The Air France “dungeon” in Boston Logan (BOS) is not the most cheerful setting, yet I find it has improved and is no longer a lounge I would actively avoid.
Air France Lounge Boston (BOS) Review
Location + Access + Hours
The lounge is open daily from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm, with access reserved for SkyTeam Elite Plus members or business class passengers traveling on an international itinerary. It is also open to Priority Pass members.
Finally, Air France also sells lounge access as an add-on option to certain economy and premium economy tickets. Only SkyTeam elite passengers can bring in a guest and that guest must also be traveling on a SkyTeam flight “departing from the same hall.”
You will find the lounge past security in Terminal E, near Gates 3 and 4. An elevator or stairs will take you down to the lounge (hence the dungeon reference).
The lounge was lightly filled during my visit, around 2:00 pm. There is a lot of seating, though all chairs with the exception of a booth-style seating in the dining area.
Food + Drink
I thought the food and drink offerings in the lounge were quite acceptable, especially for a Priority Pass lounge.
The bar appeared to be self-serve, though there was an attendant sitting behind it. Hard liquor and wine were available but I did not see any Champagne or even sparkling wine.
Perhaps the attendant was there to ladle out soup…instant soup.
The buffet included pasta with marinara sauce and jumbo meatballs (beef) that actually looked decent (and many people were eating them). I was on my way to Stephanie’s and did not try them.
Sandwiches (turkey with Swiss cheese) also looked quite good and cold cuts, salad, vegetable crudites, hummus, and baba ghanoush.
Finally, there was a respectable selection of cheeses.
Coffee and tea were self-serve, including an automatic machine that dispensed espresso-based drinks.
On the other side of the lounge were some packaged potato chips, oranges, and apples. There was also freshly-cut fruit (pineapple, honeydew, cantaloupe, grapes) and plain yogurt.
After initially experiencing some trouble connecting, I found the wi-fi speeds were fast enough to get done the work I needed to complete.
Charging stations are available for your portable devices in case you lose your charging cord or leave it at home. These came in very handy for me on an Air Canada trip earlier this year and I am glad to see them, even if they are rarely used.
I found the restrooms to be dated and grimy, with the tile appearing dirty and corrosion forming on the mirrors. These are long overdue for a refresh.
This lounge does not have shower facilities.
Sure, this lounge is a little depressing, but at Boston Logan, it beats the gate area. And if you are hungry, the sandwiches, meatballs, salad, and cheese did not look bad at all. That said, if you are accessing via a Priority Pass card from Capital One, Chase, or Citi, I find Stephanie’s restaurant nearby a better choice.