Arriving at an airport, early or late, can be stressful. Between making sure you have everything, everyone, and you are in the right place, the last thing you want to worry about is, “Will there be anywhere I can sit?”, “Will there be any available outlets so I can charge my devices?”, “Where can I grab a bite to eat?” and many other pre-flight concerns. The best answer to all of these questions can be found in almost every single airport worldwide; airline lounges. Lounges are a great way to be comfortable before your flight, surround yourself in a quieter environment than in the terminal and have unlimited food and drink as well as find that cherished outlet where you can charge all of your devices. Below are some popular airlines that offer lounges to passengers.
British Airways offers different levels of lounges. The top lounge being the First Class lounges. Under this umbrella, there is a Galleries lounge which offers herringbone seats and luxurious furniture to make yourself comfortable. For those who need to work on a report or a presentation, there is ample space as well as printers available. If you would rather relax and enjoy some media, there is an entertainment area where you can let loose and watch television or have a drink at the bar. You can also enjoy waiter service dining in the lounge before select flights.
Under the same umbrella, there is the Concorde Room, located at Heathrow Terminal 5 in London and JFK Airport in New York. The Concorde room contains private cabanas, private dining, and electronics at your service.
Besides lounges for travelers in First Class, British Airways offers a Business Class Lounge as well. One amazing feature of this lounge is the 20 seat cinema that offers live sports and select entertainment you can enjoy until your flight. Light meals and snacks are arranged for you, with opportunities to dine in the lounge.
For those who want to pamper themselves before their flight on British Airways, head over to the Elemis Spa, which offers skincare treatments and therapies at selected airports. Enjoy smooth skin for the duration of your flight and start your vacation right!
To find out the list of locations and times of these lounges, please visit the oneworld website.
By being a member of the Qantas Club, you will have unlimited access to the largest network of lounges provided by any Australian airline. As a member, you are able to bring a complimentary guest, which is perfect for couples on vacation, access to On Departure Upgrades using Qantas Points on Australian domestic flights, additional checked baggage allowance when traveling on Economy or Premium Economy and Priority check-in on Qantas flights. Currently, the Qantas Club online join form is temporarily unavailable for customers in the US region.
By joining, travelers are able to enjoy coffee, as assortment of fresh food, bar service, wireless internet, newspapers and magazines, a family zone, and Qantas’ amazing customer service.
Please click here for more details on the eligibility of joining and finding locations of the longues.
For those travelers who are flying for a meeting, the First Class Lounge offers a spacious working atmosphere that includes everything you need to be productive and efficient for any work project you may be working on. Travelers are able to find a number of power outlets located throughout the lounge to charge their devices with.
Once you finish working, let loose and enjoy the exclusive Spa Area which consists of a whirlpool, shower, and other amenities. Continuing your leisure time, head to the library for a wide selection of books or be a social butterfly at the Cigar Lounge or grab a drink and a bite to eat at the bar and restaurant.
The Business Lounge includes a buffet that is compiled of a variety of food and beverages for whenever you need a recharge. Before boarding, relax and freshen up with a nice shower with complimentary hair dryers and clean towels provided.
The Senator lounge offers a wide range of comfortable seating. From a leather lounger, to a recliner in front of panoramic windows, there are many options and locations for seating. Lufthansa offers a wide range of tables and a bar for travelers to enjoy a meal before their flight.
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If you are looking for a more laid back lounge, come and see the Delta Sky Club for yourself! Come experience remarkable service in a peaceful atmosphere with vast amounts of seating, power outlets, Wi-Fi, fresh and healthy foods, drinks from the bar, and much more. Click here for more information on access and policies to the Delta Sky Club. Click here for more information on the select locations of the Delta Sky Club.
American Airlines has a few different lounges available to their passengers. The flagship lounge offers personalized service, an array of cocktails, wine bar, an immense seating area, and shower suites. Travelers are able to enjoy a nice sit down meal before their flight with a thoroughly diverse menu.
The Admirals Club includes snacks, house drinks, made-to-order food specialties, personal travel assistance, shower suites, and a business center with individual cubicles with computers for you at your convenience.
The Arrivals Lounge is available for people who flew on an American Airlines flight to Heathrow Airport on a same-day flight and fit into these categories. Here you can find a few snacks and some seating to stay comfortable until you leave the airport and continue on with your travels.
International lounges are coming soon!
Virgin Atlantic’s goal behind their lounges is to get you ready for your travels. These dapper and tranquil spaces allow you to enjoy your time before your flight. Whether you want to cheers to your vacation with a cocktail, enjoy a spa day, or find a quiet spot to get some work done, these lounges offer you all these options and more.
Virgin Atlantic offers national and international lounges located around the world. From cocktail hour, where you can sit at a luxurious bar and construct your own cocktail, to incredible food that is freshly prepared for you, to astounding spas that offer massages, manicures, and shaves. You can arrive relaxed and beautified to your next stop!
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Are you ready to start flying with no worries, work completed, a phenomenal pre flight meal and massage?