Hi I’m Jordan and I have a problem. I love flying (to some extent) but I hate airports. This might seem like a small problem to you but the minute I book a flight I loose all control of my senses. I cant see straight, I sweat like an Eskimo at the beach, my hands start shaking, I speak in tongues, the list is endless. Just know it ain’t pretty at all. So what turns me into a bewitched villager you ask? Well, the thought of having to sit in an airport waiting for a flight. Why, oh why, do I have to sit there for two hours to wait for a two hour flight. That means it took me four hours….FOUR HOURS…to get to my two hour destination. Two of which I’m just sitting in uncomfortable chairs or aimlessly searching for a socket to charge my phone/laptop or spending money on over priced food (a packet of Krackles potato crisps for 150/-, seriously).
So for those of us who are afflicted with the ‘bewitched villager syndrome’ the solution is very simple, Airport Lounges. Beautiful and relaxed ambiance, Comfortable seating and loungers for sleeping, numerous reading options, enough ports to charge all the devices you’ve ever owned your whole life, good food. It’s like a two hour holiday. Here in Kenya, at JKIA (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) there are a couple of lounges but non like the Kenya Airways SIMBA and PRIDE lounges. They offer you all the above amenities with interiors so breathtaking they’ve won a couple of awards.
Have a look for yourself.