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Airline lounges offer amenities for business travelers and those on long flights or an extended layover

Countless airlines offer memberships to their exclusive lounges at thousands of locations. Just some of the services offered in airport lounges include- a quiet environment, meeting rooms, wireless internet, free drinks, snacks, magazines, showers, and better access to customer service representatives. 

If you are interested in learning more about memberships, day passes, or other information, links are provided for the three airlines servicing FMA. There are also private entities and credit cards offering perks to many airline memberships. Here are some recent updates to the airlines’ lounges.

Alaska Airlines

This summer, Alaska plans to double the square footage of their Seattle concourse C lounge with a full bar, buffet, and barista station (opening summer of 2023). In 2026, a primary lounge of more than 20,000 square feet, will include both concourses C and D. 

In Portland, the lounge is growing and will include an enclosed patio area. A temporary express lounge will be open near Gate B2 this summer, offering beverages and light snacks. In 2026, a new lounge will easily accommodate members in its more than 10,000 square foot expansion. 

See lounge membership options and learn more about Alaska lounge plans.

United Airlines

In May of this year, United announced the opening of its new United Club location at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Located in terminal C3, the new lounge is the largest in its network, offering more than 30,000 square feet, spa-like shower suites, sustainable materials, a complete full-service coffee bar, and more. Locally sourced food, furniture, art, and a Manhattan skyline round out the experience. The Newark club is the first in a series of locations the airline plans to develop. 

Learn more at United Club

Delta Air Lines

Delta opened the two largest clubs in the network in Los Angeles International and New York-Laguardia airports. The new Sky Way LAX at Terminal 3, includes seating for over 500 guests. New York’s LaGuardia will be even larger-opening this month with seating for nearly 600. 

Delta also plans to open a new Sky Club at Chicago-O’Hare’s Terminal 5 this fall. Expansions will also take place at their Nashville, Boston, and Atlanta airports this summer. At the Haneda International airport in Tokyo, the airline plans to open the doors to its proprietary lounge in early August. It will be the only U.S. airline with a lounge in Haneda. 

The airline is also making a shift to focus on local food and beverage selections. The Local Flavor program, active in Boston and coming to Los Angeles and Detroit this summer, highlights local chefs and a quarterly rotation. By October, the airline plans to have Local Flavor active in all hub airports.

Learn more about Delta’s Sky Club at Delta Sky Club

Did you know?

The American Airlines Admiral Club was the first lounge when it opened in 1938 at the La Guardia airport.

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