FIRST LOOK: The expanded Centurion Lounge at Seattle airport inspires with expansive views and uplifting drinks

Today American Express celebrates the opening of the long-awaited expansion of The Centurion Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma airport. We joined American Express on a tour ahead of the public opening in order to scope out the new space and amenities. The Centurion Lounge: an overview We’ve written extensively about the burgeoning Centurion Lounge network, American Express’ […]

Air France transforms the short haul lounge experience at Paris CDG

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The unveiling of Air France’s new lounge a Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2G this week marks the dawn of a new era for the carrier’s Schengen passengers. Terminal 2G: 20 narrow-body gates for Schengen flights Opened in 2008, Terminal 2G is one of the latest additions to the sprawling Roissy hub. Dedicated to flights within […]

The Centurion Lounge lands at Philadelphia and Hong Kong

As the independent lounge market continues to expand—revealing customers’ appetite for a comfortable ground experience, perhaps in response to ever-shrinking seats and increasing nickel-and-diming—an unexpected outsider has redefined the domestic US premium lounge experience: American Express. The financial institution unveiled its first Centurion Lounge in the US at Dallas/Ft. Worth airport (DFW) a few years ago, […]

How airline lounges create their food menus

As travelers look to airlines to provide more food options in their premium lounges, we look at how three global carriers are meeting those needs. The challenge for these airlines is to offer myriad food options to adapt to different nutrition needs, time zones, eating habits and cultures. Excellence at Qatar Lounges worldwide Doha-based Qatar […]

Plaza Premium Joins Loyalty Program, Plans Massive Expansion, Looks to the Future

It’s been a busy year for lounge operator Plaza Premium after opening new facilities at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Brisbane Airport and Phnom Penh International Airport, and an arrivals lounge at Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport all in 2016. Plaza Premium has more than 80 locations in 28 international airports. And […]

Airport lounges celebrate the holidays worldwide

On a trip home from India two years ago, I flew business class on Lufthansa, which meant I had lounge access in Delhi and Frankfurt. The German flag carrier went all out for the holidays, offering warm gluhwein and traditional German Christmas pastries and cookies in both lounges. So we decided to take a look […]

Day One Review: The United Polaris in-flight experience

At loungereview.com, airport lounges are our passion, and we typically don’t write flight reviews. We’ll make an exception for United Polaris business class. The much hyped service, which launched today, December 1st, 2016, features a completely redesigned end-to-end experience—with major upgrades to every aspect of the product, from ground services to catering, and continuity between […]

FIRST LOOK: United Polaris Lounge at Chicago O’Hare

We are attending the United Polaris Lounge preview event at Chicago O’Hare. While we’ll have an in-depth review with full details soon, we wanted to share a few pictures of the new Polaris Lounge as soon as possible for your enjoyment. United Polaris, a premium travel experience re-designed end-to-end The introduction of United’s new premium […]

United makes a come back at LAX with a swanky new Club

Los Angeles. Is it the sun, the glamour? The film industry’s deep pockets? The relative proximity to Asia and Australia? Every airline wants a piece of LAX. Several carriers call Los Angeles airport a hub, with tough competition between the three major alliances, and a significant presence by outsiders—Alaska, Virgin America, and Middle Eastern carriers. […]

Cathay Pacific re-opens London Heathrow lounges after a complete makeover

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It’s been over a year since Cathay Pacific shuttered its lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 3 for a complete transformation, which was scheduled to take nine months. After a three-month delay—somewhat typical for an airport construction project—the new lounges officially welcomed their first visitors today, November 28th, as part of a “soft opening.” The official opening […]

United opens upgraded United Club at Chicago O’Hare by gate B6

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United Airlines has opened its next-generation United Club at its Chicago O’Hare International Airport hub. The lounge, located at Gate B6, grew from 13,000 square feet seating 206 travelers to 17,435 square feet seating 374. The new United Club at ORD B6 offers complimentary hot food Jimmy Samartzis, vice president, Food Services and United Clubs, noted that […]

Delta opens a new Sky Club at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport Concourse B

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Delta Air Lines has unveiled a new 24,914 square foot Sky Club in Concourse B near Gate B18 at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL). The club, which opened on September 23, is suspended over the tarmac, offering great views of the runway and downtown Atlanta. Claude Roussel is the managing director of Delta’s Sky Clubs. He […]

Brisbane airport renovations yield a crop of exciting new lounges

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Australia’s Brisbane International Airport is the country’s third-largest facility, serving 21.9 million passengers in 2015, according to statistics from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Brisbane Airport underwent a $45 million facelift that was unveiled in October 2015 as befitting its status as an important hub for international airlines looking to attract premium […]

Delta’s new Sky Club in Denver highlights the airline’s commitment to ground services in emerging markets

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Delta passengers flying through the mile high city rejoice: this week, Delta opened a Sky Club lounge at Denver International airport (DEN), offering Sky Club members and premium passengers a long anticipated haven away from the bustle of the terminal. Delta’s unveiling of the new Sky Club has been decidedly low key. The airline did not even […]

Brussels Airlines expands the Loft concept in Brussels; opens first international lounge in Congo

Belgium’s boutique flag carrier, Brussels Airlines, offers worldwide service from their Brussels hub. A member of the Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance, the carrier offers customer pleasing staggered lie-flat seats in Business Class on long-haul aircraft, as well as traditional Euro-style business class seating with blocked middle seats on short-haul flights. Eighteen months ago, Brussels Airlines unveiled The […]