FIRST LOOK: United’s stunning new Polaris Lounge at San Francisco airport

San Francisco airport has a new shining star. Today, United unveiled the widely-anticipated and long-awaited Polaris Lounge, an exclusive haven for passengers traveling on the carrier’s long-haul transcontinental premium service. The lounge also welcomes Business and First Class customers departing on flights operated by Star Alliance partners, including Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, and ANA. At… Read more »

Asiana restricts lounge access for Priority Pass members

Priority Pass, the largest airport lounge access program, opens the doors to over 1,000 airline clubs and independent lounges worldwide. Members may visit any eligible lounge, no matter which airline they’re flying, and regardless of their class of service. Memberships come in different flavors and at several price points, but the most cost-effective way to… Read more »

FIRST LOOK: The new United Polaris Lounge Chicago O’Hare expansion

Over the holidays, United quietly unveiled a much-needed expansion of its popular Polaris Lounge for premium long-haul passengers at Chicago O’Hare airport. Polaris Lounges, the ground experience component of United’s much-hyped rejuvenated Business Class service, offer an impressive line-up of high-end amenities including semi-private productivity pods, full-service restaurant-style dining, luxurious shower suites, clothes pressing, individual… Read more »

The Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow is finally open, and it’s a stunner

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Six months ago, we nominated Qantas’ new much-anticipated premium lounge at London Heathrow one of three lounges worth waiting for. After over a year of construction, rolling delays—in true Heathrow form—and radio silence from the airline, the new flagship club is now open, and it does not disappoint. Located at Terminal 3, The Qantas London Lounge spreads across… Read more »

Why frequent flyers need Priority Pass – and a 40% off Black Friday Deal!

Priority Pass is a subscription program that unlocks the doors to over 1,000 airport lounges across 500 cities worldwide. Members enjoy a comfortable and relaxing experience at the airport typically reserved for premium or elite passengers—regardless of their airline or the class of service they’re traveling in. Historically, Priority Pass has focused primarily on independent lounges—clubs operated… Read more »

FIRST LOOK: The new SkyTeam Vancouver Lounge

Yesterday, SkyTeam officially unveiled its newest joint lounge, located at Vancouver airport. The 20-member airline alliance celebrated the launch in style with live music, libations, and a full East-meets-West buffet spread representative of what passengers may look forward to. In attendance were Perry Cantarutti, SkyTeam’s CEO and managing director; Jacques Vareilles, SkyTeam’s Brand and Communications… Read more »

Join LoungeReview.com at the FTU Travel Expo on November 18th in Chicago

loungereview.com is proud to sponsor the first Frequent Traveler University Travel Expo on Saturday, November 18th, at the Marriott O’Hare near Chicago. With over 36,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, 50 exhibitors, four stages, and an impressive line up of speakers with 30 sessions covering a wide-range of topics including miles and points, travel photography, credit… Read more »

Another United Club bites the dust: a recap of United’s lounge closures and renovations

The main United Club at New York-Newark airport closed its doors permanently today, as the airline prepares to turn the venerable space into a posh United Polaris Lounge exclusively for international Business class passengers. Competition in the ground services arena for premium passengers is heating up, with American and United rolling out upgraded amenities and… Read more »

American Express expands The Centurion Lounge at Miami airport, announces a new lounge at Melbourne airport

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A relatively newcomer to the airport lounge market in the US, American Express has moved in aggressively, building seven locations at key hubs in just a few years. Dubbed The Centurion Lounge, the clubs are stylish havens for American Express card holders offering comfortable seating in elegant surroundings, complimentary hot meals, cocktails, showers, and luxurious… Read more »

United, EVA, Singapore Airlines close their lounges at San Francisco airport in preparation for Polaris

United’s Polaris business class service took off to much hype over a year ago—the airline touted new private seats with all-aisle access and exclusive Polaris lounges at major hubs—but landing hasn’t been smooth. Despite notable improvements to the in-flight “soft product” including excellent bedding, enhanced meals, new china and silverware, and a myriad of small… Read more »

The Centurion Lounge at DFW to expand by 3,000 square feet

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American Express’ foray into the airport lounge business in the US back in October 2013 reshaped a dormant market. The unveiling of the first Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Ft. Worth airport (DFW) sent ripples throughout the industry, forcing airlines to improve their offerings and remodel clubs which, in some cases, had seen only minor cosmetic improvements in over… Read more »

Three delayed airport lounges worth the wait

When it comes to airport construction projects, nothing can be said to be certain, except high costs and delays. We take a look at three highly anticipated lounges which were due to open around mid-2017 or earlier, for which we’ll need to wait a little longer—or much longer. The Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow Construction… Read more »

Alaska and Qantas announce reciprocal airport lounge access

Today, Alaska Airlines and Qantas announced an expanded partnership with immediate benefits for customers of both airlines. The two carriers have long offered reciprocal frequent flyer mileage accrual. In December 2016, the airlines signaled their intention to collaborate more closely by significantly increasing earning rates for Business and First class fares. As of next week, Qantas and… Read more »

The Definitive Guide to Star Alliance Arrivals Lounges

Once a haven for the lucky few, airport lounges are gaining in popularity, and are more accessible than ever thanks to a flurry of premium credit cards, affordable membership schemes such as Priority Pass, and an ever-increasing number of pay-in clubs available to all travelers for a fee. Lounges typically offer comfortable seating away from… Read more »

American Airlines launches new Flagship Lounge and Dining experiences at New York JFK

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Back in February 2016, we reported on American Airlines’ ambitious plans to renovate Admirals Clubs worldwide and roll out luxurious lounges for Business and First Class passengers. Fifteen months later, the airline’s premium passengers departing from New York JFK are finally able to sample the world’s largest airline’s new premium ground product. Deciphering the Flagship… Read more »