Our opinion on the lounge Aspire Lounge
In the vicinity of this lounge accessible only to passengers of certain airlines – or to holders of the American Express Card of PlatinumMD – there are several other lounges which are accessible to Priority Pass and LoungeKey members:
- Bidvest Premier Lounge
- Mashonzha Lounge
- Shongololo Lounge
For Star Alliance passengers, there is also the South African Airways International Premium Class Lounge. I will make the photo reports of these lounges later, having visited them all!
Useful information about the lounge
Access with a Canadian card .
It is possible to access this lounge Aspire Lounge (member of the Swissport Executive Lounges network) thanks to the PlatinumMD from American Express!
Indeed, by presenting your American Express Card of PlatinumMD, you, a guest and 2 children under 21 years old will be able to enter for free.
With your Platinum Card, you and your spouse as well as two children under the age of 21 or a travelling companion can enjoy free access to Swissport’s lounge Executive Lounges at no extra charge. To access the lounge, simply present your Platinum Card, a card for boarding indicating a confirmed reservation for same-day travel and government-issued photo identification.
The lounge Aspire Lounge is located after security in the International Terminal – A of Johannesburg Airport (JNB).
To find him, you have to go through Security and Passport Control. Then follow the signs to gates 7-18. Once you have passed through the Duty Free shop, the lounge will be on your left just before the escalators.
The lounge Aspire Lounge is open from 06:00 to 22:00 every day.
With the kids?
Access to the lounge is free for children under 2 years old.
A list of the main amenities offered in this lounge is provided below:
Digital card accepted
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We were passing by this lounge at the end of the year, hence the presence of Christmas decorations.
Our flight to Singapore took off in the late evening, we were here around 20:00, and at this time, the lounge is not very busy.
So it wasn’t very hard to find a place to relax in peace and quiet.
In the middle of the living room are many tables, close to the buffet.
Along the windows overlooking the inside of the terminal, high tables with international electrical connections.
At the bottom of the lounge, a quieter space where people had settled down to sleep.
The buffet consisted of many small international snacks: African, Asian, European.
In short, everyone could find something there and the quality of the dishes was good.
Concerning drinks, it is possible to ask the barman to serve you a glass of wine or spirits (free, but tips are appreciated 😉 ).
For hot drinks, two machines are available in the lounge. Juices are also available as well as soft drinks or water in the refrigerators below the buffet.
This lounge Aspire Lounge is a good choice if you’re travelling on a partner airline – or if you have an American Express Card of PlatinumMD!
Having also visited the South African Airways lounge I preferred the food offered in the lounge Aspire Lounge.