If you’re a frequent business traveler, you know being at the airport isn’t always a walk in the park. Even if you’re able to avoid a delay or the dreaded cancelation, you’ll still have to battle a series of long lines just to reach the departure hall. Then you’re stuck in an even more stressful environment, complete with overcrowded gates, uncomfortable seats, a lack of power ports, and overpriced food and drinks.
While the general public has come to accept the chaotic airport terminal as an unavoidable part of business travel, it certainly doesn’t have to be this way. This is where airport lounges come in.
As a TripIt user on iOS, you’ll have access to the information you need to find a lounge that meets your preferences. This new TripIt feature is powered by LoungeBuddy—the only all-in-one resource for discovering your very own airport oasis.
When you’re at the airport, open the TripIt app, go to your flight card and tap “View Airport Lounges” to bring up the airport page. From here, you’ll find a list of all the lounges that are available at that particular airport. By tapping into the designated pages for each lounge, you’ll find additional details, including the lounge’s specific location within the terminal and the hours of operation. This will help you figure out which lounges are most convenient given the location of your departure gate and the current time. If LoungeBuddy supports the airport, you’ll be able access the feature as early as two weeks before your trip starts.
If you’re looking for a lounge that offers free Wi-Fi, complimentary showers or even a spa treatment, the detailed amenity lists are here to help. In addition, you’ll find colorful photos, a brief description of the lounge (where available) and even reviews from previous lounge guests to provide you with a better idea of what to expect from each lounge location.
The next time you’re at an airport with some time to kill, be sure to take advantage of this feature to find a comfortable oasis where you can relax or get some work done.