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 three 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 – Concourse A

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 super 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 a finding some decent food, wifi and beverages in a Priority Pass lounge will be a piece of cake.

 

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