Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Can anyone else see the day when you will have all sorts of fees and taxes just to use a Lounge at a US Airport, I can.....and that's on top of the tips that we already shell out for drinks.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
The reason why drinks are not "included" is mainly because of liquor licensing laws back in the 1940's when the lounges in the US first opened. Until more recently they haven't been bothered to apply for permits which allow for free-flowing/ self-service booze. Several states where the lounges initially opened weren't even allowed to serve booze at all but would store a bottle of your own stuff under the "bar" and charge a fee for doing so.
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