[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Lounges

Anton Klim tohaklim at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 17:16:06 UTC 2018

I’m thinking some of the “passive resistance” could be avoided if we expanded/replaced “lounge” with “waiting_room/area”, and shifted tagging to PT (makes sense for the original proposal).
I’d argue general tourists can buy into some lounges as well. 


> 10 июня 2018 г., в 19:15, Johnparis <okosm at johnfreed.com> написал(а):
> 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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