At Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, Priority Pass offers access to four lounges – two at Terminal 1, and one each at Terminal 2A and 2D. While taking a flight to Vienna with Austrian Airlines last week after the first Air France 787 flight, I had a chance to look into the lounge at Terminal 2D – Sheltair Lounge.
To get to the lounge, you you have to turn right opposite to gate 56, and then take the stairs located across from the passport control booths.
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Being the only lounge in Terminal 2D, besides offering access to Priority Pass members, the lounge is also available for premium passengers of airlines using Terminal 2D including Austrian Airlines, Finnair, Air Baltic, and CSA Czech Airlines among others.
Sheltair Lounge, just like the vast majority of third-party lounges, is simple yet sufficient. This is especially the case since most of the flights departing from Terminal 2D are short-haul.
When you enter the lounge, there is an open space followed by the reception. Across from the welcome desk is a magazine rack which separates the reception from one of the lounge’s seating areas.
There are several seating areas. Both open areas and areas offering privacy – by the orientation of the seats and by the use of various items as partitions – are available.
Besides the typical sofa chairs, there are also bench-like seats which also act as partitions, as well as some bar stools.
At the very back of the lounge is a not-so-comfortably looking workspace consisting of counter-height chairs and a small dining area.
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Food & Drinks Selection
In the dining area, there is a main counter and a separate bread counter.
At the bread counter, there are several types of bread and pastries to choose from, as well as some marmalades to go with it.
The main area includes fridges with sodas and beer, juices (orange, grape, apple, grapefruit), as well as ham and cheese cuts.
There is also the obligatory coffee machine and selection of tea, as well as some alcohol. Potato chips are offered as a snack.
At the time of my visit (around 8:30AM), there were no hot meals.
While the Sheltair Lounge is fairly basic, it still offers sufficient comfort to relax in prior to a short intra-European flight. The seating areas are comfortable (although I would welcome regular working desks rather than the counter-style workspace). The selection of snacks and cold meals could be better, but the French pastries are great.
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