Airport Lounges: Six of the best

BEST FOR… WORKAHOLICS
Lufthansa First Class Lounge, Frankfurt Airport
Private office spaces with phones, PCs, laptop docking, printer/fax machines and stationery.
Available for: First Class Passengers
Link: Lufthansa

BEST FOR… ECONOMY PASSENGERS
Airspace Lounge, Baltimore/Washington Airport
Macs and PCs available on a pay-per-day basis starting from £11. Scan your credit card to enter.
Available for: All Passangers
Link: Airspace Lounge

BEST FOR… PRIVACY
Cathay Pacific Pier, Hong Kong International Airport
Claim your own private haven, away from the crowds, with Wi-Fi, a desk and widescreen TV.
Available for:First Class Passengers
Link: Cathay Pacific

BEST FOR… MOVIE BUFFS
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Heathrow Airport
Relax on a velvet chaise longue and watch fi lms, TV shows or sporting events on the huge screen.
Available for: Upper Class Passengers
Link: Virgin Atlantic

BEST FOR… RELAXATION
Finnair Lounge, Helsinki Airport
Voted Best Airport Lounge 2011 by Priority Pass members, Helsinki boasts an exclusive spa. Treat yourself to a swim, massage or some sauna time.
Available for: First Class Passengers
Link:Finnair

BEST FOR… GASTRONOMES
BA Concorde Room, London Heathrow Terminal 5
BA spent £60 million creating the world's biggest airport lounge, with added gourmet restaurant.
Available for: First Class Passengers
Link: British Airways

The Expert
Five tips for hassle-free flying
Tripadvisor's Emma O'Boyles guide to stress free aviation...
1 Check-in online – lots of airlines offer mobile check-in. Then, if you've only got hand luggage, you can avoid the check-in desks all together. 2 Sit near the wing, you'll feel turbulence less there. 3 Stay well hydrated. As tempting as it may be to drink alcohol, too much will seriously dehydrate you. 4 Complete your landing card onboard and be sure to register for the iris recognition immigration system (IRIS); these queues are usually much shorter. 5 Book a taxi from the airport in advance. You'll get better rates and save precious time…