For quite some time, American Express has been the dominant credit card issuer in terms of the airport lounge experience via its network of Centurion Lounges. Recently, however, other issuers have gotten in on the action, with Capital One opening the first of 3 Capital One Lounges of its own for its cardholders.
Now, Chase is following suit with 9 airport locations for its own Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club network, 7 of which have already been announced, including the recently announced Washington, D.C. (IAD) location.
Here’s a look at what we know so far!
Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club Locations
So far, 7 of the 9 upcoming Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club locations have been announced, with 6 locations in the U.S., and 1 in Hong Kong:
Here’s what we know about the 7 announced lounge locations so far:
According to Massport board meeting documents, Chase was awarded a 12-year lease at BOS. The 12,000-square-foot lounge is expected to open later this year between Terminals B and C. Terminal B currently has an Admirals Club and United Club with a USO Lounge and The Lounge in Terminal C. The new Chase Sapphire Lounge is said to offer amenities like showers, a family room, a business lounge, and wellness areas. The lounge expects to open its doors later this year.
Details for the lounge coming to HKG are sparse. The opening date has been repeatedly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no current public timeline for when it will open. It’s planned to be located in Terminal 1 near gate 40 in the West Hall of the International Departures area. Also located in this area are lounges from United, Plaza Premium, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, and Thai Airways.
The new lounge in the C gates area of Terminal 1 is expected to be approximately 4,500 square feet, though the construction timeline is unknown. While there are several lounges at LAS, the new lounge will be a great addition to this terminal as there is currently only a USO Lounge.
At this point, we do not have many details about the lounge in LGA, nor have we received word for when it is slated to open. The lounge is expected to open in LaGuardia’s new Terminal B, where the Centurion Lounge is also located.
The PHX lounge is expected to open later this year in Terminal 4 and will be roughly 3,500 square feet in size. This terminal handles all international flights and is home to several lounges, including an Escape Lounge – The Centurion Studio Partner, a Centurion Lounge, 3 Admirals Clubs, and a USO Lounge.
The SAN lounge has an anticipated opening date of November 2023 and will be located on the mezzanine level of Terminal 2 between gates 46 and 47. This terminal also has an Aspire Lounge, Delta Sky Club, United Club, and USO Lounge. The 11,000-square-foot lounge will feature locally-inspired cuisine, but there is no word yet as to what amenities the lounge will offer.
D.C.-area flyers will get to enjoy a 5,200-square-foot lounge spread across 2 levels. There will be a 1,000-square-foot bar and lounge, a 900-square-foot dining room, a 1,400-square-foot work area, a family room, and a prayer room. The lounge will be located on the A Concourse, already home to 2 lounges: the Air France-KLM Lounge and the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.
Who Will Have Access?
Chase is launching its Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club network in collaboration with Airport Dimensions, the group behind The Club lounge network that’s accessible to Priority Pass members. Further, we now know that any person with a Priority Pass membership will have access to Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club. This is certainly the opposite approach to what American Express has taken by limiting access to its Centurion Lounges to eligible Amex cardholders.
In this case, any person with a credit card that offers a Priority Pass membership upon enrollment will be able to access these lounges, including those with the following cards:
Ultimately, it’s great to see that Chase is launching its own lounge network in order to stay competitive with the likes of American Express and Capital One. However, it does seem odd that it has chosen to offer access to all Priority Pass members, even to those who might not even have a Chase credit card.
As for how nice these lounges will be, their offerings, and their opening timelines … we’ll just have to wait and see!
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