Review: Air India Domestic Business Class Lounge Delhi DEL

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Air India’s domestic business class lounge is located up one level from the main departures level inside of the domestic terminal. Initially it was hard to get to considering the only elevator that could lead us there was temporarily not working and the escalator on the other end of the concourse was open but blocked off above.

In either case, I eventually made my way up.

lounge entrance

The agent scanned my boarding pass in the lounge, checked my gold status, and let me in. Here are the access requirements to use this lounge:

Access Requirements

  • Business Class Passenger on Air India
  • Star Alliance Gold members traveling on Air India (+ 1 guest)
  • United Club Members/Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Worldwide Members traveling on Air India (+1 guest)

Star Alliance rules dictate that this lounge can be used by any airline, but since this is the domestic terminal,  and Air India is the only Star Alliance domestic carrier, I only mention Air India.

lounge entrance


The lounge is not especially large, but I would say its sufficiently large enough for the number of departures the airline handles at a given time.

Air India seating

There were seats in many different number combos throughout the lounge, however, the seating was definitely dated and aged.


The ports were standard India ports, so if you are not from India, do be sure to have an adapter. And as is the case with India and many other countries, you’ll need to potentially flip a switch to get the power flowing.


There was a selection of news papers as well.


Considering I had views of an extremely crowded Plaza Premium lounge maybe 50 or so feet from this lounge, I was definitely thankful to have this empty lounge.


There were a decent amount of food options.

paneer tikka kulcha sandwich
toaster + condiments

I definitely missed being in India and eating airport food with actual spice in it, and everything I ate was quite enjoyable.

Kachori and Aloo Bhaji (Potatoes in curry)
Veg croquette
soft drinks

There were also drinks in a fridge.


Showers and Bathroom

The domestic lounge actually had shower services but I didn’t use them.

There was also a bathroom which was quite well kept.


Overall, the lounge was quaint, yet plenty sufficient for anything someone could need before a flight. Considering most domestic flights would fall within 3 hours or so, I think this lounge is definitely solid for all things considered.

2 thoughts on “Review: Air India Domestic Business Class Lounge Delhi DEL”

  1. Thank you! I need to spend 5 hours between my flights staring at 2am. My first stop in India during this trip — thanks for letting us know about the shower; food looks delicious, too!! 🙂

    1. Glad I could help! Just a heads up, there may be less or frequency of refilling food, and some periods, where there is no hot food available in the middle of the night. But the space should be relaxing nonetheless. As an aside, many people are going to be there in the middle of the night coming off late EU/US arrivals and will be connecting to early morning flights deeper into India so there’s a chance for there to be lots of filled seats so hopefully you’ll find some good seating to hang out for the layover.

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