If you happen to be traveling, airport lounge access can make the difference between a relaxing journey and a stressful ordeal. Luckily, Airspace Lounge offers a respectable space for travelers and guests to relax and unwind.
Airspace Lounge enables you to avoid crowded airport terminals, grab a cocktail, savor a bite to eat, and access technology amenities like free Wi-Fi and charging outlets, as well as comfortable seating options.
While you can pay an entry fee to get a day pass into the Airspace Lounge (outlined in detail below), you can also get complimentary access for yourself and 2 guests if you have The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, or Centurion® Card from American Express!
In this guide, we’ll show you the complete list of Airspace Lounge locations in the U.S. (spoiler alert: there aren’t many), as well as its operating hours, detailed location specifics, and more.
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U.S. Airspace Lounge Locations
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Location: Between Terminal 2 East security and the bridge to Terminal 2 West, post-security, just past gate 33
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. (8-hour stay max)
Guest Access: Children under 2 years old are admitted free
Select Amenities: Premium à la carte dining and drink options, as well as showers
The lounge is filled with armchair-style seating options, high ceilings, great views of the apron, and consistently friendly service.
You’ll find a large cocktail bar in the middle of the lounge with a full selection of drinks on display.
There are power outlets at every seat, dedicated workstations with a printer and office chairs, a literature area with tabloids and multicultural newspapers, as well as numerous flat-screen TVs throughout the lounge. Wi-Fi is free and über-fast.
Perhaps most importantly, this lounge is the only one in San Diego International Airport with showers, which are located near the bathrooms near the lounge entrance.
Now, let’s talk about food and drink at Airspace Lounge!
Airspace Lounge Food and Drink Options
When you visit this lounge, you will get a complimentary $10 food and beverage credit that can be used for any menu items or drinks.
First, complimentary items include soft drinks and light snacks. There’s a self-serve espresso machine, coffee servers with freshly-brewed Peet’s Coffee & Tea, fountain drinks, and a selection of fruit, cookies, crudités, and trail mix.
But the real fun starts when you think about the different ways you can use your $10 credit.
Some of the à la carte menu items include breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, charcuterie and cheese plates, soup, wraps, and, of course, alcohol.
You can order local beers, imported lagers, wine by the glass or bottle, a long list of signature cocktails, as well as spirits.
Hot Tip: Starting at 11:00 a.m., you can enjoy 30% off all beers, wines, and cocktails as part of the Airspace Happy Hour!
Airspace Lounge Access and Pricing
How To Access Airspace Lounge
Accessing the Airspace Lounge is complimentary to those holding the Amex Platinum card, Amex Business Platinum card, or Centurion card. You can also bring up to 2 guests along with you, complimentary.
Any eligible business class travelers flying on an American Airlines (or those with Admirals Club membership), British Airways, Japan Airlines, or Edelweiss ticket are also permitted entry into this lounge.
Unfortunately, pets are not permitted, except for service animals.
Hot Tip: In addition to Airspace Lounge, Amex Platinum card and Amex Business Platinum cardholders can access more than 1,300 extra lounges globally, including Centurion Lounges, Delta Sky Clubs, Priority Pass lounges (upon enrollment), and much more, just by holding the card!
If you don’t have complimentary access per the guidelines above, you can still pay for a day pass.
Usually, you’ll pay around $25 per person at the airport, but this number can fluctuate, depending on how busy the lounge is.
Children under the age of 2 can access Airspace Lounge for free, but children 2 and older will be charged the full rate.
There’s a lot to love about Airspace Lounge in the U.S. Though its U.S. footprint has included 2 additional locations in the past (Cleveland (CLE) and New York (JFK)), it has shrunk today to its sole location in San Diego.
Nonetheless, the Airspace Lounge in San Diego is noteworthy because it’s the only lounge at the airport offering showers. Plus, all travelers get a $10 dining credit usable towards à la carte food and drinks!
Airspace Lounge is comfortable, high-tech, and a relaxing place to kill time before your flight.
Hopefully, we’ll see its footprint grow further!
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