Here’s a brief recap of what happened in the lounge universe in January – mostly positive news, with one exception: new lounges in Sydney and Norway, refurbished lounges at Honolulu airport and JFK, and the closure of the United Club in Atlanta.
The friendly and relatively no-frills Hawaiian Airlines has announced the renovation of their six airport lounges in Hawaii, leaving only their Los Angeles, CA (LAX) facility untouched. The renovation will occur in two phases throughout the first half of 2015, with work expected to be complete by summer 2015.
Los Angeles. The sun, the stars, the beach, Hollywood, Disneyland, Universal Studios, the beautiful people… The appeal of the city of Angels seems to grow every year, with 43.4 million tourists visiting in 2014. Yet, the 70 million passengers who used the the nation’s third busiest airport affectionately known by its IATA code, LAX, might […]
Today Air New Zealand relocated from Los Angeles international airport Terminal 2, where it used to be co-located with fellow Star Alliance member Air Canada, to the swanky, recently renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal. The move is a major enhancement for Air New Zealand’s passengers, who will enjoy significantly upgraded amenities including a stunning atrium […]
Earlier this year Singapore Airlines announced that it would close its SilverKris Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport from late June through to September 2014 for renovations. Customers were invited to use one of the other Star Alliance options (United Club, THAI Royal Silk Lounge) or the Plaza Premium Lounge. After a few construction delays, […]
United and Los Angeles World Airports are investing over $400 million in order to renovate and bring their facilities up to the latest standards. The plans filed by United are ambitious: virtually every area, from the check-in zone and security checkpoints to the boarding gates, as well as major pieces of infrastructure such as the […]
With little fanfare — their web site has not been updated yet — Star Alliance recently unveiled a new shared lounge in Sao Paulo (GRU.) The opening coincides with the move of member airlines to the new Terminal 3. While the lounge opened a few weeks ago, it is technically still under construction. The space […]
The Star Alliance move to Heathrow’s brand new Terminal 2 (“The Queen’s Terminal”) is in full swing. A few weeks ago United opened two beautiful new lounges: a United Club and a Global First lounge. Today, Air Canada unveiled details about their new Maple Leaf lounge. The facility will be open from daily from 6 […]
Here at AirportBliss.com, we like sarcasm and caustic viewpoints. Over at HackMyTrip.com, blogger Devils Advocate tells you all about why lounge memberships are a terrible waste of money, in an entertaining diatribe. He has valid points. And yet, he (humorously) undermines his own points by disclosing that he actually does pay for multiple annual memberships, […]
On the heels of the launch of their new service between Istanbul, Turkey and Stavropol, Russia, Turkish Airlines announced that they will be opening a network of international lounges. The first location, which opened this month, is at Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) Terminal A. According to atwonline.com, planned future locations include New York JFK, Paris Charles […]
Opened in 2008, the Star Alliance lounge in Paris CDG features a rather dark and depressing design and suffers from chronic overcrowding, especially since United closed their club located nearby. We are delighted to learn that the lounge is undergoing major renovations from February 16th 2014 to April 11th, 2014. As per the press release: […]
Lufthansa has unveiled a new “combi-lounge” in Newark, which includes a 60 seat Business Lounge and a 69-seat Senator Lounge. The facilities, located in terminal B, feature Lufthansa’s gorgeous latest lounge design as well as great views of the airfield. The fact that the Senator Lounge is slightly larger than the Business Class lounge is notable […]
Almost four years after the United/Continental merger, the combined airline still operates out of two distinct terminals in London Heathrow. At smaller airports, this is not a huge deal. But at a monster airport like Heathrow, the split operations are costly and cause unnecessary customer confusion. Relief is in sight — in June 2014, United […]
As part of United’s move to terminal B in Boston — which will put an end to their current split operations, a legacy of the United/Continental merger — the airline will soon be unveiling a new United Club lounge. The facility is open to schedule in early May 2014, and will naturally feature the new design […]