Austrian Business Lounge Vienna Review

Austrian Business Class Lounge Vienna Review

This Austrian Airlines Business Class Lounge Vienna Airport Review is from our 2019 visit before our Austrian Airlines Business Class flight to St. Petersburg, Russia, so our visit was to the Non-Schengen Lounge.

Austrian Airlines Business Class Lounge Vienna Airport Location, Access and Hours

The Austrian Airlines Business Class lounge that we visited is located airside, in the Non-Schengen section of Terminal 3, right after security. It was about a 10 minute walk to our G gate, which was extremely crowded, although there was a cordoned off section for Business Class and priority passengers that had some available seats. But if you're at a G gate, I wouldn't leave the lounge earlier than you need to, given the space constraints.

The Austrian Business Class Lounge is open daily from 5:30am to 11pm, and the following passengers enjoy complimentary access:

  • Passengers with a Business Class boarding pass for an Austrian Airlines or Star Alliance flight on the same day
  • Passengers with an Economy Class boarding pass for an Austrian Airlines or Star Alliance flight on the same day, who also have a valid Miles & More Frequent Flyer card

Additionally, there is a Senator Lounge side can be accessed both by Miles & More Senator elites and Star Alliance Gold members.

Entrance, Austrian Business Class Lounge Vienna Airport Review (Non-Schengen)

Austrian Airlines Business Class Lounge Vienna Amenities

The Austrian Business Class Lounge isn't huge; it's L shaped, with an entrance that has a few tables with barstools, and leads to the main lounge on the left, which has more comfortable, colorful chairs.

Austrian Airlines Business Class Lounge, Vienna (Non-Schengen)

There are good views of the tarmac from the windows along one side of the lounge.

Austrian Business Lounge Vienna Review-Seating
Seating and Views, Austrian Business Class Lounge, Vienna Airport

There are additional chairs with ottomans behind that sheer curtain on the left hand side, although there were several guests there such that a closer photo would have been intrusive.

Austrian Business Class Lounge Vienna Review

I was surprised that during our early evening visit, around 7pm, there was so little food in the lounge. The buffet just had the following:

Breads, including some rock hard baguette that you could probably crack a tooth on, and some slightly less hard kaiser rolls, and brown bread:

Bread and Bread Rolls, Austrian Business Class Lounge, Vienna Review

The remains of some soup broth, which didn't look at all appetizing:

Soup Broth, Austrian Business Class Vienna Lounge Review

Some vegetarian gazpacho, which was a bit better:

Vegetarian Gazpacho, Austrian Business Non-Schengen Lounge Review, Vienna Airport

Some hummus and mushroom with fine herbs spreads, to go with the bread:

Hummus and Mushroom with Fine Herbs Spreads, Austrian Business Lounge Vienna Airport Review

Some fresh whole fruit (apples and bananas):

Apples and Bananas, Austrian Business Class Lounge Vienna Review

And some vanilla cake as well as pear cake:

Cake, Austrian Business Class Lounge Vienna Review

In terms of drinks, there are a variety of chilled soft drinks, including Coca Cola and other sodas, as well as bottled waters in the self-serve case:

Chilled Soft Drinks, Austrian Business Class Lounge Vienna Review

The bar has red and white wine, whiskies and other spirits:

Austrian Business Lounge Vienna Review-Bar

There were also some infused waters in front of the bar area, one with lemon, and the other a combination of rosemary, ginger and lime:

Infused Waters, Austrian Business Lounge Vienna Review

There's also an espresso machine, which also offers hot chocolate and hot water for tea.

Espresso Machine, Austrian Airlines Business Lounge Vienna Review

Teas, Austrian Business Class Lounge Vienna Review

There are also apparently a couple showers for Business Class passengers and some relaxation beds in the back of the lounge, although we were at the lounge very briefly and only saw the showers designated for HON Circle members and Senators/Star Alliance Gold members, which are across from the reception.

The Verdict

This is a small lounge, but at least at the time of our evening visit, around 7pm, it wasn't very crowded. By the same token though, there was very little food, so don't come hungry to this lounge, at least not in the early evening. There were plenty of soft drinks, as well as alcohol, an espresso machine, cake and whole fresh fruit, however.

If you've recently visited Austrian Airlines' Business Lounge in the Non-Schengen area of Vienna Airport, what was your experience?

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