Airport lounge

An airport lounge is a facility operated at many airports. Airport lounges offer, for selected passengers, comforts beyond those afforded in the airport terminal itself, such as more comfortable seating,[1][2] quieter environments, and often better access to customer service representatives. Other accommodations may include private meeting rooms, telephones,[1] wireless internet access[1][2] and other business services, along with provisions to enhance passenger comfort, such as free drinks, snacks, magazines, and showers.[1][2]

An airport lounge in the Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport

The American Airlines Admirals Club was the first airport lounge when it opened at New York City's La Guardia Airport, in 1939. Then AA president C. R. Smith conceived it as a promotional tool.[3]