[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Lounges

Johnparis okosm at johnfreed.com
Sun Jun 10 16:15:01 UTC 2018

this is precisely why I raised the question of whether a lounge is an
amenity. it's not open to the general tourist population, for example, like
a bank or a pharmacy.

On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 6:04 PM, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 4:16 PM, Yves <yvecai at gmail.com> wrote:
> Given the definition of an airport lounge given earlier (a waiting room
>> reserved for business or first class, operated by airlines company... ), I
>> think the concept is fairly concise.
> Yes, the concept is concise.  As is my response: why bother?
>> Now expanding this to hotels and dentists is not possible and maybe there
>> is no need to?
>> Stations are more the issue here if there is something there close to the
>> airport lounges.
> In my youth, almost all railway stations had waiting rooms and none had
> lounges (as you intend the term).
> Decades ago many stations switched to unmanned operation and the waiting
> rooms were closed (because of
> vandalism in unattended stations) and still none had lounges.  These days,
> a handful of stations have lounges
> but are outnumbered by stations with waiting rooms and/or bars/snack
> bars/cafes.
> I doubt you'll find an airport that doesn't have a waiting room/area
> somewhere.  Probably also a bar or cafe.
> Lounges are the expensive places catering to the rich customer
> (executive-class ticket or money to burn on
> food/drink) rather than the ordinary traveller needing a place to sit.
> Waiting rooms are present in hospitals, dentists' and doctors' surgeries.
> Also in job centres, council offices
> and other places.
> I can see tagging waiting rooms as being useful to the majority of data
> consumers who use those types of
> organizations, even though those are a minority of data consumers.  This
> tagging seems to cater to a
> minority of a minority.  If that's what you truly intend (it appears that
> it is) then I won't oppose it but nor will
> I support it.  It's entirely possible I'd need to know if a station (or
> even airport) has a waiting room.  I don't
> see me ever needing to know if it has a lounge (and for an airport it
> would be a selling feature of the
> business-class ticket, so I'd know anyway).
> So why bother?
> --
> Paul
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