I was back at the Brussels Airport and had only a few minutes to use the Brussels Airline Business Lounge in Pier (Terminal) B. I was only there long enough to take a few photo’s (I didn’t take any photo’s when I was there in May) and remember why I didn’t like the lounge the first time I was there. I was connecting from a United flight from EWR to a Brussels Air flight to Moscow (DME). Both flights were in Terminal B (Non-Schengen), but it was a long walk to reach the lounge from the Moscow gate (was bus gate, level 0) and I only had 45 minutes before my flight left.
The lounge was not as busy this time, but still felt crowded. This was also the same time of day as when I was there in May, when all the North American flights leave (Air Canada, US Air, United). Not much different from this visit and four months ago. The lounge looks like it is in need of a remodel, and had small food offerings. Breakfast items were still available and consisted of croissants, yogurt, coffee/espresso machine, juice, some rolls and butter, and whole fruit. There is a large refrigerator with plenty of bottled water, soft drinks and Belgium Beer’s.
Free Wi-fi is available but there were only a few newspapers and magazines to look through. There is no toilet in the lounge, you have to use the one down the hall, but there is a place to store luggage and hang a jacket. The two girls at reception were slightly nicer than my last visit (don’t think the same people).
They do cram a lot of seats into the lounge. Which may be the reason it feels so crowded. The one nice thing about the lounge is there is a window with views of the tarmac and some of the chairs are facing the window. I have also heard their lounge (Sunrise Lounge) in Terminal T is newer and much nicer.
Outside these photo’s you can read a more detailed review of the Brussels Airline’s Business Class Lounge from a prior post;