Capital One announced it won a bid to open the company’s first-ever airport lounge at Dulles Airport (IAD) in Washington D.C. next year.
Some major lounge operators are tightening access this year. United, Delta and American have all announced plans to limit lounge access. That means that enjoying lounge visits when flying with the nation’s three major carriers is going to be harder to pull off going forward. Alaska Airlines is also making some changes. What’s more, rules are also changing at American Express Centurion Lounges. Take a look at what you can expect when you try to visit your favorite airport lounges in 2019.
As 2019 gets underway, travel organizations are busy at work aligning their products and offerings to meet the dominant and emerging travel trends.
American Airlines has begun to remodel the Admirals Clubs in Phoenix and Sao Paulo as part of their $2 billion-plus investment in renovating its airplane and airport facilities. They are seeking to create a universal look and feel to their Admirals Clubs so that where ever you are in the world you will be able to find a reliable and modern space to recharge and refuel.
The free app LoungeBuddy, provides travelers with first hand knowledge on over 1,900 airport lounges in 600 airports worldwide. Tyler Dikman, the CEO of LoungeBuddy clues in travelers that most often times airport lounges are open to all travelers even though they may say they are exclusive members only. About one out of every three airport lounges in the world offers one-time passes.
Airspace, American Express and Delta Lounges offer showers among their other great amenities. Minute Suites offer travelers a mini bedroom to rest or have a quiet space to work.
Here is the List of Top 10 Airport Lounges in the United States.