Airport lounges

I seem to be spending a lot of time in airports lately. And with a few delays already this year, a lot of that time in lounges (luckily enough).

Right now, I am in the new Maple Leaf lounge at Ottawa Airport.This is the third incarnation of the Maple Leaf lounge I have experienced thus far in this airport. It is located in the new part of the new terminal all the way up on the roof. I don’t know why I keep referring to this being the new terminal, the old one is pretty much gone by now, with the last vestiges being torn down as I write this.

Anyway, being on the roof, it enjoys a nice 270 degrees (around that…) view of the airport with lots of big windows, making it a very bright lounge. This is all nice, until you try to work on a laptop… To top it off, the business area is located on the South side of the lounge, thereby getting most of the light. I am sure the architects thought it was a great idea – and it does make the lounge seem more airy than the previous one – but it makes working a bit more difficult.

Oh well! I guess I’ll just have to relax a bit for a change.