As 2018 draws to a close, it is time for my annual “Top 10” series. Here, I’ll look back on the 10 best airport lounges I visited in 2018.
10. Marco Polo Club – Venice (VCE)
I appreciated that this Priority Pass lounge had very good lasagna and coffee…after driving all day it surely hit the spot before my EasyJet flight to Paris. This is my favorite Priority Pass lounge in Europe.
> Read More: Marco Polo Club Venice (VCE) Review
9. AA Flagship Lounge – New York (JFK)
What a step up this lounge is compared to the Admirals Club. I appreciated the wide selection of food, fast wi-fi, and comfortable seating. I was flying business class so was not able to try the Flagship First dining room, but that offers an even higher level of service. Don’t forget the Flagship Bridge!
> Read More: AA Flagship Lounge New York (JFK) Review
8. United Polaris Lounges – Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD)
Okay, this is four lounges, but in order to add a bit more diversity to my list, I’m lumping all four Polaris lounges into one. I’ve listed them in order of preference above. While San Francisco is the most beautiful, I experienced better dining and service in Newark. But even last place Chicago is still a great lounge. LAX opens next month!
> Read All Four United Polaris Lounge Reviews:
7. Qantas First Class Lounge – Los Angeles (LAX)
My favorite of all lounges at LAX continues to impress. I was just there last week before my Air France flight and enjoyed a decadent meal. Plus, the coffee is always excellent.
> Read More: Qantas First Class Lounge Los Angeles (LAX) Review
6. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse – London (LHR)
I finally had a chance to spend a few hours in the Virgin Clubhouse earlier this month and walked away very impressed. I enjoyed a good meal, complimentary massage, and appreciated the style of the lounge and welcoming staff.
Stay tuned for a full review next month.
5. Lufthansa First Class Lounge Terminal 1, A Gates – Frankfurt (FRA)
I’ve been in this Lufthansa first class lounge more than any other Lufthansa lounge in 2018. It feels almost as private as the First Class Terminal and offers the same amenities and menu. A filet mignon with French Fries is always a treat before or after a flight.
> Read More: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt Review
4. Lufthansa First Class Satellite Lounge – Munich (MUC)
I found the new Munich lounge to be Lufthansa’s most beautiful. I love the natural light and beautiful patio. While the food is slightly better in Frankfurt, come hungry and leave satisfied.
> Read More: Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich (MUC) Review
3. SWISS First Class Lounge Terminal A – Zurich (ZRH)
This is such a beautiful lounge. In fact, I’d rank this as the second most beautiful lounge in the world only to SWISS’s other first class lounge near the E-gates. That’s just my style preference, but even if minimalism is not your thing, the food and drink in this lounge are excellent.
> Read More: SWISS First Class Lounge Zurich (A Gates) Review
2. Lufthansa First Class Terminal – Frankfurt (FRA)
Near or at the top of my list every year, I cannot help but to continue to rave about Lufthansa’s First Class Terminal. The service is always wonderful, the food tasty, coffee excellent, and it never feels too crowded.
> Read More: Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt Review
1. Air France La Premiere Lounge – Paris (CDG)
What made this lounge #1 was not its beauty nor its overall amenities, but its menu. I’m not exaggerating when I state that this was one of my top meals of the year and absolutely the best lounge meal I have ever had.
My list is certainly subjective, but you can see how much I appreciate food in an airline lounge.
What was your favorite airline lounge in 2018?
Coming next: my top 10 airline meals of 2018.