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“Yo, dude, Harlan. Haven’t you been back from Barcelona for like, 2 months? When you gonna wrap up the Barcelona posts?”
“I knowww. This is it. Last one, I promise!”
But for real. As I get ready to head to Tokyo, I figured I should finally put the lid on the Barcelona series. For now at least. :p
Before flying back to New York in American Airlines Business Class, I made sure to put my Priority Pass (that came with my Citi Prestige card) to good use by making a visit to the Sala VIP Miro lounge @ BCN.
I was able to access it with a guest for free. I added this visit to the Citi Prestige by the Numbers page.
The Sala VIP Miro lounge
I went in the morning, around breakfast time.
There weren’t many peeps in the lounge, and getting in was quick and easy. The desk agent scanned my Priority Pass card – and the gate was under 5 minutes away. Perfect.
We set down our luggage and checked it out.
This particular lounge is only accessible if you’re flying “intercontinental non-Schengen Terminal 1 flights”. BCN-JFK fit that description.
Overall, the lounge was bright and had lots of outlets.
The wifi was fast (possibly because the place wasn’t crowded, as you can tell from the pics). Whatever the reason, that’s always a plus.
There was even a place to PTFO!
They also had magazines and newspapers set out.
The place was fully stocked with juices, pastries, chips, yogurt, fruits, and other snacks.
There’s a Nespresso machine for coffee or lattes.
And beneath it, there’s a fridge stocked with beer, sodas, and the like.
Beyond the Nespresso machine, but in the same area, we found the wine and champagne (useful if you want to mix up a mimosa – which we did). I assume this is also where they set out self-serve liquors in the afternoon and evening.
There was a nice selection of things to choose from. We each had a sandwich and a pastry, along with a coffee and mimosa, which was more than enough to get the day going and hold us over until the flight.
I was impressed with the overall ambiance of the lounge. The attendants did well to make sure dishes were picked up, and that food and drinks were replaced or restocked.
I kinda wish my visit was during the afternoon or evening – I would’ve liked to try their hot food offerings and partake in the self-serve drinks. But considering the early hour, there was a level of calm here that was much appreciated.
There are 3 lounges in Terminal 1 @ BCN. One is for BCN-MAD shuttle flights, another is for domestic and Schengen flights.
Then there’s this one. If you’re flying most anywhere else from T1, you can visit this lounge with your Priority Pass card.
Depending on which version of the card you have, you’ll pay $27 for each guest (up to 2, or your immediate family), or $0 if you have it through Citi Prestige (same rules).
It’s bright, and calm enough to actually get some pre-flight work done.
The food and drinks are more than sufficient, and there were plenty of outlets.
They also have a separate nap room, and a shower room in case you need to refresh.
I wish I could’ve stayed here a little longer. It’s worth showing up a little early to get some time here, especially if you’re flying coach and want to eat and drink a bit (and get in one last dose of internet) before your flight.
If you’ve been to this lounge, how does your experience compare?
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