Review: Air China Business Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport

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I stayed in the terminal for what felt like an eternity after my immigration issues. When the check in desks opened, I was more than happy. At check in, the agent directed all premium class passengers to the BGS Premier Lounge located next to gate E19. While walking there, I noticed an Air China Lounge adjacent to the BGS Lounge. I had access to the Air China Lounge in the following ways: 1) traveling on a premium class ticket on a Star Alliance member 2) as a Star Alliance Gold Member (thanks to my United Airlines’ Platinum status). Next stop, Air China Business Class Lounge.

Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge

I made my way up the escalator to the entrance (there is an elevator for people with a baggage cart). The agent scanned my pass and directed me into the lounge on the left. I really needed a shower and the long day of travel, so I asked if showers were available, they were. The agent pointed me to the elevators on the right and told me to go to the first floor. Sweet!

After exiting the elevator, the showers are located to the left. On the right is a service hallway. I walked in and asked for a shower room. The agent smiled and said, ‘anywhere with the door open’. I took the first shower room on the left.

Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge Shower
Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge Shower

It was just the perfect size.

Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge Shower

There was also a wide range of amenities available.

Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge Shower
Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge Shower

Air China Business Class Lounge

Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge

Air China Business Class Lounge

I took my time in the shower because I did not know when I would be able to shower next. Before long, I was ready to check out the lounge. I bid farewell to the shower agent and took the elevator back to the third floor.

I asked for The WiFi name and password. I was pointed over to kiosk where you have to scan your boarding before you are given a unique username and password.

The first thing you notice about the lounge is how much seating is available. I have been in many lounges but I think this one wins in the size category based on volume.

Air China Business Class Lounge Seating
Air China Business Class Lounge

Air China Business Class Lounge

At the far side of the lounge were huge windows that provided views of the parking ramp. I wished that it was light outside for better views.

Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge Ramp Views

There is a circular art room in the middle of the lounge.

Air China Business Class Lounge

A theater area is located directly across from the shower elevator.

Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge TV Room

The food area is located just behind the art room. There was a selection of cold snacks, self-serve drinks (coffee, juice, water, soda, and beer), and a food attendant who made me some stop taking pictures.

Air China Business Class Lounge
Air China Business Class Lounge Drink Station

I grabbed some water and orange juice. The lounge was not crowded at this point. I tried to connect to the internet for at least 15 minutes before I realized that part of my username was on the next line. 😂 I will blame that on jet lag. The internet was slowwwwww. The only website that I could get to load was ESPN. This is when large crowds started rolling into the lounge.

I had enough of the lounge at this point. The BGS Lounge deserved a visit before i boarded to Singapore. I was able to take the following video before I left.

Final Word

The Air China Business Class Lounge was spacious and provided a place to relax after sitting in the busy terminal for hours. The shower room was much appreciated. The lack of hot food options left a lot to be desired. I left the lounge with some time to spare before boarding so that I could have a look inside the BGS Premier Lounge.

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