Lambert International opens lounge facility

January 27, 2018 by  

A new lounge opened recently at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, giving travelers a pleasant way to wait for flights, or just enjoy a break.

Wingtips St. Louis is in Terminal 2, the busiest terminal at the airport, and is a “common-use” establishment, meaning anyone can enjoy it. Patrons do not need to be frequent fliers, members of any club, or even have airline tickets.

Wingtips is an upscale lounge where guests can take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi, or recharge devices from any one of a number of power outlets throughout the space. Amenities in the lounge include a buffet that offers hot meals at breakfast and dinner times, and snacks all day. Free non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a selection of beer, wine, and spirits can be enjoyed. A single visit to the lounge costs $38 and an annual membership is $75, with other packages also available.

Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, the director of the airport, says passengers have been requesting this type of common-use area for some time. Terminal 2 proved to be a good spot to locate Wingtips, because Southwest Airlines, which is the largest carrier at St. Louis, has its gates there, and the airline has been adding new routes, which increases the number of people coming through the terminal. In addition, international flights to Iceland will start operating from Terminal 2 later in 2018.

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