Aer Lingus will be opening their newly refreshed lounge at Dublin Airport on 1 September 2021. This is the first big update to this lounge since it opened back in 2010.

While some pictures had managed to leak, nobody really knew what was going on. Was it going to be a total renovation or not? Happily the wait is over.

Aer Lingus Dublin Lounge Video

Members of the Aer Lingus frequent flyer programme, AerClub, are going to be quite happy with the refresh. It looks like there is more division of the space, and the previously little used computer work desks have been replaced with seating.

Device charging is now available at every seat, which reflects the change in passenger needs over the last decade. Wi-Fi continues to be available free.

People travelling will now be able to scan a QR code and choose items from the menu. The video specifically mentions sandwiches, so they probably haven’t suddenly gone gourmet. Even so, that will be nice and the self-service area remains available also.

Access to the Aer Lingus lounge in Dublin is free for AerClub Silver, Platinum and Concierge members. Transatlantic business class passengers and those riding in AerSpace within Europe, plus British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver members travelling to London Heathrow or London Gatwick only are also allowed in at no cost. All others can pay €30 to access the lounge on flying day.

Overall Thoughts

A change is as good as a holiday as the old saying goes, and the refresh of the Aer Lingus Dublin lounge looks good. It’s hardly a groundbreaking and cutting edge total redesign, but it looks more contemporary than before.

I’m pleased they are keeping the barista coffee available as well. That always reminds me of the Qantas lounges in Australia, where there is always a quickly moving queue of people looking for coffee.

What do you think of the video showing the lounge? Are you impressed or not so impressed? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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