- Complimentary snacks
- Complimentary soups
- Complimentary finger food
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Air conditioning
- Baggage storage
- Flight information monitors
- Newspapers and magazines
The Airport Lounge at Hamburg Airport serves close to 20 airlines so chances are that you will end up there, unless you’re flying on Lufthansa or Emirates. The facility is operated by the airport and contracted by the airlines, and welcomes all passengers for a fee as well as members of popular lounge access programs such as Priority Pass.
While the Airport Lounge is technically located in between Terminals 1 and 2, it is still airside and equally convenient to all gates. Enter through security A-B-C-D, then make your way to the third floor – the entrance is immediately to the left of the escalator.
Airport Lounge HAM design
The location of the club and the physical space are two key assets. The third floor mezzanine overlooks the terminal and offers glorious views on the tarmac. The soaring ceilings and glass walls create a sense of space and bathe the lounge in natural light. The lounge offers a great vantage point for aircraft spotters, although for the best pictures you’ll want to use one of the two open air terraces, either landside on the mezzanine overlooking the security area, or at the Lufthansa Senator Lounge.
The sprawling Airport Lounge is comprised of a large seating area by the reception desk, a back area with a smoking room, bathrooms and showers, and a second large seating area behind the reception desk and buffet. The latter area is often closed or reserved to airline invited guests, though. Cynics will note that the lesser used area is also more modern and elegant, though that’s perhaps just because it sees less use.
The main lounge area by the reception desk features a smart layout that feels open while maximizing privacy. The design intelligently mixes areas that are traditionally separated: a combination of high dining tables, low partitions, round booths and desks with dividers offers a wealth of seating options that all feel relatively private and isolated. Most seats benefit from a side table or coffee table. While the lounge wasn’t built with power outlets, power strips on the floor are readily available.
The second area, on the opposite side of the elevator, which is often closed or reserved to airline invited guests, feels slightly fresher and more modern, with newer furniture, comfortable private booths, and glass tables. Unfortunately, power outlets on that side are fewer and further between.
Airport Lounge HAM amenities
The buffet offers a basic food options including snacks, fruit, olives, soup, potato salad, and cake. The alcohol selection, on the other hand, is pretty expansive for a contract lounge, with various beers, liquor, and Champagne. Soft drinks and espresso are also available.
Other amenities include self-service PCs, newspapers and magazines (to read within the lounge) and showers (available for an extra charge.) There’s also a colorful kids’ corner with basic toys and a small desk. We like the idea, but we struggle to understand the value of a corner out in an open space – wouldn’t common sense dictate that the space be separated, with a door, to the relief of both parents and other lounge patrons?
Airport Lounge HAM bottom line
Overall, the Airport Lounge at Hamburg airport is a surprisingly nice facility for a contract lounge. With exciting views on the tarmac, a solid selection of alcoholic beverages, a layout that maximizes privacy, and amenities such as showers and a kids’ corner, it’s a good place to spend time prior to a flight. We wish that the airport didn’t systematically close the second room, though – patrons would benefit from a much quieter and pleasant experience with twice the space.
You may have access to Airport Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following Star Alliance member airlines only.
|TAP Air Portugal (TP)||Turkish Airlines (TK)|
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following oneworld member airlines only.
|Finnair (AY)||Iberia (IB)|
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following SkyTeam member airlines only.
|Air France (AF)||China Eastern (MU)||Czech Airlines (OK)|
|Aer Lingus (EI)||Air Serbia (JU)||Icelandair (FI)|
|IranAir (IR)||Rossiya (FV)||Wideroe (WF)|
Airport Lounge at Hamburg - Fuhlsbüttel (HAM) welcomes:
- Pay-in customers: relax at the lounge no matter what airline you’re flying. Purchase access now and save time and money.
- All passengers, regardless of airline and class of service, for a fee.
- Select premium customers and elite members departing on an airline served by this lounge (see airlines served).
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