3 Best Premium Airport Lounges Frequent Flyers Must Visit

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Your trip to the airport doesn’t always have to be an exhausting torturous one.

Start off your vacation in style with a stress-relieving massage, spa or complimentary food and drinks at these luxurious upper-class lounges.

Here are some of our favourite premium airport lounges in the world.


Qantas First Class Lounge, Sydney and Melbourne International Airport

Some travel experts have claimed that this is the best airport lounge in the world (for good reasons of course). The best thing about this lounge?

They’re NOT restricted to first class Qantas passengers only.

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So, WHO is eligible for access?

If you’re booked in first class with Emirates or other Oneworld airlines, you will be granted access to this luxurious first-class lounge. Travellers with Platinum-grade frequent flyer status are also welcomed and they can bring low-status or no-status flyers in as their guests too. Members of any of those airlines’ frequent flyer schemes holding QFF Platinum-equivalent status are eligible for entrance too.

The lounge is located on Level 4, but you must take an escalator up via Level 3. Hours of operation are from 5am-10pm daily.

Fancy a complimentary relaxing spa session? Both the Sydney and Melbourne Qantas First-Class Lounges have a day spa which is open 7 days a week from early in the morning through to late afternoon.

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You get to enjoy a variety of massages, facials, hand and foot treatments, and also 2 unique ‘signature’ treatments – one each for the Sydney and Melbourne spa.

If you’d like to enjoy some quality fine dining, head over to Australian celebrity, chef Neil Perry’s open-kitchen restaurant. His menu features dishes like crab and avocado salad that will certainly satisfy your appetite.

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Some other high-end amenities include private meeting rooms that can be booked at NO COST. These come fully equipped with PCs and printers. There are also Playstations and a mobile-device-free library stocked with magazines, books and board games to keep yourself entertained.


Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge, Istanbul Ataturk International Airport

This is arguably another one of the best lounges in the world. They have EVERYTHING here. Many travellers who have had more than 8 hours of layover actually prefer staying here than heading off to the city.

The Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) is located on the departure level near gate 220. This lounge is open for 24 hours a day.


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WHO can access this business-class lounge?

The lounge is accessible for first-class or business-class passengers and Star Alliance Gold members traveling on any Star Alliance partner flights. Miles and Smiles Elite members and those with United Club or Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership departing on a Star Alliance partner flight are eligible for entrance too. Star Alliance Gold members and Miles and Smile elite members may also invite one guest.

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This lounge is pretty much complete with everything you need. There are VR games, masseuse, beds, showers, lockers, self-playing piano, ridiculously great food ALL THE TIME.

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Other exquisite local touches include prayer rooms, a garden with two olive trees and an olive bar, food stations including gourmet Turkish cuisine and a library and billiards room with books in multiple languages.


Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, JFK New York International Airport

Need a break before getting on that long flight? Looking to relax before traveling for hours?

Virgin Atlantic’s lounges houses some of the most luxurious spas and extensive meal menus to fully pamper their guests. It is located airside in a quiet corner of Terminal 4.

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WHO has access to this lounge?

Of course, Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers get to enjoy this experience. Singapore Suites passengers and those who have bought the Virgin Atlantic Guest List are eligible for this experience too.

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The lounge has everything you need – from relaxing areas to work spaces. Some amenities that are included are pool tables and bars, a sophisticated dining area, a luxurious spa, and of course, small business centres where you can get your projects sorted at ease.

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The work area stands out with its retro design and comfortable ‘cocoon’ with an attached adjustable light, making this the perfect space for you to work or read!


If you’re a frequent traveller or business traveller, be sure to also check out Flexiroam X Microchip before you fly. Flexiroam X is a global data roaming microchip ‘sticker’ that allows you to travel the world and stay connected in more than 120 countries. All you have to do is simply stick the microchip onto your existing SIM card, install the Flexiroam X App, and you get to instantly use data while you travel in various countries.

You don’t have to get multiple SIM cards each time you travel as this microchip will allow you to use data in more than 120 countries. You get to save the hassle and save costs too!

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