Dan Harmon Puts Fancy Airport Lounges On Blast And It's Excellent

We imagine it looked something like this, only with a less clean and modern lounge
We imagine it looked something like this, only with a less clean and modern lounge
Image: Jason Torchinsky

Rick & Morty and Community creator Dan Harmon unleashed a Twitter rant for the ages on Sunday, describing the bizarre experience of horrendous service and unengaged staff he had during a recent trip through New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Before you read the thread, it’s worth noting here that the lounge described is not, as Harmon says, an official JetBlue lounge and is in fact unaffiliated with the airline.

Still, this is some of the best travel literature ever created:

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Harmon is exactly right when he says that this sort of experience is only possible in the strange purgatory of an airport. It’s especially strange because this lounge isn’t a members-only affair for airline customers, but as JetBlue clarifies it’s a JFK facility that somehow exists as an independent business.

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Harmon apologized for the confusion, but let’s all be thankful that he was tricked into experiencing luxurious lounge life.

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Mack Hogan is Jalopnik's Weekend Editor, but you may know him from his role as CNBC's car critic or his brave (and maligned) takes on Twitter. Most people agree that you shouldn't listen to him.

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rallybeetle
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To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand contract lounges for budget carriers. The service is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical economics most of the soft product will go over a typical guest’s head. There’s also the lounge’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the service - their personal philosophy draws heavily from outlet malls, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of this service, to realize that they’re not just fed- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike contract lounges for budget airlines truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in the other guest’s existencial catchphrase “is dining a bonus catagory this quarter,” which itself is a cryptic reference to arbitrage strategies and hedge fund investing. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Brian Kelly’s genius unfolds itself on their phone screens. What fools... how I pity them. 😂 And yes by the way, I DO have a contract lounge guest pass. And no, you cannot use it. It’s for the ladies’ only- And even they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.