I flew China Airlines’ Premium Business Class between San Francisco and Taipei, and reviewed the airline’s lounges in both airports.
Here are my reviews of the KAL Lounge at Jeju International Airport (CJU) and the Korean Air First Class Lounge at Incheon Airport (ICN).
The British Airways Terraces lounge at SFO is located after security in International Terminal A, between gates A4 and A6. I’ve visited this particular lounge a handful of times in recent years, which is jointly shared by British Airways and Korean Air passengers.
After landing, the other passengers either continued onward to their final destinations or headed toward immigration to enter Hong Kong. I was doing neither, since I was basically going to spend the next nine hours hanging out in the airport lounge, only to return to where I had just come form. While that may seem incredibly boring to some, I couldn’t have been more excited.
We disembarked and navigated out way over to the Etihad Premium Lounge. While the First Class Lounge is under construction, there was a small section in this lounge roped off for First Class passengers. However, the section was filled so we ended up finding a seat elsewhere near the bar.
Our flight wasn’t scheduled until 8P, so even with a late check-out time of 3PM, it still left several hours to kill. We mulled over the various options, but ultimately decided to just head over to the airport early. Besides, if you had to spend time at an airport, Changi is probably the best place to do that. We had about an hour left and had exhausted all of the options in that terminal, so we decided to hop into the Premier Lounge to relax. This lounge was part of the Lounge Club network, and I used my two free passes that come with the Chase Ink card since they were about to expire.