6 Responses

  1. dayone
    dayone at |

    I have no problem with these arrangements, as long as they are tasteful. If they help to hold down the dues, all the better.

  2. NB
    NB at |

    Completely ridiculous. I cannot stand TVs blaring away in what should be a peaceful, relaxed space and having advertising will make it doubly bad. It’s bad enough having ads for Jeff Smisek pop up 2′ from my face on the plane, but being subjected to that in the lounge will make it even worse.

    The extremely poor amenities of US lounges make them only really worthwhile when they are free, but making them worse still may well mean I choose a different sanctuary in the airport (the Chapel perhaps).

  3. Brian K
    Brian K at |

    So they find a new revenue source, yet manage to gut the drink selection. No thanks…

    This is where United shines. The premium wine program and its minimal markup policy is another example.

  4. ptahcha
    ptahcha at |

    United already has those monitors in place, although they are more like electronic billboards than actual TV ads.

  5. Justin
    Justin at |

    Nike putting greens are an actual amenity. If Nike is willing to provide a putting green in exchange for being able to brand it as their own, then travelers still win since you have an option you previously didn’t. TV’s blaring advertising is disruptive and another matter entirely IMO. It’s taking away options.

    Hope this doesn’t pan out!