Review: Priority Pass British Airways Lounge, Nice Airport


British Airways flies out of Nice Airport to London Heathrow from Nice Terminal 1. There is a Priority Pass VIP lounge that British Airways Club Europe travelers have access to, ideally located just above the international departure gate for these British Airways flights. Because of the flight times, this lounge is also often shared by Emirates passengers flying to Dubai, which also goes in the afternoon from these gates from Nice Airport.

This is the lounge that British Airways Business Class passengers get access to at Nice airport. You can read all my British Airways airport lounge reviews.

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This airport lounge is reached by a glass lift or stairs in international departures in Nice Terminal 1 and is a floor above the departure gate. It has comfy seats, which are set by floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the departure area. I have taken photos showing how the seats are set by these windows and also of the view from the lounge to show how easy it is to see the gates so that you know when to go down the stairs and head to the gate.

Food and drink (also pictured) include some pretty tasty sandwiches (last time cheese and salad and chicken and salad rolls), pizza, yogurts, loads of nutty nibbles and crisps, cans of whatever you fancy, some alcoholic options and tea, coffee, and a large variety of fruit and sweet biscuits. There is also a selection of usually rather mangled newspapers and Cote D’Azur property magazines.

Recently the lounge has been extended to include an additional lounge which you can see in the picture with green carpet and a rather basic meeting room. Neither has a view down to the departure gate, but this area means there is more space to find a seat, and, usually, this part of the lounge is less busy. There is also a bathroom in this lounge which is fairly well-kept.

The best thing about the lounge is its location. You can sit in the lounge and watch people queue up for your flight, knowing that you are just moments away from the boarding gate while still being in the comfort of the lounge. When the queue goes down, you can pounce, thus avoiding the pain of waiting in line. It is one of the few lounges where you really can leave the queue until the last minute before boarding.

This is a small, intimate lounge in the perfect location to get ready to depart for your flight. On location alone, this is one of my favorite airport lounges. I also happen to like the sandwiches. I access this lounge with my complimentary Priority Pass that I receive with the Platinum Amex or if you book Club Europe, this also gives you access to this lounge.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.