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The Lounge Life – Part 2 | A Look at Global Airport Lounges

To say that I enjoy an airport lounge while traveling is an understatement. Speaking for myself, relaxing in a lounge has much to do with me preferring an easy travel day, and being slightly introverted. Although I do have a personal blog, and I am sure to my small circle of friends I can be outrageous, I tend to be an introvert and a private person. A couple of ounces of quiet time is worth its weight in gold.

Part One – The Lounge Life – Part 1 | A Look at Global Airport Lounges

🥂 Cheers from the American Airlines Admirals Club (LAX)

Most people I know who travel enjoy the benefits of airport lounges, for the very reason that we just can not deal with all the chaotic energy of an airport. Some individuals need to get ready for a business meeting and require a private space, while others have known the benefits of relaxing in a lounge, and can feel the difference.

VIP Lounge Puerta Alcala – Madrid, Spain

If you have a love of airport lounges, curious of what they offer, or to see if this option is for you- please read on. I have simply made up a list on two blogs (Part 1 and Part 2) with photos of airport lounges that I have visited throughout the U.S. and abroad; as well as a link to my Yelp reviews. Additionally, I included information on how to get access into these lounges without buying a first class ticket!

Business Lounge – Kiev Airport, Ukraine

Truth be told, we all love the complimentary food, alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, deluxe coffee machines, swanky atmosphere, personal space with plug-ins, private bathrooms and showers for those who need one. It is the calm before the storm of a trip, especially during long layovers.

Private Bathroom – AA Admirals Club Lounge

I will be real here- Over the years that I have been hitting airport lounges, I have become more sensitive to the airport mayhem outside of a lounge. I am not one for loud environments with thousands of people moving within a small confined space, an airport. Lounges offer time away from the general mayhem of an airport.

Menzies Aviation Lounge – Prague Airport

I have traveled a lot over the past decade, sometimes as long as two months, and have been to dozens of airport lounges. I have taken photos of what the lounges look like, as well as the food options offered over the years. I hope this will be an informational piece for those who love airport lounges or for those who are considering it- Enjoy!

Art & Lounge – Newark Liberty Airport, NJ

Read to the end on how to access airport lounges throughout the globe- Happy travels!

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U.S. and Global Airport Lounges

Business Lounge

Kiev Boryspil International Airport – Ukraine

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American Airlines Admirals Club

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal A (DFW) – Texas

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of American Airlines Admirals Club DFW-A on Yelp

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Narbutas Business Lounge

Vilnius International Airport (VNO) – Lithuania

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The Club LAS

Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport T3 (LAS) – Nevada

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of The Club LAS Terminal 3 on Yelp

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Plaza Premium Lounge

London Heathrow Airport T2A (LHR) – England

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of Plaza Premium Lounge on Yelp

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VIP Lounge Puerta Alcala

Madrid International Airport (MAD) – Spain

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of VIP Lounge Puerta Alcalá on Yelp

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Alaska Airlines Lounge

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) – Washington

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of Alaska Lounge – North Satellite on Yelp

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Menzies Aviation Lounge

Prague International Airport (PRG) – Czech Republic

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of Menzies Aviation Lounge on Yelp

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Delta Sky Club

John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) – New York

For my Yelp review – Read Trixie N.‘s review of Delta Sky Club on Yelp

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American Airlines Admirals Club

Miami International Airport (MIA) – Florida

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of American Airlines Admirals Club on Yelp

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American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge

Harstfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – Georgia

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of American Airlines Admirals Club on Yelp

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American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – Illinois

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of American Airlines Admirals Club on Yelp

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DAA Executive Lounge T2

Dublin Airport (DUB) – Ireland

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of DAA Executive Lounge T2 on Yelp

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Art & Lounge

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) – New Jersey

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of Art & Lounge on Yelp

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Alaska Airlines Lounge

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) – Alaska

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of Alaska Lounge on Yelp

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JSX (semi-private jet)

Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) – Nevada

For my Yelp review- Read Trixie N.‘s review of JSX on Yelp

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Tip– I have found it beneficiary for me as a traveler to have the American Express Platinum card. The annual fee is high, but the benefits as a traveler make up for it, especially with airport lounges. I have access to both the American Express Centurion Lounges, and the Priority Pass VIP Lounges for global and US travels.

Priority Pass VIP Lounges– This pass has given me a lot of options especially when traveling abroad and in the United States. I have used this one the most when I travel, and recommend it to those who are frequent travelers outside the United States.

  • Receive a complimentary Priority Pass membership through a credit card such as Platinum American Express, Business Platinum American Express, Capital One Venture X Rewards, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Hilton Honors American Express.
  • Purchase a Standard, Standard Plus, or Prestige Membership, starting at an Annual Fee of US $99 (see website for current pricing and details)

For additional information, rules and terms – Priority Pass

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American Express Centurion Lounges – You can obtain complimentary access to The Centurion Network as a:

  • Platinum Card Member
  • Business Platinum Card Member
  • Corporate Platinum Card Member
  • Delta Sky Miles Reserve Card Member
  • Delta Sky Miles Reserve Business Card Members
  • Non complimentary day pass

For additional information, rules and terms – The Centurion Lounge Network

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American Airlines Admirals Club– You can obtain access into Admirals Club lounges, as well as their partner lounges by:

  • Complimentary Admirals Club membership with a Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
  • Have an AA Advantage account to get a membership, by purchasing an annual membership.
  • Purchase a One-Day Pass at select locations (see website for current rates)

For additional information, rules and terms – American Airlines Admirals Club

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Delta Sky Club Access– You can obtain access into Admirals Club lounges, as well as their partner lounges by:

  • Delta SkyMiles Reserve American Express Card- Complimentary
  • Purchasing an Executive Membership or Individual Membership (see website for current rates)

For additional information, rules and terms- Delta Sky Club Lounges

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It’s all about finding the calm in the Chaos…

– Donna Karan
Yours Truly at the Centurion Lounge (PHX)

🌎 Thank you for visiting my website and NEVER STOP EXPLORING!

📸 All photos are taken by me and are my intellectual property – Trixie Navarre

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