Airport Lounge Reviews

Airport Lounges

Most likely, you know what an airport lounge is, but let me briefly explain just in case you stumbled upon this page “unknowingly.” An airport lounge is a facility where passengers can relax before taking their flight – generally in a more private space than the actual departures waiting area.

Besides offering a variety of seating, lounges also offer a drinks, snacks and, in many cases, hot dishes. Some of the lounges also offer showers and other amenities to make your journey more comfortable.

Airport Lounge Reviews
Airport Lounge Reviews
Airport Lounge Reviews

How to Access Lounges

Generally, there are at least five ways to get access to airport lounges:

  1. Flying in premium classes – Passengers traveling in business and first class usually get access to an airport lounge before departure
  2. Holding an airline status – Holders of statuses in airlines’ frequent flyer programs get access to lounges of the airline and the alliance it belongs to regardless of the class they are flying
  3. Paying one-time access fees – Some of lounges, both third-party and airline-operated, offer access by paying a one-time fee
  4. Credit card lounge access – Some credit cards offer access to select airport lounges
  5. Lounge network membership – Members of lounge networks can access those lounges either without any limit or by paying a per-visit fee in addition to the membership fees

Personally, most of the times, I access lounges using my Priority Pass membership (see below). I also hold a Delta Gold Medallion (SkyTeam Elite Plus) status – which comes as a perk with my Japanese Delta AMEX Gold card – to access lounges when I fly with SkyTeam.

Priority Pass

Priority Pass Guide

With over 1,000 participating lounges, Priority Pass is the largest independent lounge network.

Depending on the type of membership, its members can access the lounges either for no additional charge to the membership fees, or with an additional per-visit fee. Many credit cards offer Priority Pass membership as a perk.

Learn more about it in my guide.

Lounge Review Index

Below, you can find a sortable list of all the lounge reviews that I have published on this site so far.

Besides the country and airport each lounge is located at, you can also find information about whether each lounge belongs to Priority Pass (PP) or any of the three major alliances – Star Alliance (*A), oneworld (OW) and SkyTeam (ST).

AustriaViennaAir LoungePP
AustriaViennaSky Lounge SchengenPP
FinlandHelsinki[email protected] LoungePP
FinlandHelsinkiAspire LoungePP
FinlandHelsinkiFinnair Lounge Non-SchengenOW
FranceParis CDGAir France Salon Terminal 2E Gates MST
FranceParis CDGSheltair LoungePP
Hong KongHong KongCathay Pacific "The Arrival"OW
Hong KongHong KongCathay Pacific "The Pier, First"OW
Hong KongHong KongCathay Pacific "The Wing, Business"OW
Hong KongHong KongCathay Pacific "The Wing, First"OW
Hong KongHong KongPlaza Premium Lounge (Arrival Hall)PP
Hong KongHong KongPlaza Premium Lounge (East Hall)PP
HungaryBudapestMenzies LoungePP
HungaryBudapestPlatinum Lounge SchengenPP
HungaryBudapestSky Court LoungePP
IndiaDelhiAllways Lounge
IndiaDelhiITC Hotels Green LoungePP
IndiaDelhiLufthansa Lounge*A
IndiaDelhiSilverKris Lounge*A
IndonesiaJakarta CGKPremier LoungePP
IndonesiaYogyakartaBorobudur LoungePP
JapanHiroshimaBusiness Lounge Momiji
JapanNagoya NGOPremium Lounge Centrair
JapanSapporo CTSSuper Lounge
JapanTokyo HNDAirport Lounge Terminal 2 North Pier
JapanTokyo HNDAirport Lounge Terminal 2 South Pier
JapanTokyo HNDJAL Sakura Lounge Terminal 1 NorthOW
JapanTokyo NRTANA Lounge Terminal 1 Satellite 4*A
JapanTokyo NRTDelta Sky Club No. 2ST
JapanTokyo NRTIASS Executive Lounge Terminal 1PP
JapanTokyo NRTJAL Sakura Lounge (International - Main Terminal)OW
JapanTokyo NRTKAL Business LoungePPST
JapanTokyo NRTT.E.I. Lounge Terminal 1PP
JapanTokyo NRTThe Emirates Lounge
KoreaBusanAsiana Lounge (International Terminal)PP*A
KoreaBusanKAL Lounge (International Terminal)PPST
KoreaBusanSky Hub LoungePP
KoreaJejuAsiana LoungePP*A
KoreaSeoul GMPAsiana Lounge (Domestic Terminal)PP*A
KoreaSeoul GMPKAL Lounge (International Terminal)PPST
KoreaSeoul ICNAsiana Business Lounge Main TerminalPP*A
KoreaSeoul ICNMatina Lounge West WingPP
KoreaSeoul ICNSky Hub Lounge West WingPP
NetherlandsAmsterdamAspire Lounge SchengenPP
NetherlandsAmsterdamKLM Crown Lounge SchengenST
SingaporeSingaporeKrisFlyer Gold Lounge*A
ThailandBangkok BKKAir France-KLM LoungePPST
ThailandBangkok BKKCathay Pacific First and Business Class LoungeOW
ThailandBangkok BKKLouis' Tavern CIP Lounge Near Gate G2PP
ThailandBangkok BKKOman Air First & Business Class LoungePP
TurkeyIstanbul ISTComfort LoungePP
TurkeyIstanbul ISTHSBC Premier LoungePP
TurkeyIstanbul ISTPrimeclass CIP LoungePP
TurkeyIstanbul ISTTurkish Airlines Lounge*A
United Arab EmiratesDubai DXBMarhaba Lounge Terminal 3 Concourse BPP
United StatesAtlantaDelta Sky Club Concourse BST
United StatesDetroitDelta Sky Club Near Gate A38ST
United StatesHonoluluIASS Hawaii LoungePP
United StatesHonoluluThe Plumeria LoungePP
United StatesLos AngelesUnited Club*A
United StatesMiamiAvianca Sala VIPPP*A
United StatesMiamiDelta Sky ClubST
United StatesMiamiVIP Lounge by LATAMPPOW
United StatesPhoenixUnited Club*A
United StatesSan FranciscoEVA Air Evergreen Lounge*A
United StatesSan FranciscoUnited Club (International Terminal)*A