As 2020 draws to a close, it is time for my annual “Top 10” series. Here, I’ll look back on the 10 best airport lounges I visited in 2020.
Note, this is my “top 10” list, but only my “top 10” list of lounges I visited this year.
10. British Airways Galleries First Lounge T3 – London (LHR)
9. United Polaris Lounge – Newark (EWR)
I enjoyed a feast here prior to my fight to Cape Town in March. I appreciate that United has invested in these lounges and hope they can re-open in 2021.
> Read More: United Polaris Lounge Newark (EWR) Review
8. Qantas Lounge – London (LHR)
The best coffee in Terminal 3 is available in this lounge. There’s also a nice a la carte dining menu and nice shower suites.
> Read More: Qantas Lounge London (LHR – T3) Review
7. Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge – London (LHR)
In addition to the noodle bar and coffee barista, this lounge is spacious and nicely-appointed. Plus, it offers great tarmac and apron views.
> Read More: Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge London (LHR)
6. Air France Business Lounge Hall L – Paris (CDG)
One word: sauna. I enjoyed a relaxing treatment prior to my flight to Toronto.
5. Qantas First Class Lounge – Los Angeles (LAX)
I didn’t write about it, but I enjoyed a lovely lunch here before a flight in February. This remains my favorite lounge at LAX.
> Read More: Qantas First Class Lounge LAX Review
4. Lufthansa First Class Lounge – Frankfurt (FRA)
I visited this lounge twice in 2020, once while it was full service and again last month when service was greatly reduced. Even with reduced service levels, it is a classy lounge. Sadly, the lounge is currently closed due to coronavirus-related restrictions in Germany.
3. Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge – London (LHR)
Such an elegant lounge, with a delicious full service restaurant…
2. Finnair Platinum Wing – Helsinki (HEL)
This lounge exemplifies why I find oneworld emerald status so important. From the food and drinks to the sauna to the comfortable lounge chairs, this is an amazing lounge that is only accessible by virtue of frequent flyer status.
> Read More: Finnair Platinum Wing Review
1. Air Canada Signature Suite – Toronto (YYZ)
What a standard-setting lounge. Every details is carefully looked after and the dining room feels like an elegant restaurant. Throw in good service and no crowds (only paid business class passengers have access) and you really have a great lounge.
> Read More: Air Canada Signature Suite Toronto (YYZ) Review
My list is certainly subjective and reveals how much travel was restricted this year (no trip to Asia), but I love each of the lounges on my list.
What was your favorite airline lounge in 202o?
Coming next: my top 10 airline meals of 2020.