The only thing first class about this lounge is the name. If you thought the EgyptAir lounge in Cairo was bad, this takes “bad” to a whole different level.
First Class Lounge Cairo (CAI) Terminal 3 Review
I’m really going to make this brief: stay away. This lounge is located in Terminal 3 just past security and passport control. Turn left and walk toward Zone E. You’ll pass several offices on the way down the hall, all filled with men and women smoking (the no smoking signs through Cairo Airport are laughable).
The sign will say “Cairo Airport Company” Lounge. Walk inside. Just walk right in, because no was checking who was coming in and out. It was packed. I wonder why?
Good luck finding seating. The lounge was all tables and chairs and all were occupied. I did not see any power ports.
There was some hot food, which is more than the EgyptAir lounges offered, but it did not look very appetizing, certainly not when there were swarms of people lined up to devour it like vultures. Potatoes, hardboiled eggs, mutton. And discarded cups.
There were also sandwiches covered in plastic wrap (the entire platter, not the individual sandwiches) in a refrigerator. Next to it was a microwave, a coffee machine, and a refrigerator with some juices and water.
I later found a front desk where I guess I should have checked in..but it was unattended. You’ll note this lounge does accept Priority Pass…but this is one of those lounges where I’d rather sit in the gate area then sit in.
You’ve been warned.
Then again, like most things in life, we’ll probably have someone in the comments section note what a great lounge this is and how empty it was when they went. Maybe I just went at the wrong time of day. But I’m still not going back.