Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of those exclusive airport lounges? While you sit at a noisy gate, line up at a food court and struggle to find a WiFi hotspot in the hubbub of the concourse, the privileged few are enjoying a sanctuary of calm and comfort before or after their flight. To those with a lengthy layover or unexpected delay, these airport lounges can be a welcoming oasis that takes all the stress out of traveling. However, there’s a hierarchy within the world of airport lounges, too. Some go above and beyond the standard benefits of free snacks and glossy magazines. If you’re a first class ticket holder, elite frequent flyer, Priority Pass member, premium credit card holder or day-pass splurger, you might be able to enjoy some extra-cushy bonuses at select airports around the world. Here are 12 luxurious airport lounge perks to dream about.
1. Qatar Airways Airport Lounge Jacuzzi
Imagine how good it would feel soaking in some hot soothing bubbles in the midst of a long journey. If you’re lucky enough to access the Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport, you can refresh your body and soul with a dip in a Jacuzzi, among other luxuries. When you consider Qatar is a hub for some long-distance flights between South Africa and Europe and beyond, this is one pit-stop perk we’d all like to indulge in.