There are 3 TFS Travel Club lounges in the Chennai Airport (International Departures) – One is in the 3rd floor which I accessed during my last trip and was the best one. The rest two are in the ground floor – one of which is open only during night hours, so the other one is what we’re seeing here.
During my trip, the lounge in 3rd floor was full, probably because many flights got delayed due to bad weather. It’s been very long time since i’ve seen such a dense fog in south India and it took a while for sun to clear it.
Having disappointed with Air India Business Class Maharaja Lounge, i decided to join my friend and headed towards TFS Travel Club Lounge which is located just opposite to the Air India Lounge.
|Type||Premium Airport Lounge|
|Card accepted||Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club & many more|
|Location||Opposite to the Air India Business Class Lounge|
|Plug points||Yes, in plenty|
|Ambiance||Good interiors & spacious|
|Food options||Average, usually South Indian|
Chennai Airport international departures has many lounge options and this is a decent one. If you find this lounge crowded you may explore other lounges.
As always, i get super confused as to which card to use when it comes to domestic lounges 😛 I ended up using my ICICI Jet Airways Amex Sapphiro card to get access and the lounge was nearly full by then.
I hate to see the crowd in the lounge recently, so much that its discouraging to hit the airport early. This is happening only very recently that almost all lounges i’m visiting is kind of crowded most times.
Seating & interiors
The lounge is semi-divided into 3 areas within:
- The entrance leads to seating area with comfy chairs of different styles.
- Next comes the dining area with dining tables and food nearby
- The other side got relatively better ambience with comfy chairs and wooden flooring
Here’s how each of them look like:
The lounge had basic food spread and as i mentioned earlier, both Air India Business Class lounge and this one has almost same spread and infact this lounge has little bit more but not much to talk about. As i already tasted a bit in the other lounge, i skipped food and just had some juices.
The Lounge also had a bar area, but as i took my flight on Republic day, it was a dry day.
You can get things done, but for some reason or other, the guys in lounge doesn’t feel right. Evilly looks, no kind words, no smile at all – something is wrong with these people. Not sure if they worked all night, or maybe too much of crowd to deal with – no idea.
- Cardexpert Rating: 3.9/5
Overall, it’s yet another crowded lounge with average food. Even though it was less crowded when i was about to leave, i still don’t find this lounge attractive. If you’re visiting the Chennai intl terminal, i would highly suggest you take the TFS lounge in 3rd floor, which is much better in my opinion.
Have you been to this TFS Travel Club Lounge? Share your experiences in comments below.