But we also wanted to know what those costs mean for the average traveller. So alongside this we surveyed 2,000 UK travellers to find out how much they spend while waiting for their flight, how they feel about air travel and what their views on public airport lounges are.
The average cost in Europe came out at £28.98 and the average price in the UK was £34.76. The most expensive region to book yourself into a lounge was the Middle East, with an average price of £100.12.
So why aren't we all doing it?
Despite the surprisingly reasonable price of many airport lounges, 87% of UK travellers have never booked one. Our survey respondents cited three main reasons for not booking a lounge: they thought it would be too expensive (40%), only for members (23%) or they just didn’t know how to do book one (20%).
Why an airport lounge could be worth it
We found that the average passenger spends £58.77 while waiting for their flight, most of which goes on food and drink. Weigh that against the average cost of £37.32 for a lounge and consider that the most common lounge amenities worldwide were premium food, inclusive drinks and Wi-Fi, and the cost could be justified.
Add in that nearly two thirds (66%) of those surveyed said that they found airports stressful, and the extra relaxation you can get could be the clincher. Browse the map to help decide whether a lounge could be worth a go on your next trip.
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