Trip Report: 2 Bogotá lounges and an Avianca flight to Cusco
Thanks to Priority Pass, I was able to try two lounges in Bogotá before my flight to Cusco, Peru.
I first hit up the LATAM lounge, the one I otherwise wouldn't have been able to enter without Priority Pass. It's up an elevator and has a large, open space overlooking the main concourse.
There are different zones, with a pretty kitchen area, a dining area, more sheltered sheltered lounge area, and a bathroom area with individual toilet-sink rooms.
For breakfast, they had mini sandwiches and fresh fruit neatly lined up in rows. And I just had to try the "Colombiana" soda. It's very, very sweet, and I guess the taste is kind of like Inca Kola.
Next, I went to the Avianca lounge, which is a Priority Pass lounge as well, but I could also enter with my Star Alliance Gold card and Avianca boarding pass.
Though the space is also up an elevator and overlooks the concourse, it's much more ... utilitarian in contrast to the LATAM lounge.
For breakfast, they had these sandwiches and sandwich press, along with cut fruit in a bowl.
The sandwiches, even after pressing in the grill, were rather dull.
Then it was time to board the Avianca flight to Cusco! I was excited to fly Avianca for the first time, since it's grown to be one of the two large Latin American airline groups (the other being LATAM). Amazingly, it's claimed that they're the second oldest airline in the world, after KLM.
For breakfast, there was a choice between cereal and yogurt, or scrambled eggs and cheese. I chose the eggs, and it turns out that "scrambled eggs and cheese" wasn't scrambled eggs-and-cheese, but scrambled eggs, with a side of cheese! The eggs on the left were verrrry softly scrambled, and on the right was a solid block of previously melted cheese, with a slice of ham on the bottom. Very unique!
There was a side of cheese, butter, strawberry jam, and bread. For beverage, I chose the "durazno" juice - peach juice in Latin America (in Spain peach is "melocotón").
We landed in Cusco after not too long. Time to start the Peru trip!