News

These Airports Have the Best Lounges in the U.S.

Make the time you are stuck in an airport a bit less terrible by picking the right lounge.

Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group/Getty Images
Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group/Getty Images
Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hanging out in an airport lounge, you’ll know that not all exclusive lounges are created equal. Fortunately, Upgraded Points has done the leg work for the rest of us, determining which lounges are great and which aren’t. The study analyzed and ranked 225 lounges from the 50 largest US airports based on factors that include amenities, dining options, lounge saturation, customer ratings, and operating hours, and then ranked which airports offered the best lounges to travellers.

“Airport lounges used to be thought of as exclusive places for elite flyers,” said Alex Miller, Upgraded Points founder, in a statement. “But over the last several years these lounges have become a popular attraction for all types of travellers, particularly those dealing with layovers and flight cancellations.”

Based on the study, the following airports were ranked at the top:
1. Miami International Airport
2. LaGuardia Airport
3. Los Angeles International Airport
4. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
5. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

You can check out the graph below, which gives more information about the ranking.Upgraded Points also ranked which operators have the best lounges overall, and American Express, Plaza Premium Group, and Airport Dimensions came in as the top three.

Courtesy of Upgraded Points
Courtesy of Upgraded Points
Courtesy of Upgraded Points

You can check out the complete study, scores of different lounges, and everything you need to know about the best places to spend your time on a layover at UpgradedPoints.com.

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

News

Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.

Related

Our Best Stories, Delivered Daily
The best decision you'll make all day.