Prague Airport MasterCard Lounge Terminal 1 is where I waited for a British Airways 11:20am flight to London LHR on a foggy morning. My plan for 2.5 hour layover in Heathrow with a lounge visit was thwarted by a flight departure delay, so I made use of the time in Prague for last call in Czech beers. I had eaten a filling breakfast a few hours before at Clarion Prague City.
Terminal 1 Prague Airport is for flights going outside the Schengen zone.
The MasterCard lounge seemed comfortable and uncrowded with a better selection of beer than I found in the other Prague Airport lounge available to me as AAdvantage Platinum elite/Oneworld Sapphire flyer.
Cold Budvar/Budweiser in the lounge cooler.
One of the oddities of Czech Budweiser is the beer is a Czech brewed beer completely unrelated to Anheuser-Busch Budweiser. The Czech government owns Budejovicky Budvar and maintains the trademark name Budweiser in Czech Republic.
Time Magazine – Where a Budweiser Isn’t Allowed to Be a Budweiser: The guerrilla war on the world’s largest brewer has its roots in 1939.
The beer on the left is Budvar Strong at 7.5% ABV. That beer was a bit too strong for me in the morning. I preferred the regular 5% ABV style.
After a couple of beers the ground fog deepened in Prague as did the fog in my mind.
I ended up losing my lounge time in LHR with about a 75 minute flight arrival delay. No problem given the better beer in Prague Airport’s Terminal 1 MasterCard Lounge.
My farewell to Prague was “This Czech Bud’s for me’ on the completion of a well-planned and smoothly run two-week trip to Prague, Nice, Monaco, Athens, Sofia and Plovdiv.