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VIP Airport Lounges: How to Get In

airport lounge access: Buy an International Upgrade

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Buy an International Upgrade

Upgrade to business class on an international flight using frequent flyer miles. Almost every airline lets those flyers use the lounge. To get an idea of the cost, Continental will charge you 20,000 miles for a one-way upgrade plus a co-pay of $300–$550 (no co-pay required for full-fare economy upgrades) on flights between North America and Europe.

Good Strategy For: Non-elite frequent flyers with lots of excess miles.

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