When I have a long layover somewhere, especially when I’m going international, I have no problem paying a day fee to access a club. Free food and drink alone cover the cost – it’s the amenities beyond those that make it worthwhile. Such as quite, comfortable seats, more outlets than people, dedicated work spaces, and here in terminal E, showers and a spa. Check it out.
The entry to the Sky Club in Terminal E
Dedicated work spaces
Full bar service
Great design for meetings and relaxing
Top notch food and drink.
For me it’s worth the $60. If I had stayed in the terminal I’d have no doubt had dinner and drinks while waiting for my flight, let’s conservatively estimate dinner and 2 drinks would have run me $30 in the terminal. That brings my lounge cost down to $30.
In the terminal I’d have fought for access to outlets, in the lounge I have my pick of any number of them. That’s worth…$10 right? Lounge access is now only $20.
What about those cheap, painful, often stained and dirty seats in the terminal? Not cool – when there’s an array of comfy sofas, recliners and cocoons just a few gates down. Upgraded seats…easily worth another $10. Lounge cost: $10.
Let’s not forget this lounge has ultra fast wifi, showers, coffee machines, a spa, and a calming atmosphere – I’d pay $10 for that.
Lounge cost after figuring out the worth of everything I get in here? $0. Justified expense.