Airport lounges are not always as good as they are supposed to be. Crowded, hot, boring, and filled with nondescript chairs, many spaces barely make you feel VIP, even with an open bar.

One type of lounge does not fit all trips or profiles, and to attract customers of all stripes, airlines are beginning to adapt their exclusive lounges to offer unique, functional and indulgent experiences that make you feel like you are not there. in the airport.

Thai Airways Royal First Lounge, Bangkok

Thailand’s flagship airline, and one of the most reputable airlines in the world, provides exceptional service at its hub at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport for passengers traveling on its flagship product, Royal First Class.

An elegant blend of modern and traditional Thai design elements and materials emphasizes the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Royal First lounge, which can accommodate up to 134 passengers at a time.

A 22-seat a la carte dining room serves delicious Thai and international cuisine. Other facilities include VIP rooms, bedrooms and shower suites. The Royal Orchid Spa, located opposite the First Class Lounge, offers a wide range of treatments, including a 60-minute full-body massage for each First Class passenger. Electric vehicles transport passengers to the exit gates.

Air France – At the Premiere Lounge, Paris

With Air France, your first-class travel experience begins long before you take off. At Paris Charles De Gaulle airport, you can enjoy a relaxing moment in the La Premiere lounge, where you can flip through an art book, read newspapers and magazines, stretch out and relax, watch the news in HD, work and more!

The best part of the salon is the restaurant, where you can choose from a wine list and menu items curated by chef Alain Ducasse and enjoy a fine dining experience with the elegant table service of the carrier.

At the Biologique Recherche center, you can relax and recharge for 30 minutes with a complimentary spa treatment, including special facials and body treatments designed to meet the needs of frequent travelers.

Britis Airways Concorde Room, Londres

British Airways’ Concorde Rooms in London and New York are the epitome of the airline’s lounge offerings. The Concorde Room in London underwent a recent facelift, drawing inspiration from the best in British design, craftsmanship and heritage, with sleek lighting by Porta Romana and contemporary tables by Boss Design.

Here, you can enjoy pre-flight dining in private dining cabins with full waiter service and an a la carte menu from head chefs Frank Coughlin and Errol Figueroa.

Meals are paired with the best champagnes and wines from around the world. For pure relaxation, private cabanas with a comfortable day bed and private bathroom give you the privacy you desire. A complimentary 15-minute treatment is offered at the adjacent Elemis Spa.

Qantas Airport Lounge Yoga Studio – Perth, Australia

Qantas has just unveiled an ultra-long 17-hour flight from London to Perth. To help clients relax and unwind before or after this mega-long flight, they have introduced a yoga studio in their Perth salon. A yoga instructor is on hand to lead classes and showers are available to help freshen up on the trip.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Hair Salon – London and New York JFK

Part of jet-setting life is all about seeking out the novelty. In addition to complimentary massages, Virgin’s London Heathrow and New York JFK salons offer pearl cuts from the likes of Bumble & Bumble. From a quick drying to a good hairstyle, you can get on or off the plane feeling like Luis Miguel, if you’re not.

Lufthansa Whiskey and Smoking Room – Frankfurt, Germany

In its opulent first-class Terminal in Frankfurt, Lufthansa offers a cigar smoking room stocked with rare whiskeys and cognacs. Smoker or not, it’s worth the trip just to sample single malts, casks, and other premium and unique spirits. If you smoke, it might be the best air experience in the world.

Cathay Pacific Nap Rooms and Bubble Baths – Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific takes privacy to an extraordinary level with its luxury offerings in Hong Kong. From a private suite with bubble baths to private rooms and cabanas for siestas.

The airline makes the time in transit the most comforting time, just like at home. Just don’t fall asleep while sipping champagne in your private bathroom. You can do it btw…

To enter: You must be a OneWorld Emerald member traveling on a OneWorld-operated flight or flying First Class on a OneWorld airline.

And if you arrive in Hong Kong through Chep Lap Kok airport, you may not have this VIP room but you can buy Glenfiddich 1937, one of the most expensive bottles of whiskey in the world.

Qantas Fine Dining – Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney

Airplane food is rarely a thing to remember, no matter which cabin you find yourself in, but if anyone is doing it right, it’s Qantas. The airline nails it with its curated menus from chef Neil Perry, executed with utter perfection. Some have booked flights just to dine on their dishes.

Delta Sky – Outdoor Lounge – Atlanta, New York JFK

Delta made an innovative move with its SkyClubs in recent years, offering decks for outdoor seating on beautiful days. On a perfect spring day, it’s a great way to escape the airport while staying there. And if you’re a fan of airplanes, which many airport lounge users no doubt are, what better way to pass the time than to watch jumbo jets land.

Emirates – Champagne Tasting – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What about the $350 a bottle of Dom Perignon P2 2000 that the airline is currently serving in first class. Emirates takes champagne seriously. Their partnership with Moet Hennessy allows lucky travelers to sample a range of Moet champagnes, from Rich Vintage to Brut.

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