Airport lounges are a welcome amenity for air travelers, especially business travelers. However, amenities and access requirements vary from lounge to lounge and it can be quite a task for travelers to find a suitable lounge at an unfamiliar destination.
LoungeBuddy is a recently launched app for Apple iOS 7 devices (iPhones/iPads) that gives users information on over 700 airport lounges in the 60 busiest airports around the world.
The app allows travelers to search as well as rate lounges at the airports. Searches can be also be filtered according to amenities.
Users can view opening hours, location, ratings, reviews, photos, amenities, access requirements, and guest privileges for each lounge. The app also provides the day pass cost and other requirements for the lounges.
An interesting feature of the app is the Lounge Access Wizard. Travelers can enter information about their elite statuses, service classes, memberships, credit cards and itinerary into the wizard, which then lists available lounges that can be accessed for free or a one time fee.
Users can also share their photos, ratings and reviews of the lounges to help other travelers.
The app interface is smooth, intuitive and user friendly. LoungeBuddy is available for download for free at the Apple iTunes app store.
An android version of the app is not currently available.