Earth Lounge at Cochin Airport (Domestic) Review

By | August 17, 2016

I happened to visit Earth Lounge at Cochin Airport, Domestic departure while i was traveling to Mumbai. Cochin Airport is a very old one i’ve seen so far with all old looks, facilities, etc. I was wondering how come the same place is used by all the celebrities in Cochin. Fortunately, new buildings are being built and should be in operations shortly.

Earth Lounge Entrance Cochin Airport - Domestic Departure

Earth Lounge Entrance Cochin Airport – Domestic Departure

By the way, this is the first airport lounge i’ve ever seen where the Lounge is located before the Security check-in. Wish my house is located near cochin airport 😉 Just get into the airport with a confirmed flight ticket and you can get into the lounge in a minute. The Lounge has the traditional looks and seating area, but is very comfortable than the typical modern chairs/sofas.

Cochin Earth lounge - Seating Area

Cochin Earth lounge – Seating Area

My Experience at Earth lounge Cochin:

We were welcomed by a smiling receptionist, i must mention, she looked as good as Jet Airways beautiful Air Hostess 😉 We were 3 of us, so she swiped all our Diners/Priority pass cards and gave us the access to the lounge. They had some 5 or so Swipe machines on table which accepts almost all cards in the planet.

I started with some fresh fruits, then to the delicious main course – Chicken/Fish curry with rice were so good. Got some soft drinks and i was super heavy then.

Earth lounge cochin food (My friend's plate :D )

Earth lounge cochin food (My friend’s plate 😀 )

Main course - earth lounge Cochin

Main course – earth lounge Cochin

Maa - mango juice

Maa – mango juice

Dessert

Dessert

Facilities at Earth Lounge – Cochin Airport :

  • CardExpert Lounge Rating: 4/5
  • Wifi: Yes (haven’t tried)
  • Food: Yes – Buffet. Rice+Fish curry = Awesome.
  • Ambiance: Very Good.
  • Complimentary Access on: Priority Pass, Diners Club, Mastercard

Overall, its a traditional lounge with all facilities to make your flight journey a memorable one. Their buffet is more like what you would get in a 4 star hotel. Pretty much enough for a lounge. As mentioned before, i had one of the tastiest fish curry & rice in this lounge. Its a signature dish of Kerala indeed, give it a try if you visit 🙂

Have you been to Earth Lounge at Cochin Airport / Domestic Departure? Do share your views & comments below.

Author: Siddharth

I'm a Credit Card freak minting reward points and cashback for years. Obsessed with aviation, airport lounges and luxury travel at affordable cost.

21 thoughts on “Earth Lounge at Cochin Airport (Domestic) Review

  1. Hemant

    I will be using Cochin Airport on the 19th of September for a flight to Chennai. Can you tell me where the lounge is located? Also, will they accept my HDFC Visa ALLmiles credit card for lounge access? I haven’t received my Priority Pass Card yet…Can you tell me the email address to write to HDFC to get the card.

    P.S. – Recently discovered this website. You have a lot of useful information. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      The lounge is located just after getting inside the Airport, before security Area.
      You can write to hdfc at: talktous [at] hdfcbank [dot] com

      Thanks for visiting the site, do come back 🙂

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      1. Hemant

        Will they accept my HDFC Visa ALLmiles credit card for lounge access? ..or will i be charged for it? I have only used it once this quarter at Delhi T1.

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        1. Siddharth Post author

          No, Visa donot have affiliation with this lounge. YOu have to use your priority pass card that comes with Allmiles to use the lounge.

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  2. Saurav Sharan

    What cards provide complementary access (free) in the earth lounge at Kochi domestic terminal?

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Most MasterCard Debit Cards, Diners Club & Priority pass. Same has been mentioned in the article Saurav.

      Reply
  3. Christi

    I will be reaching mrng for my afternoon flight to Cochin airport.i have MasterCard as well.wanted to know does they have any timing like 3hrs before check-in or something and how many hours can i stay there?

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Nothing such. I’ve never faced any such time issues in any domestic airport terminals so far.

      Reply
  4. Vijay

    I had been to the Earth Lounge at CIAL last week. I am a vegetarian and I would say the food quality is pretty average. Not much options for vegetarians. There were some boiled vegetables, fried rice and some sweets (Jamoon and Pastries). From a food quality standpoint, I would rate it below average. But the good thing here is that access to soft drinks (Pepsi / 7-Up / Maa Mango Juice) is easy – the fridge is kept right next to the food and the lounge staff do not say anything even if you take 2 or 3 cans (unlike in Bangalore Airport Plaza lounge where they hesitate to even give 1 can). Most of the time, you will hardly find any people in this lounge, so this is actually a good thing. Wi-Fi is very good and I could get speeds upto 3 Mbps

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Thanks for sharing your review Vijay. Yes, they’ve lot of tasty Non-Veg Dishes 😀
      But yes, quality/taste changes from time to time.

      Reply
  5. Pappu Gandhi

    What a stupid thing to have lounges before security

    Crap like this gives Kerala tourism a bad name to a wonderful experience in the state. Hopefully the morons involved will wake up soon and fix it

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  6. Jaison VJ

    Hi,
    I will be coming from abroad and i have a domestic flight to catch in 3-4 hours. I want to know do we need to book early. Do they have bathing facility . Any change with the new setup after the launch of T3. I am holding a Master Card issued in gulf, will i get access.

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  7. Nizam

    Thanks Siddharth for sharing details of the lounge. I just wanted to ask you few more things. I am landing at 1am and my next flight to chennai is at 7.45am. so i need have rest for 4hours. can enter the domestic terminal 5 hours before to access the lounge. Will they allow? Does the lounge ipen 24 hours? Thanks in advance for your reply.

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      If its Transit they might allow, if not, they mostly wont.
      Lounge access is usually for 2 hrs max. Depends on the lounge too.

      Reply
  8. PM

    I had a great experience of this lounge couple of days ago. I was returning from Munnar and had to catch a flight to Pune. With three hours to spare, we (myself, wife and son) walked into this lounge, checked if we could use my card for my son, and swiped the recently acquired diners black, its add-on, and Yesbank Master. The two diners card were authorised for Rs 2 each, and the mastercard for Rs 25.

    It was lunch time, the buffet was ready. Limited options, but tasty. The seating area was comfortable with some good reading material available. We had all the lounge to ourselves for half an hour, after which an Indigo flight crew walked in and had lunch.

    After a while we had tea and cookies and left the lounge, passed through security and directly boarded the flight, just to realise that the flight crew were the same who were in the lounge 🙂

    This was my first lounge experience, and turned out to be fantastic.

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Sounds good,
      Yes, the food is so tasty as i mentioned in the article.
      Most VIP’s were accessing this lounge, so maybe they’re making sure its in par with their expectations.

      Thanks for sharing your lounge experience 🙂

      Reply
  9. Thomas

    Please note that the lounge is from 5 am to 9.30 pm. It’s the only one I have come across before security check.

    Reply

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