Articles tagged “lounges”

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The New Pay-as-You-Go Model for Airport Lounges

The New Pay-as-You-Go Model for Airport Lounges

Greg Oates, Skift

We're not sure why "independent shared-use lounges" haven't caught on in America sooner. A lot of people will pay $35 for a clean, quiet place with free wine and reliable Wi-Fi.

5 years ago

What Do Female Business Travelers Want Out of Airport Lounges

What Do Female Business Travelers Want Out of Airport Lounges

Rafat Ali, Skift

Accommodating the needs of the fastest growing business traveler segment makes complete economic sense for the companies operating the lounges, and for airlines it means building long-term loyalty relationships with a big spending group.

6 years ago

American Express Plans to Open More Airport Lounges

American Express Plans to Open More Airport Lounges

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The American Express-American Airlines airport lounge deal was a victim of airline consolidation. There's little need to partner with an airline, though, if Amex can build its own lounges at the airports. It's a work in progress, and we'll see how the experiment works out.

6 years ago

The Top 10 Premium Airport Lounges of 2013

The Top 10 Premium Airport Lounges of 2013

Jonny Clark, TheDesignAir

The arms race in premium lounges continues this year as the majors fight for the most valuable premium flyers.

6 years ago

The Five New Luxe Airport Lounges from LAN and TAM

The Five New Luxe Airport Lounges from LAN and TAM

Jonny Clark, TheDesignAir

Airlines and alliances will do almost anything to keep their best customers from fleeing to rivals, and a well-appointed lounge is yet another weapon in their arsenal.

6 years ago

A Look Inside the New Star Alliance Lounge That Opens This Month in LA

A Look Inside the New Star Alliance Lounge That Opens This Month in LA

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This kind of branded lounge allows Star Alliance to be a part of the much-anticipated new LAX terminal while keeping operating costs low for airlines. It is a model the alliance plans to use again in airports across Asia.

6 years ago

VIP Treatment Costs Just $35 at World’s Busiest Airport

Associated Press

Another ancillary revenue stream that allows airports, as well as airlines and hotels, to offer basic services and charge for every additional add-on.

6 years ago

Delta to raise airport lounge rates by $50 annually

Delta to raise airport lounge rates by $50 annually

Delta's raising membership rates for lounge access coincides with its decision to mandate payment levels to qualify for elite tiers in its SkyMiles frequent flyer program. Paying to play -- and lounge -- is getting more costly.

7 years ago

Delta’s new Sky Clubs offer fresh air, great views, and a little sun

Delta’s new Sky Clubs offer fresh air, great views, and a little sun

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From yoga at Burlington Airport in Vermont to Delta's upcoming Sky Decks in Atlanta and JFK, airports are becoming destinations in their own right. But we've said that already.

7 years ago

United raises lounge memberships rates for individuals and couples

Dennis Schaal, Skift

United plans on hitting up its loyal customer an additional amount for airport lounge access in 2013. The squeeze is on.

7 years ago