Lounge Review: Japan Airlines (JAL) Sakura Lounge (SFO)
We arrived at the SFO airport around 8:30pm in hopes of checking in early and viewing the AMEX Centurion lounge. However, the JAL check-in desks were not operating until 10:15pm and the Centurion Lounge closed at 11:00pm. We decided on not going to the Centurion lounge. The lounge was located in a separate terminal from our departure gate. Both terminals were not connected so we would have had to clear security twice in order to visit the lounge.
We opted to just check out the Sakura Lounge for JAL. You would expect being a notable foreign airline that their lounge would be on top of the echelon. However, their lounge was utterly a disappointment.
The food and drink selections was not that great for being a foreign airline lounge. They need to really remodel the place because the business section of the lounge was way to crowded. Luckily they had a separate room for their first class passengers in which Rodalyn and I took up pretty much a quarter of the room.
I would try to avoid the Sakura Lounge for business/first class passengers because it definitely needs a update. Business class rooms are filled to capacity and the food/drink selection is not that great. The only upside is that first class passengers do have a separated room from the business and it definitely has more room.