Emirates has announced the opening of its new lounge at Rome's Fiumicino airport and, thanks to the images supplied by the airline, we can now get a glimpse inside the new facility.
Priority Pass has launched what it's calling its 'end of year sale' and the good news is that this actually just an extension of the Black Friday sale that's been running since November. What this means in practice is that we now have Priority Pass' best discounts on offer though the end of the year.
If you travel with SkyTeam into and out of Europe with any kind of frequency there's a good chance that you spend quite a bit of time at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. Amsterdam is one of SkyTeam's major connecting hubs so the news that KLM is starting to open up its new Crowne Lounge at Schiphol will be music to the ears of a lot of flyers...and that fact that the lounge looks good will be a bonus.
Over recent years British Airways has taken to relaxing its lounge entrance criteria during times when business travel is slower and when families are more likely to be traveling together. For a period during this past summer British Airways relaxed its entry rules at its Heathrow lounges to allow its Gold status holders to bring at least two guests into its Business Class lounges
Yesterday, 11 December 2018, Air France unveiled the refurbished dining area of its lounge at New York JFK and promised more upgrades to come in February 2019. Situated in JFK Terminal 1 the Air France Lounge is open to La Première, Business Class, Flying Blue Platinum and Flying Blue Gold flyers. Select SkyTeam elite status holders also have access.
American Express has announced that its next international Centurion Lounge will open at London Heathrow's Terminal 3 in 2019. This will be Amex's first Centurion Lounge in Europe and the first international lounge to be opened since the Hong Kong Centurion Lounge opened in October 2017.
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A lot of readers will have Priority Pass membership through one of the ever-increasing number of premium credit cards (I think I have three memberships right now but it may be more...I've lost track!) but, if you don't like paying over $400/year for a credit card, this sale may be worth some thought - these are generally the best discounts we see all year.
Priority Pass is the world’s largest independent airport lounge program that gives members access to a large worldwide network of airport lounges for a fee. A lot of readers will have Priority Pass membership included as part of their credit card benefits (Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige and the Amex Platinum card are all examples of cards that offer membership) and can therefore disregard the rest of this post...but everyone else may benefit from reading on.
Every now and again (usually around the popular vacation months) British Airways temporarily changes the access rules to its Heathrow lounges and, with the summer school vacations around the corner, BA has done it again.