- Complimentary snacks
- Complimentary soups
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Air conditioning
The Korean Air KAL Lounge at Tokyo’s Narita airport Terminal 1 welcomes the airline’s premium passengers, SkyTeam Elite Plus passengers, as well as members of popular airport lounge access programs such as Priority Pass
The KAL Lounge is located by gate 26, next to the Narita TraveLounge, and a five minute walk from the security checkpoint.
Korean Air KAL Lounge NRT design
The Korean Air KAL Lounge at Tokyo-Narita airport sports an eclectic modern décor with hardwood floors, angular shapes, and designer furniture in a bold and disconcerting mix of styles and colors. Guests have their choice of individual chairs with side tables, egg chairs, or dining tables in an open space layout. A long window wall reveals views of the tarmac and lets plenty of daylight in.
As the only option for Priority Pass members inside security, the KAL Lounge is wildly popular. The design aims at packing in as many customers as possible; most seats feel exposed and offer little to no privacy. While tables are ubiquitous, they’re merely large enough to accommodate a book and a glass, leaving laptop users without any comfortable options. The only power outlets are located along the wall.
The brightly lit and resolutely modern bar and buffet area is the highlight of the design, with touches reminiscent of the Korean Airlines KAL Lounge at Seoul-Incheon Airport Concourse A.
Due to its generous access rules and popularity with Priority Pass users, the KAL Lounge is constantly busy, and often noisy. The staff appears to be in to rush to pick up trash, cups, and plates, making the space sometimes look neglected.
By the window is a small cordoned-off section reserved for First Class passengers, with haphazardly placed chairs flanked by miniature side tables.
Merely separated from the rest of the club by a mesh curtain, the First Class section feels oddly exposed, is no quieter than the rest of the lounge, and also lacks power outlets and workspaces. There are no amenities besides a magazine rack. On the upside, customers benefit from additional personal space, leather chairs, and a front-row view on the tarmac. The First Class section sits unused outside Korean Airlines flight times, compounding crowding in the main lounge area.
Korean Air KAL Lounge NRT amenities
Primarily designed for short-haul travel to Seoul a mere two hours away, the Korean Air KAL Lounge at Tokyo-Narita airport offers a set of essential amenities.
The food offering consists exclusively of light snacks, including pastries and croissants (even outside breakfast time), onigiri (stuffed rice balls), and cup noodles. There are no hot items.
Soft drinks include soda, tea, espresso, as well as water in individual portions—an odd but typical feature of Korean Air lounges worldwide, which is neither convenient nor environment-friendly.
Alcoholic beverages include beer—served by a smart automated dispenser which automatically tilts chilled glasses for a perfect pour—as well as wine, liquor, and sake.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout. Other amenities include a large VIP room, a selection of newspapers and magazines, and a spacious bathroom with an oversized handicapped and baby changing stall.
Korean Air KAL Lounge NRT bottom line
Featuring a mildly attractive decor, a noisy environment, and limited amenities, the Korean Air KAL Lounge at Tokyo-Narita airport is by far the least exciting airline club at Terminal 1.
SkyTeam premium and elite customers who don’t mind a brisk walk to Satellite 2 may consider using the much larger and better appointed Delta Sky Club as an alternative. For Priority Pass members, however, the KAL Lounge is the only option inside security, and a superior alternative to the various pay-in lounges that dot the airport, thus its popularity.
Korean Air KAL Lounge at Tokyo - Narita (NRT) welcomes:
- First Class passengers departing on a same-day Korean Air flight.
- Prestige Class passengers departing on a same-day Korean Air flight.
- Korean Air SKYPASS Million Miler Club and Morning Calm Premium Club members (+1 guest)
- Korean Air SKYPASS Morning Calm Club members (with restrictions, see link below for details.)
- 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)
- 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.
You may have access to Korean Air KAL 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 any SkyTeam member airline.
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