Klout Gives You VIP Access At SFO

This will be a tough one for the Klout naysayers to dismiss.

Starting today, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) visitors using the Klout for iPhone app show a Klout Score of 40 or higher will gain entry to the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge.

And what a lounge it is.

Klout’s post announcing this latest perk tells us that previously, the only way to see the inside of a Cathay Pacific Lounge was by holding a First or Business Class plane ticket. Now, Klout users can unlock access to the lounge and the many amenities it offers.

Cathay Pacific’s sleek lounge boasts the airline’s signature noodle bar where food is made to order, a comfortable seating area, workstations and three shower suites. Nice.

But what’s that? You’re not flying with Cathay Pacific? That’s okay. This perk applies to any visitor traveling through the “A” boarding area at SFO’s international terminal, even if they aren’t a Cathay Pacific passenger. Here’s a video tour of the lounge – the “Cathay Solace Chairs” look awesome.

Now we know many of you love to hate Klout, paying more attention to your Klouchebag score than the oft maligned influence indicator, but you have to admit – many scores are pretty ballpark accurate when it comes to online influence . . . and why be a Klouchebag about it? They’re giving  you some great perks in exchange for nothing!

So what do you think? Does this change your mind about participating in Klout’s influence business or does this make you despise it even more? Maybe you should Tawkify to someone about it.

(Red carpet image from Shutterstock)

@MaryCLong maryclong@digitalmediaghost.com Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.