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Y’all know that I love everything about Canada and right now I think that I enjoy their airports and lounges! For the second time in a row, I was able to enjoy my time at the Plaza Premium Lounge, but this time it was at the Toronto Pearson International Airport.
On a recent trip to enjoy the holiday season, my family and I decided to go to Toronto to visit the Christmas markets and do everything to enjoy the cold weather in Canada. At the last minute, I found out I had an opportunity to go to Madison, Wisconsin for additional training, so I told the family buh-bye early and zipped back to the States.
Plaza Premium Lounge
Traveling alone can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. I arrived at the airport at 2 pm for my 5:15 pm flight and had over an hour and a half to kill. Luckily, I brought my Priority Pass with me and was ready to relax in style.
The food was quite delicious for what I paid (nothing). There were lots of different options to try. There was also an “open bar” per say with liquor choices, beers, and wines.
The buffet included:
Creamy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup
Sweet and Sour Pork
The live cooking station included:
Pasta of the day – Marinara or Garlic Olive Oil
I wasn’t incredibly starving, so I only tried a couple of options. I piled the coleslaw, quinoa salad, and seasoned cauliflower onto my plate and ordered one slider from the cook. Paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon by Pellar Estates, my meal was just what I needed to for my all day of traveling.
The coleslaw had some dried cranberries in it that I was not a fan of, but the quinoa salad and seasoned cauliflower was on point! I enjoyed the quinoa salad (in fact I went back for seconds).
The other drinks that were available was a Pepsi drink machine with all of your typical soft drink beverages, juices, and a coffee machine. Since I am from the South, I’m more of a Coke product fan, but overall I rarely drink soft drinks.
The lounge had comfortable single seats with plenty of charging stations for people to charge up their devices while they are waiting for their flights. There is also a small seating area in case you want to have a more traditional sit-down restaurant feel and a few seats to sit up high bar-style.
The bathrooms were single stalled men’s and women’s restrooms and were very clean during my visit.
Even though the lounge felt safe, I didn’t leave my belongings by themselves (well except to get up to grab my slider). Maybe I am worrisome, but it makes me nervous when I leave my belongings by themselves. Especially if it holds my computer, iPad, and cash! I also hate asking strangers to watch my stuff.
I was confused on which lounges I was and wasn’t allowed into so as soon as I saw the Plaza Premium sign after the Duty-Free store, I took the elevator up to the second floor to see if I could hang out in the lounge. The front desk attendant was very friendly and assisted me with signing me up. For this visit, I didn’t have any guests, but if I did pay out of pocket, it would have cost $40. I was flying Delta on this trip and saw a sign that if I showed my Delta Boarding Pass, I could save 20% off of my flight.
How Do I get Priority Pass?
Priority Pass is the largest and most prestigious independent airport VIP lounge access program in the world. With more than 1000 airport lounges, frequent travelers are guaranteed a warm welcome almost anywhere their travel takes them, regardless of the airline they fly or ticket they hold. In fact, if it is one of the top five gifts I suggest purchasing for the traveler in your life.
With a Priority Pass Membership, enjoy a VIP experience – whoever you fly with, in whatever class of travel and without the need to book in advance. Choose from three plans and on your next flight enjoy access to quiet, comfortable spaces with complimentary refreshments, something to read, Wi-Fi to tap in to, and even showers, bed and spa facilities to refresh in*. Join now and download your Digital Membership Card* to gain instant access.
The pass membership that I have is equivalent to the Prestige rate.
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