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Airline lounges have come a long way since their humble beginnings and are offering an unprecedented level of luxury. The lounges taking up the top honours include: British Airways lounge in London Heathrow, Qantas lounge in Sydney International, British Airways ‘Concorde Rooms’ found in London, Singapore and New York, Virgin Atlantic ‘Upper Class’ in Heathrow, Lufthansa lounge in Frankfurt, Air France’s ‘La Premíére’ in Paris, Etihad lounge in Abu Dhabi, Emirates lounge in Dubai, and Cathay Pacific ‘The Pier’ in Hong Kong. Features of these lounges include hair salons, spas, limousine transfers directly to the plane and even cigar bars.