The Problem: Boring Layovers
Layovers are inevitable for far-flung flights, which means hours spent in uncomfortable chairs eating fast food on your lap. Or, if you’re willing to pony up $50, escaping to an airport lounge. These are usually accessible for a fee, but LoungeBuddy acts as the middleman, aggregates those prices, and makes purchasing easy.
The app is a complete guide of airport lounges around the world, with over 850 airports listed. It shows a list of each lounge’s amenities, along with photos and user reviews, and helps travelers find the best options for work, relaxation, priority booking assistance, or just free snacks and drinks.
Log onto the app, fill out a profile with your itinerary, frequent flier programs and status, memberships and credit cards, and LoungeBuddy provides a list of spots you already qualify for, or others available for a fee.
It can’t fix a flight schedule, but for $50 it’s possible to avoid the nightmare hellscape of the airport layover.