Airspace, which is pegged to cost only $17.50 per person per day, will be in Concourse D at BWI. That means if you're flying AirTran, Cape Air, Continental, United or US Airways, that you've got another option besides sitting on uncomfortable seats amongst crying babies and teenagers in Juicy Couture sweatpants and Uggs while hugging your Sbarro sandwich. You can head to the Airspace lounge.
We bet it'll quickly become the indulgent little secret of many travelers, and the plan is to expand to other US airports of course.
Now for the important stuff: will the WiFi be free? YES. Will the booze be free-flowing? No, but they've got stuff to make up for that:
Each day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Airspace Lounge customers will be offered complimentary food and beverages, including breakfast items in the morning, a hearty sandwich during the afternoon and evening, snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks. In addition, travelers will enjoy complimentary wireless internet, power outlets at every seat, the use of MacBooks and Windows PCs, comfortable seating, workspace areas and in-lounge restrooms. A full-service bar is also available for an extra fee.
We love love love it. Do you know that some airline clubsones that cater to elite status frequent flyersdon't even offer complimentary internet or food? It's true, and it hurts our heart. We need more Airspaces to come along and give us hope, please. Luckily we shouldn't have to wait much longer.
[Photo: Airspace rendering at BWI]