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).

CountryAirportLoungePP*AOWST
AustriaViennaAir LoungeX
AustriaViennaSky Lounge SchengenX
FinlandHelsinki[email protected] LoungeX
FinlandHelsinkiFinnair Lounge Non-SchengenX
FranceParis CDGSheltair LoungeX
HungaryBudapestMenzies LoungeX
HungaryBudapestPlatinum Lounge SchengenX
HungaryBudapestSky Court LoungeX
IndonesiaJakarta CGKPremier LoungeX
IndonesiaYogyakartaBorobudur LoungeX
JapanHiroshimaBusiness Lounge Momiji
JapanSapporo CTSSuper Lounge
JapanTokyo HNDAirport Lounge Terminal 2 North Pier
JapanTokyo HNDPOWER LOUNGE SOUTH
JapanTokyo NRTDelta Sky Club No. 2X
JapanTokyo NRTIASS Executive Lounge Terminal 1X
JapanTokyo NRTKAL Business LoungeXX
JapanTokyo NRTT.E.I. Lounge Terminal 1X
JapanTokyo NRTThe Emirates Lounge
KoreaSeoul ICNAsiana Business Lounge Main TerminalXX
KoreaSeoul ICNMatina Lounge West WingX
KoreaSeoul ICNSky Hub Lounge West WingX
ThailandBangkok BKKAir France-KLM LoungeXX
ThailandBangkok BKKLouis' Tavern CIP Lounge Near Gate G2X
ThailandBangkok BKKOman Air First & Business Class LoungeX
TurkeyIstanbul ISTComfort LoungeX
TurkeyIstanbul ISTHSBC Premier LoungeX
TurkeyIstanbul ISTPrimeclass CIP LoungeX
United Arab EmiratesDubai DXBMarhaba Lounge Terminal 3 Concourse BX
United StatesAtlantaDelta Sky Club Concourse BX
United StatesDetroitDelta Sky Club Near Gate A38X
United StatesHonoluluIASS Hawaii LoungeX
United StatesHonoluluThe Plumeria LoungeX
United StatesMiamiAvianca Sala VIPXX
United StatesMiamiDelta Sky ClubX
United StatesMiamiVIP Lounge by LATAMXX