I visited Delhi recently and booked Air India primarily to experience their business class lounge in Delhi T3 Terminal Domestic Departure and also to make myself eligible for miles redemption on Air India flights. But sadly I wasn’t given the upgrade as business class was full and I had to check out the other lounge – Plaza Premium which is quite near to Air India business class lounge.
Note: If you’re looking for the lounge in Delhi T1 Terminal Domestic Departure, check out my other review: Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi Domestic Airport (T1)
Delhi Airport Lounge Access Experience:
I flashed one of my Visa signature card for access and was denied saying the machine is down and then flashed my diners black card. They verified my name with the one on boarding pass and they let me in. Yes, they DID NOT swipe my card, neither noted down my card no.
Basically their swipe machines are not working but why did they show less importance to Visa cards?! I never know. Well, i entered the lounge and it was pretty big and had many areas like main lounge area, dining area, chat area, etc. Here’s how it looks:
I went straight to the food, they did have nice spread of starters, including cereals, boiled egg. They also had omlet, dosa cooked live and served on request. With hardly 1hr of sleep the previous night, I was half sleep and missed to take food pics ?
They also had a chat section, but it was morning and I dint try any, neither saw others have one but they had special Masala Chai/tea which I had a sip. It tastes good but I don’t generally drink or eat much when traveling, used to just taste all of them.
Facilities at Plaza Premium Lounge at Delhi Airport (T3 Domestic):
- Wifi: Yes, Very good speed.
- Food: Yes
- Ambiance: Plush interiors & well spacious (but crowded recently)
- Recharge Station: Yes
- Complimentary Access on: MasterCard, Priority Pass, Diners Club, Visa
- CardExpert Lounge Rating: 4/5
Overall it’s a pretty nice and comfortable lounge with almost everything you need. It gets added to my best lounges list in India and is in par with Above ground level lounge in Bangalore, except the fact that they miss Recliners, which is my favorite. Though everything else was good and wish I visit the lounge again next time.
Have you been to this Plaza Premium Lounge in Delhi T3 terminal ? Share your experiences in comments below.