Checking my bags in at the Air France/KLM at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos was hassle-free. Courteous staff were on hand to assist with the luggage.
I proceeded to the immigration to board my flight to Amsterdam with my boarding pass in hand and the immigration form to fill.
Other four journalists were on the trip to experience the newly upgraded Business Class lounges in Amsterdam and Paris, including the business class cabins aboard Air France/KLM flights.
It promises to be an exciting journey right from my experience of the newly redesigned business class lounge at the MMIA Lagos Airport.
The new business class lounge located at the upper floor before the boarding gates boasts one comfy cushioned chairs in hues of dark blue and red the iconic colours of Air France/KLM.
On the ground floor, are sitting areas with food and drink area where travellers can have a meal, a cup of coffee or tea before boarding time. There is a selection of hot and cold meals.
On the menu for the evening were mashed beans (Ewa Agoyin) with a tasty sauce, jollof rice, fried rice and other canapes. Here you will have unlimited access to food and drinks, from juice, water to beer, red wine and other alcoholic beverages.
The cosy atmosphere at the lounge allows you to read and respond to your emails or tidy up any business transactions you are yet to finalise before arriving at the airport. There is unlimited access to wi-fi. There are local and international newspapers for your reading pleasure too.
If you like to freshen up for the night before your flight, showers are available next to the restroom on the lower floor
To access the lounge, you have to be a registered member of Flying Blue loyalty program. Members in the following categories: Flying blue platinum, gold, silver, blue explorer, SkyTeam Elite Plus, Elite and Skyteam member.
N.B: Your boarding pass allows you access into the Business class lounge
If you have any guests, they can access the lounge by paying an entrance fee.
Unaccompanied minors will not be able to access lounges.