Thursday, February 28, 2008

FREE TRAVEL ADVICE: Amazing Airport Lounges

The World’s Most Amazing Airport Lounges
A new generation of airport lounges is taking the layover over the top.

Just a few years ago, the comforts that could be found in high-end airport lounges were pretty much the same all over the world. Comfortable chairs (other than the molded-plastic variety); plasma-screen TVs; an open bar; free Internet access…these were the amenities that first- and business-class travelers could expect to find, from New York to Paris to Sydney.

No longer. In these times of heretofore-unheard-of airplane luxuries (fully reclining massage chairs, sleep pods, in-flight manicures), airport lounges have had to step up their game, too. In fact, with amenities like full-fledged spas, private nap rooms, and meals catered by celebrity chefs, airport lounges have become less of a place to kill time and more of a place to linger.

Welcome to the age of the happy layover.
See our list of the world’s most amazing airport lounges.


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