Bethenny Frankel slams Newark Airport lounge after buying $6K plane ticket
Bethenny Frankel shared a scathing review of her travel experience with her Instagram followers, providing a humorous guided tour of the international terminal at Newark Airport in New Jersey before her expensive flight.
The former “Real Housewives of New York City” star reminded her fans in a Reel post on Tuesday that she is always honest about whether expensive things are worth it or not.
Frankel showcased the surprisingly small terminal, criticizing the duty-free section and the crowded lounge, and referred to the entire space as a disappointment and a non-event.
“I’m going to show you the craft services,” she said, proceeding to document bags of Fritos chips scattered around, unwrapped muffins mixed together in a large container, a pot with leftover chicken noodle soup, and a mostly empty jar of broken pretzel sticks.
“Next time, I want pretzels that are not all broken, if that’s possible,” she sarcastically remarked, giving the snacks a disapproving look.
Frankel then showcased a meal she had ordered, including tortilla chips, salsa, queso, a chicken sandwich, fries, and a side Caesar salad.
She jokingly picked up one of the chips, which resembled Tostitos Scoops, and said, “These are made by Jean-Georges; they’re called Tostitos Scoops.”
The 52-year-old Skinnygirl mogul spent the next 10 seconds speaking in a French accent and playfully told her fiancé, Paul Bernon, who was with her during the trip but trying to keep to himself, that since the chips must be “French,” he should “go for Scoopa.”
Frankel then proceeded to the bathroom, describing it as “beyond” disappointing.
She showed the untidy surroundings, pointing out a container of Lysol wipes left on the sink, “two random garbages” placed next to each other on the floor, and a pile of seemingly used towels stuffed into a shelf.
“And don’t worry! There’s just laundry in here when you get here in case you want to do some laundry for the airline,” Frankel sarcastically shouted. “What a mess.”
She then returned to her table and noticed that her empty plates had not been cleared yet. Even “an hour later,” most of the food and snack containers were still empty.
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“This is really something else. This is shocking so far,” she said, making sure to capture a large trash bag that was left out in the open.
The part-time “Shark Tank” investor revealed that her one-way ticket cost $3,200 and questioned whether it was worth the $6,400 round trip.
Frankel noted that she was flying business class on the French boutique airline La Compagnie.
“Note: The people here are working so hard,” she acknowledged. “I’ll give them a great tip.”
However, she still rated her overall experience as disappointing.