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British Airways permanently closes Elemis airport lounge spas

Another perk bites the dust: as first reported by Turning Left For Less, British Airways will not re-open the airport lounge Elemis Spas that were temporarily shuttered over a year ago at the onset of the pandemic. In this post: What are British Airways Elemis Spas? Thanks to a 14-year partnership with British skincare brand […]

The first Capital One Lounge opens soon, but it’s unlikely to be free

Capital One is the latest financial institution to jump on the airport lounge bandwagon. After a COVID-induced hiatus, the company shared more details today. The first Capital One Lounge will open at Dallas-Ft. Worth airport (DFW) in late summer 2021, followed by another location at Washington-Dulles (IAD) in 2022. The clubs will be packed with […]

Plaza Premium cuts Priority Pass and LoungeKey access

This morning Australia’s Executive Traveller broke the news on an unfortunate—but not completely unforeseen—development: as of July 1st, 2021, members of the popular airport lounge access programs Priority Pass and LoungeKey will lose access to over 120 Plaza Premium airport lounges worldwide. Plaza Premium Lounge ditches Priority Pass and LoungeKey Plaza Premium is the world’s […]

Alaska raises lounge membership prices, unveils new plans for SFO club

In a departure from its long-standing strategy, Alaska Airlines joined the oneworld alliance late March. On the heels of a smooth and successful integration, the carrier is cementing its collaboration with American Airlines, a fellow oneworld member. Customers will soon see enhanced connection opportunities in Seattle, reciprocal upgrades, and generally more “metal neutrality” to facilitate […]

Alaska Airlines joins oneworld: what this means for lounge access

Today marks a milestone in the history of Alaska Airlines. The Seattle-based carrier, who has remained fiercely independent since its inception, has joined the global oneworld alliance. The plan was announced just over a year ago, to the surprise of many observers. The move cements Alaska’s collaboration with American Airlines and other partners such as […]

The Centurion Lounge opens at Denver Airport

When American Express announced the Centurion Lounge Denver back in 2018, no one could have foreseen that it would take three years for the club to materialize, or that the opening would coincide with a pandemic that’s decimating the travel industry. The lounge opened to the public this morning with little fanfare—celebrations and press events […]

So long, Lounge Club. Welcome to Priority Pass.

So long, Lounge Club. The 10-year old program has shut down. Lounge Club was bundled with select premium credit cards and offered access to over 900 airport lounge access worldwide. But there’s no reason to mourn: members will receive a complimentary upgrade to Priority Pass. In this post: What is Lounge Club? Founded in 2011, […]

United re-opens first non-hub lounge at Honolulu airport

Flying has lost a lot of its luster, even in premium classes. This summer, we reviewed the watered-down United Polaris experience to Europe—it was a tale of shrink-wrapped snacks and an eerily quiet business class cabin. United has aggressively cut amenities and services both in the air and on the ground, and unlike competitors, the […]