Your 4-step guide to making the most of an airport lounge

2020-02-20 07:50 - ADVERTORIAL
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Bidvest Premier Lounge, Lanseria.

Bidvest Premier Lounge at Lanseria International Airport. (Image: Supplied)

Whether you’re trying to juggle work between flights, putting the final touches to a proposal after a successful day of meetings, or looking to close the laptop, switch off the phone, and get holiday ready - airport travel lounges can help you make the most of your airport experience.  

If you’re tired of having no place to charge your phone, over jostling through crowded terminals or paying a hefty price for airport food - Airport lounges will change how you travel.  

And they’re not just for VIP’s - although you may feel like one! Lounges are often filled with complimentary amenities such as premium food and snacks, fully stocked bars, modern shower facilities, fast WIFI, plentiful power outlets and secure business centres.  

So, whether you’re a newbie airport lounge traveller or seasoned user, here are four ways you can make the most out of your airport lounge access: 

Relax 

Experiencing a flight delay or cancellation, or just trying to relax and get into holiday mode? Lounges offer a calm and peaceful haven away from the bustle of the terminals – with more comfortable chairs! Grab a complimentary paper or magazine and settle in for your wait to catch you flight. Plus, many airport lounges include showers facilities – allowing you to freshen up ahead of your next flight connection.  

Recharge 

Airport lounges are kitted out with their own assortment of electrical outlets – so charge up those tablets for the kid's entertainment and your phone to call the family or taxi when you land for an easy and pleasant trip ahead.  

Refuel  

One of the biggest perks of airport lounges is the complimentary light meals, snacks and drinks. They make the perfect place to refuel after a busy day of meetings where you skipped lunch or to get you ready and fuelled for the day ahead with a light breakfast and good strong cup of coffee.  

Reorganise 

Free WIFI, charging points, complimentary coffee and a quiet environment, means just one thing for the business traveller - an amazing pre-flight office! Lounges offer the opportunity to catch up on emails, send meeting requests, making sure you have the car rental companies details and more in comfort. The friendly staff can also assist you with finding the correct terminal for your flight. After the rush to get to the airport, lounges offer the chance to regroup, reorganise and get ready for your trip in comfort. 

Airport lounges can be accessed with many status credit cards or by paying a once off walk-in rate. If you're travelling from Lanseria International  airport try out Bidvest’s Premier lounge. The beauty of this lounge is that it is situated on the landside to really relax, refresh and refuel ahead of OR after your flight.   

Take a 360 degree tour of the lounge and visit the website on www.bidvestlounge.co.za to view their other 10 lounges nationally.

This post is sponsored, written and provided by Bidvest.