Update: This lounge has been closed and is now replaced with a new lounge for domestic passengers. Check out the new lounge review here: Earth Lounge at Cochin Airport
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The lounge is located just after getting inside the Airport, before security Area.
You can write to hdfc at: talktous [at] hdfcbank [dot] com
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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.
No, Visa donot have affiliation with this lounge. YOu have to use your priority pass card that comes with Allmiles to use the lounge.
What cards provide complementary access (free) in the earth lounge at Kochi domestic terminal?
Most MasterCard Debit Cards, Diners Club & Priority pass. Same has been mentioned in the article Saurav.
Rupay platinum debit cards
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?
Nothing such. I’ve never faced any such time issues in any domestic airport terminals so far.
Unless its crowded they wont check how long you are staying there.I think morning to afternoon is non peak time so you shouldn’t have any issue
Lunch at Cochin lounge is the best I had so far,though options are limited still tastes good
Food is free of cost or chargeable ?
Delicious Food for free Deepak 🙂
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
Thanks for sharing your review Vijay. Yes, they’ve lot of tasty Non-Veg Dishes 😀
But yes, quality/taste changes from time to time.
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
Doesn’t harm anyone though.
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.
Unsure how it works now with new terminal.
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.
If its Transit they might allow, if not, they mostly wont.
Lounge access is usually for 2 hrs max. Depends on the lounge too.
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.
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 🙂
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.
I am having icici rubeyx debit master card, icici coral creditcard, vistara credit card. today I am gng to mumbai from cochin airport.can I have to acces free lounge complimentary. If yes then which lounge.and what is the formalities.
Is the Earth lounge international accessible from new Kochi terminal3, what are the working hours of that lounge?
Do you guys allow the access to the AMEX Card Holder or Jet Privilege Gold & Platinum member
Could you please let me know if this lounge is accessible on Arrival? I’ll be reaching Kochi in the morning flight whereas my friends’ flight is scheduled to reach 2 hour later. I was wondering if I could use this lounge while I wait?
Arrival – No
Its a departure lounge.
I have sbi platinum card but Cochin air port earth launch crew they not acceptable my card y?
Do they accept visa card signature for complimentary access?
I visited Cochin Earth lounge recently while I return from Sabarimala. Yes, it was located before security check in. Initially I present my Visa Infinite card, but they accept only master card variants or AMEX. So, I presented my YES FIRST DEBIT CARD which is master world variant. They swipe for Rs.25 for authorization, same been reversed on same day.
It’s small lounge, but food is really good. I see more varieties of breakfast so early @ 7 AM. They provide me Coffee right at seat. I was overwhelm by their service.
if any one passing by, please stop there. Just remember they accept only MASTER WORLD/ Diners /AMEX.
I have been reading your blog from quite sometime and have upgraded from Regalia to Diners Black.
I today visited the lounge in Cok and saw someone using their visa card to get access.
Maybe you can update this info.
Bring a vegetarian, I did not find much options. ( even though there were only 2 non veg dishes). Not much spread like in TFS Chennai or Kolkata.
HI… I will be travelling from Cochin in few months.
Can anyone confirm if AMEX Card ( Indus Ind Iconia) will work in this lounge.
Also as posted above is VISA Signature Card getting accpted now.
There wont be issue for SBI Prime Visa card as it comes with priorty pass i guess. Plz share info.
Amex is accepted here. Priority Pass for SBI PRIME gives free access in international lounges only.
Thx 4 replying…
But a doubt regarding SBI PRIME CARD, Priorty lounge acess. In their its mentioned like this.
4 complimentary visits per year to International Priority Pass Lounges, outside India (max. 2 visits per quarter)
8 complimentary visits per year to Domestic VISA/Mastercard Lounges in India (max. 2 visits per quarter) ???
So is 8 visits free in SBI PRIME ?
Any One Tried Rupay Card here ?Is it working
I have ICICI Coral Hpcl Amex card. Is this card eligible for lounge access at Chennai domestic TFS and Kochi. I will be passing through these two airports during third week of April, i.e., next month
Unfortunately it is closed for international travelers arrive at 2:30, we need to wait until morning 5:30 and flight is ready to depart. Miss a shower, brush and breakfast.
Sreekumar, I think international loungeis 24 Hours , Only domestic closes at 9.30 pm. Can u conform .
Shaan, that is true.
Can anyone please let me know where exactly Earth Lounge is located in Terminal 2 of Kochi Domestic Airport ?
And is HDFC Diners Club International card accepted ???
After you enter the airport domestic terminal, look on the left side (near to washrooms, almost parallel to baggage screening, before check-in counters of airlines)
Yes. HDFC Diners cards are accepted
Do you accept complementary entry for any of these cards CITIBANK Premium Mile card,ICICI Coral card & HDFC Regalia?
I am visiting Kochi next week for my flight to Mumbai, I hold Paytm Rupay Platinum Card. Could i access with it? And also maximum time one can spend in lounge?
Yes, u can , The accpet Paytm Cards. last week only i used.
Cochin International Airport Lounge is Just Awesome… Huge and los of facilities
Is it possible to entre the lounge by using SBI Platinum Visa Debit Card?
I have a HDFC Regalia First Credit Card eligible for 8 free domestic lounge visits a year. In HDFC Regalia site, the list of lounges doesn’t mention Cochin Lounge, but the MasterCard site shows. Can I use my credit card for free entry
No. If used you will be charged.
Please make the Lounge open 24 hours, as in the International Terminal. Or at least make it open from 4.00AM, so that domestic passengers coming from far to catch early morning flights can sit and relax for some time before boarding the aircraft. As a domestic passenger and frequent flier, I have been missing your Lounge because of the limited timings. Frankly speaking, your Lounge is beyond access for the early morning flyers.
In view of the above, it is requested to change the working hours and make it open either 24 hours or at least from 4.00AM. Hope you will take this request seriously. This will be good for the restaurant as well as for the passengers.
Do we have any Arrival lounges in India? pls inform.