Introduction: Short Trip to Central America
Review: Hilton Anatole – Dallas
Review: Air France Lounge – Houston Intercontinental Airport
Review: Executive Club – Houston Intercontinental Airport
Review: Air China (777-300) Business Class – Houston to Panama
Review: The Westin – Panama
Review: Nacion Sushi
Review: Le Meridien – Panama
Review: Avianca (A320) Business Class – Panama to Bogota
Review: Avianca VIP Lounge – Bogota
Review: LATAM VIP Lounge – Bogota
Review: Copa Club – Bogota
Review: El Dorado Lounge – Bogota
Review: Avianca (A319) Business Class – Bogota to San Salvador
Review: Intercontinental Hotel – San Salvador/Metrocenter Mall
Review: Avianca (A320) Business Class – San Salvador to Dallas
After spending nearly an hour in the LATAM Airlines lounge, it was now time for me to make my way to the third lounge of the layover, the Copa Airlines Club. The lounge was located near gate 46, just past El Market. El Market??? El Market sounds like I was the marketing guy on the project. LOL, anyway…
I made a right at the market, then a quick left, and down the escalator. The Copa Club ended up being a 10 minute walk from the LATAM lounge.
The automatic door opened into a small reception area. The area so small that two customers did not have enough room to pass in front of the desk. I was welcomed by a friendly agent. He stated that he was happy I chose to visit because the day had been really slow.
The Copa Club was another Priority Pass Lounge so I showed my card and boarding pass for entrance. I could have used only the boarding pass for access. During the check in, I did not hear any noise coming from the lounge.
I walked towards the end of the front desk and made a left into the lounge. At the entrance was some complimentary reading material.
There was an oddly shaped seating area straight ahead. I saw the only other guest in the lounge charging his phone here.
To the right of the entrance was the business center. There were quite a few cubicles in the small space. All of them were available for use.
The bar was in the far right corner of the lounge, opposite the entrance to the business center. The bartender was not there so I decided to grab a seat while I waited. After a few minutes the agent from the front desk walked up and ask me what I wanted to drink. I told him that I would wait on the bartender. He responded, “I am the bartender”. The guy working the front desk doubled as the bartender…it must be really slow in the lounge.
There was a small buffet at the opposite side of the lounge from the bar. Some seating separated the bar and the buffet.
The buffet included some sandwiches, vegetables, and some assorted snacks. There was a limited beverage selection as well.
Just outside of the area, to the right was a bigger seating area. I did not try the chairs but they looked uncomfortable.
There was movie room directly across from that seating area. The movie room was really nice and spacious. The other person working in the lounge asked if I wanted to nap in the room, if I did, she would dim the lights for me. Impressive.
The Copa Club was a hidden gem at the airport. It was tucked away from the main thoroughfare so that may have contributed to the lack of guests. I found the lounge to be very well decorated and quiet. The lack of other guests allowed the staff to pay more attention to both guests. The paltry food offerings need improving, but that is the only negative thing I can say about the lounge. Lounge three of four was not bad at all.