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An airport lounge is a hospitality facility operated at many airports. Airport lounges offer, for selected passengers, comforts beyond those afforded in the airport terminal itself, such as more comfortable seating,<ref name=usatoday20130502 /><ref name=sleepinginairports1 /> quieter environments, and often better access to customer service representatives. Other accommodations may include private meeting rooms, telephones,<ref name=usatoday20130502>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> wireless internet access<ref name=usatoday20130502 /><ref name=sleepinginairports1>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and other business services, along with provisions to enhance passenger comfort, such as free drinks and snacks.<ref name=usatoday20130502 /><ref name=sleepinginairports1 />

The American Airlines Admirals Club was the first airport lounge when it opened at New York City's La Guardia Airport in 1939. Then AA president C. R. Smith conceived it as a promotional tool.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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