This lounge is called a clubhouse and for good reason. Like the Costco setup of the Turkish Airlines Lounge in IST, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LHR is novel.
The flight from DAR to JNB was nothing too exciting. The seats were not lie flat but that did not stop me from sleeping the whole time.
After sitting on a park bench at Dar airport all night, I was allowed to go inside the airport. That didn't mean I could get a ticket. The counter took another hour to open. When it finally did, I checked in, passed through security, and made my way to the lounge.
If you have a late night international flight out of Nairobi, head to Terminal, 1A and the Turkish Airways Lounge, part of the Priority Pass network. Although the place is jam packed, it does have plenty of food choices including delicious samosas and a generous serving of alcohol including my favorite Guinness Extra Stout and Kenya's own, and my favorite, Tusker beer.
Following the awful flight on Ethiopian's 737, I found myself in the equally awful Addis Ababa airport.
Oh wow, not I see why they restrict access to three hours here. Step aside Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai , there's a new lounge in town.
After my delightful flight from Victoria Falls, I arrived at 3PM in Johannesburg and tried to access the SAA lounge in JNB using my Ethiopian Airlines business class ticket and my SAA ticket stub from my flight to JNB from VFA.