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Avianca Sala VIP Business Class Lounge Review - Mexico City – MEX

Avianca Sala VIP Business Class Lounge Review - Mexico City – MEX

Avianca has a mini-lounge in Mexico City that’s cute and has character.  More importantly, it’s the only lounge conveniently located in the wing of the airport with gates 29-36.  Most of the other ones are clustered a long walk away from those departure gates.

Here's a review from my recent visit:

Entrance is located next to Gate 31

 Avianca Sala VIP Business Lounge - Mexico City   Photo: Calvin Wood

Avianca Sala VIP Business Lounge - Mexico City   Photo: Calvin Wood

Seating

 Seating - Avianca Business Class Lounge - Mexico City   Photo: Calvin Wood

Seating - Avianca Business Class Lounge - Mexico City   Photo: Calvin Wood

Don’t expect palatial surroundings.  The footprint for this lounge is micro – but Avianca does an excellent job optimizing the space.

I loved the bright red, mod, seating  –  which was reflective of their brand.  The color punched a degree of positive energy into the lounge. 

Some of the seats are low to the ground and are better suited for Barbie – but I had no difficulty with the café style ones.

 Bright Style Seating - Avianca Lounge - Mexico City   Photo: Calvin Wood

Bright Style Seating - Avianca Lounge - Mexico City   Photo: Calvin Wood

Food

 Buffet - Avianca Lounge  - Mexico City   Photo: Calvin Wood

Buffet - Avianca Lounge  - Mexico City   Photo: Calvin Wood

I was there at breakfast and they had a selection of pastries, cereals, and yogurts.  They even had scrambled eggs – and the local favorite Chilaquiles (fried tortillas in a green salsa sauce).  I was actually surprised the had so much given the size of the lounge.

Beverages

 Spirits - Avianca Business Class Lounge - Mexico CIty

Spirits - Avianca Business Class Lounge - Mexico CIty

Without hesitation – I made a B-line for the coffee.  After all, Avainca is flag carrier of Columbia, a coffee bean powerhouse. It was delicious and prepared to perfection.  They have self-serve machines, but the lounge attendants insist on preparing these beauties.

If you need something a bit stronger in the morning (and by the looks of it many people did when I was there) – Avianca has a selection of spirits, beers and wines. All of the basics were on hand.

My Verdict

 Avianca Sala VIP Business Class Lounge - Mexico City  Photo: Calvin Wood

Avianca Sala VIP Business Class Lounge - Mexico City  Photo: Calvin Wood

The Avianca Lounge in Mexico City is small – but it won me over. 

I wouldn’t spend hours there – but the location is fab if you are leaving from the  29+ numbered gates. And - I loved the bright read accent seating in this outpost lounge!  It was a cheery escape before my flight.

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