Where are the Best Airport Lounges?
Traveling can be draining, but some relaxing time in a fancy airport lounge can give you that boost you need to finish out your travels. But, who has access and what’s inside?
Have you caught a glimpse of the seemingly secret lounges located inside many airports? You may have seen a sign or two as you make your way to a crowded and noisy terminal to wait for you flight—often wondering how do I get inside one of these magical places? Turns out they’re not just for the super wealthy and if special amenities like showers, delicious foods and even free massages are up your alley, these spaces are for you. Check out these recommendations on which lounges to splurge on and which to avoid.
The Points Guy has a great list of some of the best lounges in the United States. The Centurion Lounge, located in many different airports including Los Angeles’ LAX, New York’s LaGuardia and Las Vegas’ LAS, is one of the top clubs. These luxurious lounges include everything from free wifi to easy work stations and buffet-style meals. American Express Centurion and Platinum card holders can gain access to these lounges for free. If you have a regular American Express you can pay $50 for access.
Another great list of some of the best (and worst) domestic airport lounges is from the Travel Channel. If you’re traveling through George Bush Intercontinental Airport (near our IAH facility), you’ll want to check out the flagship United Club, which spans three floors! Become a United Club member, or purchase a day pass for $59 to gain access to this oasis with private showers and complementary drinks. An insider tip, according to GateGuru users, for those traveling through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (near our ATL facility), head to Concourse C to lounge in Delta’s flagship club. It’s just a concourse away from Delta’s Sky Club in Concourse B but provides a much better experience.
If you’re looking for a more affordable quiet place to relax, Lounge Buddy suggests the Airspace Lounge, available at various airports including Baltimore (BWI), Cleveland (CLE) and San Diego. While they charge for snacks and drinks, admission to these areas start at $20-25 and includes a $10 credit toward your bill.
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