Hello from Denver. I ran into an unexpected snafu this afternoon while trying to visit the new Capital Lounge in Denver: a gaggle of people and a waiting list to get in. Hopefully, this is not a sign of things to come.
Waiting List To Enter Denver Capital One Lounge
One reason I was happy to fly Frontier (and United) via Denver on this trip is so that I could check out the recently-opened Capital One Lounge in Denver (DEN). The lounge has been under development for quite some time but finally open in the A Concourse last week.
After stepping off my flight I walked over to the lounge where I noticed a rope blocking the escalator up to the mezzanine-level lounge. A trio of staff members were standing in front of it. I figured that they were checking credentials downstairs, but was informed I needed to add my name to the waiting list because the lounge was at maximum capacity.
An associate with a tablet took my name and mobile phone number and told me the wait would be about 5-10 minutes to enter the lounge.
It took eight minutes…not so bad, I suppose. I even got a work call out of the way during that time.
Anyway, I’m in now. Come say hi for the next hour if you are here. I’m sitting in one of the comfortable chairs outside the relaxation rooms. Full review coming tomorrow…it is great inside!
But this is a small lounge and it does appear that it will get crowded during peak travel periods.