Lounge Review: Sky Lounge Schengen at Vienna International

Priority Pass: Sky Lounge Schengen at Vienna

At Vienna airport in Austria, Priority Pass offers access to four lounges – one for each Schengen and non-Schengen flights at both the old and the new terminal.

Prior to my Austrian flight to Paris to catch the first 787-9 flight of Air France, I had the chance to visit Sky Lounge in the Schengen part of the new terminal – at gates F.




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The lounge is right across from the non-Schengen Sky Lounge at gates G which is even visible through the Schengen lounge’s windows. While I have not visited the non-Schengen lounge yet, this review likely applies to both, since at the very least the seating is the same.

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Both of the lounges are accessed via stairs located right after security check.
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Signs pointing to both the “F” and “G” lounge.

Besides Priority Pass members, the lounge can also be accessed by premium passengers of select airlines as well as with a number of credit cards and other membership cards. The lounge also offers access to anyone willing to pay 29.5 EUR.

To get to the lounge, after clearing security for gates F & G, you have to take an escalator up a floor, and follow the signs for Sky Lounge. It is located at the end of a long hallway, next to the Austrian Airlines lounge.

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Entrance is located next to Austrian Airlines lounge.
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Entrance to Sky Lounge.

Lounge Overview

Right after entering the lounge, there is a wall with a magazine rack and a flight information display.

Turning right here leads to a dining area with a number of dining tables as well as a separate smaller room with lounging chairs and small tables.

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Magazine rack and FIDS at the entrance.
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Food and drink counter in the dining section.
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Main seating of the dining section.
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Slightly separated seating area in the dining section.

Turning left, one reaches the main seating area. The main seating consists of leather sofas arranged in squares separated by thin partitions which create some sense of privacy between the areas seating four to ten people.

There are other types of seating as well including a bright red chair and a number of relaxation chairs.

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Main seating area.
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A slightly “out of place” red seat.
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Relaxation chairs.

At the very back of the lounge, the non-Schengen version of the lounge is visible through a glass wall. There is also a massage chair in the far left corner of the lounge.

In the main seating area, there is also entrances into the restroom and shower room, and the smoking booth.

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Schengen lounge in the foreground, non-Schengen lounge behind the glass.
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Massage chair.
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The restroom, a pair of awkward seats, and a scooter.
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Smoking booth.

Finally, there is also a separate work space accessible from the main seating area.

The work space is very nicely done with five office desks, each with a pair of leather chairs. One of the desks is also equipped with a laptop.

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Entrance into the work space.
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Two desks on the right incl. a laptop.
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Three desks on the left.



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Food & Drink Selection

The main feature of the dining area mentioned above is a large counter. It is home to a selection of soups, salads, bread, snacks and fruits. There was also a tray for a hot meal, however, during my visit around 4PM, it was empty. Wine, juices, and fresh lemon and cucumber water are on the counter as well.

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Fruits and cakes.
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Bread selection.
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Soups.
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Cucumber and lemon water.
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Salads.
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Wines and juices.
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Sweet and salty snacks.

There is also a separate fridge and counter with more drinks. The fridge contains sodas in plastic bottles as well as a selection of beer and wine. The counter itself is home to coffee machines, tea, and a selection of alcoholic drinks.

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Drink counter and fridge.
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Tea and coffee corner.
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Alcoholic drinks.

Sky Lounge Schengen Vienna Summary

The selection of drinks and lighter snacks at the lounge is decent, and the soups are a big plus. Also the seating arrangement provides for all types of situation and keeps privacy in mind. I especially liked the working area where I actually started working on this article.

That said, I do not recommend coming to the lounge hungry, as the selection of food provides more or less only for a light snack, and not for a full meal.




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My light dinner.
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Workspace – my favorite area in the lounge.

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