luggage. Food is a disappointment here too. Tiny white bread finger sandwiches failed to do little more than absorb the abundance of caffeine from all the coffee I consumed on the flight in. There are a few other choices that put this on par with a US carrier domestic lounge, but the limited menu puts this KAL lounge at a disadvantage when compared with others nearby.
Wi-Fi: Yes/Complimentary with code obtained at front desk.
Service: Staff was friendly and made sure to point out that the lounge closes earlier than most (16:30). Our flight was to depart awhile after, so it was a nice courtesy to let us know before investing in the visit. Food attendant was very friendly too, but didn’t quite understand my request for decaffeinated coffee.
Convenience to gate: Convenient to Korean Air gates.
How I got in/Strategies: Priority Pass. If you’re not particularly loyal to a specific airline or don’t travel enough to use airport club rooms, I highly recommend joining.
Rating: 2 hops (of 5)