Clearly a lot of people lost lounge access at Mumbai Airport when a lot of the major airlines moved their domestic operations there earlier this year. While everyone does not have access to the GVK lounge via their status (some of us will lose that soon due to the new JetPrivilege), or their premium cabin access, there is another smaller lounge run by the same people, which is very nice, and has a high standard of F&B as well (but not the tarmac views).
The TFS Travel Club Lounge, which I’ve reviewed earlier, seems to have expanded their lounge associations, and now has Rupay premium cards, American Express Cards and ICICI Bank as their new partners for lounge access beyond the various membership programs which sell you lounge access. Amex Jet card will provide you lounge access for yourself, while Amex Plat will provide lounge access for two pax I believe.
While I still don’t know when will a MasterCard or Visa affiliation come through, I think the lounge will also become very crowded when MasterCard or Visa start providing access to this lounge.
For the moment, this should be a saving grace for those of us who will lose access via the JetPrivilege/Jet Airways changes in the coming days. Of course, you could refer to our lounge access microsite www.airportlounges.in for lounge access policies across India anytime!
Have you been to the TFS Travel Club Lounge in Mumbai recently? How do you like it?