On our way home from Paris, we stopped in the spanking new British Airways/OpenSkies lounge at Orly Airport (ORL).
The new lounge, known as 212 Orly West, opened on July 4, 2015.
It is located airside in Hall 3 in the Orly West terminal.
After clearing security, the lounge is on the lower level.
The lounge is open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, with catering adapted to flight times.
The following passengers are eligible to visit the lounge:
- OpenSkies Biz Bed customers traveling to New York
- British Airways Club Europe customers traveling to London Heathrow
- British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver Members
- oneworld Emerald and Sapphire card holders
Lounge Rats Will Enjoy the British Airways/OpenSkies Lounge at Orly West
I am not much of a lounge afficiaonado so I don’t have much basis for comparison.
But I can share some pictures of the food and beverage offerings and the accommodations.
There were a variety of snack items available including raw veggies, fresh fruit, yogurt, nuts, and potato chips, as well as a number of uniquely French foods.
There were freshly baked rolls, and three types of croissants to choose from, and small sandwiches.
Beverage choices included French wine and champagne, the usual juices and sodas, and espresso.
All in all, one could make a nice lunch from the spread at the lounge, but the food was nothing to write home about.
There was a nice selection of pastries available for dessert.
I would bet that the lounge caterer also provides the in-flight meals on OpenSkies, as several of the food offerings were the same.
The pasta salad with salmon was delicious!
You can pour yourself a drink or a glass of champagne at the self-service bar.
212 Orly West Lounge Has Modern Furnishings
The seating at the 212 Orly West lounge is comfortable.
There are electric outlets at each seat to charge your phone and laptop.
212 Orly West is a quiet lounge, so there are no announcements of flight boardings.
As you would expect, there are free newspapers and magazines.
There’s a television in the reception area.
After relaxing for a while, it is time to board the plane.