Airport lounge

waiting area for premium passengers at airports with extra facilities

An airport lounge is a members-only rest area usually owned by an airline (or operated by several airlines). Anyone who pays the membership fee can join. Airport lounges are designed mainly for business travelers. Most offer private meeting rooms and other business services and conveniences. They offer comfortable seating, food, beverages (often an open bar) and free Wi-Fi.[1]

A SkyTeam airport lounge at London Heathrow Airport

Most major airlines have one or more lounges in the major airports they serve. The first airport lounge was owned by American Airlines.[2] It opened in 1939 at LaGuardia Airport.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Melanie Pinola (4 October 2013). "Not Just for VIPs: Everything You Need to Know About Airport Lounges". Lifehacker. Retrieved 12 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Admirals Club History". American Airlines. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)