SWISSbuckling to Europe Pt XXXV – Getting to PRG and Visit to Erste Premier Lounge

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Welcome to Prague

easyjet has two daily flights from PRG to Milan-Malpensa and we chose to be on the earlier flight (€44.13 each, inclusive of 1 check-in bag). It would depart PRG at 12:30 and arrive at MXP at 13:55.

Our Airbnb host knew that we were heading to the airport and wrote down on a piece of paper the set of instructions to get there. There were two ways to get there via public transport (32 Kč); we chose the one via Zličín as there was less transfer required.

Waiting for tram

We would take a short tram ride to Karlovo náměstí and took Metro B all the way to its western terminus Zličín.

Statues at Karlovo náměstí

This way down

Karlovo náměstí

The metro ride took around 20 minutes (10 stops) and we just followed the sign to the bus-stop after exiting the metro station at Zličín.

Following the signs

Following the signs

Zličín seemed to be rather quiet

Bus 119 from Zličín (Metro B) to PRG

We waited for around five minutes before bus 119 came and we managed get seats towards the back of the bus. Twenty minutes we arrived at PRG Terminal 2 (Schengen departures).

Arrival at PRG T2

PRG provides free Wi-fi. Yay

First impression of PRG was good. It was bright and airy and even had an exhibition on aviation history.

Exhibition on aviation

We were too early and the Easyjet counters weren’t open yet.

FIDS

There were plenty of seats for us to wait in.

Waiting area

After dropping our bags and verifying our documents (check-in had to be done online), we went to the airport supermarket to use up our remaining Czech koruna. It was not easy to spend to the last koruna.

Easyjet counters

Heading air-side after shopping

Air-side:-

Anyone fancy a Skoda?

Shopping

Paul

I had complimentary Priority Pass membership courtesy of my Citibank PremierMiles Visa Card. It entitles me to two free visits to any Priority Pass lounges per year and we decided to utilize mine at PRG.

There were two choices in PRG T2: Menzies Aviation Lounge and Erste Premier Lounge. We randomly chose Erste.

Erste Premier Lounge – if Czech Airways uses it at their home base, it shouldn’t be that bad

The agent welcomed us to the lounge and swiped my Priority Pass card twice. We managed to secure our seats at the far end of the lounge before going to get some food.

Erste Premier Lounge

The food weren’t really inspiring and were limited to sandwiches, salads and finger food. Surprisingly there weren’t any hot options (besides soup). Despite that, we still ate quite a bit, knowing that there would only be buy-on-board later on our flight.

Sandwich, pretzels, yogurt and soup

Travel blogger Lucky had a more in-depth review of the lounge here.

We left the lounge for Gate D6 at boarding time and I saw that our plane had already arrived.

Easyjet G-EZIR

However boarding hadn’t commenced and we had to wait in the queue.

Have your documents ready

Finally boarding

Despite the presence of the aerobridge, we had to board through the stairs. I wasn’t complaining at all.

Happy

Boarding

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