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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, 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, and kosher crisps.
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.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #600 on: March 03, 2018, 09:27:01 PM »
Hi,

Im flying

TLV-LHR-JFK in F the entire way, any way to get kosher food in london lounges?

Thanks
Read upthread, there has been a bunch of discussion about kosher food in LHR.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #601 on: March 03, 2018, 09:27:29 PM »
Read upthread, there has been a bunch of discussion about kosher food in LHR.
I think it's Wikified.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #602 on: March 03, 2018, 09:50:20 PM »
Hi,

Im flying

TLV-LHR-JFK in F the entire way, any way to get kosher food in london lounges?

Thanks
A few small points I remembered:

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 #603 on: March 04, 2018, 12:42:13 AM »
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #604 on: March 04, 2018, 03:20:02 AM »
Any of the lounges in HKG offer kosher dining?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #605 on: March 04, 2018, 08:30:01 AM »
Any of the lounges in HKG offer kosher dining?
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In addition, would any of the CX lounges obtain a kosher lPesach meal if I were flying J or F? Would I need to PUTPAC in advance?

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #606 on: March 04, 2018, 10:03:02 AM »
Things are very different now than in the times of the Mordechai. This is discussed in poskim. Bread can have all sorts of ingredients which they did not use then. Release agents are used which were not used then. There are breads which may have shared equipment with the plain breads etc.
I mentioned permitting legislation. Fundamentally there is no difference in terms of whether you should trust say your French baguet today and back then, it is simply a matter of trust. Secondly, there certainly always was the issue of using the ovens for other items. This did not bother the rishonim for various reasons. The main difference is that 'we' are much frummer then the Mordechai or most Ashkenazi Jews leading into the 19th century.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #607 on: March 04, 2018, 10:14:43 AM »
I mentioned permitting legislation. Fundamentally there is no difference in terms of whether you should trust say your French baguet today and back then, it is simply a matter of trust. Secondly, there certainly always was the issue of using the ovens for other items. This did not bother the rishonim for various reasons. The main difference is that 'we' are much frummer then the Mordechai or most Ashkenazi Jews leading into the 19th century.
This is simply untrue and ignorant. This is all discusses extensively in the poskim, but that wouldn't fit with the narrative you are trying to have.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #608 on: March 04, 2018, 12:36:45 PM »
Any of the lounges in HKG offer kosher dining?
You should be able to request Hermolis meals in advance for the F lounges, Idk about the J lounges.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #609 on: March 04, 2018, 03:49:29 PM »
You should be able to request Hermolis meals in advance for the F lounges, Idk about the J lounges.
Only in F lounges, and then only if flying CX (not if accessing due to F flight on other airline, or due to status)

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #610 on: March 06, 2018, 02:04:31 PM »
Any kosher food available in Wingtips Lounge at JFK?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #611 on: April 13, 2018, 11:04:03 AM »
United Club (West) in DEN.
Breakfast.
The pastries and croissants are OUD.
Cereals are Kellogg’s.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #612 on: April 13, 2018, 11:22:00 AM »
Any kosher in ZRH Swiss first class lounge?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #613 on: April 13, 2018, 11:31:07 AM »
No ksml in Zrh FC lounge
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #614 on: May 09, 2018, 04:30:17 PM »
What's the story with the King David lounge in Heathrow? Is there kosher food reliable?