100 Best Airport Lounges worldwide

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  • ThomasCox
    Participant

    Hi Esselle.

    Sadly I didn’t take a photo of it. Could have sworn it was a Grosset although a quick scan around their website confirms they don’t appear to make one. Strange. Will investigate further as whatever it was, it was rather tasty!

    **Turns our it’s a Petaluma Croser (not Grosset). I grabbed a glance at it before it was poured and squirrelled away beneath the counter**


    ThomasCox
    Participant

    Details here

    Petaluma Croser NV


    Amanda
    Participant

    No contest – has to be the Qatar lounge at LHR – service, food, facilities are all top notch.

    I disagree about the Qatar Al Mourhan lounge st Doha though, which is really disappointing. It looks great (but built for looks not convenience), but the seating is uncomfortable, the layout poor and the food is less than average – always the same. The only thing I can recommend is the showers – absolutely no complaint there.


    barnacles
    Participant

    I agree with those ‘nerds’ (I am unashamedly one of them) who like a view of the tarmac from a lounge. I think the time of day can be important too, if you are looking for decent food; you may coincide with the ‘break’ between, for example, breakfast and lunch, and thus feel shortchanged. I was impressed with the Oman Air First and Business class lounge in BKK (E gates) on a recent visit – hideous seats and décor, no view, but fresh dates, wonderful appetiser-sized dishes of hummus, hot dishes for main courses, and ‘authentic’ Arab coffee.

    The Aspire lounge in LHR’s T5 (south end) consistently disappoints with its cramped space, tired food (for example the quiches), indifferent coffee and unenthusiastic staff.

    The Bidvest Premier lounge at CPT (domestic terminal) was impressive this morning; relatively quiet at 9am, with a good selection of properly ripe fruit (melon, pineapple), yoghurt and meusli [which my predictive text just tried to ‘correct’ to ‘Muslims’, bizarrely], cooked breakfast dishes, really good espresso coffee from the machine, interested staff, and an even quieter upstairs section where the blinds were less intrusive, affording a lovely view of the recently arrived BA 747, parked up to await cleaning etc before heading back to LHR. It sits next door to the ‘Slow’ lounge, on which many contributors have commented.

    One tip – try to say ‘thank you’ to the staff as you exit (I’m sure all BT readers do . . . ) since they have to deal with a lot of very rude and arrogant pax, as I have often witnessed, and it’s nice to redress the balance when one can!


    londoner37
    Participant

    1. Cathay Pacific Airways First Class lounge at Hong Kong Airport
    2. London Heathrow’s Terminal two Plaza Premium Lounge

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    Greg
    Participant

    Turkish Airlines lounge in Istanbul seems to have everything one could wish for.

    United LHR T2 surprised me serving Champagne

    I was also impressed with Aspire LHR T5


    crookieLondon
    Participant

    1. Etihad First Class lounge Abu Dhabi
    2. Qantas First Class lounge Sydney
    3. Concorde Room T5 Heathrow


    alainboy56
    Participant

    I disagree with you Tom and @blanicka. the AY lounge at the Schengen area of HEL is like a Factory canteen! The ideal description for a Biz Lounge can be found if we return to the English word ‘Lounge’, which is to literally lounge or relax, and one cannot do that in an overcrowded factory canteen. There is another smaller one half way to the far gate areas on the left near the shops which is normally a little quieter, although it is much smaller. I usually use that one.


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    This is what we have so far

    Lounge Location
    American Express Centurion Houston Intercontinental
    Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Doha

    Singapore Airlines First lounge Changi
    Virgin’s Clubhouse London – Heathrow

    Aspire lounge Larnaca Airport
    British Airways domestic lounge Johannesburg
    Star Alliance lounge Los Angeles – Tom Bradley International Terminal
    Cathay Pacific Cabin lounge Hong Kong
    Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse London – Heathrow
    Finnair Schengen Business Lounge Helsinki
    Cathay “The Pier” First Lounge Hong Kong
    Cathay “The Wing” First Lounge Hong Kong
    Qantas First lounge Sydney
    United Lounge London – Heathrow Terminal 2

    Turkish Airlines lounge Istanbul

    British Airways Club Gatwick South
    Oman Air Business Class lounge Muscat
    Cathay Pacific lounge Changi Terminal 4
    Qantas lounge Sydney
    Finnair Premium lounge (Emerald) Helsinki
    Qatar Airways Al Safwa Doha
    (BA/Comair) SLOW Lounge Cape Town International

    Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse JFK New York
    Lufthansa First Class Frankfurt
    Cathay lounge Bangkok
    Business lounge Tallinn International
    Air France La Premiere Charles De Gaulle Paris
    American Airlines First Class Miami
    Singapore Airlines Business Class Singapore
    Goldair Handling Lounge (Priority Pass) Athens International Airport (Extra Schengen)
    All Nippon First Class Haneda Airport Tokyo
    British Airways lounge Washington Dulles
    Star Alliance First Class Zurich Terminal E
    Brussels Airlines main Schengen Lounge Brussels Airport
    Miracle Lounge Bangkok
    British Airways Concorde Room JFK New York
    Qantas First Lounge Melbourne
    Malaysia Airlines First Lounge London – Heathrow
    British Airways Lounge Copenhagen
    Calpe Lounge (Priority Pass) Gibralter International
    Marco Polo Lounge Venice
    Cibeles VIP Lounge Madrid Terminal 1
    Aspire Lounge Zurich Terminal E
    SEA Delta Sky Club Seattle South Satellite
    Air New Zealand International lounge Auckland
    Cathay First/Business Lounge Manila Terminal 3
    American Express Centurion Miami
    American Express Centurion London – Gatwick
    American Airlines Flagship lounge JFK New York
    Qatar Airways lounge London – Heathrow
    Oman Air First and Business Class Bangkok
    Bidvest Premier lounge Cape Town International
    Etihad First Class Abu Dhabi
    British Airways lounge Dubai
    Bangkok Airways lounge Samui International
    British Airways First lounge Chicago
    British Airways First lounge Houston
    51st & Green lounge Dublin
    American Airlines Flagship lounge Chicago
    Singapore Airlines lounge Jakarta
    United Airlines lounge London – Heathrow Terminal 2
    Lufthansa lounge London – Heathrow Terminal 2

    I’m going to add Sao Paulo – Oneworld, which I thought was good – but surely there must be a few more in the whole of S America.

    Qantas LAX

    Must be a few votes for one of the Emirates ones?


    rodders
    Participant

    my favourites are:
    Qatar: Al Safwa First and Al Mourjan Business in Doha, and their London lounge is excellent
    BA: Concorde Room in London, the new F in Gatwick, and the new lounge complex in Boston, (like the lounge boarding aspect)
    CX: both F lounges in Hong Kong, the new London one is also good
    QF: Sydney and Brisbane F and the new lounges in Singapore and London
    Others: SV lounges in Riyadh and Dammam
    not a fan of the large EK complexes in Dubai however

    look forward to seeing the new lounges in New Muscat International Airport once it opens later this month, I am there on March 28/29


    RussellCruickshank
    Participant

    I don’t get to lounges very often (mostly travelling in Y) but I did thoroughly enjoy my several hours at Hong Kong’s Qantas lounge. Great long bar, great windows, enjoyable food and serenity.


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Latest version

    Lounge Location
    51st & Green lounge Dublin
    Air France La Premiere Charles De Gaulle Paris
    Air New Zealand International lounge Auckland
    All Nippon First Class Haneda Airport Tokyo
    American Airlines First Class Miami
    American Airlines Flagship lounge JFK New York
    American Airlines Flagship lounge Chicago
    American Express Centurion Houston Intercontinental
    American Express Centurion Miami
    American Express Centurion London – Gatwick
    Aspire lounge Larnaca Airport
    Aspire Lounge Zurich Terminal E
    Bangkok Airways lounge Samui International
    Bidvest Premier lounge Cape Town International
    British Airways Club Gatwick South
    British Airways Concorde Room JFK New York
    British Airways domestic lounge Johannesburg
    British Airways First lounge Chicago
    British Airways First lounge Houston
    British Airways lounge Washington Dulles
    British Airways lounge Boston
    British Airways Lounge Copenhagen
    British Airways lounge Dubai
    British Airways/Comair SLOW Lounge Cape Town International
    Brussels Airlines main Schengen Lounge Brussels Airport
    Business lounge Tallinn International
    Calpe Lounge (Priority Pass) Gibralter International
    Cathay Pacific “The Pier” First Lounge Hong Kong
    Cathay Pacific “The Wing” First Lounge Hong Kong
    Cathay Pacific First/Business Lounge Manila Terminal 3
    Cathay Pacific lounge Bangkok
    Cathay Pacific Cabin lounge Hong Kong
    Cathay Pacific lounge Changi Terminal 4
    Cibeles VIP Lounge Madrid Terminal 1
    Delta Sky Club Seattle South Satellite
    Emirates First Class Lounge
    Etihad Airways First Class Abu Dhabi
    Finnair Premium lounge (Emerald) Helsinki
    Finnair Schengen Business Lounge Helsinki
    Goldair Handling Lounge (Priority Pass) Athens International Airport (Extra Schengen)
    Lufthansa First Class Frankfurt
    Lufthansa First Class Munich
    Lufthansa lounge London – Heathrow Terminal 2
    Malaysia Airlines First Lounge London – Heathrow
    Marco Polo Lounge Venice
    Miracle Lounge Bangkok
    Oman Air Business Class lounge Muscat
    Oman Air First and Business Class Bangkok
    Oneworld/LATAM VIP lounge Sao Paulo
    Qantas First lounge Sydney
    Qantas First lounge Brisbane
    Qantas First Lounge Melbourne
    Qantas lounge Los Angeles
    Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Doha
    Qatar Airways Al Safwa Doha
    Qatar Airways lounge London – Heathrow
    Saudia Jeddah
    Saudia Riyadh
    Singapore Airlines Riyadh
    Singapore Airlines Dammam
    Singapore Airlines Business Class Singapore
    Singapore Airlines First lounge Changi
    Singapore Airlines lounge Jakarta
    Star Alliance lounge Los Angeles – Tom Bradley International Terminal
    Swiss First Class Zurich Terminal E
    Turkish Airlines lounge Istanbul
    United Airlines lounge London – Heathrow Terminal 2
    Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse London – Heathrow
    Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse JFK New York


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    How are the lounges going to be scored?


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    I don’t think we can.

    I think it’s an equal list in the sense that we (Business Traveller readers / flyers) can agree on ones we’ve been impressed with, but while we might argue which should be the top, or even in te top 10, we don’t rank them 1-100, because it would be so subjective….

    Interesting that the Concorde Room at T5 isn’t in there, but the one at JFK is.


    crookieLondon
    Participant

    Strange Tom because I nominated the T5 Concorde Room in my post on 1st March.

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