Introduction: A Quick Jaunt On Saudia, Jet, And Tunisair
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Review: Saudia First Class Lounge Riyadh Airport
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Review: SkyTeam Lounge Dubai Airport
Review: Jet Airways Business Class 737 Dubai To Mumbai
Review: GVK Lounge Mumbai Airport
Review: Jet Airways First Class 777-300ER Mumbai To London
Review: Yotel London Heathrow Terminal 4
Review: SkyTeam Lounge London Heathrow Airport
Review: Tunisair A320 Business Class London To Tunis
Review: Sheraton Tunis
Review: Tunis Airport Lounge
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I left the Yotel at around 3PM, and headed to Tunisair check-in, which was just a short walk away, also in Terminal 4. There was a separate business class line, though it took about 10 minutes for the couple in front of me to be helped. The agent who checked me in was quick, and within a minute she handed me my boarding passes all the way to Montreal (even though I was overnighting in Tunis), as well as an invitation to the SkyTeam lounge, which Tunisair uses for their premium passengers at Heathrow.
The security checkpoint was right next to the Tunisair check-in counter, and there was a separate Fast Track queue, with no one in line. I was through pretty quickly (they didn’t even make a big fuss about my liquids), and then turned right to walk towards the end of the terminal, where the SkyTeam lounge is located.
The SkyTeam lounge is located across from gate 10, so it’s a few minutes walk from the security checkpoint.
The SkyTeam lounge is located right next to the Etihad lounge, which I’ve reviewed before. At the entrance I presented my invitation, though I should also mention that the SkyTeam lounge belongs to Priority Pass, so is a great option for anyone looking to obtain lounge access that way.
The SkyTeam lounge is a decent size, and wasn’t especially crowded, given that it was after the morning rush and before the nighttime rush, which are the most popular SkyTeam departure times out of Heathrow.
The lounge had a few different seating options — I’ll let the pictures of the seating speak mostly for themselves.
I imagine if the lounge were full it would feel quite crowded given the quantity of furniture in the lounge, but it was great while I was there, given how empty it was.
Towards the back of the lounge was some high-top seating with a couple of PCs.
The lounge has views of the end of the terminal, so you won’t see many planes taxiing or taking off, but occasionally a few planes park near the lounge.
The buffet was in the center of the lounge, and consisted of a nice selection of hot and cold options.
There was pasta with two both tomato and pesto sauce, chicken and bacon pies, vegetable quiche, and soup.
Then there was an extensive salad bar, as well as cold cuts, cheese, fruit, chips with several accompaniments, and several types of bread.
The dessert selection was fairly limited, as there were only two types of cake (banana cake and fruit cake).
Across from the food spread was a coffee machine, tea, juice, canned soft drinks, and bottled water.
Not far from the buffet was a separate circular room with a self serve bar.
The display reminded me a lot of the SkyTeam lounge Dubai — it’s a pretty nice setup, and the selection of wine, beer, and liquor was solid.
The lounge also has a Clarins Spa, presumably with paid treatments, though best I could tell it was closed while I was there.
The lounge’s bathrooms were pretty nice, and there were shower rooms as well.
I had a snack while in the lounge (given that I hadn’t eaten since the breakfast on my Jet Airways flight that morning), and then spent the rest of my time in the lounge working.
My Tunisair flight was scheduled to depart at 5:55PM, with boarding at 5:25PM. So around 5PM I decided to leave the lounge, and headed in the direction of gate 12, which was just a short walk away. On the way I stopped at the Heathrow observation deck, which I didn’t realize existed, though it was fairly underwhelming.
By the time I got to the gate the Tunisair A320 was already parked there.
At 5:25PM boarding began.
SkyTeam Lounge London Heathrow bottom line
The SkyTeam lounge Heathrow isn’t the best in the world, but for a lounge accessible through Priority Pass, it’s fantastic. The decor is nice, the lounge is spacious, and the food and drink selection was pretty good.