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June | July 2015 | Ignitemag.ca | 43 corporate travel management Easy ways to access private airport lounges by Ron Johnson Lounge Club loungeclub.com What it is: An independent airport lounge membership card that allows users access to hundreds of airport lounges. Cost: Access to Lounge Club is granted through credit card providers and is included with many companies. Contact your credit card company for an activa- tion code before applying for a card online. The card is swiped and a per visit charge of approximately $27 will appear on your credit card statement. App: Yes, for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Airport lounges: More than 350 airport lounges at 200 airports in 80 countries. New lounges: The Club at DFW in Dal- las/Fort Worth, The Aspire Lounge at Helsinki Airport and the new No. 1 Gat- wick at London Gatwick North Terminal complete with spa, mini cinema and pool table. Lounge Pass loungepass.com What it is: Lounge Pass is a pre-book- able online service that allows travel- lers to gain entrance to private airport lounges for a per-visit fee while avoiding annual memberships. Cost: Passes start at $24 US per visit and can be booked and purchased on- line; travellers will receive a confirmation number that will allow them admission to the lounge. App: No. Airport lounges: More than 250 loung- es at 160 airports in 60 countries. New lounges: The Petra Lounge, Amman Queen Alia in Jordan and the Graycliff Luxury Lounge at Bermuda St. George L.F. Wade International. Priority Pass prioritypass.com What it is: Bills itself as the "world's largest independent airport lounge access program." Members gain access to lounges by presenting a membership card. Cost: A Standard membership is $99 US, and an additional $27 for each lounge visit. A Standard Plus member- ship is $249 and comes with 10 free lounge visits. A Prestige membership is $399 and comes with unlimited free lounge visits. Many credit card com- panies such as the Platinum Card from American Express also offer a Priority Pass membership. App: Yes, for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. Airport lounges: More than 700 airport lounges at 400 airports in 120 countries. New lounges: TasHeel First Class Lounge at Taif Regional Airport in Saudi Arabia and Sala Guacimeta in Lanzarote Airport, Spain. Virgin America LOFT at LAX, available through Lounge Club and Priority Pass Photo: Virgin America Easy ways to access private airport lounges Lounging around

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