Note: some of the photos in this review aren’t as good as I’d like them to be, as my camera lense was acting up. Never fear, dear reader! I was able to sort it out before by BA LHR-SAN first class flight, so that review should be good.
Airspace Lounge San Diego
British Airways Business Class San Diego to London
British Airways Galleries Business Class Lounge London
American Airlines Admirals Club London
British Airways Business Class London to Vienna
Austrian Airlines Business Class Lounge Vienna
Lufthansa Economy Class Vienna to Munich
Lufthansa Business Class Lounge Munich
Lufthansa Economy Class Munich to Vienna
Hotel Aldstadt Vienna
JET Lounge Vienna
British Airways Business Class Vienna to London
British Airways Concorde Room London
British Airways First Class London to San Diego
We departed our hotel at about 9:45 for our 11:50 flight to London. Our taxi ride was quick and cheap, and we were soon standing outside VIE’s Terminal 1.
We headed over to the check-in line and found the business class line to be empty. Soon enough, we had our boarding passes in hand and, after having our boarding passes scanned at a checkpoint (you only go through security at the gate), we were making our way to the lounge.
British Airways uses a third-party contract lounge at VIE, the ALL-CAPS-BECAUSE-IT’S-COOL-edly named JET Lounge. The lounge is located upstairs from the main terminal, near the B, C, and D gates, and is also a Priority Pass lounge.
The lounge is decently sized and was pretty empty when we visited, featuring a pretty nice food spread, with all the stuff you would expect from a intra-Europe contract lounge, and then some: meat, cheeses, bread, weird chocolate-covered bananas, etc. Certainly great when waiting around for a short hop across the pond.
While wandering off to find a bathroom, I discovered that there was a whole other section of the lounge, which was even emptier than the main one, despite being only slightly smaller. This area also featured a buffet, which was virtually identical to the spread in the other room.
Seating was comfortable, and, though I didn’t spend all that much time there, I felt like the lounge was a nice place to relax. While the lights were just a tad bright and there weren’t any windows, I didn’t feel like there was much to dislike about this lounge. It featured a nice food spread, at least for a quick snack, and had plenty of comfortable seating, and was a nice place to spend a little while before your flight.