Korean Air Lounge, Tokyo Narita Airport
Thanks to our awesome Priority Pass membership, we had access to the Korean Air lounge in the international terminal of Tokyo’s NRT airport. While we didn’t know what to expect from the lounge, we were pleased nonetheless to have a place to relax before our flight to Manila.
Upon arrival into Tokyo’s Narita airport, we deplaned and followed the signs for “transit flights”. As we headed through the security and ultimately the duty free, we ended up inside the Narita terminal.
Our first greeting was with “Ana Pepper,” the ANA Robot who can help you out! All you have to do is wait for her ear to be blue, and she’ll direct you to where you need to go.
Apparently when we arrived, she was a baaaaaad girl and given time out. Oh well, next time Pepper!
The Korean Air lounge was hidden behind two walls, and the three of us spend a good 5 minutes looking for the entrance, almost losing each other in the process. We did manage to find it, and were swiftly granted access.
The lounge is small, with seating for about 50-60 passengers.
There was also a private area for first class passengers only, and we only saw about 1-2 people in there at any given time.
The snack selection was… varied. And strange. And very… well… you can take a look for yourself.
We have saltines, rice crackers, and oreo cookies:
We had the world’s worst pastries, made 4 days ago in a factory that also produces tears and sorrow. They were the driest, blandest pastries I’ve ever tried.
To accompany them were these odd sushi rice triangles. The seaweed triangles were either Spicy Cod eggs, flaked tuna with mayonnaise, or grilled salted salmon shunks. The rice balls were were either Sea weed, pickled plum, or brown nice and chicken. Yea, than what we were used to, for sure!
There was also the standard Styrofoam ramen soup options, which I will continue to never understand why this is a thing.
Also, just like in the Korean Air lounge in Seoul, there was a self-pouring beer machine. Just place your mug on the device, press a button, and it will tilt back so that a lot of head doesn’t form on top. Pretty awesome invention! It was a pretty simple lounge, and we only had about 45 minutes between our flights, but that was enough time for us to get a drink, a clean bathroom, and some wifi connections to catch up on what was going on back home.
It’s a great option for those PP holders that need a place to relax, but I wouldn’t want to spend too much time there, as it was loud, crowded, and with limited options for food/drinks.
With that, off to our connecting flight to Manila!