Hopefully This First IKEA Airport Lounge Won't Be the Last
We hear it over and over from frequent travelerswhy isn't Apple designing seat-back airplane entertainment systems and why isn't IKEA in the business of outfitting airline gate areas? Well it looks like we may have gotten the latter wish, as IKEA has opened a pop-up airline lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport.
Why Paris? Why not? There's a regular IKEA store like a 5-minute drive down the A1 from CDG, but it's not like it's that easy to just duck out of the airport to scarf some Swedish meatballs or purchase a living room set.
IKEA's calling the airport pop-up a "VIP Lounge," but everyone's welcome to pop a free squat on a POÄNG, a HÄRNÖSAND, or within 9 bedrooms. Do so until August 5 within Terminal 3. Following this, IKEA will reclaim all their furniture and the SAS Business Lounge at Newark-Liberty Airport will go back to being the most IKEA-y of all lounges.