KLM Crown Lounge – IAH

  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • KLM Crown Lounge - IAH

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  • The KLM Crown Lounge at Houston airport in Terminal D is located steps away from the Air France lounge – a rare instance in which the two airlines still operate separate lounges at the same airport. In addition to serving KLM and SkyTeam customers, the Crown Lounge serves as a pay-in lounge for passengers flying on any airline and in any class of service. Members of lounge access networks such as Priority Pass and Lounge Club members are also welcome.

    KLM Crown Lounge design

    KLM Crown Lounge - Houston Intercontinental (IAH)

    KLM Crown Lounge – Houston Intercontinental (IAH)

    The space is fresh, modern, and spotless. The design, inspired by the KLM lounges in Amsterdam, features hardwood floors, warm tones, and clean lines. Curtains and individual lamps create a warm environment, while the indoor plants and four bright red high backed chairs on a round red carpet contrast with the ensemble to create a dynamic vibe.

    The lounge is comprised of two rooms linked by a hallway. Overall, the space is on the small side, with seating for approximately 80 customers, though it doesn’t feel cramped. Both rooms feature open seating areas with power outlets and side tables at every seat. In the first room is also a small dining area (where power outlets are somewhat lacking.) A few more seats are available in the hallway – the setup is somewhat odd, but incidentally those seats might be the most private overall.

    The smart design does a good job at hiding a major flaw: the lack of natural light. While the lounge does have windows, those merely look down on the neon-lit concourse – a rather sad sight.

    KLM Crown Lounge - Houston Intercontinental (IAH)

    KLM Crown Lounge – Houston Intercontinental (IAH)

    KLM Crown Lounge amenities

    In the main room is a stylish island with a selection of food and drinks. The food selection varies throughout the day – it is sligthly more elaborate prior to the departure of the daily KLM flight – though it remains pretty basic overall. Expect snacks such as hummus and pita bread, potato chips, cheese and fruit throughout the day, and cold cuts, veggies and pasta salad prior to flight time.

    The drink selection is a highlight, however: soft drinks, beer, wine, and liquor are all self-serve. An elaborate espresso machine is also available.

    In the back room is a small business center with work cubicle and a couple of shared computers. Other amenities include a wide selection of international newspapers and magazines. Unfortunately, there are no showers.

    KLM Crown Lounge - Houston Intercontinental (IAH)

    KLM Crown Lounge – Houston Intercontinental (IAH)

    KLM Crown Lounge bottom line

    Overall, the KLM Crown Lounge at Houston Intercontinental airport is a small but pleasant and stylish lounge with comfortable seating and an enjoyable selection of alcoholic beverages. With only one KLM flight a day, it is typically pretty quiet.

    By world standards, the Crown Lounge is a pretty low key and rather unremarkable facility for an international business class lounge. However, in the Houston market dominated by United, it stands out as one of the airport’s better appointed lounges and a welcome alternative to the United Clubs a brief train ride away.

    The pluses
    • The simple yet stylish and bold design.
    • The beverage selection.
    • The calm environment.
    The minuses
    • The lack of daylight and views.
    • The lack of showers.
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  • You may have access to KLM Crown 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.

    SkyTeam

    Access for eligible customers traveling on any SkyTeam member airline.

    Aeroflot (SU)Aeroflot (SU)Aerolineas Argentinas (AR)Aerolineas Argentinas (AR)Aeromexico (AM)Aeromexico (AM)
    Air Europa (UX)Air Europa (UX)Air France (AF)Air France (AF)Alitalia (AZ)Alitalia (AZ)
    China Airlines (CI)China Airlines (CI)China Eastern (MU)China Eastern (MU)China Southern (CZ)China Southern (CZ)
    Czech Airlines (OK)Czech Airlines (OK)Delta (DL)Delta (DL)Garuda Indonesia (GA)Garuda Indonesia (GA)
    KLM (KL)KLM (KL)Kenya Airways (KQ)Kenya Airways (KQ)Korean Air (KE)Korean Air (KE)
    Middle East Airlines (ME)Middle East Airlines (ME)Saudia (SV)Saudia (SV)TAROM (RO)TAROM (RO)
    Vietnam Airlines (VN)Vietnam Airlines (VN)Xiamen Airlines (MF)Xiamen Airlines (MF)  

    Etihad Airways Partner

    Access for eligible customers traveling on the following Etihad Airways Partner member airlines only.

    Alitalia (AZ)Alitalia (AZ)    

  • KLM Crown Lounge at Houston, TX - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) welcomes:

    • Air France and KLM Business Class passengers departing on a same-day flight.
    • Flying Blue Gold and Platinum members departing on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member, in any class of service (+1 guest)
    • Flying Blue Silver members departing on a same-day flight operated by Air France, in any class of service, for a fee payable in cash or miles.
    • International First and Business Class passengers departing on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member.
    • SkyTeam Elite Plus members departing on or connecting to/from a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member, in any class of service (+1 guest)
    Notes:
    • Guests must be traveling on any flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline. Member must remain with the guests at all times during the visit.
    • Lounge access will be provided only at your departure airport and not on arrival, unless you are connecting to a domestic flight or other qualifying international flight.
    View detailed access rules at skyteam.com and klm.com


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  • Overall Rating:
    3 comments

    1. DaveD

      Comfortable lounge with booze and snacks. Good wifi. We went in the morning and they had biscuits, fruit and some other packaged snacks. Beer, wine and booze. Several chairs and outlets.

    2. loungereview.com Post author

      A pleasant and well maintained lounge with finger food and an enjoyable drink selection. It’s on the small side, and the views on the concourse are bleak, but seating is comfortable and power outlets plentiful.

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