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The amenities you love best about airline lounges will change forever because of the pandemic

The amenities you love best about airline lounges will change forever because of the pandemic
Hollis Johnson/Business Insider



Many airline lounges across the US have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic. As travel begins to resume, lounges are on the cusp of reopening.




However, passengers are likely to see major changes the next time they visit their regular lounge.




We spoke with an expert who predicted major changes to food and drinks, seating, amenities, and even the way we enter lounges.




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Airport lounges across the United States and the rest of the world could look a lot different when air travel returns.
Many of the lounges — semi-exclusive spaces within airports featuring a variety of amenities — have been consolidated or shuttered since the coronavirus pandemic began, partly as a measure to reduce the risk of transmission, and partly as a cost-cutting measure as travel demand cratered.
There are typically three types of lounges in the US: those operated by airlines for passengers flying in premium business or first class cabins, general lounges for which the airline sells memberships and grants access to certain frequent flyers or credit card holders, and third-party lounges with a variety of membership or access options.
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