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 […]

Join us at Star MegaDO 7, Sep 13-16

loungereview.com is pleased to support MegaDO, an annual event for frequent flyers, airline geeks, mileage junkies – or just anyone with an interest in aviation who’s in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and new friends. The annual MegaDO trip, organized in partnership with airlines and hotel chains, offers participants unprecedented access to airline facilities and aircraft manufacturing chains, […]

Munich airport’s new Terminal 2 Satellite building opens to the public, with five new Lufthansa lounges

Munich’s Franz-Josef Strauss Airport, one of Europe’s slickest and most efficient airports with an incredible 30 minute minimum connection time, has just received a significant upgrade. Back in August, we wrote about the new Terminal 2 Satellite building, which was under construction in collaboration between Munich Airport and Lufthansa. Today marks the end of a long journey: after […]

United discontinues most Arrivals services

Back in August, we published our Definitive Guide to United BusinessFirst and Global First Arrivals services in order to help our readers make the most of their trips in United BusinessFirst and Global First. For years, United had been offering a seldom advertised but valuable service inherited from Continental Airlines: the ability to enjoy a complimentary […]

SkyTeam opens a new shared lounge at Dubai International airport (DXB)

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Six weeks ago, we wrote about the opening of the new satellite Concourse D at Dubai International airport (DXB).  The Terminal 1 extension is now the home of all major international airlines, with the notable exception of Qantas, who benefits from access to the flagship Concourse A thanks to their partnership with Emirates. The new concourse is […]

Air France introduces pre-flight dining at New York JFK

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Flights from the East Coast of the US to western Europe can be deceptively short, especially with favorable winds. What might be a blessing for economy passengers in ever shrinking seats is also a challenge for travelers wishing to sleep. While most airlines offer flat bed seating in premium classes, even a seven hour flight […]

New Concourse D opens at Dubai airport (DXB), elevates experience for Star Alliance and oneworld passengers

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The limits of Emirates’ ambitions seem to be boundless. Since its modest beginnings in 1985, the airline has experienced such a dramatic growth that it currently ranks as the fourth largest airline in the world in terms of number of international passengers carried. A tangible measure of Emirates’ expansion is the growing footprint of Dubai International airport […]

Delta announces new Sky Club locations at Seattle and Atlanta airports featuring an inspired new design

As the Big Three US airlines offer overall remarkably similar on-board products – lie-flat bed seats have become the norm in international Business Class, catering is improving, Wi-Fi is broadly available, and First Class is shrinking – ground services are becoming the next battleground. United, American and Delta are all making significant investments in their lounge product, […]

SWISS unveils three new luxurious lounges at Zurich airport

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On Friday, January 29th, 2016, SWISS, the Swiss flag carrier – a member of the Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance – celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft landed at Zurich airport, fresh off the Boeing final assembly line in Everett, WA. The newest and largest member of the SWISS fleet features an […]

Three new Priority Pass lounges in the US

Priority Pass is the world’s largest independent airport lounge access program. Members enjoy access to hundreds of airport lounges worldwide, regardless of their airline or class of service. (Tip: Are you a Priority Pass member? You can use our handy Lounge Finder to find lounges that accept Priority Pass.) There are several membership levels available at […]

Delta to open a second, behemoth Sky Club lounge at Seattle-Tacoma airport (SEA)

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Last week, Alaska Airlines launched its second Board Room lounge at their hometown airport. There was little fanfare overall, besides an appealing teaser video: the new space, nestled within Seattle-Tacoma airport’s North Satellite, is fresh and functional, but small, and technically temporary — the airline has plans for an eventual roof-top lounge. But the expansion of […]

The Definitive Guide To The SFO Airport Lounge Scene

Updated November 2018 San Francisco, CA is both a major leisure destination and a key business hub. Despite geographical and geological boundaries, the city’s growth, fueled by the sun and the software industry, seems unstoppable. With over 800,000 residents, the city by the Bay is the most densely populated city in the US after New […]

Qantas closes their Bangkok Business Class lounge

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Qantas is turning a page at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International (BKK). As of Sunday, November 15th, the airline will permanently close their Business Class lounge and direct their passengers to the nearby Louis’ Tavern CIP Lounge, though other alternatives are also available. While disappointing, the change is hardly surprising. Qantas only operates a single daily flight from […]