Cathay Pacific is doubling the size of their San Francisco lounge

The Cathay Pacific Business and First Class Lounge at San Francisco airport (SFO) Terminal A has built a reputation as a gorgeous facility. The décor designed by firm Foster & Partners boasts high-end finishes, elegant furniture, and a relaxing, upper-scale vibe. But the club, built in 2011, has far outgrown its intended target customer base and suffers from […]

New seasonal complimentary food menu at United Clubs effective today

Back in April, United introduced a major overhaul to the complimentary food selection at their United Club locations worldwide. The meager selection of pre-packaged cheese and crackers was supposed to make way for a healthier, more diverse and more nutritional selection including a yogurt bar with mixed fruit, hard broiled eggs and oatmeal at breakfast, […]

United Club updates: upcoming access restrictions for Club members, and possible changes to Copa partnership

United Club access restrictions effective August 18, 2016 As of August 18th, 2016, United Club members (paid memberships, lifetime memberships and Chase Club card memberships) will be required to present a same-day boarding pass in order to gain access to United Club locations worldwide. United posted signs highlighting the change at United Clubs last week, […]

EVA Air: Design overload lands at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

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EVA Air, Taiwan’s flag carrier and a member of Star Alliance, has become a master at delivering the ultimate but unlikely combination of quirky but high end service. The airline’s premium intercontinental business class service, dubbed Royal Laurel Class, features flat bed seats in a private reverse herringbone layout, coveted RIMOWA amenity kits, pajamas, FIJI water, […]

The Definitive Guide to United BusinessFirst and Global First Arrivals services

Passengers flying in United BusinessFirst (international business class) or Global First (international First Class) arriving at select European and worldwide destinations in the morning have the option to enjoy a complimentary shower on the ground upon arrival, as well as breakfast and Wi-Fi at specific locations. Arrivals services allow passengers to maximize sleeping time on board […]

Lufthansa to open five new lounges at Munich airport

What’s not to love about Munich airport? It serves the lovely capital of Bavaria, which is located minutes away on the S-Bahn. It’s compact — at least in comparison to its sprawling and ever expanding peer at Frankfurt. It’s a model of efficiency and offers some of the shortest minimum connection times for an airport this […]

Alaska Airlines Board Room members to enjoy reciprocal access to American Airlines Admirals Clubs

Effective on August 15th, members of Alaska Airlines’ Board Room will enjoy access to the entire network of American Airlines Admirals Clubs when flying on Alaska Airlines or American Airlines. The new program, announced today, is an expansion of Alaska and American’s prior agreement, which granted Alaska Airlines’ Board Room members access to a handful of Admirals […]

Aspire Lounge and Spa, the first independent lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5, is now open

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There’s certainly no shortage of lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 5: British Airways, which occupies the entire terminal (plus portions of Terminal 3), operates no less than two First Class lounges (“Galleries First”), three Business Class lounges (“Galleries Club”), and one Arrivals Lounge. The British Airways lounges share two common traits. 1. They only welcome British […]

The Centurion Lounge to land at Houston, TX (IAH)

Editor’s note: The Amex Centurion Lounge at Houston Bush intercontinental airport is now open. Check out our in-person review. We’ve written extensively about American Express’ foray into the domestic airport lounge market. Just a few weeks ago, the financial institution opened a Centurion Studio lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), a smaller incarnation of their […]

Salzburg airport’s first ever lounge now open

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The small Salzburg Airport has long lacked a lounge for premium travelers, despite ongoing demand from both airlines and passengers. Indeed, while the charming Austrian town is hardly a mainstream business destination, the city where Mozart was born boasts a rich history which attracts architecture and music lovers. Seminars and conferences fill up hotels on a regular […]

First Look: The American Express Centurion Studio Seattle

Yesterday, on June 30th, American Express quietly unveiled the latest sibling in The Centurion Lounge lineage, at Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA.) It’s a bit smaller than its predecessors — with less of the whizz that makes Centurion Lounges the most hyped airport lounges in the US — and thus affectionately dubbed The Centurion Studio.

In Memoriam: LHR Terminal 1 and The Great British Lounge

In just a week, London Heathrow Terminal 1 will close, permanently. On June 29th, British Airways flight 970 to Hannover, Germany (HAJ) is scheduled to depart at 9:15 p.m., after which Terminal 1 will officially be off limits to the public. It’s likely to be an eerie experience for BA 970 passengers, as Terminal 1 is […]

Cathay Pacific’s new lounges in Manila and Bangkok now open

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2015 is an exciting for premium passengers, when it comes to ground services. Several airlines, including Air New Zealand, United and Singapore Airlines, American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines, are investing in an overhaul of their lounges worldwide. Cathay Pacific is most famous for its acclaimed lounges at their Hong Kong home base, with jewels such as […]