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I’ve been in Playa del Carmen the past week on holiday and I stayed at an amazing resort – Sandos Caracol, everything was All Inclusive and each night cost me just under $90 USD. Today I am in transit returning from Cancun to Seattle and I’m publishing some of the trip report ‘live’. I arrived at Cancun airport well ahead of schedule since I ordered a shuttle from my hotel and it picked me up at 07:20 and we made it to the airport at 08:00 and the flight left at 11:00. Economy check-in was packed while Premier Access check-in was relatively short and only about five minutes of waiting.

United Premier Access check-in

United Premier Access check-in

United Premier Access check-in

United Premier Access check-in

After checking in and clearing security, I headed to the Mera Business Lounge in Terminal 3. I was able to access the lounge using my Priority Pass card which I got along with my American Express Platinum Card. I don’t know if flying Business class on United gets access or not, so I just used the card.

The lounge is relatively small, however each of the seating areas are super comfortable and there is a good selection of beverages and snacks.

Mera Business Lounge seating

Mera Business Lounge seating

There are around six kinds of juices, different kinds of water, alcohol, coffee and tea. Snacks are a bit better than what you would find in a domestic U.S. lounge and there are also finger sandwiches as well as fruit.

Mera Business Lounge seating

Mera Business Lounge seating

Mera Business Lounge seating

Mera Business Lounge seating

Mera Business Lounge seating

Mera Business Lounge seating

There is a mini business section with a TV and there is also a section in front of the lounge which has computer stations and a printer.

Mera Business Lounge seating

Mera Business Lounge seating

Most of the lounge consists of couches and they are super comfortable.

Mera Business Lounge seating

Mera Business Lounge seating

The men’s bathroom is super clean and modern with a very nice design.

Mera Business Lounge bathroom

Mera Business Lounge bathroom

Mera Business Lounge bathroom

Mera Business Lounge bathroom

Overall the lounge is quite small but super comfortable and there is a good variety of drinks and snacks. The only real downside to the lounge is that it is super cold and you have to wear at least a nice thick jacket (if not more).


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