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The Centurion Lounge opens at LAX

The highly-anticipated American Express Centurion Lounge at Los Angeles International airport opened its signature blue doors to the public this morning, following a media preview late last week. The Centurion Lounge LAX is the 12th location in the financial institution’s fast-expanding network and the third to open this year, after The Centurion Lounge Phoenix and […]

New Orleans, Phoenix, Newark: three new United Clubs on the horizon

We’ve reached out to United to find out about the upcoming United Club at New Orleans airport, the airline’s strategy to cope with the demolition of Phoenix airport Terminal 2, and plans to mitigate chronic crowding at the Newark lounges. We have exciting news to share: United is building three new clubs. But patience will […]

The SkyTeam Lounge returns to Istanbul with twice the space and new amenities

After a seven-month hiatus, SkyTeam elite and premium passengers again have a place to call home when traveling through Istanbul. Yesterday, Kristin Colvile, CEO of SkyTeam, inaugurated the new SkyTeam Lounge at Istanbul’s sprawling new airport. The global airline alliance is fashionably late: not only did the new airport open early April, but the lounge […]

FIRST LOOK: The new flagship Alaska Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma airport is #avgeek heaven

Tomorrow will mark the culmination of the first phase of an ambitious five-year project to transform the venerable North Satellite at Seattle-Tacoma airport in partnership with Alaska Airlines, the airport’s largest tenant and the sole occupant of the satellite building. The 45-year old structure is undergoing a complete makeover, to the tune of $550 million dollars. […]

FIRST LOOK: Spacious and airy, the new United Club New York LaGuardia

“I love flying from LaGuardia!” said no one ever. The aging airport, famously decried by former Vice President Joe Biden as a third-world facility, was never designed for the demands of modern air travel. Even premium passengers, who are used to shorter lines and posh lounges, suffer from its awkward layout: several airline clubs are […]

United announces new clubs at New Orleans and Raleigh-Durham, trials expanded food program

At United’s Polaris Lounge Los Angeles launch event, all eyes were on the airline’s posh new facilities for intercontinental business class passengers. But the management team also touched on some exciting upcoming United Club developments. The United Club is United’s membership-based lounge product. Premier Gold customers also receive access when traveling internationally. We sat down with Alex […]

oneworld announces alliance-branded airport lounges

Call it a teaser, perhaps. Or maybe a birthday that came a little too soon. On Monday, February 1st, oneworld, the second largest global airline alliance which links behemoths such as British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas announced a network of branded airport lounges—but stopped short of providing any details. The broader announcement, […]

FIRST LOOK: Intimate and seductive, the United Polaris Lounge LAX

Watch out, LA: there’s a new star in town. This morning, United unveiled the highly-anticipated Polaris Lounge to guests and members of the media. The Polaris Lounge LAX is the airline’s fifth exclusive club for intercontinental business class passengers, and the second in California after San Francisco. Initially anticipated in November 2018, the lounge is […]