Pearl Lounge (Departures), Marrakech Menara: Empty, empty, empty

While my professional event is just beginning, or even in full swing, I have to slip away to join my family in London for a personal event.

As a reminder, here is the route followed:

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1LoungeLufthansa Business Lounge, Londres Heathrow
2FlightRoyal Air Maroc Business, Londres Heathrow – Casablanca, Boeing 737 MAX
3FlightRoyal Air Maroc Business, Casablanca – Marrakech, Embraer E190
4HotelBarcelo Palmeraie, Marrakech
5LoungePearl Lounge, Marrakech Menara
6FlightTAP Business Class, Marrakech – Lisbonne Portela, Embraer E190
7FlightTAP Business Class, Lisbonne Portela – Londres Heathrow, Airbus A320
Today’s itinerary

Check-in and ground run

I arrive at the airport about 1h45 before the departure of my flight for Lisbon . I grope a bit to find the TAP counters, and use the priority queue to register.

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My documents are checked and my boarding pass issued with my two flights of the day. A sticker giving me access to the Fast Track is affixed to my boarding pass.

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I then go to security and passport control and use the priority line… But my boarding pass will not work in the automatic gates.

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A customs officer will take me through an adjoining gate.

A first customs search is carried out, before a classic PIF, then a passport control with exit stamp on the passport and on the boarding card.

And finally, I’m airside!

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Location and access

The lounge is located near the main Duty Free , but you have to go back after the escalator following the “Pearl” and not VIP signs. The VIP signs will take you to the local Royal Air Maroc lounge .

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Be careful, nearly no airline has an agreement with this lounge . This is the case for TAP and Air France for example. I will use my Priority Pass card to access it .

Lounge design

The design of the lounge is quite original, in line with the futuristic architecture of the terminal. Moreover, it is not completely separated from this terminal.

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Catering offer

It’s very simple, it is nil, or almost. Only Nespresso coffee and mineral water are served.

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Conclusion

A magnified waiting room , but still better than a bench in the waiting room.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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