Last year we learned that Chase is launching its own airport lounge network in collaboration with Airport Dimensions, a Collinson company which brings you Priority Pass and The Club lounges.
We now know about 5 Sapphire Lounge by The Club lounges in the pipeline:
- New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
- Boston Terminal B-C Connector
- San Diego Terminal 2 West
- Hong Kong Gate 40
- Phoenix Terminal 4 South
Chase-Collinson beat out Escape-American Express (which already has a significant presence at the ariport) and Capital One for the space in the 8 gate expansion that will be used by Southwest, and that is accessible (via a walk) to American Airlines gates. Chris Dong first reported the plans via City of Phoenix materials.
Here’s the location of the lounge:
And here’s a zoom in on the (small!) 3500 square foot space:
Reportedly these lounges will be accessible via Priority Pass, which would suggest that premium cardmembers from American Express, Capital One and Citibank would have access as well. However we’ll wait to see whether non-Chase bank-issued Priority Pass members are restricted in some way.
While some The Club lounges are aesthetically appealing – such as the one in the new New Orleans terminal – Airport Dimensions isn’t known for high-end lounge experiences. It’ll be interesting to see how the partnership delivers an experience comparable to Centurion and Capital One lounges given such broad access policies that have been reported elsewhere. At the same time it’s also hard to imagine Chase being willing to deliver an inferior experience.
[…] Las Vegas Airport has approved a 4500 square foot Chase lounge airside in terminal C. There are 5 other Chase airport lounges in process in partnership with Airport Dimensions which operates The Club lounges, and which is owned by the […]