App of the week: LoungeBuddy

Business travelers know that time spent in an airport can range from a less than pleasant experience to a downright frustrating ordeal. Even if you escape the one in six chance of a major delay during any given trip, there are still long lines to battle through just to reach the departure hall. Once airside, you may find an even more stressful environment complete with overcrowded gates, uncomfortable seats, a lack of power ports, and more long lines just to grab a drink.


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While the general public has come to accept the chaotic airport terminal as an unavoidable part of business travel, a select few have instead uncovered the secret to entering those frosted glass doors leading to an exclusive sanctuary. Airport lounges may appear to cater only to the privileged and well-traveled, but the truth is, you already have access. The secret? Simply download Concur App Center partner LoungeBuddy – a free app that provides the only all-in-one resource for discovering, booking, and accessing your very own airport oasis.



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By syncing your Concur account with LoungeBuddy, you’ll be able to instantly import all of your business itineraries. Then, while navigating through your trips, LoungeBuddy will show you the lounges you can access for free or for a one-time fee at each airport along the way.



With LoungeBuddy instant bookings, you can access your very own airport oasis with just a few taps on your iOS or Android device, all for as little as $30  per booking-- no memberships, elite statuses, or first class tickets required. There’s no need to book in advance, simply buy guaranteed access in less than 60 seconds when you arrive at the airport. Partner lounges are located in major airports across the US, Canada, UK, and select cities throughout South America, Continental Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.



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Already have lounge access? Sync your Concur account with LoungeBuddy and add your elite statuses, lounge memberships, and premium credit cards. We’ll display a list of all the lounges you have access to, along with thousands of reviews, ratings, and photos to help you discover the best lounge and the right amenities. With information on more than 2,000 lounges in over 600 airports at your fingertips, you’ll always find the perfect airport oasis. LoungeBuddy partners with Concur



So the next time you travel, be sure to download LoungeBuddy and put the finishing touch on your perfect business trip! To learn more, visit LoungeBuddy in the Concur App Center.

Tyler Dikman, CEO of LoungeBuddy, has flown over 1.5 million miles and spent more than his fair share of time in airports. Based in San Francisco, Tyler has co-founded three companies (including LoungeBuddy) that use technology to enhance the customer experience. As a lounge aficionado, his favorite amenity is having access to a shower after a long haul flight.

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