The Escape Lounge Manchester (MAN) T3 Review by Delta Points

Advertiser Disclosure: The card offers that appear on this site are from companies from which RenesPoints.com, a division of RDL Enterprises LLC, receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). RenesPoints.com, a division of RDL Enterprises LLC, does not include all card companies or all card offers available in the marketplace.For an explanation of our Advertiser Disclosure, and advertiser partners, such as American Express, CreditCards.com and others visit this page.

 

Best Credit Cards

Finding Level 1 Delta business class awards to Europe (Sweden) – Part 1
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class outbound via Manchester – Part 2
The Escape Lounge Manchester T3 – Part 3
KLM Euro business class to Amsterdam & Gothenburg – Part 4
The smallest lounge EVER – the Ford business class lounge in Gothenburg GOT- Part 5
The Club Carlson Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm – Part 6
Hertz Presidents Circle GOLD club rental in Sweden – Part 7
KLM Euro business class to Amsterdam & Manchester – Part 8
The KLM Crown Lounge Amsterdam #25 – Part 9
ASPIRE lounge #26 Amsterdam AMS Priority Pass lounge review – Part 10
SPG Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel Schiphol suite review- Part 11
The Escape Lounge Manchester T2 for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class guests review- Part 12
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Manchester to Atlanta – Part 13
Final thoughts, costs and Virgin vs. DeltaONE to Europe – Part 14

escape lounge t3 manchester airport web page

The above screen shot for the Escape Lounge Manchester (MAN) T3 is impressive. The lounge itself, a bit less so. But more on that in a bit.

bus from T2 to T3 at Manchester MAN airport delta points blog

Arriving at MAN T2, most passengers went right to customs, but just to the left of the exit doors is a small sign for transfers. Once downstairs we were told to wait for other passengers to be bussed over to T3. None came down so we got a private bus ride over.

virgin 747 manchester airport MAN delta points blog

on the bus tarmac side man airport rene delta points blog

Think of this as a really big Delta Porsche or Lufthansa ride to the next plane (ok, maybe pushing it a little, but it is always fun to be driving around the “inside” of the airport to me).

entrance to escaple lounge manchester man t3 delta points blog

After arriving at T3 we are escorted part way to another security screening (not sure why) and then walk what seemed like a long way to the central part of T3 and found the elevators up to a number of lounges including the neat sounding “Escape” lounge.

entrance to escaple lounge manchester man t3 delta points blog 2

The lounge is a contract lounge that services Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers as well as other Skyteam members and, if you happen to have the non-Delta AMEX Platinum card either personal or the AMEX business Platinum card and get the free Priority Pass card then you can enter the lounge.

inside the escaple lounge manchester man t3 delta points blog (2)

I have been to a great number of contract lounges (do note, Delta has dumped a number of 3rd party / contract lounges world wide to save money). Some of them are very nice while others are just a break from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the airport. This one really was the latter. There are a few things I want in any lounge. In no real order are, some quiet, wifi, free drinks (normal and alcohol), some food, service (sometimes for flights) and a shower is a very nice thing to see as well.

inside the escaple lounge manchester man t3 delta points blog (1)

The Escape lounge was a bit more quiet than the rest of the concourse so I will give them that. As far as food goes – very basic and continental-ish. There was lots of food for purchase (hate that with a passion) as well as over priced drinks (also really hate that).

inside the escaple lounge manchester man t3 delta points blog (3)

Wifi was OK but nothing amazing. There are no showers and you would think you could get a decent cup of tea in a British lounge but you would be wrong here too.

inside the escaple lounge manchester man t3 delta points blog (4)

Overall I was, to be kind, underwhelmed and mostly wanted to escape from the Escape lounge to my next KLM flight.

view from escaple lounge manchester man t3 delta points blog

I sure would not “pay” to enter this lounge but if you have free access it is better than sitting at the gate or having to pay for snacks and some drinks at gate. I sure would not go out of my way to get to the airport early to spend extra time in this lounge like say a Centurion lounge that I will intentionally schedule many hours at between (or before or after) flights.

Next up in my report I continue to be impressed with what KLM can provide on a very short “domestic” business class flight to Sweden (via AMS). – René

 

Gold-Platinum-Reserve Delta SkyMiles®
Credit Cards from American Express®
Click HERE for more info

 

American Express Centurion Club Miami MIA review & access for Delta flyers (how to get to the club)

* Review Dallas DFW Centurion Club * Review Miami MIA DFW Centurion Club * Review San Francisco SFO Centurion Club * Review Las Vegas LAS Centurion Club * Review LaGuardia LGA Centurion Club * Review Seattle SEA Centurion “Studio” Club If you have never visited the above Centurion Clubs by American Express you are really missing out. You can get entrance with any AMEX card for $50 per person or the better way is for … Continue reading

A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The CLUB at SEA

A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – Planning & positioning for the run A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The run to EAT & back A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The SPG Four Points by Sheraton MSP A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The CLUB at SEA A Delta Points Mileage Run to Wenatchee (EAT) – The totals and points earned In the … Continue reading

The CLUB at LAS (big and small) – 2015 Delta Mileage Run

Planning and pricing of the run – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Delta 767-300 domestic seat review – 2015 Delta Mileage Run DFW Dallas / Fort Worth “E” Delta Skyclub – 2015 Delta Mileage Run American Express Centurion Lounge LAS Las Vegas – 2015 Delta Mileage Run The CLUB at LAS (big and small) – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Final thoughts & impressions about the … Continue reading

Delta Salt Lake International SLC Skyclub review – Delta Points blog

Earlier today I reviewed my latest most successful winter Ski trip to Utah and how, after all was said and done, I actually ended up earning for the trip. Before my departure home I had some time to visit the SLC Skyclub located just to the left when you walk through security T2. One nice thing I really like is that there is an XpressSpa right outside the door of the club. I mean you … Continue reading

American Express Centurion Lounge LAS Las Vegas – 2015 Delta Mileage Run

Planning and pricing of the run – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Delta 767-300 domestic seat review – 2015 Delta Mileage Run DFW Dallas / Fort Worth “E” Delta Skyclub – 2015 Delta Mileage Run American Express Centurion Lounge LAS Las Vegas – 2015 Delta Mileage Run The CLUB at LAS (big and small) – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Final thoughts & impressions about the … Continue reading

DFW Dallas / Fort Worth “E” Delta Skyclub – 2015 Delta Mileage Run

Planning and pricing of the run – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Sheraton Dallas Hotel by the Galleria – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Delta 767-300 domestic seat review – 2015 Delta Mileage Run DFW Dallas / Fort Worth “E” Delta Skyclub – 2015 Delta Mileage Run American Express Centurion Lounge LAS Las Vegas – 2015 Delta Mileage Run The CLUB at LAS (big and small) – 2015 Delta Mileage Run Final thoughts & impressions about the … Continue reading