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Airport lounges are no longer just for First and Business class fliers. The rest of us can now access these sought-after comfort zones via premium credit cards, by earning elite status with an airline or just straight up buying our way in via sites like LoungeBuddy or Lounge Pass. If you aspire to fly fantastic and are looking to join the traveling elite in relaxing, rejuvenating and preparing for your next flight in style, here are a few of our the most amazing airport lounge perks from around the world.

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An infinity pool overlooking the tarmac

Pack your swimsuit in your carry on if you’re transiting in Punta Cana International Airport because the VIP Lounge in Terminal B has its own infinity pool. Grab a drink and take a dip, gazing across the runway while you wait for your plane to arrive. This is an invigorating way to wrap up a trip to Punta Cana and squeeze every last drop of vacation out of your vacation.

Entrance requirements: Access is standard for Priority Pass card holders; otherwise, you may purchase access for US$50 (or US$25 with select American Express cards.)  


Limousine transfer service

This service is exclusively for elite passengers flying Lufthansa from Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Geneva or Vienna. Board in style via a private ride in a limousine or luxury minivan directly to your aircraft. For passengers who are traveling with Lufthansa Private Jet (lucky you), the limousine service is offered from Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Zurich. For an extra charge, you can even arrange for a limousine transfer from your home or office directly to your private jet.

Entrance requirements: First Class ticket holders and Lufthansa Private Jet passengers transiting the above airports are entitled to this perk. These passengers are also entitled to arrange the same service at their destination airport.

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Full body massage


Consistently voted one of the world’s best airline spa facilities by Skytrax, the Royal Orchid Spa in the Thai Airways lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is an ideal place to wile away the hours between flights. Enjoy an array of snacks and herbal drinks, and if you have access to the elite zones of the lounge, enjoy steam rooms, saunas, showers and massages. 

Entrance requirements: First Class passengers are entitled to a 60-minute full body massage, as well as access to steam rooms, saunas and shower rooms. First Class, Royal Silk and Royal Orchid Plus Platinum status holders are entitled to a 30-minute neck and shoulder massage, as well as a 30-minute foot massage.  

A cigar bar and wine cellar


Emirates has a flair for the extravagant, and they do not hold back when it comes to the First Class Lounge in Concourse A at Dubai International Airport. This lounge includes its own duty free boutique for a more intimate shopping experience, as well as quiet areas to rest. Most extravagant, though, is the access to Le Clos Wine Cellar and a cigar bar—providing perfectly noir ambiance.

Entrance requirements: Emirates First Class Lounge is complimentary for Emirates and Qantas First Class passengers, as well as as Emirates Skywards Platinum members.


An oxygen bar

Plenty of problems can be solved with adequate breath support and for that, an oxygen bar is perfect. Located in Terminal 4 of London Heathrow Airport, the SkyTeam lounge allows weary travelers to infuse their senses with a pure oxygen treatment. Choose an uplifting scent or go with pure air; either way, it’s an experience you won’t forget. Apart from that, enjoy a gorgeous spread of food and wine, relaxing massage chairs, a complimentary massage or skincare treatment, and a living wall designed by botanist Patrick Blanc. This lounge is all about breathing deeply, which is something you’ll definitely need on a long travel day.

Entrance requirements: First and Business Class passengers who are traveling to, from, or between an international flight with a SkyTeam alliance airline have access to the lounge. The same rules apply to SkyTeam Elite Plus members.

What is your favorite lounge? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Caroline Lupini
Caroline's passion for travel isn't limited to hopping from country to country, but goes beyond the plane and into her everyday life. She's mastered the points and miles arena which has enabled her to travel far and wide, to 70+ countries including Iraq, Myanmar, Brazil, Russia, and many more. From writing for some of the most highly acclaimed travel blogs and news sites, to speaking at travel shows, Caroline's love of exploring the world has led her to wanting to help others get out there to experience it too. To find out more, visit Caroline on Instagram (@caroline.lupini) and on her site (

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