Tokyo for the New Year: Oneworld Lounge Zurich Airport (ZRH)

Austrian Airlines Business Class Chicago to Vienna
Austrian Airlines Business Class Schengen Lounge Vienna
Austrian Airlines Regional Business Class Vienna to Prague
Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Prague to Istanbul
Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul
Turkish Airlines Business Class Istanbul to Tokyo Narita
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel
Ushigoro
Hilton Narita
Narita-san Shinsho-ji
Swiss Business Class Tokyo Narita to Zurich
Park Hyatt Zurich
Oneworld Lounge Zurich Airport
Swiss Business Lounge Zurich Airport
Austrian Airlines Regional Business Class Zurich to Vienna
Austrian Airlines Business Class Vienna to Chicago


Through Priority Pass, you’re supposed to have access to the oneworld, SkyTeam, and Dnata lounges at the Zurich airport. All three lounges are right next to each other, and it seems like they share a lounge dragon. Since I had a little bit of time to spend at the airport, I decided to check out these lounges, although the lounge agent was very reluctant to let me use these lounges when I held a business class ticket on Swiss Airlines.

Sign to the lounges

Sign to the lounges

Eventually, she relented, and she let me into the oneworld lounge (the three lounges seemed pretty much identical). You’re supposed to get a wifi code at the desk, and it’s only valid for one hour, but the lounge dragon didn’t give me one, and I didn’t want to annoy her further, so I just  went into the lounge to check it out.

Seating in the oneworld lounge

Seating in the oneworld lounge

The lounge isn’t huge, but it had tons of seating, which is always appreciated in any lounge. There were a couple of different seating options, and it all seemed clean and well-designed.

More seating

More seating

More seating

More seating

I was there quite early in the morning, and I didn’t eat anything before getting to the airport, so I was hunting for food. There were two holders for hot food, but there was nothing in them during the time that I was in the lounge. I’m not sure what they get filled with later in the day, if anything.

Empty hot food holders

Empty hot food holders

Instead, I satisfied myself with some breads and jam, but I really wanted Nutella, which was nowhere to be found.

Breakfast foods

Breakfast foods

Breakfast foods

Breakfast foods

They did have a reasonable drink selection, but I just stuck with water given the early hour.

Drinks

Drinks

Liquors

Liquors

Wines

Wines

Overall, the lounge was good for a lounge accessible via Priority Pass, but the biggest issue I could see with the lounge was the limit on wifi use. What kind of airport lounge doesn’t offer free unlimited wifi? Otherwise, it seemed like a nice place to rest and catch up on some work, provided that you only need 60 minutes of internet.

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