Blog posts tagged: Star Alliance

Air Canada imports the Cafe Lounge concept to Toronto

On Friday, Air Canada unveiled a new lounge concept at Toronto Pearson international airport Terminal 1. The new Air Canada Café is a bistro-style space exclusively for the airline’s domestic Business Class and Star Alliance Gold passengers. The Café experience revolves around a generous selection of grab-and-go fresh food and beverages that guests are encouraged […]

Inside the newly remodeled Star Alliance Lounge Paris

A handful of weeks ago, Star Alliance quietly unveiled the latest incarnation of its shared lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG.) The club, situated in Terminal 1, is the home of ANA, Asiana, Egyptair, EVA, Ethiopian, THAI, Singapore Airlines, United, and Turkish Airlines among others. We took a peek at the remodel and […]

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 […]

FIRST LOOK: The United Polaris Lounge Houston

Another month, another new United Polaris Lounge. It seems like the slow roll-out of Polaris, United’s re-imagined intercontinental business class product, is starting to feel like a distant memory. The airline has picked up a healthy pace over the last few months, introducing a newly-configured aircraft with flat beds and all-aisle access every 10 days, and […]

FIRST LOOK: The new United Polaris Lounge shines at Newark airport

The United Polaris galaxy expanded ever so slightly today, as the airline unveiled the third Polaris Lounge location, at New York-Newark Liberty International airport (EWR.) A luxurious haven for passengers departing or arriving in United’s intercontinental premium cabin, the Polaris Lounge Newark is modeled on its predecessors at Chicago O’Hare and San Francisco, and boasts minutely […]

FIRST LOOK: United’s stunning new Polaris Lounge at San Francisco airport

San Francisco airport has a new shining star. Today, United unveiled the widely-anticipated and long-awaited Polaris Lounge, an exclusive haven for passengers traveling on the carrier’s long-haul transcontinental premium service. The lounge also welcomes Business and First Class customers departing on flights operated by Star Alliance partners, including Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, and ANA. At […]

The Definitive Guide to Star Alliance Arrivals Lounges

Once a haven for the lucky few, airport lounges are gaining in popularity, and are more accessible than ever thanks to a flurry of premium credit cards, affordable membership schemes such as Priority Pass, and an ever-increasing number of pay-in clubs available to all travelers for a fee. Lounges typically offer comfortable seating away from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Day One Review: The United Polaris in-flight experience

At loungereview.com, airport lounges are our passion, and we typically don’t write flight reviews. We’ll make an exception for United Polaris business class. The much hyped service, which launched today, December 1st, 2016, features a completely redesigned end-to-end experience—with major upgrades to every aspect of the product, from ground services to catering, and continuity between […]

United opens upgraded United Club at Chicago O’Hare by gate B6

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United Airlines has opened its next-generation United Club at its Chicago O’Hare International Airport hub. The lounge, located at Gate B6, grew from 13,000 square feet seating 206 travelers to 17,435 square feet seating 374. The new United Club at ORD B6 offers complimentary hot food Jimmy Samartzis, vice president, Food Services and United Clubs, noted that […]

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 […]

Brussels Airlines expands the Loft concept in Brussels; opens first international lounge in Congo

Belgium’s boutique flag carrier, Brussels Airlines, offers worldwide service from their Brussels hub. A member of the Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance, the carrier offers customer pleasing staggered lie-flat seats in Business Class on long-haul aircraft, as well as traditional Euro-style business class seating with blocked middle seats on short-haul flights. Eighteen months ago, Brussels Airlines unveiled The […]

Join us at Star MegaDO 7, Sep 13-16

loungereview.com is pleased to support MegaDO, an annual event for frequent flyers, airline geeks, mileage junkies – or just anyone with an interest in aviation who’s in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and new friends. The annual MegaDO trip, organized in partnership with airlines and hotel chains, offers participants unprecedented access to airline facilities and aircraft manufacturing chains, […]

Munich airport’s new Terminal 2 Satellite building opens to the public, with five new Lufthansa lounges

Munich’s Franz-Josef Strauss Airport, one of Europe’s slickest and most efficient airports with an incredible 30 minute minimum connection time, has just received a significant upgrade. Back in August, we wrote about the new Terminal 2 Satellite building, which was under construction in collaboration between Munich Airport and Lufthansa. Today marks the end of a long journey: after […]

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 […]

SWISS unveils three new luxurious lounges at Zurich airport

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On Friday, January 29th, 2016, SWISS, the Swiss flag carrier – a member of the Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance – celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER. The aircraft landed at Zurich airport, fresh off the Boeing final assembly line in Everett, WA. The newest and largest member of the SWISS fleet features an […]