Lounge Wars

December 7, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Hot on the heels of the battle for the best airport, and best airline seat is the battle for the best lounge writes to Scott McCartney:

  • On the highest tiers of air travel the differences between airlines are disappearing – they all offer incredible experiences.
  • Instead airlines are trying to attract customers by offering premium lounge experiences on the ground.
  • At the best lounges you can find concierges who can score theater and dinner reservations in locations across the world.
  • In Frankfurt elite passengers are driven to their airplane in luxury cars.
  • British Airways’ Concorde Room has museum-quality art and leather seats taken from the now decommissioned Concorde.
  • Other lounges offer designer haircuts, iron service while passengers shower, and wine bars.

Read more about what a First Class ticket on an international airline can get you, as well as why domestic air travel in the US is far less glamorous and more over here.

Source: The Wall Street Journal