Earlier the week we teamed up with our friends at the USA Today to produce a list of our top 5 international and top 5 domestic airport lounges. It’s since appeared on multiple other sites, including the economist.com. The list runs like this:


1. The Wing, Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific
2. Upper Class Clubhouse, London Heathrow: Virgin Atlantic
3. Satellite Golden Lounge, Kuala Lampur: Malaysian Airlines
4. First Class Lounge, Munich: Lufthansa
5. International Lounge, Tokyo Haneda: Japan Air Lines

1. Emirates Lounge, NYC-JFK: Emirates
2. Porter at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
3. Presidents, Houston: Continental
4. OneWorld, Los Angeles: British Airways, Qantas and Cathay
5. BA Terrace Lounge, Seattle: British Airways

We produced the list by polling editors, contributors, authors, and frequent travelers in the extended Frommer’s family. If it had simply been a top ten, we realized that there would have been little room for North American entries — with the exception, perhaps, of Canada’ cunning little Porter Airlines. We found that a little depressing, so we had our stalwart 
Fly Smarter contributor Sascha Segan hunt down the best the U.S. and Canada have to offer in hope that we could encourage a better class of service. We also had him find out how non-high flyers can get access when they need it. You can read his story, “Top Airport Lounges in North America” here