This post may contain affiliate links from our advertising partners, such as American Express. Read my Advertiser Disclosure policy here.
Last month San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened up an 850 square foot meeting room in the International Terminal near Gate G93. The space is has an awkward name – #Converge@flySFO – but features free wi-fi, tables, chairs, power outlets, a white board and a magnetic chalk board. According to the flysfo/converge website it’s a place for travelers “to exchange ideas about technology, start-ups, the shared economy, disruption, travel, politics, and ways to change the world.”
The website also encourages travelers to “either walk-in and take your chances on randomly meeting someone interested in your idea, or you can do a little shameless online self-promotion in advance of your travels,” as the lounge is encouraging travelers to promote their meetings on twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Foursquare.
A somewhat interesting idea, but I wonder if it is just going to attract a crowd who is looking more for a place to plug in their laptops rather than to engage in lively discussions with total strangers. Has anyone seen or used this space? I would imagine this lounge will be even less attractive once the American Express Centurion Lounge opens in SFO reportedly next week. What do you think?
hat tip: flyertalk.com
Editorial Note: Opinions, analyses, reviews or suggestions expressed on this site are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. This post was accurate at the time of posting, offer may be unavailable on this site at a later time. For details on current offers visit the card issuer’s site.