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- Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:33 pm
- Location: Pleasanton, CA
Money card, I have been using airport lounges for some years now, and I can tell you they can be very useful.
For example, once in Houston, my flight was delayed due a tornado warning, and while everybody was in the waiting areas around the airport, with no place where to seat or all the restaurants packed, I was on Admiral's lounge relaxed, eating and drinking, free, using internet, watching TV, even sleeping, and when the warning was over, one of the CR came to wake me and let me know the new schedule for my flight.
AMEX lounges are quite good in Mexico, Paris and Argentina, they have noting to ask to any airline lounge. In Mexico and Argentina you can use them even if you are not flying. You can go and have drinks, snacks, fruits, bottles of water, news papers, magazines, for free. I use to go every sunday morning to have breakfast there while i was reading the news papers and only giving good tip$$$ to the waitress and waiters. Additionally i use to take every single magazine issue from 6 to 8 different magazines, from magazines about watches, times, golf, real state, culture, pop culture, arts, travel, and each of those magazines are not cheap, might cost moren than 5USD per issue, you do the math.
And the lounge in the waiting area before the boarding is even better, the gave you an in flight kit with sleepers, tooth brush and tooth paste, cream, also you can get fruit and drinks to take into the plane.
In both cases, you have free internet access, TV, movies, even xbox or what ever game console the have.
The lounge in Paris even has a small gym with full lockers that you can use, and off course it includes sauna and showers.
Probably i will miss them if i am flying with continental or united. Maybe not if there is any US airways lounge in the airport that i can use.