Review: Air France Lounge – Houston Intercontinental Airport

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I had a short flight aboard a United Airlines ERJ-175 from Dallas.  Since I have reviewed the airplane, I will not being do so again.  After arriving in Houston, I made my way towards the departure gate in Terminal D because I had what was supposed to be a short layover. The inbound aircraft from Beijing was delayed so I had a few hours to waste.  I decided to check out the Air France Lounge, which happened to be right next to my gate.

Air France Lounge - Houston

I have visited almost every lounge at Houston Intercontinental Airport.  The lounges are listed below in no particular order:

Landry’s Seafood
American Express Centurion Lounge
United Club – Terminal E
KLM Royal Crown Lounge
Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar

The Air France Lounge had a very understated exterior.  There was a doorbell on the left of the door that I had to ring to gain access to the lounge.

Air France Lounge - Houston

The front desk was immediately to the left after I entered.  Two friendly attendants welcomed me into the lounge.  I provided my Priority Pass Card and boarding pass.  After some small talk, I was in the lounge.  My first thought of the lounge was that it was small.  It was just a bit bigger than the Tocumen Royal Saloon Lounge.  There was a small seating area next to the front desk.

Air France Lounge - Houston

To the right of the desk was a small hallway that led to the dining area.  Before making it through the hallway, I passed a semi-private seating area.  The entire lounge was quiet, but this offered families a comfortable place to relax.

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Air France Lounge - Houston

The dining area was the biggest section of the lounge.  There were quite a few seating options.  I enjoyed the natural light in this area from the huge windows.

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The food area was small, but offered a few different options.  Cheese, hummus, assorted wraps, and a couple of other dishes were available.

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Just past the food was the drink station.  There was a coffee machine with quite a few options, as well as assorted teas. A beverage cooler was available with sodas, juice, and beer.  Complimentary wine and liquor was available as well.

Air France Lounge - Houston

I grabbed a wrap and beer then played Tetris for a bit.  During this time, I met this wonderful woman who was traveling to Panama with her son.  They had a summer home just north of Panama City.  I thought it was cool they had property in another country.

Final Word

While the Air France Lounge was small, I enjoyed my time there.  The staff was friendly and attentive throughout my stay.  The food options were limited, but enough to hold guests over.  The best thing about the lounge was the lack of noise, it calmed me while I waited for departure.

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