Airport Lounges: Honolulu's Admirals Club (HNL)

This was a desperate purchase, which fortunately could be used towards an airline credit on an AMEX card's annual benefits.  The local cuisine was surprisingly unique and tasty, but it was not well stocked and it was hard to fight through other visitors to get any food.  Views and seats are unspectacular.  It's branded as an American Airlines Admirals Club, but is really run by Japan Airlines (JAL) as a Sakura Lounge. Go if you can get a discount but don't pay full freight

Verdict: Definitely not worth the price (5 / 10)

Airport Lounges: Honolulu's IASS Lounge (HNL)

It's hard to look a gift horse in the mouth when you get free access to an airport lounge and don't have to sit outside in ripped, unclean and nasty chairs with no access to power cords or basic amenities.  But this one is hard to get to and doesn't have one bit of charm or extras to make it worthwhile.  It's part of Priority Pass, so go if you refuse to spend a dime to get away from the airport cattle.  But don't expect anything more than a quiet space.

Verdict:  Hilariously Bad (2 / 10)