By Dr Champagne
” I won daddy ” exclaimed Bobo, he was in a climbing competition while I was away in Seoul. Miss him so much! Transited through Tokyo in Haneda airport.
I unfortunately have to report that in lounges this is a waste land for champagne lovers.
First tried the Skylounge accessible by most credit cards only if they are issued in Japan, not worth the effort
Then off to the Cathay Pacific lounge, beautiful space with a noodle bar but no champagne only sparkling wine, have an Emerald One Alliance card through BA so talked my way in.
The staff in this lounge are amazing. A greatp lounge upto the bar this airline sets can’t understand why there was no champagne on offer.
Off to the Tait lounge got in because of my Gold Delta, no champagne but a nice enough lounge food was average
Was flying Star Alliance so was allowed into the Star Alliance Lounge operated by ANA which had a First Suite Lounge and a Business Class Lounge . There is NO CHAMPAGNE in the business class lounge, a choice of Sake though. There is champagne in the First Lounge but was only allowed to photograph it
In desperation tried the JAL First Class Sakura lounge. Aono understood the importance of reporting on the champagne situation. This is really the best lounge for Champagne lovers in HND. There is a choice of two Monopole by Heidsieck and one of my favorites Laurent Perrier
There is a fridge full of Laurent Perrier
One bonus they have the Red Suite got my shoes shined
They also have a chef that makes food to order
Never made it into the ANA suite lounge but for the great food, two choices of champagne and the bonus of getting my shoes shined in my opinion this s the best lounge in Haneda. So if you fly out of Tokyo think of flying One World and not Star Alliance.
Thank you Aono
Sorry I wasn’t home Bobo.