While waiting for my Lufthansa flight from Madrid to Frankfurt this morning, I had a chance to sample the Spanair Lounge. I will post pictures in my upcoming trip report, but I was shocked at the total lack of food in what was an otherwise nice lounge.
The seats were comfortable, there were computer stations, and the beer and wine were free. Yet the only food offerings were potato chips, olives, peanuts, crackers, and cookies. Because food/snacks are an integral part of the lounge experience for me, I give the Spanair lounge low marks overall–approaching US Airways levels.
I shouldn’t rag on UA’s Red Carpet Clubs so much. Actually, I commend UA for improving many lounges both in terms of interior design and food selection in 2009. ORD, LAX, SFO, and PHL (to name a few) all saw noteable improvements.
The lounge is a key part of the travel experience and if anyone from Spainair sees this blog, please take this constructive critcism to heart: cocktail snacks don’t cut it.