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Video | Plaza Premium Lounge – Vancouver (YVR) International Terminal

Jake Redman October 17, 2011 1

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Airline/Club Name: Plaza Premium Lounge (Independent)
Location:YVR – Vancouver Int’l.
Terminal/Concourse:International Terminal

**This lounge has been remodeled since our visit.**

Lounge around and take in a few arrivals and departures.

Notes: Lounges that aren’t tied to a specific airline are usually a gamble. I found this out visiting the Ambassador Lounge in Singapore’s Changi Airport that felt more like a hostel than a lounge. This was my first tiptoe back into an indie lounge since and it fared much better. While I did have some issues with the food and drink choices, I liked the variety of seating choices, views and the number of places to plug in my countless gadgets.

Wi-Fi: Yes/Complimentary.

Service: Check-in was friendly but a little slow. The gentleman at the counter seemed to be in charge of everything from restocking the food to cleaning up after the other zombified international travel bunch… So it took awhile for him to meet me at the front desk.  Balancing it all proved to be a smidge too much for the guy as the entree selections were restocked a little slower than I’d normally hope for…But it’s not like I was running back for seconds. Bland city.

Convenience to gate: Not far from most international gates. Should be a quick walk, but allow a few extra minutes for weaving around other travelers.

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. Per-visit passes are also available for this and tons of other lounges at GoSimply.

Rating: 3 hops (of 5)

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Jake Redman

Jake Redman

Modhop Host & Founder Jake Redman brings years of global exploration and travel tips to the podcast and our videos at Modhop. Jake is also a Producer and Host for SiriusXM.

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