I can just picture the scene at any European airport. A loud American travelling First or Business, being denied access to a lounge. Even worse, having got into the lounge having to pay for drinks and wifi.
The issue with our US friends is that their rules do not give access to lounges for First and Business class travellers but in Europe we open the doors as usual to everyone and welcome them in, with no charges.
Its actually worse still, the Americans have the chutzpah (look that up on google) to sell an internal ticket under the heading “First” or “Business”.