Due to the severe storms rocking Europe for the couple of weeks we were there, our British Airways flight to London and back to DFW was cancelled and we had to reroute the trip via Madrid. It was great that the agent on the phone was able to reroute us given that flight options were disappearing even as we spoke to the BA agent on the phone. One of the options had us departing within 2 hours of the phone call, but that wasn’t possible because I was 30 km from Lisbon photographing the Vasco de Gama Bridge.
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The Lounge (OPEN DAILY from 5 am – 10pm)
Anyway by the time I got back and we rescheduled our flights it was now time to head to the airport. Tired and quite ready for some breakfast I headed to the ANA lounge at Lisbon Portela Airport. The lounge is actually located right above the main area of the airport. We were admitted upon presenting our Iberia boarding passes, but the lounge is also available to Priority Pass card holders as well as business class passengers on certain Star Alliance and international carriers.
The lounge is quite modern and offers a wide assortment of seating with projector style screens on the walls.
Drinks offered in the lounge include coffee, tea, soft drinks, and some mid tier alcohols. Nothing out of this world, but the drinks are pretty solid for a priority pass lounge. As a teetotaler, I’m not complaining.
Wi-Fi at the lounge is pretty fast and there are showers in the lounge for use (ask the front desk). They also have a few workspaces in the back which look like great places to work and record some videos.
Final Thoughts: The ANA lounge in Lisbon is certainly one of the best Priority Pass Lounges I’ve seen in Europe recently with regard to amenities, seating, and design. I would definitely stop by here again given that it isn’t far from the gates and the seating areas near the gates always seem to be so crowded. I’m sure if there were a little more light outside, you can watch some planes taking off and landing.
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ANA Lounge (Priority Pass) Lisbon Portela Airport