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Lounges with KSML (specific lounges and travel class allowed varies)= TLV, LHR, FRA, HKG, CDG, MUC, &  Virgin ClubHouse JFK.

EWR, LGA, FLL (and most??) United Lounges= In the morning the bagels and muffins NO MORE Sara Lee  The yogurts are OU D kosher. But in the afternoon you are very limited. They usually have Milano cookies but the bar. If you bring your own bagel you can ask for cream cheese from the cooler.
Excellent chinese you can have delivered free to EWR from New Kosher Special, 163 Elmora Ave, Elizabeth, NJ, 07202, (908) 353-1818,  with $40 min. purchase.

Kosher food available in EWR Arts and Lounge (PP) May not be available around LY flights http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10590.msg1679461#msg1679461 (thanks ZOW)

BA Lounges - Kosher food is available at BA's lounges at LHR as follows:
T5/T3 Galleries Club: Bagel/panini and/or soup.

T5/T3 Galleries First: Main course, usually a choice of salmon, chicken stir fry or meat balls (sometimes changed to spaghetti bolognaise).

T5 Concorde Room (CCR): Same as First, but they will also bring soup from the Club lounge if asked, and can also do a plate of plain smoked salmon (with a slice of lemon) on request. Just make sure you stress that you ONLY want the smoked salmon, otherwise they will bring cooked cherry tomatoes or other stuff with it. They will also mix cocktails using Grey Goose vodka instead of the non-kosher Ciroc (Bloody Mary and Cosmopolitan) if asked. The staff in the CCR are very helpful.

Galleries First and the CCR also have a kosher breakfast option: omelette or 'frittata' with stuff which is supposed to make it look like a "full English Breakfast" - meaning it has a copuple of rather poor Tivall sausages included. But the rest of the stuff is OK.

The arrivals lounge only carries the kosher breakfast.

Plain salted Kettle chips are kosher. If you want any for the flight ask at the lounge as they only carry two non-kosher flavoured version on the aircraft. Also, in the CCR you need to ask at the bar for them in the packet otherwise they will (helpfully) open the bag into a pretty china bowl for you.

Nothing kosher per se at EWR, but the staff there will bring you some sliced fruit if asked nicely (epspecially if you are in First).

To get a kosher meal in the Galleries lounges you need to get one of the servers and ask them to check what kosher meals are available. In the Concorde Room (CCR) you go to the dining area reception desk and ask there, or you can ask at the bar, or indeed ask any of the staff who tend to float around. If you want soup in the CCR they may well tell you that they don't have kosher soups - they are not 100% wrong there because they don't store any of the kosher soup in their kitchen (which is shared with Galleries First). However, if you ask them to check with their supervisor whether they can bring it for you from the Galleries Club lounge they will always manage to arrange it.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2013, 09:54:30 AM »
I was in the United lounge last week and the bagels and muffins are NOT KOSHER! They don't have any HACHSHER.

You can ask for OU D milk.
CMIIW, buy in don't think there is any difference between OU D milk and any other milk
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2013, 11:47:04 AM »
Which united lounge were you in? In Chicago the baked goods are Sarah Lee and kosher dairy.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2013, 04:32:01 PM »
Which united lounge were you in? In Chicago the baked goods are Sarah Lee and kosher dairy.

Newark all three.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2013, 12:07:53 PM »
Newark all three.

I travel most frequently out of EWR and frequent the UA clubs in Terminal A and C.  IIRC I don't recall a time when the bagels/muffins were not kosher.....could be they switch up vendors/companies.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #64 on: June 27, 2013, 12:11:48 PM »
You have to be careful of dressings that may already be on some of the vegetables in the salad bar. There can be an issue of Yayin nesech

Sorry for the delayed response...

In the HSBC lounge at IST, there is a whole salad bar of cut up veggies, with no dressings at all.  There are dressings available, none of which are kosher, but there is olive oil available.  Their prepared dressings could have many issues, aside from just Yayin Nesech

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2013, 01:16:56 PM »
I was in the TK lounge about a month ago but thanks. Hopefully someone else could use your advice.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #66 on: June 27, 2013, 01:18:03 PM »
Did they get rid of the kosher vending machines in FRA?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #67 on: June 27, 2013, 01:19:16 PM »
You have to be careful of dressings that may already be on some of the vegetables in the salad bar. There can be an issue of Yayin nesech Stam yeniamem.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #68 on: June 27, 2013, 07:14:22 PM »
I travel most frequently out of EWR and frequent the UA clubs in Terminal A and C.  IIRC I don't recall a time when the bagels/muffins were not kosher.....could be they switch up vendors/companies.

I didn't see any labels on them. How do you know they are kosher?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2013, 07:36:39 PM »
In Chicago they've been using Sara Lee for years.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #70 on: July 03, 2013, 11:59:56 AM »
I've got 2 united passes......I know they will work in EWR, is there anything kosher and worthwhile there? Or do the work in Denver airport?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2013, 04:39:10 PM »
I didn't see any labels on them. How do you know they are kosher?

I ask the servers to show me the packages as she put food out or ask them to get the bagel/baked goods packages from the commissary.  They are more than happy to help.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #72 on: July 03, 2013, 06:34:10 PM »
I ask the servers to show me the packages as she put food out or ask them to get the bagel/baked goods packages from the commissary.  They are more than happy to help.

Don't forget that any kosher food that's not sealed (or in the case of meat double sealed) CHOSEM losses its kosher status.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #73 on: July 03, 2013, 06:35:04 PM »
Thank you posek hador  ;D

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2013, 07:23:37 PM »
What's your source for that? Provided there's no reason to believ the food was tampered with...