OW Lounge in Milan/Munich?

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  1. Optics

    Optics Member

    Mar 14, 2006
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    Hi, In June I will be visiting Genoa, and my itinerary takes me via Milan on the way there and Munich on the way back, both airports I have not been to before. I would be interested to know what the lounge situation is in these airports. I am QF WP.

    Milan - flying in LH in J, departing on Air Alps Aviation metal with a Alitalia flt no. in Y (both Terminal 1). Only have 1.5 hours or so.

    Munich - flying in and out LH In J (both Terminal 2). Only have 1 hour.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated :) .
     

  2. spiggy_topes

    spiggy_topes Member

    Nov 9, 2006
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    I was in the Milan OW lounge a couple of weeks ago. Quiet and uncrowded and much nicer than LHR , but that might have been the time of day (3-5 pm). The usual open bar, UK papers, filled rolls etc. No internet PCs though (or at least I couldn't find one).
     
  3. Optics

    Optics Member

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    Thanks for the info. I will be there between 9 and 10.30 am, so it will hopefully be reasonably quiet then as well. I know I shouldn't consider the open bar at that time of day, but as I will have been travelling for about 24 hours or so by then, my body clock will be in its usual confused state and I probably will ;) .
     
  4. spiggy_topes

    spiggy_topes Member

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    And why not. If I've come off an overnight flight with little sleep and the kindly Qantas lady offers me some champagne on an 8.00 am flight back to Brisbane it seems like a great idea - and makes the trip go faster.

    Years ago a well travelled friend told me of the two options for long-haul flights:

    1/ Drink water and fluids, eat lightly, try and sleep, arrive feeling terrible
    2/ Drink everything alcoholic on offer, fall unconcious, arrive feeling terrible

    The result is the same in both cases, but the second option is undoubtedly more fun.
     
  5. Optics

    Optics Member

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    I'm definitely an option number 2 man myself. I've even got an afternoon and evening to myself before I start working in Genoa, so don't need to be fully fit when I land :D .
     
  6. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    Booze in the lounge....
    Lots of water, and just try to sleep.
    Regardless of intake of alcohol it seem to tbe the sleep that helps for me most of the time, last trip i never even got jet lagged Aust to Europe, and neither on the way back, keeping busy helps and lots of beer at night to facilitate sleep ;)

    E
     
  7. serfty

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    I don't think you would have ANY access to a "oneworld" lounge.

    An LH J lounge, possibly, in Munich ...
     
  8. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    I agree. There is no QF lounge to use the WP privileges. In economy I doubt that Alps Aviation provides any lounge access.

    In Munich there is of course LH lounge options in both schengen and non-schengen zones. For MUC-MIL will be schengen. For MUC-xxx depends on where xxx is.

    BTW Milan has several airports. Which one(s) are you using? MXP, LIN, BGY?
     
  9. spiggy_topes

    spiggy_topes Member

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    Good point. I went to MXP (Malpensa) on BA. Be aware: it's miles outside Milan and the taxi costs a fortune (80+ euros to the town centre). But there is a perfectly good airport train from one of the central railway stations that only costs 11 euros (and is quicker, and doesn't subject you to Italian pop all the way).

    Wikipedia says, alarmingly: "Because of flight delays and inconvenience, Malpensa has been dubbed the worst major airport in Europe by the EU oversight committee governing airports"

    Didn't seem that bad. Maybe I was just lucky!
     
  10. Optics

    Optics Member

    Mar 14, 2006
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    Well I hope I am as well, cause it is MXP I am flying through. But I am only transitting, so no worry about taxi costs.

    Thanks for all the info.
     
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