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Emerald Club Members Save $10 at Escape Lounges in the United States

Members of the Emerald Club frequent renter loyalty program of National Car Rental can now receive a discount of ten dollars of the Internet booking rate at Escape Lounges in the United States when a reservation is booked by Sunday, December 31, 2017 for visits though Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Although additional lounges will supposedly be opening at other airports in the United States “soon”, Escape Lounges are now currently open at…

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Is Changing Into Your Pajamas in an Airport Lounge Prior to Boarding the Airplane Okay?

While flying as a passenger in the business class cabin from London to South America via New York, “What I really feel like doing is having a shower in the Flagship Lounge at JFK, change into my Lufthansa pyjamas (I’d much rather change in a spacious shower room than in an airplane toilet), and walk down to the gate in that and slippers, with a view toward drifting into sleep soon after takeoff”…

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Should Children Be Allowed Access Into Lounges?

The primary purpose of a lounge — whether located in a hotel or airport — is to give guests with appropriate access privileges a place to relax and be comfortable while passing the time. That can include expensive furniture; office supplies to complete work; food to alleviate hunger; a shower to get refreshed; computers to use; and a space with recliners designated especially for quiet so that guests can get some sleep.

A rambunctious child who is allowed to run around the lounge unfettered can typically cause a significant disruption in the purpose of the lounge by…

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Have You Ever Been the Only Patron in a Lounge — All Night Long?

Have you ever been the only patron in a lounge — whether it is in a hotel property or at an airport?

Chances are that of course you have. I would surmise that having not ever been the only patron of a lounge at one time or another would actually be unusual; but I had not been more succinct with my question:

Have you ever been the only patron in a lounge — all night long?!?

One place where this happened to me was…

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Delta Sky Club Membership Cost Increasing — and Decreasing — in 2017

In order to continue to upgrade its Sky Club lounges — typically located in airports at destinations which are served by Delta Air Lines and including improved complimentary food and beverage options, amenities, and increased exclusivity for patrons — the cost of a Delta Sky Club membership is increasing if you are paying with money; and decreasing if you redeem SkyMiles to pay for your membership.

Amenities include a welcome surfeit of electrical power outlets; upgraded furniture; and modern lighting fixtures which compliment the improved style of the lounges overall — all implemented over the last few years.

The following membership options — payment plans of 12 monthly installments requires a one-year contract and initiation fee — include unlimited access to 251 Delta Sky Clubs and partner lounges for you…

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70 Photographs of the New Delta Sky Club on Concourse B in Atlanta? What Was I Thinking?!?

As I mentioned in this article from yesterday, I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to the official ribbon cutting event at the new Delta Sky Club, which is located near gate B18 adjacent to the food court near the main escalators on Concourse B at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

As is always a problem with me, I took too many photographs — 304, to be exact — but in an attempt to impart to you what to expect from your experience in it when you decide to visit, I pared them down to 70 photographs of the new Sky Club, which is set to open to the public on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Don’t say that I did not warn you.

Ready? Then let us begin…

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Ribbon Cutting of New Delta Sky Club on Concourse B in Atlanta: Photographs

I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to the official ribbon cutting event at the new Delta Sky Club — which is located adjacent to the food court and near and gate B18 and the main escalators on Concourse B at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area — on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.

As is always a problem with me, I…

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The Official Opening of the Delta Sky Club on Concourse D in Atlanta — Five Years Ago Today

Sometimes you get to do some cool things in life — maybe apparently not as cool as getting a Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, as has been plastered in articles all over BoardingArea this morning — but the Delta Sky Club on Concourse D at the international airport in Atlanta officially opened on Monday, August 22, 2011, which is five years ago today.

I was fortunate to be one of the people honored with cutting the ribbon in dedication of that official grand opening, as…

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Feeling Grateful — Not a Hustle

“Which part of the points hustle do you enjoy the most?” asked Alexander Bachuwa of The Points of Life in this article in which he documents how he spent $1999.00 out of pocket for a trip to Tahiti which he estimates with spreadsheets that the trip was approximately $60,000.00. “Is it the undeserved feeling of self-importance as you enter the first-class lounge?”

That question had me thinking…

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