As part of our Italy trip booked almost entirely with points and miles, we booked a direct flight out of Boston’s Logan International Airport to Rome. Our flight was on Alitalia which flies out of Terminal E. This left us with two Priority Pass Lounge options, the Club and the Air France lounge. I was tempted to try the Club since it’s newer than the Air France lounge, but from what I’ve read, Air France has more food options and we hadn’t eaten dinner yet. Here’s my review of the Air France lounge in Boston Logan International Airport.
The Air France lounge is located down this long hallway. You may think you’re going the wrong way but just keep walking, you’ll see it eventually. The lounge is open daily from 11:30am to 11:30pm.
Despite the creepy hallway, the entrance to the Air France lounge was bright and open. The check-in process was quick and the woman working at the desk was very pleasant.
My first impression of the lounge was that it was quite crowded. A majority of flights to Europe leave at night so I can see why it would be packed. Unfortunately, it did make it harder to find a place to sit with some privacy.
There was a decent selection of comfortable arm chairs throughout the lounge. There were also dining tables in the back near the food.
It doesn’t look too crowded in the pictures because most people were crowding the buffet and bar area!
I was able to snap this picture of the buffet at a particularly quiet moment. In addition to the buffet, there are some snacks by the bar and a soup station in the back of the lounge.
The buffet started off wth a selection of coffees from the espresso machine as well as a variety of herbal teas.
Next was a selection of raw vegetables and a small salad bar. It wasn’t the greatest variety of options, but it did the job.
Cold offerings included three types of mini sandwiches and sushi. There was also penne and meatballs in marinara sauce. While the variety wasn’t huge, there was definitely enough food to consider it dinner.
On the back wall of the Air France lounge was soup, fruit, and cookies.
The self service bar had a good selection of liquor and wine. They also had meats, cheeses, and crackers.
I was able to scrounge up a pretty decent dinner! You’ve got to love Priority Pass for saving you money on airport food. I also want to mention how great the staff were at the Air France lounge. They were constantly coming over to clear plates and even stopped to chat for a bit!
The bathrooms left much to be desired, but as I always say, it sure beats the public airport restrooms.
Overall, the Air France lounge at Boston’s Logan International Airport is a good size with decent food offerings. While the lounge can get crowded, you won’t have trouble finding a chair, but you may find a line at the buffet and the bar. If I were flying first class on Air France, I think I’d be disappointed in the lounge, but it was pretty standard for a domestic Priority Pass lounge. This may not be the greatest Priority Pass lounge option in a physical sense, but the staff at the Air France lounge offered first class service and definitely made my stay more enjoyable.
More from our Italy vacation:
Points and Miles Guide:
How I’m Spending 11 Days in Italy for Less Than $150
Part 1: Four Days in Rome
Part 2: 48 Hours in Florence
Part 3: The Best of Tuscany in One Day
Part 4: 48 Hours in Venice
Part 5: One Night in Milan
Hotel Review: Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri
Hotel Review: JW Marriott Venice
Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Milan
Priority Pass Lounge Review: Club S.E.A. Sala Leonardo at Milan Linate Airport