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Air France Montreal YUL Lounge

Review: Air France Lounge – Montreal-Trudeau YUL

YUL
Lounge Air France-KLM
Lounge Access Method American Express Platinum Card
Terminal International
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Here is our review on the Air France Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, completely renovated in 2021.

Air France is increasingly developing in Canada.

After the announcement of the partnership with American Express for the conversion of Membership Rewards points to Flying Blue miles, and the plans to serve Pointe-à-Pitre from Montreal, here comes the opening of a completely renovated lounge at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport.

Location

The Air France Lounge is located near gate 57. Registration is done on level 2 (departure level).

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Right away, you can feel the “chic” aspect of the Air France lounge.

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You can go up the stairs or take an elevator to get to level 3.

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Entrance to the Air France Lounge

Once the elevator doors open, we find a transformed lounge.

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The table is set: an imposing replica of the Concorde welcomes you, as do sofas coloured as the tricolour airline.

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Work and relaxation area

On the left, you can put your belongings in secure lockers if you wish.

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There is a work area with a raised desk facing the tarmac.

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Further on, a more cosy space allows you to isolate yourself.

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Moreover, a part is reserved for the most elite customers of the company (and for VIPs).

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Dining area

In the largest part of the lounge is the catering area.

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Two buffets are available: one for hot or cold drinks, the other for the meal.

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Food is available 2 hours before the departure of the first Air France KLM flight. Having arrived a little early, I was still able to ask for a hot mini-sandwich.

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At the appointed time, the waiters fed the buffet. Here, it is possible to serve yourself directly (unlike other lounges having table services during the COVID-19 period).

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There is a selection of cold dishes:

  • Charcuterie
  • Cheese
  • Fruit
  • Niçoise Salad
  • Goat cheese and sun-dried tomato salad
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And hot dishes:

  • Basque chicken
  • Beef bourguignon
  • Piperade
  • Cassoulet with white beans
  • Mashed potatoes
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It is also possible to have a drink at the bar: I chose a glass of champagne.

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For dinner, you can sit down near the buffet.

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Also enjoy the large tables with wireless power to charge your phone.

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Or in a space more like a restaurant.

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Showers

The Air France Lounge has many toilets and 3 showers (including one for people with reduced mobility).

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This is a real plus for this lounge in order to be “fresh” before taking a transatlantic flight at night, after a day of work in the city.

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Access to the Air France Lounge

Available to passengers travelling in business class with Air France-KLM – or a Skyteam airline – on an international flight, you can also enter with some credit cards available in Canada.

Actually, Platinum Cardmembers® or Business Platinum Cardmembers® from American Express can access it for free (with a guest and up to 2 children).

One of the benefits of these cards is that they offer access to the Plaza Premium lounges – of which the Air France lounge is a member.

Also, until June 2022, Visa Infinite Privilege credit cardholders – and some Visa Infinite credit cardholders – can access the Plaza Premium Lounges.

Here are some of them:

Through an agreement between Visa and DragonPass (a network of lounges), cardholders have 6 annual visits to DragonPass lounges (as well as 6 visits to Priority Pass lounges).

Conclusion

The Air France Lounge is without a doubt one of the best options in this part of Montreal-Trudeau International Airport for international flights.

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, the National Bank Lounge and the Desjardins Odyssey Lounge are located in this terminal.

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