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Old May 27, 08, 3:00 pm   #1
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SpanAir Lounge in BCN

Can anyone tell me if there are shower facilities in this lounge? Also, will I even have access to a lounge if I'm connecting to a domestic flight? Thanks.
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Old May 28, 08, 3:14 am   #2
 
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Hi GA, can't imagine why you're interested in this subject.

The lounge is quite nice, but doesn't have showers. There aren't in any BCN at the moment. When the new *A terminal opens next year, that will for sure be a different story, but for now you're out of luck I'm afraid.

As BCN is all in a single terminal, you'll be able to access the lounge on your connection no problem. It's located near the center of the terminal near the 30 gates. Just follow the signs to "Sala VIP".
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Old May 28, 08, 5:31 am   #3
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Hi GA, can't imagine why you're interested in this subject.
It's a mystery

Thanks for the info, that's what I feared when looking at their site.
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The lounge in BCN is OK. Just OK.

It's very small with a very poor selection of "snacks" basically chips, cookies and nuts. Very poor selection of reading material and two very slow internet with two aging computer terminals.
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The lounge in BCN is OK. Just OK.

It's very small with a very poor selection of "snacks" basically chips, cookies and nuts. Very poor selection of reading material and two very slow internet with two aging computer terminals.
Is there wifi? A comfortable place to curl up and nap?

I always think having a "quiet" space is better than being in the terminal, so will appreciate whatever small amenity is available.
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GoingAway, it has wifi, free computers, plenty of magazines, and the same food you find in pretty much every lounge in Europe, with a couple of exceptions. Plenty of room to curl up and relax.

Don't pay attention to other posters who have an axe to grind against SpanAir for some reason, and respond to every post about them with all sorts of random negativity even when it doesn't add anything to the conversation.
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Remember my usual is the United RCC domestic lounges so this will be a wonderful in comparison most likely. Thanks for the response/update
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I think that the new one in the new terminal will be similar to the new lounge of MAD, then opened last year. The one new one in MAD is great - enough space and good PCs, but yes, limited choice of snacks.

I do not know that much about RCCs but at least ORD T5 RCC or SFO RCC is better than current BCN JK lounge.
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GoingAway, it has wifi, free computers, plenty of magazines, and the same food you find in pretty much every lounge in Europe, with a couple of exceptions. Plenty of room to curl up and relax.

Don't pay attention to other posters who have an axe to grind against SpanAir for some reason, and respond to every post about them with all sorts of random negativity even when it doesn't add anything to the conversation.
Are we talking about the same lounge

Good luck in getting the WiFi to work and the desk staff are of no help, they just point you to the two old computer terminals.

You can't even compare the food offerings to a BA or AF European lounge.

To the OP don't expect very much. Please gives us a lounge report, I think our North American expectations are different than someone in Europe.
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Are we talking about the same lounge

Good luck in getting the WiFi to work and the desk staff are of no help, they just point you to the two old computer terminals.

You can't even compare the food offerings to a BA or AF European lounge.

To the OP don't expect very much. Please gives us a lounge report, I think our North American expectations are different than someone in Europe.
While I absolutey want wi-fi, outside of that I'd point out that RCC is my regular lounge in the US so really - my expectations are pretty low. Still playing with routing options on this ticket, so might switch this around before travel day.
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While I absolutey want wi-fi, outside of that I'd point out that RCC is my regular lounge in the US so really - my expectations are pretty low. Still playing with routing options on this ticket, so might switch this around before travel day.
RCC is Royal Carpet Club compared to "Spanair" lounge. It's not even their own lounge it's a private run lounge shared by many other airlines.

On a scale of 1/10 I would give the lounge a 5/10. When I was last there last summer they had for snacks... chips in a bowl (not even in a single serving bag), cookies that look no different than what you'd get in a Mr. Christie box, mixed nuts and a small platter with 1/4 cut sandwiches which were tasteless, oh and there was some wrapped candy.

Like I said, please give us a lounge report because my opinion seems to have come into question.

You mention you have an option with routing?
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yes, limited choice of snacks.

I do not know that much about RCCs but at least ORD T5 RCC or SFO RCC is better than current BCN JK lounge.
YES & YES the RCC's you mention are much better than the JK lounge in BCN.
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Okay, so not looking to spending a few hours in this place anymore but am curious to see it as comparison to the RCC. I wasn't planning on changing the inbound routing, its the return I'm still playing with. No reason to visit the lounge twice, I'm sure, so maybe will look at LIS for that cxn.
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Okay, so not looking to spending a few hours in this place anymore but am curious to see it as comparison to the RCC. I wasn't planning on changing the inbound routing, its the return I'm still playing with. No reason to visit the lounge twice, I'm sure, so maybe will look at LIS for that cxn.
Very nice TAP lounge in Lisbon they stock a fantastic selection of port-wine too
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Port is good, Vodka sub-par ;-) Good service... nothing more to say
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