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Well, if you are traveling for business or in some other arrangement where someone else is paying for airfare, achieving elite frequent flyer status in a program is quite cheap. Being the travel companion of someone who has access is another route. Somewhat more seriously, flying intercontinentally in a premium cabin (or in a few selected services, such as ...


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I landed in terminal 3 and flew out of terminal 1 last year. I didn't have to leave the airside because Terminals 1 and 3 are joined. It took me about 20 minutes to walk from the Costa stand at the far end of terminal 3 to my gate in terminal 1 which was maybe half way down that terminal. So assuming your inbound flight arrives on time and you can walk for ...


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The primeclass CIP Lounge allows paid access for what appears to be 30 Euro. Access is also available via PriorityPass. It's a long time since I've been in that specific lounge, but I seem to remember that it was one of the nicer airport lounges I've visited. There is also a hotel which offers both airside and landside rooms. If you have the ability to go ...


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I believe it depends on both the credit card you have, and the country it was issued in. Taking one example, if you have an American Express Platinum card then you get access to quite a few worldwide lounges at any time, and several airline lounges when flying with that airline in any class. The current list of lounges for US customers is here. The country ...


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There's no time limit - as long as you're traveling that day you will be allowed through security and allowed into the lounge. You don't even need to be flying AA - as long as you can physically get to the lounge and have paid your money then you will be allowed in. The only real restriction is if you are planning to check luggage, in which case you will ...


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I'm in the lounge now, so I can confirm that the Qype review is largely correct. The lounge is at the other side of the station from the main cross-concourse, so you either need to take the lift down from the south end of the Thalys platform, or walk down the westerly corridor and round the corner. If you take the southerly exit from the Eurostar platforms ...


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I use those Admirals' Clubs regularly. They are OK. The food and drinks options are poor, but the showers are pretty nice. There are also some comfortable chairs which recline, which might be good for sleeping, although they can go quickly. The quiet rooms generally are quiet, but they don't contain the reclining chairs (from memory). It costs $50 for a day ...


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It's hard to find good info on spots in the airport, but Foursquare does mention: New privacy station with nice seats and power (free) near Johnny Rockets between T1 & T2 if you're looking for a place to nap and recharge (pun intended), this may be it. Apparently, several of the departure gates also include arm-less benches (airport sleepers' ...


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I've not slept in this airport, so I can't give you personal information. Nevertheless there is a site called "Sleep in Airports" that gives general information about sleeping in almost any airport. About Chicago O'Hare, this page says that you can sleep in a lounge for US$40-50, there are 3 hotels and if you are looking for a free nap you have some reviews ...


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There are a couple of options that a search throws up: LoungeGuide: A wiki website with user contributions on facilities at airport lounges. Lounges.net: Coverage outside US/EU seems spotty, but otherwise seems to have useful, helpful reviews (looking at EU airports I have been to, and general quality of written reviews).


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The answer is that it can be done, and without too much stress! There seem to only be a few places where you can get from the lower level of T3 to the transit security check, before you're allowed into the main bit of the terminal. This meant a bit of a walk, then a long queue at security. After that, you're in the middle of Concourse 2 of Terminal 3, bang ...


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As has been pointed out by several people in the comments, your question is similar to the question Can we switch terminals at Heathrow (LHR) for shopping only?, and indeed that question does give some relevant advice - however there is a little bit more to it in this case. Priority Pass currently have 4 lounges available at LHR - A ServisAir lounge in each ...


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Normally, it is not possible to move freely between terminals at Heathrow, unless you book a shopping transfer. You need to check in and clear security in your departure terminal, and then otherwise need to stay there. On arrival, if you're transferring to another terminal, you do that before clearing security, so you can't enter the other terminal ...


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I can only quote another travellers review from Qype, but I think the most imporant information is there: The Thalys lounge is open to 1st class passengers and to Cybelis members as well as to members of the German bahn.comfort program. If you have such a bahn.comfort card, you can bring a collegue, that neither needs a train ticket himself or be a ...


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Depending on the airline, quite often members of Priority Clubs can invite a guest into the lounge with them. So if you're brazen enough, you could consider asking individuals going in if they'd mind if you joined them. Of course, this can go badly sometimes ;)


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Before we discuss ways to get in, you first need to remember that lounges aren't free. Someone somewhere needs to be paying for it! Depending on the facilities and location of the lounge, it can vary quite a bit. Discussions on FlyerTalk seem to indicate that the wholesale cost per visit is measured in tens of dollars. Mark that up for consumer sale, and you ...


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If you have a Barclays Premier current account, you can pay £11.50 per month for travel insurance and airport lounge access. It's not exactly cheap though - the bank account costs £10 per month already and you need to meet certain criteria. Barclays used to have a current account called Premier Life which cost £25 per month, but it came with a whole lot ...


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I discovered that option by reading this website: airport lounges sometimes offer good and reasonably priced solutions to rest. Two questions could have relevant answers: one about what the different lounges offer and one about how to get there for cheap EDIT: with the PriorityPass, as you mention you have it, the KAL lounge requires you to have a boarding ...


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One option is to use a PriorityPass which has 2 matching options: 250 euros every year for 10 free lounge accesses and then 24 euros each, or unlimited access for 400 euros every year. They offer lounges in Helsinki and Talinn, with some conditions on the time of the day or destination. But there is no lounge in Oslo! So another option is, like @Andrew ...


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According to the Qantas website, there is one and you should have access to it - Location: Departure hall Level 2 - (Lift is located between the duty free collect and the bar). Hours: 2 hours before departure Operated By: Aircalin - Salon Hibiscus Lounge* . Lounge Access and Eligibility International Business Next ...


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If you are planning to use the BA or Qantas lounges, I would suggest you bring a copy of the OneWorld lounge access rules with you. The BA lounge at least has contract staff doing the sign-in, and they tend not to be that familiar with the more unusual cases. The BAEC FlyerTalk lounge details sticky has a good comparison of the BA and AA lounges (scroll ...


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In my experience, Delta Sky Club, Admirals Club and United Club are comparable to each other. But I know that some travelers have strong preference toward one club or another. All of them are much more comfortable than publicly available halls: there are quiet rooms in the clubs, they offer snacks, drinks, and free wi-fi. However, they don't have beds. At ...


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There is some duplication with the techniques mentioned in this question. However, if Matthew is travelling a lot in that area, chances are he travels with the same airline a lot. So probably his best option is to make sure he always travels with the same airline or alliance and uses their frequent-flyer programme. Sooner or later he'll get upgraded to an ...


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The best resource available, as has been mentioned in another answer, is loungeguide.net. It's coverage ranges from excellent to OK, depending on the part of the world you're looking at. It's worth keeping in mind that Airport lounges are not necessarily as good as you might have been led to believe. Some are excellent, including the services you've ...


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I'm not aware of one website which covers this comprehensively. However, there is some information on guests and lounges generally for each of the major airline alliances: Oneworld allow entry for one guest for Emerald and Sapphire members: http://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access/ (with exceptions for American Airlines lounges) Star Alliance allow one ...


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Well let's break it down. Like you said, you have 2.5 hours. Assuming you need to be back with 30 min to spare, and you arrive on time, that's 2 hours (120 minutes). First - is it possible? While you can't go to Terminal 2, it's evidently "possible airside to move freely from Terminal 1 to 3 and back, without going through immigration". On the outside, ...


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From Master card official site about "Priority Pass™ Airport Lounge Access" (for Black Mastercard): How Priority Pass works: Before traveling, cardholders can log on to http://www.prioritypass.com and view a directory of airport lounges available worldwide. Eligible cardholders present their Priority Pass membership cards to gain admission for ...


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I used my Amex Platinum card to pay for lounge access to American Admiral club when traveling on LAN with a 9 hour layout in JFK (and hence could not get in on the free Amex Platinum when you have an AA ticket) and Amex reimbursed the $50 fee as part of their program to pay for upto $200 per year of airline incidental fees such as baggage fees. You have to ...



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