Blog posts tagged: MEL

Etihad outsources international lounge service in a bid to cut costs

The airline that connects Abu Dhabi to the world is struggling to make ends meet. The carrier’s seemingly unbounded ambitions are slowing to a grinding halt in light of rising fuel costs, and a series of disastrous investments in fledgling airlines such as AirBerlin, Alitalia, and Jet Airways. Etihad is responding to losses of over […]

American Express expands The Centurion Lounge at Miami airport, announces a new lounge at Melbourne airport

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A relatively newcomer to the airport lounge market in the US, American Express has moved in aggressively, building seven locations at key hubs in just a few years. Dubbed The Centurion Lounge, the clubs are stylish havens for American Express card holders offering comfortable seating in elegant surroundings, complimentary hot meals, cocktails, showers, and luxurious […]

Air New Zealand delights at Melbourne airport with a brand new lounge

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Today Air New Zealand unveiled their remodeled International Lounge at Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport, after a lengthy eleven-month closure during which passengers were accommodated in a temporary location. The lounge opens to the public tomorrow, May 9th. The Air New Zealand lounge at Melbourne airport builds upon the success of the Sydney location The new Air New […]

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, […]