Review: Copa Airlines, Copa Club Panama City, Panama

Posted on January 3, 2014 by in Travel Deals

Book your flight on COPA here.

Copa Airlines has its hub in Panama City and I was hoping for a good lounge experience! Copa business class passengers and Star Alliance Gold Members get complimentary access.

It's not easy to find in the airport – one needs to find the food court first to enter the lounge.

When I saw 'in partnership' with United on the door – I realized nothing great will happen to me in the lounge.

The lounge has a nice view toward the apron. However the chairs and carpets belong to a different century and are pretty run down. There is a bar with attendant who is happy to serve basic alcoholic beverages. There was a selection of potato chips available as snacks. Also there was the usual selection of sodas as well.

I 'convinced' the lounge agent to give me access to the spa. I could not figure out what policy makes you eligible for showers but she mentioned you need to be 'in transit'.

The shower facilities were excellent – a spacious, well-designed shower. That's by far the best part of the lounge!

Also the WiFi was easy to access and it was rather speedy.

I guess that's the way many lounges are in the Americas nowadays – a place good enough to hang out in but certainly nothing to look forward to.

Book your flight on COPA here.