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Lounges with KSML (specific lounges and travel class allowed varies):

BCN - SALA VIP COLOMER T1 had kosher meals on request (salami sandwiches, pasta salad, cake) with local Hechsher.
BOS - Air France Lounge (used by LY) has sandwiches.
CDG - King David Lounge.
CPT - Bidvest Lounge - Kosher cheeses, crackers, crisps and nuts (check for BD Hechsher)  Iced Coffee Kosher if they are using Chilla
EWR - Arts and Lounge - a PP lounge in T2. Reportedly only for ElAl passengers, enforced as of 11/3/2019 but YMMV.
EWR - United Polaris Lounge. Kosher wine. Kosher food from Teaneck with advance notice.
FRA - KSML available (from Sohar) with pre-request to Lufthansa. And here. Email doco.frankfurt@doco.com or tlvgpmiles@dlh.de to request.
HKG - Cathay Pacific Lounges (Hermolis). Call to request at "The wing +852-2747-7972," "The Pier +852-2747-3939".
JFK - American Flagship Lounge usually has 2-4 options.
JFK - British Airways - some reports of being able to preorder KSML. Lounge is located in terminal 7.
JFK - Delta SkyClub (Borenstein). Lounge is located in terminal 4.
JFK - King David Lounge. Lounge is located in terminal 4.
JFK - Virgin Atlantic ClubHouse (FresKo). Lounge is located in terminal 4.
JNB - Bidvest Lounge - Kosher cheeses, crackers, nuts and ice-coffee chilla.  Aspire (International terminal) - sandwiches and cakes during El Al flight times.
LAX - Los Angeles International Lounge. Kosher sandwiches and snacks.
LHR - British Airways - see details below for BA lounges.
LHR - Cathay Pacific frozen meals (maybe?).
LHR - King David Lounge
LHR - Virgin Atlantic ClubHouse, Hermolis meals and kosher wine
MAD - T4S Neptuno had kosher meals on request (salami sandwiches, pasta salad, cake) with local Hechsher.
MIA - AA Flagship Dining
MUC - KSML available (from Sohar) with pre-request to Lufthansa.
SIN - Singapore Airlines Private Room (Hermolis). KSML is available here only if requested 4 hours in advance per the waiter.
SYD - Qantas First Lounge - available on advance request (Lewis KSML).
TLV - Dan Lounges.
TLV - King David Business Lounge.
TLV - King David First Lounge.
TLV - Schmoozy Bar - a PP lounge / bar.
YYZ - KLM Lounge (terminal 3). Gradzinski Sandwiches are available before LY flights on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. And in Air Canada Signature lounge (terminal 1) hot kosher meals from Toronto Kosher are available but they need about half an hour to heat them up.

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. Download the "Beyond Menu" app to order with a credit card.

Delivery available from Wok Tov (516) 295-3843 and Sushi Tokyo (516) 882-2244 to JFK.

LHR - BA Lounges - Kosher food is available at BA's lounges 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 couple 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 flavored 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.

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.

Airports With Kosher Food List - https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47400.0
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2012, 03:07:59 PM »
Sure, the excellent chinese you can have delivered free from New Kosher Special :D
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2012, 03:15:23 PM »
No minimum spend?
There is, don't remember what it was or how negotiable it was but the delivery is free.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2012, 03:26:02 PM »
What time of day will you be there? In the morning (unless they stopped it) the bagels and muffins are kosher Sara Lee. The yogurts are 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.

My flight is 1:35 pm

Sure, the excellent chinese you can have delivered free from New Kosher Special :D

Very interesting idea!!
How does it work? I call them and tell them to deliver to the lounge or someone at the lounge will do it for me?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2012, 03:27:14 PM »
I assume you have to pick it up landside
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Re: Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2012, 03:29:51 PM »
last time i was there i found some yogurt,
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What time of day will you be there? In the morning (unless they stopped it) the bagels and muffins are kosher Sara Lee. The yogurts are 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.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2012, 03:37:11 PM »
I assume you have to pick it up landside
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Re: Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2012, 04:06:05 PM »
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C'mon, really now?
What?  Do those restrictions (חלב) not apply whilst traveling?!  (I know there are some who do all sorts of things in the name of "אוּנטערװעגנ'ס", I'm sure some here can attest to that ;D, though I'm not comparing that to pas yisr.)

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2012, 04:22:48 PM »
What?  Do those restrictions (חלב) not apply whilst traveling?!  (I know there are some who do all sorts of things in the name of "אוּנטערװעגנ'ס", I'm sure some here can attest to that ;D, though I'm not comparing that to pas yisr.)
WTH?
Obviously they don't only use C"Y and P"Y.  Did you really think the UA club went C"Y and P"Y??
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2012, 04:25:26 PM »
Not everyone here eats only C"Y and/or P"S.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2012, 04:32:58 PM »
WTH?
Obviously they don't only use C"Y and P"Y.  Did you really think the UA club went C"Y and P"Y??
Why *only*?  They wrote that they've in the past found Kosher yogurts, bagels, muffins etc.
Now, as far as I'm concerned, for me a Danon yogurt with an OU (besides E"Y) is just as good as any other non-certified.
I didn't ask in a way as if I thought that the lounge started catering *only* C"Y/P"Y.  However that in NYC a C"Y yogurt May very well pop up, I don't think is/should be so far fetched.  Why is unlimited c"y/p"y/glatt Kosher food in the BA F lounge in LHR any less far-fetched?  If anything NYC would be the place I'd expect something like that..

Not everyone here eats only C"Y and/or P"S.
That's exactly why I asked  ::)
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2012, 05:32:34 PM »
whats with the elal lounge in newark? anything good there?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2012, 05:54:37 PM »
whats with the elal lounge in newark? anything good there?

When I was there last, they had Bagels with a couple of salads, spreads, cheeses etc. Plus coffee/tea and cakes and free drinks from the bar. Quite a spread as far as kosher lounge food goes...

Disclaimer: This was ~2 years ago, things might have changed since, FBOFW.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2013, 05:46:57 AM »
Virgin ClubHouse JFK has KSML stock

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2013, 08:49:04 AM »
Virgin ClubHouse JFK has KSML stock
Indeed, as was previously mentioned (in an unrelated thread).  Thanks for bringing that up, as this is the thread where it belongs.
This is what I've gathered so far;
Lounges with KSML (specific lounges and travel class allowed varies) 
=TLV, LHR, FRA, HKG, CDG, MUC, &  Virgin ClubHouse JFK.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2013, 11:01:00 AM »
Indeed, as was previously mentioned (in an unrelated thread).  Thanks for bringing that up, as this is the thread where it belongs.
This is what I've gathered so far;
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2013, 02:18:09 PM »
What can I eat at the Dan lounge?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2013, 02:31:29 PM »
What can I eat at the Dan lounge?

Dan lounge in TLV?  I believe everything is Kosher there....

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2013, 02:35:48 PM »
Dan lounge in TLV?  I believe everything is Kosher there....
Everything including all the fruits? whose hechsher?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2013, 02:44:32 PM »
Everything including all the fruits? whose hechsher?

I believe it's all under the Rav Hamachshir of Ben Gurion...

And I don't think they soak the apples in pig fat :)

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2013, 02:46:54 PM »
I believe it's all under the Rav Hamachshir of Ben Gurion...

And I don't think they soak the apples in pig fat :)
last i checked tremos ma'asros are also included in kosher dietary retristrictions IIRC