TRAVEL TUESDAY – Airport Lounges


The quality of airport lounges have a big influence (for me anyway), on how early I get there for a flight. Holidays I always make an effort to make time for a glass of champagne pre-boarding to get into the spirit, but work trips not so much. So which lounges are the cream of the crop and what do they offer.

World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge (as voted on world airline awards)
1. Qatar Airways
Has its own luxury terminal with full spa facilities, martini bar, restaurants, bedrooms, sushi bar, children’s play area… and the list goes on!
2. Thai Airways
Spa, Restaurant, sleep rooms
3. Lufthansa
Restaurants, relaxing areas, bars

World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge
1. British Airways
2. Virgin Atlantic Airways
3. Cathay Pacific Airways

Personally I would add Cathay, Emirates and Qantas to the first class lounge list, as not sure Thai and Lufthansa are that special. Business class – definitely Virgin number one, and from my experience Cathay and Singapore Air outshine BA.

But I will let you be the judge!

TRAVEL TUESDAY

Who do you chose to fly with for work? Unfortunately you can be limited by where in the world you live sometimes, but here is the best of the best.

The annual Skytrax World Airline survey – voted for by more than 18.8 million airline passengers from 100 different nationalities over 10 months, awarded the following:
Qatar Airways was named the world’s best airline,
Singapore Airlines second and
Asiana Airlines third.
Cathay Pacific Airways and Thai Airways International came in fourth and fifth, respectively.

It may be worth relocating to Asia just to fly in comfort :)