American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class New York to Sao Paulo
Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo
American Express Centurion Lounge Sao Paulo
GOL Smiles Lounge Sao Paulo
American Airlines Admirals Club Sao Paulo
Delta 767 BusinessElite Sao Paulo to Detroit
Delta 767 BusinessElite Detroit to Sao Paulo
Hotel Caesar Park Sao Paulo Airport
American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class Sao Paulo to New York
After a rather underwhelming visit to the American Express Centurion Lounge we figured we’d take a look at the lounges located airside. To our surprise security and immigration were really quick, and we were both through in a matter of minutes.
Delta uses the GOL Smiles Lounge for their BusinessElite customers in Sao Paulo. The lounge is located on the upper level of the terminal, right next to the American Airlines Admirals Club.
At the entrance we presented our boarding passes and lounge invitations, and were then promptly admitted.
In terms of suckiness the GOL Smiles Lounge gave the Centurion Lounge a run for its money. The lounge is fairly large and has plenty of seating, though was crowded and felt cluttered and dated.
I think they’d be hard pressed to find more kitschy looking furniture than what they have in this lounge. Plastic see-through chairs, really?!
The food spread was more extensive than in the Centurion Lounge, though looked even less appetizing. There were packaged finger sandwiches, small salads, tarts, etc.
Then there was some unlabeled mystery soup, which was quite possibly the least appetizing looking thing in the lounge (and that includes the bathrooms… stay tuned!).
At least the lounge had alcohol…
That included Caipi One, which is some sort of “100% natural” fruity vodka ice gunk with “no wasted ingredients” — whatever that means!
This lounge also possibly has the most disgusting lounge bathroom I’ve ever seen.
The wifi was unbearably slow, so after a few minutes we decided to head over to the American Airlines Admirals Club, which is also a Priority Pass Select Lounge. We didn’t have high hopes at this point, and were ready to just hang out in the terminal.
The only part of the GOL Smiles Lounge that made me “Smile” was leaving…