FlyFirst Names Top 5 First Class Lounges in the World

FlyFirst Names Top 5 First Class Lounges in the World
The travel experts at FlyFirst drew on their vast knowledge of the world's leading luxury lounges, feedback from clients and information from industry analysts to develop its list.

Taking the No. 1 spot on the FlyFirst list is Qantas Airways' lounge at the Sydney Airport. Sleek lines, gleaming surfaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and deluxe services are showcased in the flagship lounge. An enchanting living plant wall stretches 98 feet and brings life to the space envisioned by Australian designer Marc Newson. Travelers can luxuriate in the pampering services at the lounge's Payot Spa, dine on delectable meals or relax in the 20,000 square foot library. The Qantas Sydney lounge offers sumptuous service and a welcoming ambiance that hits just the right note for FlyFirst luxury travelers.

Lufthansa, at No. 2, offers so many exclusive services to its Frankfurt first class passengers that its lounge encompasses an entire two-story terminal. Valets greet passengers at the entry, where personal assistants take care of check-in, security and travel details. Once inside the lounge area, travelers relax in supple armchairs, rest on daybeds in quiet rooms and refresh in shower suites. Hot and cold buffets, a la carte meals, an extensive wine selection and cooling cocktails offer enough variety to appeal to every palate, and a fully equipped business center helps travelers conduct last-minute business necessities.

A perennial favorite, Qatar Airways is well-known for its refined first class service. Its flagship Doha Airport lounge is housed in its Premium Terminal, exclusive to first and business class travelers. Select passengers avail themselves of personal chauffeurs to the Premium Terminal, where they enjoy a serene ambiance, lounges filled with comfortable armchairs, fine dining, a global deli, cocktails, high tea, spa services and a host of other amenities created to pamper its discerning passengers.

Refined elegance and gracious service are the hallmarks of Etihad and British Airways, at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. At Abu Dhabi, Etihad's Diamond First Class passengers relish the flawless meals, roomy lounges and business services, while first class passengers at British Airways' Concorde Room are greeted by large, glittering chandeliers and impeccable spa services.

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