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Review of The Plaza Premium Lounge in Kuala Lumpur

To the point Check out our review of Kuala Lumpur Airport's Plaza Premium Lounge (KUL), which is available with select Canadian credit cards.

An accessible lounge with credit cards

The Plaza Premium Lounge (KUL – KLIA1) is accessible with a variety of Canadian credit cards through:

  • Priority Pass
  • LoungeKey
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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

The best credit cards offering Priority Pass

Priority Pass is an airport lounge network.

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Many credit cards offer Priority Pass membership as well as annual access to airport lounges.

Our selection:

The best credit cards offering LoungeKey

LoungeKey is a network of airport lounges, affiliated with Mastercard as part of its Mastercard Airport Experiences program.

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Several“World Elite”credit cards offer access to airport lounges. Our selection:

Useful information about the lounge

Location

The Plaza Premium Lounge is located after security in Terminal 1 (international departures) at Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL).

To find it, you have to go up to the Mezzanine level. The entrance is located near the C11-C17 gates.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours

The Plaza Premium Lounge is open 24 hours a day and is accessible for up to 3 hours before the scheduled departure of the flight.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

With the kids?

Access to the lounge is free for children under 2 years old.

Beyond this age, they are counted as a guest based on the level of Priority Pass membership offered by your credit card.

Amenities available

A list of the main amenities offered in this lounge is provided below:

Digital card accepted

Shower

Wi-Fi

Alcohol

Buffet

Refreshments

Any other lounges?

During our mini-RTW in one week, we were able to access this lounge when we left Kuala Lumpur for Singapore. In fact, we only spent a few minutes in this lounge to give you a glimpse, having preferred to maximize our 24-hour stopover in Kuala Lumpur.

The segment between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore (40 minutes flight) was in economy class on a Singapore Airlines A350. Although flights were available in business class earlier in the day (which was the travel class booked for our entire mini-RTW), the flight schedule we were interested in was only available in economic class.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

So our choice was limited to the lounges offered by our Priority Pass and LoungeKey subscriptions obtained with our credit cards: we had no access to other business class lounges on Star Alliance!

Our review of the Plaza Premium Lounge

After a 2-3 minute wait, we return to this Plaza Lounge in Kuala Lumpur, which is particularly busy at the end of the day.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

Near the entrance is a bar where you will have free access to alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

Although particularly busy, the lounge still has several seats in comfortable armchairs.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur
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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur
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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

From this Plaza Premium Lounge, beautiful views are offered on the tarmac, from where you can see the Airbus A350 that will take us to Singapore.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

Close to the entrance, there is a buffet separated into two sections.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

There are cold and hot dishes, as well as an assortment of different drinks.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

The buffet was mainly composed of Asian food. And alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur
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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur
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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur
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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur
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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur
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Plaza Premium Lounge - Kuala Lumpur

Conclusion

This Plaza Premium Lounge in Kuala Lumpur (international departures) allows you to eat and seat before your flight.

However, the fact that it is busy makes it noisy, which is not necessarily conducive to relaxation. This is to be considered if you have limited access to your credit card (such as the 6 annual pass offered by the Scotiabank Passport™ Visa Infinite*).

Since we have unlimited access to Priority Pass airport lounges with the Platinum Card® from American Express, it wasn’t a problem: we had a few drinks and snacks before heading to our gate to Singapore.

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