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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 #750 on: November 15, 2018, 11:41:39 AM »
I've seen pictures from people who got.
Maybe it's over?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #751 on: November 15, 2018, 11:43:43 AM »
Maybe it's over?
It's possible.
It used to be very difficult to get a KSML in the LH FCT, but people who persevered got it.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #752 on: November 15, 2018, 11:44:18 AM »
It's possible.
It used to be very difficult to get a KSML in the LH FCT, but people who persevered got it.
Maybe its should be clarified?
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #753 on: November 18, 2018, 01:24:38 AM »
Anything in YYZ airport or lounges?

From the Wiki:

"YYZ - KLM Lounge (Source: http://grodzinskibakery.com/locations)."

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #754 on: November 18, 2018, 07:26:14 PM »
Air France Lounge @BOS.
Not much to these sandwiches, but I was happy that they had anything at all.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #755 on: November 21, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
@Dan  who do you call for kosher meal at Polaris EWR?
Called the GS desk they knew nothing, they called supervisor of Polaris EWR who said it's doesn't exist

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #756 on: November 22, 2018, 12:02:28 AM »
@Dan  who do you call for kosher meal at Polaris EWR?
Called the GS desk they knew nothing, they called supervisor of Polaris EWR who said it's doesn't exist
I called the United club line who transferred me to the Polaris Manager, as well as emailed United club both whom said it never happened. But Dan insists...
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #757 on: November 22, 2018, 12:20:21 AM »
I called the United club line who transferred me to the Polaris Manager, as well as emailed United club both whom said it never happened. But Dan insists...
will try again tomorrow
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #758 on: November 28, 2018, 07:40:11 PM »
Borenstein meal at the Delta Sky Club.

They usually have 2 options, a vegetable risotto or chicken. They did not have the risotto dish when I was there, so chicken it was.

Meal took about 7 minutes to prepare from when I requested it, and the waiter brought it to my seat.

The dish is 3 Chicken Tenders with steamed Corn and a single mini Potato Latke cut in half.

The chicken and latke were both extremely rubbery / chewy. The corn was the highlight of the meal :)

HT: @dovid1375 for posting about this a couple months ago, on another thread.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #759 on: November 29, 2018, 11:12:39 AM »
From the Wiki:

"YYZ - KLM Lounge (Source: http://grodzinskibakery.com/locations)."

Yes, but my experience is that generally goes out strictly before LY flights.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #760 on: November 29, 2018, 11:17:51 AM »
Yes, but my experience is that generally goes out strictly before LY flights.

Thanks. Added that to the wiki.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #761 on: November 29, 2018, 11:18:42 AM »
Borenstein meal at the Delta Sky Club.

They usually have 2 options, a vegetable risotto or chicken. They did not have the risotto dish when I was there, so chicken it was.

Meal took about 7 minutes to prepare from when I requested it, and the waiter brought it to my seat.

The dish is 3 Chicken Tenders with steamed Corn and a single mini Potato Latke cut in half.

The chicken and latke were both extremely rubbery / chewy. The corn was the highlight of the meal :)

HT: @dovid1375 for posting about this a couple months ago, on another thread.
And this sums up KSMLs. Just missing the frozen gefilte fish.
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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #762 on: November 29, 2018, 12:21:37 PM »
And this sums up KSMLs. Just missing the frozen gefilte fish.

Yup :(

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #763 on: November 29, 2018, 12:51:35 PM »
And this sums up KSMLs. Just missing the frozen gefilte fish.
Iíve had decent Borenstein meals on DL. The blintzes were actually good. Iíve also had some sort of beef meal, that was decent.

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Re: kosher food in airport lounges
« Reply #764 on: December 06, 2018, 12:51:46 PM »
Just came into the art and lounge at EWR. The kosher food fridge is locked and there is a sign on it that itís for elal passengers only, asked if I could get some and they said no because Iím not flying elal.  :'(