Traveling first class gives one access to exclusive airport lounges to relax and chill. If you are a frequent traveller, here are 10 best first class lounges in the world that you can get access to if you want to pamper yourself and rejuvenate.
1. Air France First Class Lounge Paris (CDG)
Air France’s first class lounge has a restaurant that offers an Alain Ducasse menu. The food quality is excellent and their service is equally good. You can also avail the complementary spa treatment for 30 minutes and you can choose between services like massages, facials and much more. If you want to get access to this lounge, you must be flying Air France first class same day or you could pay 300 euros to get access to the lounge if you are a business class passenger.
2. Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt (FRA)
Lufthansa’s first class lounge allows its first class passengers to skip the main terminal at Frankfurt Airport altogether. They drive their passengers right up to the First Class Terminal and then passengers are driven to their plane directly from the lounge when the flight is ready to take off. Formalities like check-in, security, and immigration are handled in the lounge itself. The lounge has an attractive interior decor and a great restaurant that is catered by DO&CO. Apart from this, the lounge also features nap rooms and collectible rubber duckies. To access this lounge, you must be Lufthansa or Swiss first class same day, or you must hold a membership of the Miles & More HON Circle to avail this service.
3. Swiss First Class Lounge Zurich (ZRH)
Swiss’ first class lounge was launched in Zurich a few years ago and it has a spectacular design. The fact that this lounge features private bedrooms with large comfortable beds for passengers with long layovers, is what makes this lounge exceptional. It also has a large terrace with views of the gates. It has a seating area that can accommodate 86 people and it also has a fully functional bar, just in case you want to have a drink and relax. It also has working stations with sliding glass doors that offer a quiet environment to work and it also features restrooms with shower rooms. This lounge also has a restruant that offers a variety of cuisines for you to try. To get access to this lounge, you must be flying Lufthansa or Swiss first class same day or you must be a member of the Miles & More HON Circle flying a Lufthansa Group airline same day, regardless of the class of service.
4. Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge Hong Kong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific’s first class lounge in Hong Kong airport is designed like a swanky, luxurious hotel. It has a good restaurant with a la carte dining and it also features private rooms where you can relax or just watch the planes pass by outside. You can also avail a complimentary foot massage for 10 minutes in this lounge. In order to access the lounge, you must be flying OneWorld first class same day. Oneworld Emerald members can also use the lounge if they have a same day OneWorld ticket, regardless of class or destination.
5. Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney (SYD)
This lounge in Sydney airport is stunning, spacious and intricately designed with lots of natural light and panoramic views. Qantas’ first class lounge has a restaurant whose menu has been designed by Neil Perry of Rockpool Bar & Grill and they offer their passengers complimentary spa treatment for 20 minutes, with the choice between a facial or a massage. They also offer an extensive range of alcoholic drinks including, cocktails and champagnes. To get access to the lounge, you must be flying Oneworld first class same day, or Oneworld Emerald members can use the lounge in conjunction with a same day Oneworld ticket.
6. Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge Doha (DOH)
Qatar Airways’ lounge looks and feels like a huge museum. The interior decor is mind-blowing and extravagant. This lounge is damn spacious and the ceilings are probably 40 feet tall. It has a restaurant that offers a variety in the menu and it also offers private bedrooms to passengers with long layovers. They do have a spa but their services come at a price. The lounge also has a hot tub that you can use after paying $55 dollars. If you want to access this lounge, you must be flying Qatar Airways first class same day. You can also buy access to this lounge by paying 250 QAR when flying Qatar Airways business class.
7. Thai First Class Lounge Bangkok (BKK)
Thai airlines first class lounge does an exceptional job when it comes to taking good care of its passengers. They pick you up from your arriving flight and take you to your departing flight on a buggy. They have a huge seating area and they also have several semi-private living rooms for passengers to use. They have a restaurant and a solid food menu that you won’t get in most of the lounges. If you are a first class passenger, you can avail their complimentary hour-long full body massage and relax. To get access to this lounge, you must be flying Star Alliance first class same day.
8. Etihad First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi (AUH)
Etihad’s first class lounge is well-designed, appealing and charming. It has a restaurant that offers a variety of scrumptious cuisines to choose from and it also features a gym that none of the other lounges have. Apart from this, the lounge also has a spa but it doesn’t have any nap rooms. The seating area has reclining seats that one can use for a quick nap. To get access to this lounge, you must be flying Etihad first class same day, or be an Etihad Guest Platinum member traveling same day on Etihad.
9. Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai (DXB)
Emirates’ first class lounge looks more like a concourse than a lounge. The lounge spreads the entire length of the terminal so, you can imagine how big and spacious it is. It has a restaurant with a la carte dining, a cigar bar, a number of duty free shops and a spa that offers complimentary treatment for 15 minutes. First class passengers are allowed to board their flight directly from the lounge which is great. To get access to this lounge, you must be flying Emirates first class same day, or be an Emirates Platinum member. You can also pay $200 to get access to the lounge if you are traveling in the Emirates.
10. Oman Air First Class Lounge Muscat (MCT)
Oman Air’s first class lounge at Muscat Airport is beautiful and its interior decor and design is just breath-taking. The lounge is spacious, huge and quite impressive in terms of its looks. It has a restaurant with a la carte dining and a spa in the business class section where you can pamper yourself. It also has a huge seating area, a work station with an I-MAC and a bar that offers a huge variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. To get access to this lounge, you must be flying Oman Air first class same day.
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