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 […]

United Club news: Melbourne and JFK closures; EWR upgrades

United is making waves this month. Shortly after announcing a price hike on United Club memberships, the airline unveiled its plan to consolidate all New York traffic at their Newark Liberty Airport hub (EWR), effectively terminating service to JFK. And, with no announcement besides a sign on the door, the United Club at Melbourne airport, Australia, […]

United Club membership prices increase, effective immediately

Today, United quietly announced a price hike on United Club memberships – the announcement is nowhere to be found on united.com, although the relevant section on pricing has already been updated. It was a foregone conclusion. United has embarked on an ambitious program to refurbish existing United Clubs worldwide and build new lounges, to the […]

Air New Zealand renovating Koru Lounges; revamped Sydney club now open

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Just like fellow Star Alliance members United and Singapore Airlines, as well as American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines to name just a few, Air New Zealand has embarked on an ambitious program to revamp their Koru Lounges worldwide in an effort to continue to appeal to premium and elite customers. The airline has committed $40 million to this […]

The Definitive Guide To The Seattle (SEA) Airport Lounge Scene

Once merely a provincial city, Seattle has become one of the fastest growing metro areas in the US. The home of Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, and Nintendo attracts new residents from all over the country thanks to its dynamic job market, temperate climate, beautiful scenery, and laid-back life style. It’s no wonder that airline competition is […]

Plaza Premium continues rapid expansion; new lounge at LHR T4

Plaza Premium Lounge - London Heathrow Terminal 4 (LHR)

Plaza Premium, the world’s first and largest pay-in lounge operator — the company currently operates 120 locations in 35 international airports — is continuing to expand beyond its original focus on Asia. Plaza Premium is expanding at the bustling London Heathrow airport: after recently opening two locations at London Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, “The Queen’s […]

American Express Centurion Lounge network expansion underway

The Centurion Lounge - San Francisco, CA (SFO)

American Express has been shaking up the US domestic airport lounge market by opening stunning lounges at major hubs such as Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Las Vegas (LAS), New York LaGuardia (LGA), and most recently San Francisco (SFO.) The Centurion Lounges offer a premium experience that is more akin to what one would expect from an […]

Priority Pass members lose access to United Clubs

United is rescinding their partnership with the popular airport lounge access program Priority Pass. Effective May 15th, 2015, Priority Pass members will lose access to United Club lounges. It is worth noting that, while unfortunate, this change does not impact Priority Pass memberships that are bundled with premium credit cards such as the American Express Platinum card. […]

Singapore Airlines opens a new SilverKris Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2

Rounding up Star Alliance’s move under one roof at London Heathrow, Singapore Airlines unveiled this week their anticipated SilverKris lounge in Terminal 2 (“The Queen’s Terminal”.) The SilverKris lounge boasts Singapore Airlines’ new “home away from home” design concept, which was rolled out earlier this year in Sydney and Hong Kong, and is part of a […]

The Club Airport Lounges takes over two lounges in Seattle

The Club at SEA - Satellite S

The Club Airport Lounges, which operates a number of pay-in lounges in the US, notably at Las Vegas McCarran airport, has taken over the operation of the two independent lounges at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport owned by the Port of Seattle. Club Cascade in concourse A is now The Club at SEA Concourse A, while Club […]

United is enhancing the United Club complimentary food selection

On the heel of the renovations that United announced last month, the airline has unveiled an expanded complimentary food selection, which will be rolled out throughout the domestic United Club network through 2015. Exit the carrot sticks, cheese and crackers, and awkward trail mix with candy – the airline wishes to offer a fresh and […]

February lounge updates – GRU, LAX, HKG, United

Here’s a brief recap of what happened in the lounge universe in February: Emirates opened a new lounge in Los Angeles, Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class lounge in Hong Kong is reopening soon, American closed its lounge in Sao Paulo, and United announced investments in their lounge network.