New: Earth Lounge at Cochin Airport Review (Domestic)

By | March 13, 2019

For a long time, Cochin airport had this Earth lounge accessible to domestic passengers. This lounge which I visited in 2016 has been closed now and is no more operational as of Jan 2019.

So the old Earth lounge has been replaced with a bigger and much better one, which was previously used by International passengers.

As you may also know, Cochin Airport got its brand new Terminal 3 dedicated for international flights, so there is another “Earth lounge” there serving international passengers.

Location

Here we’re talking about the the Earth lounge located at 2nd Floor, Airside – Domestic Departures, accessible by domestic travellers only. Its actually a long walk and the sign boards will help you!

Earth lounge Cochin, Domestic Departures – Entrance

Check in

I visited the lounge in the early morning and it was silent with about 10% occupancy. I got access to the lounge as a business class passenger of Air India, however you can also access the lounge with any card like Visa/Mastercard/Diners/Priority Pass among others.

Interiors

The lounge has variety of seating options from lots of dining tables to comfortable couches.

The chairs in the dining area are really comfortable and they had some premium sofas too. As this lounge was primarily made for international travellers, you can expect a overall premium setup.

The lounge feels pleasant even at 70% occupancy as it was when I left – well designed!

Earth lounge – Interiors

Food

I still remember the fish curry & rice that I had for lunch during my last visit to the earth lounge. This time though, as I’m here for the breakfast, I didn’t get the opportunity to taste that delicious fish curry again.

Breakfast spread was decent and the fruits/juices/idli/dosa’s were all tasty & delicious as expected.

Food Spread @ Earth lounge, Cochin
Earth lounge, Cochin – Bar Area
Fruits

View from the Lounge

The lounge not just has great interiors and delicious food, they also offer amazing views of the flights. Here are some,

Facilities

  • Wifi: Yes
  • Food: Yes, delicious food 
  • Ambiance: Nice modern interiors.
  • Recharge Station: no
  • Complimentary Access to: Visa / Mastercard / Priority Pass / Diners Club
  • CardExpert Lounge Rating: 4.5/5

Bottomline

It’s undoubtedly an amazing lounge and you should never miss it if you’re flying out of Cochin Airport (COK), domestic. I would rate this lounge as good as the Above Ground Level lounge at Bangalore – Domestic.

Have you been to this new Earth lounge at cochin domestic departures? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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

  1. Jagadish

    Hi Siddharth,

    One General Query. While visiting any lounge in India which are complimentary with Visa/Master Card, Can I Take my 3.5 Year Old Daughter with me in the Lounge

    Reply
    1. Chalam

      Usually below 5 years, they will not insist.
      Anyway the cheaper way for lounge access is through Rupay Platinum debit card, which now a days will be issued by almost any Bank.

      Reply
    2. Shailesh

      Yes. Almost all Domestic Lounges allow children below 5 years as free visit. Few International Lounges too. There are few International Lounges which do not allow children even if you are willing to pay guest charges.

      Reply
    3. Bhaskar

      Me and my wife on complimentary cards, took my daughter (2.5 years) to one of the lounge recently and there was no issue.

      Reply
    4. Rex

      Any day….. usually they don’t insist fee for kids upto 5-6 years.

      Reply
  2. Neo

    Yes, it’s a great improvement over the “old” earth lounge. And the best part, it’s free for Vistara Gold/Plat.
    nice work on the AI biz class.
    Addicted to this site now, can’t thank you enough Sid.

    Reply
  3. Ameya

    Hi Sid
    Nice review there! This is where you are getting the “Home”ly feel!

    Any idea what has happened of RuPay Lounge access?
    Is it still valid anywhere?
    Regards,
    Ameya

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Well, this is heaven 🙂
      Home’ly part was related to overall airport experience, especially on landing. People are cool, no rush, good climate and great cab driver!

      Rupay lounge acceptance is as good as Visa/MC. Didn’t verify it here though.

      Reply
  4. Pankaj Singhal

    Comparing it to Above Ground Level lounge at Bangalore – Domestic is high praise indeed.

    Need to plan a Kochi visit now !!

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Definitely! Maybe also explore the newly opening “Port Muziris, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Kochi” in April 🙂

      Reply
          1. Nisanth P

            I’m from Kerala, Gods owns county, but now hell is reining here. Tooo hot

            Compared to April. May will be cooler and occasional rains, 2nd part of May will be better, towards may end Monsoon starts,

    2. Nisanth P

      Agree with this, the best domestic lounges compared to Blore, Chennia, Delhi & Mumbai. Earth has fantastic view to the Airside and more lighty and open feeling, sitting area has nice comfy seating also gets relaxed. AGL/PP in Blore is closed and the dark interiors add a moody feeling. Mumbai/Delhi is inside the terminal without any open view. Chennai both lounges has limited airside view.

      I’ve been to T3 Earth lounge too, that is also very good and comfy, the sitting area is towards inside the lounge so not a good feeling, but dining area is good. In Domestic

      @Siddharth – Which LTF card gives maximum no. of Domestic Lounge access? I’ve Regalia and Diners premium, with both total is maxed out to 18, with my previous travel pattern, this was more than enough, but now 3/4 travel a month is happening with 2 lounge visits per travel this will exhaust soon. I’m looking for another option, any suggestion?

      Reply

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