Airport lounges have become more innovate over the years in response to growing public concern over health. For example, the Finnair lounge in Helsinki has a sauna, the Thai lounge in Bangkok has a world-class spa, and Etihad’s first class lounge in Abu Dhabi has a fitness center. Soon an airport lounge will feature a swimming pool overlooking the tarmac.
In December 2017, Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republican will open a new VIP lounge. According to pictures on Twitter (and reporting Travel + Leisure) the pool will overlook airport operations, offering aviation geeks the chance lay by the pool…and their aircraft.
No word on how the lounge will counteract the delightful smell of jet fumes…
Punta Cana already has two VIP lounges, both of which offer access to Priority Pass members. There is no word yet whether the new lounge will also be part of the Priority Pass network.
I’ve never been to the Dominican Republic before and look forward to eventually visiting, just as I look forward to visiting every nation state on this Earth. Punta Cana will also introduce Preclearance facilities later this year. That will allow you to clear immigration and custom formalities before stepping onto your flight, arriving in the USA as if on a domestic flight.
Would you go swimming before your flight?
(H/T: The Points Guy)