I’ve mentioned that I really like visiting airport lounges before. If you’ve visited here before you’ve probably even seen me post a photo or two. I won’t bore you with another picture but I will regale you with a tale.
Made it through the security and customs hurdle (went for the full body pat-down instead of the scanner for shits and giggles) without too much of a hitch. Made it through duty free without raising any alarms. This is when the fun part starts.
Normally I might find a place near my gate to sit, browse the web and wait. No longer will I be a slave to the shitty seating at the gate! No longer will I board a flight completely sober or hungry! No friends, I have now ascended to the lounge class!
Last month I decided to get an American Express Platunum card due to the number of perks provided to cardholders. There are many perks but I’ll only be touching on the lounge access today.
It’s a nice quiet place to relax, have a few drinks and prepare for what can sometimes be a very stressful experience.
I’ve got access to the Centurion lounges, Priority Pass lounges and the Delta lounges (if I’m flying Delta that day) and a few others I don’t know the name of. Inside you’ll find food, drink reading material and, maybe most importantly, plugins for your phone and\or laptop. But, again, the most important being the quiet place to unwind.
Am I becoming a snob? Possibly but this seems so fundamental to air travel that I would have a hard time without it. If you get a chance I thoroughly recommend it.