Lounge Review: Exclusive Waiting Area Munich
Exclusive Waiting Area Munich is the name of something like a lounge at Munich Airport. The “lounge” is exclusively for Air Berlin passengers holding a frequent flyer status or flying in special fare classes. However, passengers shouldn’t be too mad about not having access as the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich doesn’t offer much. There are only drinks and newspapers available.
Exclusive Waiting Area is the name of lounges that are spread on several airports in Germany. Air Berlin passengers got exclusive access to these areas which are mostly located very close to the gates.
In Munich, the Exclusive Waiting Area is just a few steps away from the major gates for flights to domestic destinations including Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Dusseldorf.
Due to that, the Exclusive Waiting Area is easily accessible. However, access is limited as only Air Berlin frequent flyers (there’s no access for frequent flyers of other oneworld airlines) and passengers holding flexible tickets as well as Business Class tickets may enjoy the benefits of the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich.
Comfortable seating with blinds
However, I wouldn’t be too mad about not having access as there is rarely any difference between the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich and the normal waiting areas right at the gate.
Seating is a little more comfortable as there are a few different arrangements and types of chairs and tables. Also, the blinds give a little more privacy, making working or browsing the web easier.
WiFi by the Munich Airport may be used for free in the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich. Other entertainment options include newspapers and magazines that are available free of charge.
Complimentary drinks and newspapers
Apart from the blinds and the more relaxed atmosphere, the main benefit of the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich is the choice of complimentary cold and hot drinks.
There are two machines, one for tea and coffee specialties and one for bottled soft drinks as well as water. Be aware that there is no alcohol available in the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich.
Relaxing in the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich
In conclusion, the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich is nothing to write home about. If you want some relaxation before boarding the plane, I’d recommend to give the Exclusive Waiting Area Munich a shot.
You may also only grab the newspaper and drink of your choice before boarding. Some nice little features that make flying a little more enjoyable, but nothing you will really miss if you are not entitled to enter.