Inside Europe’s first Oneworld alliance-branded lounge in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Just last month, the Oneworld alliance made history by opening its first-ever Oneworld-branded lounge in South Korea’s Incheon International Airport (ICN). This marked a significant milestone for the alliance, which has been working to enhance the passenger experience for its members around the world. This was just the beginning of a series of new lounges that Oneworld has planned to open in strategic locations across the globe.

On Wednesday, Oneworld opened the doors of its second lounge, and the first in Europe, for a special sneak peek. This new lounge is located in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, one of the busiest airports in Europe. The opening of this lounge is a testament to Oneworld’s commitment to providing a world-class lounge experience for its passengers.

The Oneworld Lounge Amsterdam is located in the non-Schengen Area of Schiphol Airport, near the D gates. The entrance to the lounge can be a bit tricky to find, but passengers can follow the signs to Lounge 41 and take the stairs or elevator to the entrance. The lounge is open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., providing passengers with a comfortable space to relax and unwind before their flight.

To access the Oneworld Lounge Amsterdam, passengers must be flying in first or business class on one of the eight Oneworld airlines that operate out of Schiphol. Alternatively, passengers with Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire elite status can also access the lounge, regardless of their cabin class. This means that American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum status holders and above, as well as British Airways Executive Club Silver members and above, can enjoy the amenities of the lounge.

The layout of the Oneworld Lounge Amsterdam is designed to provide passengers with a comfortable and stylish space to relax before their flight. The lounge spans over 5,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 118 passengers. The design of the lounge is inspired by Amsterdam, with custom lighting pieces that reflect the city’s iconic canal bridges.

The lounge features a variety of seating options, including bar stools, couches, individual armchairs, and dining tables. There are also booth-style seating areas for passengers who need a more private space to work or dine. The lounge also has a unique area at the back with individual armchairs facing the wall, providing a quirky spot for aviation enthusiasts to enjoy the views of the apron and runways.

In terms of amenities, the Oneworld Lounge Amsterdam offers modern shower rooms, fast and free Wi-Fi, and European power outlets at almost every seat. While there are no USB ports available, passengers can use European-style plugs to charge their devices. The lounge also features a buffet with a selection of hot and cold snacks, as well as a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Overall, the opening of the Oneworld Lounge Amsterdam is a significant milestone for the alliance and for passengers traveling through Schiphol Airport. The lounge provides a comfortable and stylish space for eligible passengers to relax and unwind before their flight. With more Oneworld-branded lounges planned for the future, passengers can look forward to a world-class lounge experience at key airports around the world.

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