ATLANTA-- You've had a long trip. Maybe you're delayed for hours. All the outlets are taken by other hovering, tired passengers and your phone is dead. You could schlep your rolling luggage into an airport restaurant and accept the fact you'll overpay for the same food you can get a few miles up the road. Maybe on the way you enviously eye the airport lounges where your well-traveled friends are members. Everyone going in looks happy and you've heard the rumor they have free drinks and outlets a-plenty.
Ninety-two million passengers fly through Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson every year. Now, they have a swanky new option to pass the time . . . if they're willing to pay.
Wednesday, The Club at ATL opened in concourse F. Common use lounges (those not requiring a membership) aren't very common in the United States, but are very popular in Asia and Europe.
A one-day pass will set you back $35. That cost includes snacks and beverages (including wine, beer, and liquor), high speed Wi-Fi, workstations with printers, showers, and 160 seats.