Blog posts tagged: oneworld

FIRST LOOK: American Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining DFW

It’s been three long years since American Airlines tantalized the industry by announcing a complete reboot of premium ground services, complete with elegant seating areas exclusively for elite and Business Class passengers, and a luxurious complimentary full-service dining experience for First Class customers. The largest US carrier promptly rolled out the new-generation Flagship Lounges at […]

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, […]

British Airways unveils a new lounge design at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Step inside the new British Airways Lounge at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, and you may wonder if the airline has lost its roots. Walk through the new contemporary 4,950 sq. f. space (406 sq. m.) featuring soothing Earth tones, smooth lines, exquisite designer furniture, and a bold granite-topped bar, and you might ponder how British Airways […]

Cathay Pacific opens new lounges at Singapore and Hong Kong airports

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The Cathay Pacific lounge network is growing with the addition of two new premium locations. A few days ago, the airline celebrated the inauguration of Singapore airport’s widely anticipated new hi-tech Terminal 4 with the opening of its first lounge in the Garden City. In January 2018, the oneworld carrier is expected to open The […]

Alaska and Qantas announce reciprocal airport lounge access

Today, Alaska Airlines and Qantas announced an expanded partnership with immediate benefits for customers of both airlines. The two carriers have long offered reciprocal frequent flyer mileage accrual. In December 2016, the airlines signaled their intention to collaborate more closely by significantly increasing earning rates for Business and First class fares. As of next week, Qantas and […]

American Airlines launches new Flagship Lounge and Dining experiences at New York JFK

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Back in February 2016, we reported on American Airlines’ ambitious plans to renovate Admirals Clubs worldwide and roll out luxurious lounges for Business and First Class passengers. Fifteen months later, the airline’s premium passengers departing from New York JFK are finally able to sample the world’s largest airline’s new premium ground product. Deciphering the Flagship […]

The Great LAX Reshuffle: How To Find Your Lounge

Brace yourselves: the largest shake-up in the history of Los Angeles airport is about to begin. From Friday, May 12h through Wednesday, May 17th, night crews (and the occasional day crew) will achieve the seemingly impossible feat of relocating 15 airlines. The impetus behind one of the largest terminal swaps ever conceived is Delta’s major […]

Cathay Pacific re-opens London Heathrow lounges after a complete makeover

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It’s been over a year since Cathay Pacific shuttered its lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 3 for a complete transformation, which was scheduled to take nine months. After a three-month delay—somewhat typical for an airport construction project—the new lounges officially welcomed their first visitors today, November 28th, as part of a “soft opening.” The official opening […]

Brisbane airport renovations yield a crop of exciting new lounges

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Australia’s Brisbane International Airport is the country’s third-largest facility, serving 21.9 million passengers in 2015, according to statistics from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Brisbane Airport underwent a $45 million facelift that was unveiled in October 2015 as befitting its status as an important hub for international airlines looking to attract premium […]

New Concourse D opens at Dubai airport (DXB), elevates experience for Star Alliance and oneworld passengers

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The limits of Emirates’ ambitions seem to be boundless. Since its modest beginnings in 1985, the airline has experienced such a dramatic growth that it currently ranks as the fourth largest airline in the world in terms of number of international passengers carried. A tangible measure of Emirates’ expansion is the growing footprint of Dubai International airport […]

Cathay Pacific is doubling the size of their San Francisco lounge

The Cathay Pacific Business and First Class Lounge at San Francisco airport (SFO) Terminal A has built a reputation as a gorgeous facility. The décor designed by firm Foster & Partners boasts high-end finishes, elegant furniture, and a relaxing, upper-scale vibe. But the club, built in 2011, has far outgrown its intended target customer base and suffers from […]

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 […]