After losing Campanile last month, Priority Pass will soon lose a second restaurant at Los Angeles International Airport.
Language has been added to the Barney’s Beanery Priority Pass page that the restaurant will leave the program on November 30, 2018.
Please note effective 30NOV18 Barney’s Beanery will no longer be part of the program.
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Considering how poor the food and slow the service was, that is not a huge loss. I found the “Mexican food” (quesadillas and enchiladas) to be atrocious. Even so, it was a decent alternative to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Terminal 2.
While I am just speculating, I think the problems many Priority Pass restaurants are experiencing include:
- Customers walking away without fully settling their bill
- Customers failing to tip
- Priority Pass paying restaurants more slowly than credit card merchants, hindering cashflow
At least those were some of the issues that led to Campanile breaking off its relationship with Priority Pass just a week after it started.
I hate to see the loss of a newly-added Priority Pass restaurant, especially in the same airport that just lost another one. But I predict we will see more subtractions as the weeks and months go by.
image: Jeff Turner / Wikimedia Commons
H/T: Stvr (reader)