February 8, 2017

Review: Air France Lounge, Pointe-à-Pitre Airport (PTP)

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-à-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 😉



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Air France Lounge, Pointe-à-Pitre Airport

Date of visit: February 1, 2017

Location: By boarding gates, near Gate 7
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, 2pm to 6pm; 2pm to 9:05pm

Pointe-à-Pitre Airport

Airport exterior

Departures Hall

Duty Free shops

Lounge Entrance

Lounge entrance

Lounge Access 

List of Skyteam member airlines

Lounge Reception

Lounge reception

Seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Dining

Boudin (Blood Sausage), Boudin Blanc, Madeleine snacks, Banana Patty

Fresh fruit kebab, bread and butter, cold cuts, yogurt sauce with herbs

Cooked ham, salami, emmental, Gouda, vegetable sticks, melon and copa kebab

Little toasted ham-cheese sandwich, Chicken Samousas, Chicken/figs Skewer, Boudin

Ref with Coke, Juices, Evian, Capes, Perrier, Carib beer, Heineken beer

Rhums

Wines and champagne

Chateau Peychaud Cotes De Bourg 2014

Domaine du Vieux Vauvert Vouvray 2014

Pigoudet

Champagne Mercier Brut

Espresso machine, tea

Work & Entertainment

Magazines, local and international newspapers

There is also a small TV room and wifi is complimentary throughout the lounge.

Comfort Room

Comfort room

Toilet

Accessible toilet

CONCLUSION

Upon entering the lounge, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist and after scanning our boarding passes, she handed us a small paper with the wifi code. After passing the reception area, there's a big dining area including a small buffet area and a small seating area in the end section. There's also some sort of a TV room located just after the reception area. During our stay, there was like maximum 10 guests in the lounge so I guess they don't usually have many guests in the evening which is Air France's second flight to Paris. The food and drinks offering were more or less what you'd find in a business class lounge which is average but still quite good for a small lounge. Wifi connection was fast which is a big plus. There are two toilets, one of which is accessible. Overall, a nice lounge with good food and drinks offering, fast wifi and friendly staff.


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