Airport Lounges - A More Comfortable Option for Delayed UK Passengers

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Passengers flying from UK airports will now be facing longer delays and more security in the wake of the terror alert that was made public on 10th August. Although the disruption to the public has started to lessen, travellers and airport staff alike are getting used to the idea that moving people from departure lounge to their airplane might never be the same again.

Now that the current security status has been downgraded, passengers can carry hand luggage again on to their flights. However, they are still restricted on both the size of the baggage, and its contents – with liquids currently not being permitted.

To help carry out these new security measures, and with inevitable confusion arising, passengers are being asked to arrive even earlier before departure; in some cases more than two hours early. It does look increasingly likely that these security steps will become the new paradigm for international travel.

Customers will be asked to trade off convenience against security and piece of mind. Inevitably, these new arrangements will be criticised by some, with a transition period likely as everyone gets used to the idea of having to spend more time in crowded terminals.

Graham Linney, Marketing Manager, Lounge pass:

“Waiting at airports has never really been a pleasure, but with substantial delays because of security alerts, the amount of time that passengers are waiting inside has more than doubled.

This makes VIP lounge access a bigger attraction than ever before, and we’d recommend all of our customers investigated the options available to them. Lounge pass is an affordable benefit for pleasure travellers, or for more frequent flyers, and for business travellers, with fax and Internet facilities, Priority Pass is a godsend.”

Lounge Pass, http://www.loungepass.com allows customers to pre-book airport lounge access for both outward and homeward journeys.

VIP Lounges provide a tranquil environment where travellers can relax before they fly, enjoy a quiet drink, or browse the web.

Sister company, Priority Pass, http://www.prioritypass.com provides frequent travellers with airport lounge access in a high value membership scheme. For business needs, or for relaxation, Priority pass allows access to over 500 lounges in 275 cities, in over 90 countries worldwide.

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