Escape at the Airport: Top 10 U.S. Lounges to Make Your Time on the Ground Worthwhile
The trend towards bigger, fancier and more luxurious airport lounges is a great boon to travelers. We've compiled a list of our favorite U.S. airport lounges that are sure to make you want to hang out in the airport just a little bit longer than usual
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, New York's JFK Airport
Trendy and cosmopolitan, the JFK Clubhouse is 10,000 square feet of pure delight. Mingle in the modern bar, relax with a free 15-minute massage at Bumble & Bumble salon or play a game of billiards. The Clubhouse is located in Terminal 4 and is open to Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class passengers, UK Amex Centurion card members and Virgin's Flying Club gold members.
Alaska Airlines Board Room, at Seattle-Tacoma Airport
With a serene, contemporary ambiance, the Board Room is a satisfying retreat in Seatac's Concourse C. Savor complimentary Starbucks espresso, or sip on sodas, beer, wine or cocktails. Fresh snacks are offered throughout the day. Monthly special events feature local restaurants, brewers and winemakers. The Board Room, the 2012 Priority Pass Lounge of the Year, is open to Board Room members and MVP or Gold Alaska Airlines Mileage club members.
Oneworld Lounge, Los Angles International
Shared by British Airways, Japan Airways, Qantas and other Oneworld partners, the Oneworld Lounge sparkles with Macintosh computer terminals, a full bar, buffet, power outlets and comfortable seating. Located on the International Terminal's Level 5, the lounge is open to Oneworld airlines' first and business class passengers and Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members.
Virgin Atlantic at Liberty Airport in New Jersey
Spacious and welcoming, the Clubhouse invites members to dine from an extensive menu, watch a movie on a large flat-screen television or rest in private sleeping pods. The 5,000 square foot clubhouse offers every workplace amenity, from charging stations and work surfaces to adapters. Located in Terminal B, the lounge is open to Upper Class passengers, Virgin's Flying Club gold members and UK Amex Centurion card members.
Cathay Pacific Lounge, San Francisco International
White Italian marble, black Chinese granite and Venetian glass make this lounge an elegant oasis. Abundant fully-equipped workstations make it convenient to catch up on the office, and the trademark noodle bar offers delicious refreshment. Located on Level 4 of the International Terminal, the lounge is open to Cathay Pacific and Oneworld airlines' first and business class passengers and Emerald and Sapphire Oneworld members.
American Airlines Admirals Club, Denver
Woodsy and warm, the Admirals Club offers a cyber cafe featuring equipped workstations, a quiet zone, flat-screen televisions, a full-service bar and plentiful snacks and beverages. Located in Terminal A, the lounge is available to American Airlines' business and first class passengers, Amex Platinum members and Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire members.
Delta SkyClub, Miami
A little South Beach flair makes this lounge a fun, relaxing area. Shower suites, a chic bar, supple armchairs and a quiet zone lure travelers to the lounge. Located on Level 4, the SkyClub is open to Delta business class passengers, Delta Platinum or Reserve card members or a Diamond Medallion member,
Lufthansa Lounge, Boston's Logan Airport
Lufthansa brings modern Bavarian treats to its passengers, with plentiful German brews, soft leather chairs and workstations. Remodeled in 2011, the lounge is located in Terminal E and open to Lufthansa's business, Senator and first class passengers.
Emirates Lounge, New York's JFK
In true first-class tradition, the Emirates lounge offers an endless buffet, supple leather seating, shower suites and plentiful entertainment. Open to Emirates first and business class passengers, the lounge is located at Terminal 4.
British Airways Terraces Lounge, Seattle Tacoma
Colorful seating, abundant workstations and bountiful drinks and snack make this lounge a winsome respite from the bustling airport. Available to British Airways first and business class travelers, BA Executive club members and Sapphire and Emerald Oneworld members, the lounge is located in the South Satellite terminal.