GIG: Rio De Janeiro Smiles VIP International Lounge


The rather long-titled Independent Smiles VIP International Lounge is a lounge that seems to carry on in limbo land, after the demise of Varig. It was once very much at the heart of Varig's premier experience, but that was a long time ago in the past, and now this lounge soldiers on, semi-independent.

The lounge is in terminal 2, airside. Once through Security Checks and Passport Control in the International Departures Area, turn left, and down the stairs: the Lounge is located in the basement, next to the TAM lounge.

United Continental Airlines intermittently use this lounge: it is actually marginally better than the TAM lounge, altough as a Star Alliance gold on United you can use both. Food Basic finger food.


Free alcohol, free pour.


In the lounge.

Business Facilities

There is a TV. That's about it.
Independent Smiles Rio De Janeiro
Independent Smiles Lounge rated: 5 out of 10
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