Remember when securing airport lounge access was complicated and expensive, a real indulgence?
A game-changing website and app called LoungeBuddy now makes access to airport lounges across the world convenient and affordable.
Passes start at $25, and you are not limited by the airline or class you're booked on.
Find Available Lounges For Your Upcoming Trip
What is LoungeBuddy?
LoungeBuddy allows air travelers to discover, book and access airport lounges previously available only to elite frequent travelers.
There is no membership fee and you often can book the day of your travel (which is super convenient when you run into annoying factors outside of your control such as last-second delays, cancellations and missed connections).
Of course, if you have a scheduled long layover, booking in advance offers peace of mind knowing you’ll be able to make the most of your time at the airport. And that’s true whether you’re flying for business or pleasure!
Why would you use an airport lounge?
Airport lounges provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of airport terminals (not to mention the griminess).
While each is a little different, in general you can expect a private lounge area with quiet, comfortable seating, plenty of plugs for your electronics, wi-fi access, food and beverages, an a spot to freshen up.
Complimentary amenities can include premium alcohol and food, showers, nap facilities, lockers, meeting rooms and secure business centers.
Sounds like airport heaven, right?
Seriously, lounges are among the best kept secrets at airports! And now with discount apps like these, you can have access at a rate that won’t make a huge dent in your wallet.
In fact, when you factor in the high cost of airport food other amenities, a LoungeBuddy pass could actually end up saving you money.
Can you use airport lounges on arrival?
Yes! With LoungeBuddy you can easily book on the spot using the website or mobile app. Simply type in your airport, the date, number of travelers in your party, and then click the “Find a Lounge” button.
From there, you’ll see a list of select partners that have current availability along with pricing. Make your choice and book a reservation. Once you complete the checkout process, you'll receive an email confirmation, which you present at the lounge’s front desk upon arrival. So easy!
Other reasons to book an airport lounge with LoungeBuddy
- Arrive early to the airport and relax with a few cocktails before boarding
- Keep the kids occupied and safe. Some lounges offer designated kid areas with games, books, TVs and computers.
- Upon arrival to your destination, use an airport lounge to freshen up or shower prior to getting your day started (especially handy when you have to go straight from the airport to a business meeting)
- Best price guarantee ensures you get the best deal
- Free cancellation up to 24 in advance of your reservation time
If you'd like to relax, be productive, escape the craziness of the terminal, freshen up and enjoy some food or beverages, give airport lounges a try for your next trip. It's easy to make this necessary part of your travel as enjoyable as the rest!