Regus has furnished offices all over the world. You can rent an office for a day, a week, whatever you need.
They also have ‘business lounges’ which are open lounges in their offices, with wireless internet and coffee and tea. Some people like to use them, but I’ve never found it all that much more appealing than going to Starbucks or a similar venue.
Even business lounges can be expensive to use, I suppose there are people who pay for it (you can even earn American Airlines miles if you do).
But they’ve long given away free access to use their business lounges, which can’t cost them much to do.
I have a ‘Gold’ membership from them, which I think was marketed to me in an email from American AAdvantage. Gold ‘sells for‘ $600 per year and includes unlimited use of their business lounges and you get 10% off if you want to book an office.
There are still Virgin Atlantic and Delta offers for free Gold status that I’ve been able to find. The former for Skyclub members, the latter for elites, though it’s not clear to me whether any of this would be verified.
The National Car Rental offer says you get Gold but takes you through to a page that offers only Preferred.
Preferred though is probably good enough. It’s 15 free visits in a year. It also comes with 2 ‘guest passes’.
The Preferred offer from TripIt Pro comes with one free day of an office as well. (TripIt Pro comes free with the Barclaycard Arrive Plus World Elite MasterCard.)
Regus also has a new lounge at London Heathrow’s terminal 5.
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