Enter in This Post to Win Lounge Access Thanks to the LoungeBuddy App!

Read the post to see how to enter to win one of two $150 credits towards lounge access!

Lounge Buddy is a useful app that – if you have an iPhone or other device in the Apple ecosystem – just got more useful.

They will now sell day passes to lounges, sometimes at regular price and sometimes at a discount.

Now, I don’t generally buy lounge access at regular price on a per-use basis. I have ongoing access to American, Delta, Alaska, American Express and other lounges via credit cards. And I was a little confused at first by the marketing claim that by buying access in advance you would be guaranteed lounge space and not turned away for crowding (I’ve only ever heard of such things happening to United elites trying to enter Star Alliance partner lounges, and then only very occasionally).

Available Lounges via LoungeBuddy

Then I got a look at their initial list of lounges and it all made sense, and I started to get a little jealous that I don’t have an iPhone, as there’s no current Android functionality. The initial list of lounges is small but interesting. Here’s the current list of lounges they’re working with.

There are (7) lounges presently in the U.S.: Alaska Airlines Boardroom locations (LAX, Portland, Seattle, Anchorage) and Minute Suites (Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta). I walk by Minute Suites in the D terminal at DFW all the time and have always been curious to check it out.

There are also (19) lounges in the U.K. across 13 airports… so not just London although 4 of the lounges are at Heathrow and 2 at Gatwick.

Here’s the Alaska lounge in Portland, easily accessible when flying other carriers including American.

LoungeBuddy Giveaway: $300 in Lounge Credits, Plus Everyone is a Winner!

LoungeBuddy offered some credit to me and to readers, but as is my practice I don’t accept such things and pass the value along to you instead.

I’m giving away (2) credits of $150. And all you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this blog post answering the question, what is your favorite airport lounge?

You can enter up to 5 times, if you happen to like several different lounges. I will pick two winners at random. And remember, the credits are for use through the LoungeBuddy app and this functionality requires use of the iPhone app currently.

We’ll take entries through noon Eastern on Monday, December 22 and winners as usual will be drawn with the help of random.org.

Just one more thing…

Everyone is a winner: Anyone downloading the app can use code viewftwing for $10 worth of credit.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I love the Virgin lounges anywhere. I was in London and it was an amazing experience to get a meal cooked to order.

  2. Not the best ever, but the Brussels Airlines lounge in the Schengen area at BRU is surely in the running for the most improved this year (and pretty decent on an absolute scale). Now they just have to do the non-Schengen side.

  3. US airline-based offerings are pretty poor in general. UA’s lounges at LAX, for example, can’t hold a candle to AC’s (very modest) offering.

  4. Best Airline lounge in North America (that I’ve been to, not including Centurion) is AC’s MLL in the international section of YUL. Still middling by European Airline standards.

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