Lounging Around The World

I travel a lot. And I mean a lot.

I'm currently on an around the world trip. I end up spending a lot of time in airport lounges. Some are kinda crappy with tired furniture and staff that clearly wishes it was somewhere else.

On the other hand, there are lounges like the one I am in now. I'm in the Qatar Air Business Class lounge in Doha, Qatar. This is the largest and most lavish lounge I've ever been in.

There are two full restaurants plus several smaller snack stations spread around a lounge the size of a square football field. Naturally, everything is free, including the alcohol and food.

I'm on a layover after traveling 6 hours to get here. But I need to recharge my batteries to make sure I can make it through my next 12 hour flight! They have electric plugs in business class these days but it doesn't always work.

They have plugs near just about every chair. I look around the lounge and perhaps 40% of the people are using laptops and many others are recharging their mobile phones.

It astounds me that few airports have plugs for the convenience of their clients. Delta has started to put charging stations next to their waiting chairs at the gates. What a concept!

My favorite airport is Singapore's Changi Airport with Vancouver second. Least favorites: I'm not a fan of LAX!

What are your favorites and least favorites?

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4 Responses to Lounging Around The World

  1. John Mason says:

    The airport in Honolulu! It feels like it’s all outdoors. Whenever I arrive there, I know that paradise awaits!!!

  2. Laura Cope says:

    Hey Courtney,
    I think DXB is probably my favorite airport and my least favorite is GIG.
    The key is to charge your computer before the flight, because the first/biz class plugs don’t really work well, they only help the batteries from running low so fast. My husband just flew to Sydney last month with Quantas and they were testing Wi-fi from LAX all the way to SYD. It will be great to have internet access during those long-15-hour flights. 🙂

  3. Tel Aviv is a nightmare!!!

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