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Hipmunk presents the world’s best airport lounges
Picture it: You’re at the airport, waiting for your flight. Around you, the terminal is abound with its usual unrest. To your right, a bored child plays on his iPad, the volume ruthlessly cranked up; to your left, a gentleman snores on your shoulder. The intercom blares with messages for late passengers, babies wail, and overly-eager travelers argue with the check-in desk. To add to your misery, your laptop is running low on power, and every outlet within a two-mile radius seems to be occupied.

Then, from the corner of your eye, you spot an oasis: the airport lounge.

In the chaos of a busy terminal, the airport lounge is a haven from the storm. Complimentary food and drinks. Comfortable chairs. A quiet space to get work done. Sometimes, even showers and massage can be had.

Of course, these perks come with a price. Access to the lounge is usually gained by purchasing a business or first class ticket, by amassing a large number of frequent flyer miles with the airline, or by directly purchasing a day pass. None of these options are particularly cheap.

Regardless, the airport lounge is usually nicer than the rest of the airport. But within this mini-verse of luxury, which airport lounges are the world’s best?

To answer this question, Hipmunk worked with Priceonomics to analyze the data from Skytrax, an airport review site. Here, thousands of travelers post comments about airport lounges and rank them on various facets like comfort, Wi-Fi, drinks, food, and staff friendliness. These ratings fall on a 5-point scale, with 1 being the worst, and 5 being the best.

According to our analysis, the best airport lounge in the world is Qantas First Class Lounge in Sydney Airport - the only lounge to achieve a perfect 5-star rating. In fact, the Australian airline consistently received high ratings; five of the 20 top-ranked airports are Qantas-owned.

- See more at: http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/68632/hipmunk-presents-the-world-rsquo-s-best#.dpuf


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