Napkin Notes from the Airport Lounge

Everyone’s heads are tilted at the exact same downward 45 degree angle- staring at ipads, laptops, mobile phones or newspapers.  The most common sounds being the rattling of the espresso machine every few minutes, the rare pair of heels on the polished tiles or fingers assertively hitting the keyboard. Other than that, it’s a rather silent morning in the airport lounge.
The foam of my cappuccino is like a cloud on my tongue- light and delicious. As I demolish the freshly baked croissant in front of me, a satisfying smile grows on my face. Ah, breakfast at the airport lounge is an occasional occurrence for me however  a more regular one for those around me, I suspect. While these people appreciate the quiet ambiance and wide supply of electrical sockets to plug in their gadgets, I wonder if they take the time to understand what it means to sit here.
For most, it’s probably a second home- a normal breakfast croissant and coffee. I wonder how many happy or dream based or vacation miles sit here in this lounge versus business obligation miles?   As I look around, the answer seems glaringly obvious but the dreamer in me wants to believe otherwise.

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2 Responses to “Napkin Notes from the Airport Lounge”

  1. Darren Sharp Says:
    August 9, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I came across this while looking for news about airport lounge memberships. Just wanted to add my two cents as a business traveller. Personally, I wouldn’t say it’s a second home, it’s more like a familiar waiting room where you can help yourself to coffee. Also, I pay for my own airport lounge access because I need somewhere to work quietly. I don’t get it as a free perk like most business travellers seem to.

  2. Peter & brenda Says:
    October 12, 2012 at 5:29 am

    wishing you a great trip around the world…. enjoyit to the fullest.

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