In June 2021, we learned that Chase will be entering the airport lounge game, which was previously dominated by American Express with its Centurion Lounges. I wanted to cover everything we know so far in this post, so we have more locations revealed for future Chase lounges.
The Club created the Chase Sapphire Lounge.
The Chase Sapphire Lounge will be known as The Club at the airport. Chase describes this as a new approach to lounge experience. Airport Dimensions operates an existing airport lounge group called The Club, which is perfectly fine, but aren't particularly remarkable.
We now know where the first lounges will be, when they will open, and who will get access.
The Club at Atlanta is located in Atlanta.
The Chase Sapphire Lounge has locations and sizes.
The first five Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club locations are in the United States, and one is outside the United States. There will be lounges.
Boston is between Terminal B and Terminal C.
In Terminal 1 is Hong Kong.
In Terminal B is New York.
Terminal 4 South 1 has Phoenix in it.
Terminal 2 West in San Diego.
It is expected that at least a few of these lounges will open in the next year or so. Boston, Phoenix, and San Diego are expected to open in the next few years. I wonder if the New York and Hong Kong lounges will open at all in the near future.
We have a sense of the size of three of these lounges.
The lounge is expected to be 12,000 square feet.
The lounge is expected to be 3,500 square feet.
The lounge is expected to be 11,000 square feet.
Hong Kong, New York, and Phoenix already have Centurion Lounges.
Entry requirements for Chase Lounge.
Priority Pass members will be able to access the Chase Sapphire Lounge. Since the card also comes with a Priority Pass membership, you can use the lounges even if you don't have a Priority Pass membership.
There are further access requirements that haven't been revealed. Will day passes be sold? Will Chase Sapphire Preferred card members be able to get discounted access?
The lounge will be branded as a Chase lounge, but the Amex Platinum and Capital One Venture X should get access as well since they also offer a Priority Pass membership.
Priority Pass members will have access to the lounges.
What should we expect from Chase?
As we learn more about this concept, it's still confusing to me.
It doesn't seem like Chase is going to have the same perks as Capital One or Amex.
It is not clear how different the lounges will be than typical "The Club" lounges.
Is this just a marketing opportunity between The Club and Chase?
Since these lounges will be open to everyone with a Priority Pass membership, I think these lounges will get busy, and I wonder if capacity controls will be put in place.
The Club at Boston is located in Boston.
I think you can only get so excited about credit card lounges in the United States, given how many people have access, even though it is awesome to see Chase get into the airport lounge game. The broad access requirements and opening them up to all Priority Pass members limits how nice these will be.
The Capital One Lounge DFW is the only credit card lounge in the US that is truly exceptional.
The Capital One Lounge is in Dallas.
The Club will be introducing a new lounge concept called Chase Sapphire Lounge. Priority Pass members should be able to access the lounges at BOS, HKG, LGA, PHX, and SAN if they have the Chase Reserve.
I wouldn't get excited here. I wouldn't expect these to be competitive to Capital One Lounges in terms of experience, as this seems like a branding opportunity.
What do you think about Chase's new airport lounge concept?
The tip of the hat was given to Chris Dong.