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After spending some time in Romania, both in Bucharest and Bran, it was time for us to fly to Vienna. We were booked on Austrian Airlines in Business Class and had access to the Dacia Business Lounge (formerly known as the TAROM Business Lounge) as a result. It’s a rather bare-bones lounge, but it avoids standing in the crowded terminal. The lounge is found at the top of an escalator and is clearly marked.
Access is granted to passengers with Mastercard Gold, Platinum, World, World Elite, Mastercard Business World, and Preferred or Corporate cards (issued in Romania). Business Class passengers traveling on Aegean, Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, SWISS, and TAROM are invited as well. A same-day boarding pass is required to enter. Day passes are also available for $49 per person.
Anthony’s Take: This lounge offered a good selection of beverages, free Wi-Fi, some light snacks, and some seating (although there was not enough for the number of guests while we were there). Don’t come in expecting much other than an area less crowded than the terminal to relax.
A bar is found near the buffet. It included beer, wine, and liquor. A bartender was there for most of the time we visited.
Beverage cases were near the front of the lounge.
Self-serve water was to the right.
A coffee machine was nearby.
There were also tea bags.
There were extremely limited food options in the lounge. Most food and snack options were served by an attendant.
There is a small refrigerated case with rather stale looking sandwiches.
Another case near the lounge entrance was loaded with yogurt and smoothies.
Croissants were one of the few self-serve items.
Seating & Decor
Seating is rather limited for the number of people in the lounge. There was also only one (that I could see) charging station and not many outlets.
This lounge offers free Wi-Fi, the food and beverages mentioned above, and a place to avoid the crowds in the terminal.
This lounge was sparse and without too many amenities. It offers the basics (except for a restroom) and is okay for passing time before a flight.
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