Do You Always Go to ‘Your Spot’ at the Airport Lounge?

Travelers ricochet between the new and the familiar . We can love new destinations and also lock in on favorites or routines that we repeat over and over.

I entered the Turkish Airlines lounge in Istanbul this afternoon, had a quick shower, then made a beeline down the sweeping stairs to my table near the manti counter. The position is a blend of quiet and central. The power outlets are just where I like them. The table had not been cleared from the prior guest so I did it myself. I had to have my spot.turkish-lounge-ist

I have considered a spot by the pide station since it can be a slugfest for those during peak hours.


In a few hours I depart for a new territory for me, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan, and don’t even have a plan for how I will spend my visit. Travel psychology is odd!

Readers, what are your airport lounge spots?

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I saw your post but didn’t read it till today. I was there my first visit at the same time. Would have been nice to say hello.


Safe travels. Nice meeting you last week. See you in the hood when you get back.


LOL yes, I do that too when i can. I also have my *favorite* rooms in a handful of hotels. Not that those rooms are better than others, but after awhile you just get comfortable getting the same room 6x in a row. I have been known to hide ‘provisions’ in a particular room, knowing that I would be back there in a week.


If you take the train there, I want to know if you get mistaken for a CIA agent.


Have a safe trip.