The World’s Best Premium Airline Lounges…

by Adam

Earlier this month Scott McCartney‘s Middle Seat column over at the Wall Street Journal discussed the “Airport Luxury-Lounge Showdown”. In the article he noted that our lounges here in the US are not on par with Asia or Europe because we pay less for our fares which are generally shorter in nature and that we lack an abundance of premium cabin long haul routes with high fare paying passengers. While that may be true for select cities and airlines, our three global carriers surely have premium business passengers traveling long haul routes on pricey itineraries. Anyway, check out his full Airport Luxury-Lounge Showdown here.

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Bill December 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Yes, US airlines do have plenty of paying higher-fare longhail passengers even in comparison to foreign airlines. However, most other airlines have but one or two major international hubs in which they can invest more money (and space) for such higher-end premium lounges. US airlines tend to have many more major international hubs through which they provide those international longhaul flights–which disperses the money and space available for such premium lounges. Consider United with major international hubs at LAX, SFO, EWR, JFK, IAD, IAH, and ORD. US carriers have FAR more major international hubs than any competitors, and this also explains the difference.


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