American Airlines has several lounges at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington D.C. In this post, I will review the lounge that is located in the concourse C. There is a better lounge in the concourse E, so if you have a chance of going there, please do. At any rate, American Airlines does not have any really really good lounges at DCA.(more…)
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Soho Lounge at JFK – What is so First Class About it?
British Airways has joined their forces with American Airlines to bring a First Class lounge to oneworld Emerald status holders in New York JFK airport terminal 8. The terminal is a home for many oneworld airlines, so First Class passengers on all oneworld airlines can access this lounge. However, American Airlines and British Airways First Class passengers will have access to the fancier Chelsea lounge instead of this one.(more…)
British Airways First Class lounge at terminal 5 London Heathrow – a balanced experience
I was a bit worried when I was browsing the oneworld lounge finder website. It seemed to me that British Airways wouldn’t have a First Class lounge for oneworld Emerald customers at all at LHR. Luckily, I was wrong as the British Airways Galleries South Lounge doubles as a First Class lounge as well. In this post I will describe my experience in detail.(more…)
Qantas First Class Lounge in Sydney was an underwhelming experience
Qantas is an important airline in the oneworld alliance because it connects Australia with the rest of the world. They are also known for charging ludicrous prices for their flights; domestic flights in Australia are far more expensive than international flights in Europe. Today I will be reviewing the Qantas First Class Lounge in Sydney and what it offers for travelers ready to put some serious dollars on their flights.(more…)
What is the easiest way to get Oneworld Sapphire – the definite answer
Oneworld Sapphire is the sweet spot for most frequent flyers because the status comes with all of the most important perks such as a free piece of luggage, priority boarding, lounge access, and even though not officially stated, most of the time priority security. However, there are so many different ways to reach this exclusive status that it is not clear which airline offers the easiest and fastest route to oneworld Sapphire. In this post, you will learn how to get oneworld Sapphire the easiest way possible.
This post is divided into two parts: status by the number of flights and status by points. If you fly frequently, but you fly short distances such as weekly domestic flights or weekly flights to a neighbouring country, you should definitely check out the first part on status by the number of flights. If, however, you fly long distances perhaps less frequently, take a look at the second part on getting oneworld Sapphire by points.(more…)
Malaysia Airlines business class lounge in Kuala Lumpur satellite terminal – what a lovely stay
There’s no denying the importance Malaysia Airlines has in the region. It’s one of the world’s big airlines and a proud member of oneworld alliance. Malaysia Airlines hosts several lounges in Kuala Lumpur. Today, I am going to review the one located in the satellite terminal. This review is about the business class lounge, if you are interested in a more exclusive lounge, you may also want to read about their first class lounge. Let’s dig right into it!(more…)
Norwegian is probably the best low-cost airline in Europe
Today I did something radical and decided to fly Norwegian Air instead of Finnair from Helsinki. One usually ends up hearing horror stories about low-cost airlines and how strict they can get about baggage and such. However, Norwegian Air is way more relaxed in that sense. Let’s find out what they have to offer.(more…)
Malaysia Airlines first class lounge in Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia airlines has a lounge that is not open for an ordinary traveler. Only passengers traveling with a first class ticket or those holding the ever so exclusive oneworld emerald status can access this exclusive lounge. But is the grass any greener on the emerald side? Let’s find out!(more…)
Lufthansa business lounge in Munich terminal 2 (Schengen) is a solid experience
Lufthansa is known for its economic yet quality wise competitive business class in Europe. But how is their lounge in one of their main hubs in Munich? Lufthansa has several lounges in Munich, so to be clear, this review is based on the one located close to gate K11 in the satellite terminal 2. Even in that particular location, Lufthansa has two lounges: a business lounge and an exclusive lounge for senator members. This review is about the business lounge that you can access if you are traveling in business class or you are holding Star Alliance gold status.(more…)
Puerta del Sol lounge in Madrid is serious about sandwiches
Terminal 2 in Barajas airport in Madrid is the home for Star Alliance and SkyTeam airlines flying to different destinations in Europe. If you fly one of these airlines, you will probably have access to Puerta del Sol lounge, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Let’s dive in to the lounge experience!(more…)