The five most luxurious airport lounges in the world

Jenai Laignel / 23 February 2016

Looking for the ultimate in pre-flight comfort? An hour or two in an airport lounge is the ideal way to relax and unwind before you jet off on holiday.

Here, we look at some of the most luxurious airport lounges in the world (you'll soon see why the people who visit them secretly hope their flights are delayed)...


5. Qantas First Class Lounge at Sydney International Airport

Qantas First Class Lounge, Sydney International Airport

If you fancy a massage, facial or foot and leg wrap, all spa treatments are complimentary here. 

There's also a silent room if you're in need of some peace and quiet (known as "The Library") and eight swanky marble-lined shower rooms.

4. The Skyteam Lounge at Heathrow Airport

Skylounge at Heathrow Airport

One of the largest Heathrow lounges, the two-storey Skyteam Lounge is reknowned for its impressive "Oxygen Bar". 

Here, you receive a ten-minute session of pure oxygen, including a choice of flavoured scents such as "citrus" or "pure air". There's also a pour-your-own wine lounge to make the most of...

3. Lufthansa First-Class Lounge at Frankfurt Airport 

Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt

Not only does this lounge provide an area away from the rest of the airport, it has a terminal all to itself.

Facilities include valet parking, a cigar lounge, two sleeping rooms and private bathrooms. And when the time comes to board, a limousine will take you directly to the plane!

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2. Etihad Diamond First Class Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Etihad Diamond First Class Lounge

This oasis in the Middle East not only has a cigar lounge and champagne bar, but there's also the Six Senses Spa and nannies on hand if you have any younger members of your family in tow.

Etihad have also recently introduced an Arrivals Lounge where its customers can take advantage of the on-site barber for a complimentary wet shave.

1. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, JFK Airport, New York

Virgin Lounge at JFK, New York

An airport lounge with New York style, The Clubhouse has a staggering selection of amenities. 

In need of a post-holiday haircut? The lounge features a Bumble & Bumble hair salon. Want some 'me-time'? Take advantage of person-sized cavities that have been created in the walls and lined with wool. You have to see it to believe it!

If you're planning your next holiday, why not treat yourself to a lounge pass so you can fully relax in before your flight? 

While we can't promise you roof-top pools and limos, we can guarantee excellent value for money and a perfect way to start your trip.

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