I organized a run for Delta Medallion Qualification Dollars on Delta’s SkyTeam partner, AeroMexico, involving back-to-back trips from ORD to Lima, Peru (LIM) via Mexico City, Mexico.  Before starting the run, I visited the Air France/KLM lounge in Terminal 5 at ORD.

Lounge entrance between Gates 7 and 8.

In addition to Priority Pass customers, the AF/KLM lounge serves SkyTeam airlines, several other airlines, and other lounge membership groups.20180111_133258


The check-in desk is right behind the entrance.  To the right is a long room with seating and the food and beverage area.


To the left of the desk is a smaller room with comfortable seating and a work area.  After grabbing things to eat and drink, try this area of the lounge for comfort and seclusion.20180111_134913_resized20180111_135009_resized20180111_135120_resized

All seating areas enjoy views of the runways and activity at several gates in Terminal 5.

Food and Beverages

Liquor selection and snack dispensers
Juice, beer, wine and other cold beverages

The lounge has hot and cold food and an assortment of snacks and cereals.  On this visit the cold sandwiches looked like the best bet.

Chicken alfredo and spicy tofu, noodles, and assorted vegetables in peanut sauce.  I visited late in the evening and the hot entrees were not at their best appearance and flavor.
The sandwiches looked really fresh and tasty
Snacks and instant foods

Other Services

This lounge has good WiFi and plenty of electrical outlets.  The agents can assist with SkyTeam related questions and make boarding announcements for SkyTeam airlines.  On the negative side, the lounge has no showers and the restrooms are located on the concourse.

Overall Impression

The lack of showers and interior restrooms is a let down, but if you are primarily interested in a quiet place with good food and beverages the Air France/KLM lounge at ORD Terminal 5 will definitely satisfy those requirements.