The Great Seoul/Incheon (ICN) Priority Pass Lounge Crawl, Part 2 – Concourse A

After dispatching the five Priority Pass Lounges in the Main Terminal during a six-hour layover at ICN,  it was on to the remaining lounges in Concourse A, the satellite terminal.

The Great Seoul/Incheon (ICN) Priority Pass Lounge Crawl, Part 1 – Main Terminal

Concourse A features three Priority Pass lounges, A Sky Hub Lounge, a KAL Lounge and an Asiana Lounge.  As with the Main Terminal, the best of the lot is the Asiana Business Class Lounge.  To access Concourse A, one must be on a flight departing from that concourse.

Asiana Business Class Lounge

The lounge is near Gate 119 on the 4th floor of Concourse A one level up from the gates.  The hours of operation are 06:00 – 22:00 daily.  The lounge offers the same services and amenities as the Main Terminal lounge, including wifi, TV, alcohol, snacks and hot food and showers.

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Food,beverages and dining area

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The assortment of alcoholic beverages is the same as the Main Terminal lounge.20170815_193911_resized

The lounge is ultra comfortable and relaxing.20170815_193519_resized

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It is a large lounge although low dividers break up the space so that it seems more intimate.

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Dividers create smaller spaces for sitting or viewing TV.

Some parts of lounge resemble a luxurious library.20170815_193801_resized

Sky Hub Lounge

The Sky Hub lounge on concourse A is also located near Gate 119 on the 4th floor.  It is open from 07:00 – 21:30 daily.  Sky Hub admits passengers without a Priority Pass membership for a $35 fee.

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This lounge is smaller than the Main Terminal lounge.

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Seating and food service area

The buffet is a variety of fruit, salads and entrees.20170815_195304_resized20170815_195455_resized

The lounge has a small business center with fax, copier and computer.20170826_154526_resized

KAL Lounge

Unlike the Main Terminal Korean Air Lounge, the KAL Lounge on Concourse A is in the Priority Pass network.20170815_201109_resized

The lounge is also located on the 4th floor of Concourse A.  The hours are 06:30 – 23:30. Twenty years ago this was a Delta lounge.  Then SkyTeam took it over before Korean Air adopted it.

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A sign near the entrance directs customers

Through all the ownership changes the decor stayed the same.  The lounge is bright, clean and modern.  I prefer the look and feel of the Asiana lounges but this is not bad for a change of pace.20170815_195811_resized 20170815_201229_resized

The food offerings have improved since the Delta days; however, the buffet at the Sky Hub and Asiana lounges looks better.

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Alcoholic beverages and snacks
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Buffet

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The lounge is essentially one large space.  For a little more privacy one can retreat to the TV lounge or smoking room.20170815_200342_resized

A unique feature of this lounge is a lockable cell phone charging station.

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Insert a phone, lock it and leave it.

The KAL lounge has the best airport views of the Concourse A lounges without a doubt.

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Main Terminal and taxiways from KAL Lounge

Final Thoughts

Eight lounges in two terminals in less than six hours was a challenge gladly accepted.  The Asiana lounges are the best of the bunch although all are good.  One thing is sure, no matter where your flight is departing from at ICN, finding some decent food, wifi and beverages in a Priority Pass lounge will be a piece of cake.

 

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