Airport Lounges The Best and the Worse
Some airports want to be sure you are pampered and comfortable from the time you enter through the course of your waiting time. Here are a few that go that extra mile to make your time with them stress-free and relaxed.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
The AA Admirals Club in Terminal 4 is one of the most popular lounges in the United States for several reasons. It is very spacious, with comfortable seating. They have a separate children’s play area so that you won’t have to be bothered with the sound of children playing if you are trying to relax or get some work done. They have good food available so you can have a hot meal, and the helpful, caring staff will assure you that you have what you need. Take a shower to refresh yourself, or just relax and watch the planes take off and land. If you get tired of always searching for power outlets, don’t worry. They added super cool power chairs into their lounge area to better serve their guests.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
At this Houston airport, in Terminal E, you can check out the United Club. This modern lounge area has 3 floors of space for you to stretch out. The clean welcoming atmosphere is a plus with members everywhere. They offer private showers, and complimentary cocktails. Previous guests suggest you try the Bloody Mary! You may want to keep track of time while you relax in this awesome club so you don’t miss your flight!
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
The Delta Sky Club in Atlanta, Concourse C, is the last place you would expect to find some comfortable quiet time in the busiest airport in the world, but once you enter you will find your secret hideaway. This extra roomy club has special window cubes for some privacy and quiet. The lockers have built-in outlets inside of them so you can charge your laptop or other items from inside your safe locker while you relax and de-stress!
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
The Alaska Airlines Board Room, Central Terminal, is quite an awesome lounge for such a small airport. 2 Floors overlook Concourse C so you can get in some people watching. You can view the planes and ramps from the large windows as well. Friendly, helpful staff are ready to help you make the best of your waiting time. They also offer fresh pancakes in the morning so you can start off your day with a delicious breakfast!
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, Terminal 4, is the place to be if you find yourself in a NY airport. Being one of the newer lounges on the scene, you can enjoy the fresh look and newness of your surroundings. The lounge offers a full bar, an entertainment zone, and a dining area that offers a la carte meals, desserts and even the finest of wines.
With the good comes the bad…here are some you may want to avoid.
ATL, Concourse B
Though the lounge in Concourse C is awesome, this one needs an upgrade. The layout is all wrong, it is crowded and usually dirty. It is too small for the number of guests, hardly any outlets, at least not working ones, and most guests advise you to head to concourse C and not waste your time here.
LAX, United Club
Terminal 7 is where you will find this outdated club. Food is scarce, and there are hardly any amenities. Travelers admit it is better than sitting at the gate, but just barely. Beware of the fruit flies at the bar!
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
United Club, Terminal 2, is probably not one you want to put on your list, It is very small, and you are lucky if you find a place to sit down. The staff is friendly and helpful, but they hardly make up for the messy atmosphere and poor amenities. Save yourself the disappointment and head over to Terminal 1’s Concourse B.