9. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, JFK International Airport, New York City from 9 Best Airline Club Lounges (Slideshow)

9 Best Airline Club Lounges (Slideshow)

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9. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, JFK International Airport, New York City

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The Clubhouse in JFK has a full bar, entertainment zone, and a dining area with à la carte meals, desserts, and fine wine. The brasserie menu is complete with delicious sandwiches and full meals. For those looking to relax, it has a full spa with iconic New York hairstylist Bumble & Bumble and a unique spa collaboration with skincare specialists Dr. Hauschka.

8. United Club, George Bush International Airport, Houston

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The United Club is known for its private showers as well as a huge multilevel space that spans three floors. It’s also famous for its complimentary cocktails, including Bloody Marys. For those traveling with kids, it has a family room, complete with two TVs, various toys, and assorted DVDs.  To match the Bloody Marys, it also has a breakfast bar stocked with yogurt, bagels, mini muffins, fruits, and cereal.

8. United Club, George Bush International Airport, Houston

The United Club is known for its private showers as well as a huge multilevel space that spans three floors. It’s also famous for its complimentary cocktails, including Bloody Marys. For those traveling with kids, it has a family room, complete with two TVs, various toys, and assorted DVDs.  To match the Bloody Marys, it also has a breakfast bar stocked with yogurt, bagels, mini muffins, fruits, and cereal.


6. AA Admirals Club, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles

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An "oasis of peace," the American Airlines Admirals Club has special "power" chairs for the business traveler with 23 individual work cubicles, seven that include IBM computers with complimentary high-speed Internet access and 16 that include laptop data ports and telephones. As for food, guests can indulge in cheese plates and sandwiches. The AA Club is also very kid-friendly with "Kids Kamp" spaces complete with TVs, toys, and a kids’ menu.

5. Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge, Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul

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The CIP Lounge operated by Turkish Airlines opened its doors in July 2011. The lounge is all about tranquility, offering prayer rooms, olive trees, and olive bars. But the main focuses in the 32,000-square-foot space are the food station that includes gourmet Turkish cuisine and a library/billiards room with books in several languages.

4. Lufthansa First Class Terminal, Frankfurt International Airport, Frankfurt, Germany

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If you’re traveling in first class on Lufthansa, you begin your journey with a ride to your flight in a Mercedes or Porsche. As for wining and dining, the bars at Lufthansa are equipped with 86 whiskies, including Johnnie Walker labels such as Red and Blue, and a cigar humidor. For those who are seeking rest, there are private sleeping rooms available as well as showers stocked with toiletries by high-end Italian brand Etro.

3. Qantas First Lounge, Sydney International Airport, Sydney

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The Qantas First Lounge is all about extreme comfort. The interior lounge was designed by renowned Australian designer Marc Newson, who incorporated wooden partitions and sleek windows. Australian celebrity chef Neil Perry operates the open-kitchen restaurant, which showcases dishes like crab and avocado salad paired with high-end Australian wines. It also focuses on amenities like complimentary spa treatments, private meeting rooms, and a mobile-device-free library. 

2. Qatar Airways Premium Terminal, Doha International Airport, Doha, Qatar

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Qatar Airways is known for its relaxation elements. First-class ticket passengers can enjoy its private relaxation rooms and the full-service Elemis spa, including a Jacuzzi and sauna. As for cuisine, it’s all about the international flare. The club offers everything from sushi to Middle Eastern dishes to a 24-hour signature breakfast to high tea.

1. Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Sydney Airport, Sydney

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The lounge was recently launched in Sydney and more locations will be progressively rolled out throughout 15 cities, including San Francisco. The lounge is designed to provide a sense of being at home and includes specially designed productivity pods that allow travelers to work in privacy and comfort before their flight. As for the food and drink, the lounge offers iconic dishes from Singapore such as laksa, a spicy noodle soup, and mee siam, noodles in a sweet and sour light gravy, offered alongside international food options and a wide range of premium wines and spirits.

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9 Best Airline Club Lounges