How To Decide If A Lounge Splurge Is Right For You

Here’s a stat that’s a little shocking for those of us immersed in the world of points and miles every day: A recent NerdWallet survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll, of over 1,800 U.S. adults who have ever flown on an airplane shows that 43% of airline passengers have never set foot in a private... June Casagrande is a writer at NerdWallet.

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