How Great Does A Lounge Need To Be To Schedule A Long Stopover?

When you first get access to an airport lounge, all of them are magical. You get snacks and drinks. Maybe there will be some hot food (or not). You get free WiFi access and plenty of chairs with plugs. You could get used to that kind of life.

It doesn’t take long to realize that there’s only so much snack mix and crudites that you can try before they all taste the same. Then you visit a lounge that’s more than you thought possible. This usually happens at a flagship lounge located at the major hub city for an airline, like the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in London, Turkish’s lounge in Istanbul or the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt.

These aren’t just lounges, they’re experiences. Shouldn’t you want to spend some time there to enjoy them?

So my question is, how nice does a lounge need to be for you to schedule flights including a long layover just so you can spend more time at the lounge?

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A Lesson For If You’re In An Exit Row, Free WiFi On Delta, What They Did To London Landmarks, Rage Yoga & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Is Southwest Pulling A Fast One?, New & Improved Lounge, Negative Changes to Bonvoy + IHG, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Why Hotels Ask For ID, Earn Rental Credits v. Miles?, Amex Buys Lounge Buddy & Now This, & More

Here are our most popular posts for April 2019. Some of them were actually written before April (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older ones are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:

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Lounge Review: No1 Lounge London Gatwick North Terminal (Priority Pass Lounge)

For our flight home from London, we booked a non-stop on Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick Airport to Orlando. After taking the Thameslink train from St. Pancras station, we arrived at the Gatwick South Terminal. Since we were departing from the North Terminal, we had to take the train between the two terminals, which only took a few extra minutes.

After checking in at the Virgin Atlantic Premium class desk, we went through security and entered the main North terminal area. I did a quick search and found that with Priority Pass we had access to three lounges in the Gatwick North Terminal. The No1 Lounge looked nice so we headed there. Since all the lounges are in the same area, we could have left and headed to a different one if it wasn’t nice or if it was full. We arrived at the lounge at 11:15 AM and our flight was leaving at 1PM so we wouldn’t have a ton of time to sit around anyway.

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