February 6, 2017

Review: Air France Lounge Hall 3, Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

Trip to Dominica and the French West Indies

A few weeks ago, Mike and I were on a trip again and this time, we explored three small islands in the Caribbean. First, we flew from Paris to Fort de France in Martinique where we stayed for two nights. From there, we took the ferry from Saint-Pierre to Roseau, Dominica where we were hosted by our travel partner in their lovely lodge for five nights. From Roseau, we took the ferry to Pointe-Γ -Pitre, Guadeloupe and stayed there for three nights before flying back to Paris. Both Martinique and Guadeloupe are overseas regions of France so it was like traveling within Europe as no passport control was required. Obviously, they speak French although English was also spoken in restaurants and hotels. In Dominica, we met Norun, owner of the beautiful Hibiscus Valley Inn. While there, we did different tours including a visit to the Cabrits National Park and Kalinago Center among others, and did one of the coolest water activities I've known, river tubing 😊 We definitely had fun during this trip and hopefully we would be back again to explore more of the Caribbean islands in the future πŸ˜‰



Review: Air France Lounge Hall 3, Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
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Air France Lounge Hall 3, Paris Orly Airport

Date of visit: January 22, 2017

Location: Terminal Ouest Hall 3 level 2, near gates 31A-F
Access: Air France La Premiere passengers departing on a same-day flight; Air France and KLM Business Class passengers departing on a same-day flight; Air France Premium Economy Class passengers departing on a same-day flight, for a fee payable in cash or miles; Air France 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; 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
Opening hours: Daily, 5:30am to 10pm

Elevator to the Lounge


Reception Desk's Complimentary Chocolates

Complimentary chocolates from French delicatessen company Fauchon πŸ˜‰

Seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

There's a smaller seating area to the left of the reception

Lounge seating

Seating area

Dining

Slim soup, Croustillants

Salmon/Bacon/Dried tomato sandwiches, carrot salad

Goulibeur Croc Salè, Mon Village mini twist

Crackers, chocolate bread, macaroons, etc.

Cup noodles spicy flavor

Cream crackers, bread

Fruits

Bread, cheese and fruit salad

Espresso machine with different crackers and Valrhona mini chocolates 😍

A ref with  Malo Fromage Frais, Tropicana juices, Schweppes, Coke

Liquor and alcoholic drinks (Jack Daniels, Martini, Chivas Regal, etc.)

Liquor (Martinique Clement Rhum, Damoiseau Rhum, etc.)

Champagne, white wine and red wine

Billecart-Salmon Brut πŸ‘

View

Partial view of tarmac

CONCLUSION

After taking the elevator to the second floor, we were immediately greeted by the staff at the reception desk and after scanning our boarding passes, we looked for a place to sit as the lounge was a bit busy. There is a smaller seating area to the left of the reception while the main seating area where the buffet area is also located, is to the right of it. We found a small seating section in the corner of the lounge with a partial view of the tarmac and decided to settle there. The buffet had good offerings and the sandwiches and soup according to Mike were very good. I had some Malo Fromage as well as some yogurt and Tropicana juice which was perfect as I was not really hungry. They also had cup noodles although they only had the spicy flavor which was not for me. Beside the espresso machine were Valrhona mini chocolates which reminded me of Qatar Airways business class since it is the same chocolate they are giving on their flights πŸ˜‰ There are no toilets inside the lounge although you can use the airport's toilet two levels down. Wifi is complimentary although there are no work stations. Lastly, a staff went around serving Billecart-Salmon Brut champagne which I have not experienced in any of the lounges I have visited in the past so this is definitely a big plus. Overall, this lounge is an average business class lounge offering good food and drinks selection although to have a staff go around the lounge to serve champagne to each guest is definitely a big plus πŸ‘


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