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Everything We Know About New Chase Sapphire Airport Lounges

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Recently, Chase announced new updates to its Chase Sapphire credit cards. Additionally, the bank announced a new venture for select cardholders: the Chase Sapphire Lounge. The credit card issuer announced the first three locations for the lounge network.

Here’s what we know so far about the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club and how you can access them.

About the Chase Sapphire Lounge

Since Chase announced the new Chase Sapphire Lounge on August 10, the bank hasn’t provided a lot of details. However, here’s what we do know:

  • Chase is partnering with The Club to build and run its lounge network. The Club operates lounges in 14 domestic airports and two international airports.
  • Chase has announced its first three locations for Chase Sapphire Lounges, including LaGuardia Airport in New York, Boston Logan International Airport and Hong Kong International Airport.
  • The lounges will provide food, drink, art, entertainment and wellness amenities. 

We don’t yet have details about when the three lounges will open, but Chase has promised more details, as well as more locations, in the future.

What Will the Lounge Experience Look Like?

Again, it’s impossible to say what your lounge experience will be like at a Chase Sapphire Lounge until we hear more from Chase. 

To give you an idea, though, here’s what you can get at The Club lounge at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport:

  • Complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Workstations with PCs and printers
  • Comfortable, spacious seating
  • Complimentary showers
  • Newspapers, magazines and televisions
  • Flight information displays

If Chase wants to compete with other popular lounge networks like Priority Pass lounges and The Centurion Lounge by American Express, then it will need to provide more than just snacks and drinks.

At Centurion Lounge locations, you can generally get complete meals designed by professional chefs. They also provide premium cocktails, wine and beer.

Until we get more information about what to expect, though, we’ll need to wait to make comparisons.

Why Now?

It is surprising that Chase has waited this long to launch airport lounges. Chase Sapphire Lounges have been around for a while at places like the Sundance Film Festival and Winterland on The Rooftop at Pier 17. Sapphire cardholders can take advantage of food and beverages, lockers, charging stations and more.

That said, the first Centurion Lounge from American Express wasn’t built until 2013, decades after The Platinum Card® from American Express was first launched. 

But as Amex continues to build new lounge locations, Chase’s decision to get into the airport lounge game is a good decision. 

The decision by Chase may have become even more of a no-brainer after Capital One announced its own airport lounges for its mid-tier travel card, the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card. The big bank plans to start with three lounges at Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport, Denver International Airport and Dulles International Airport.

How to Get Access to Chase Sapphire Lounges

According to Chase, you can access Chase Sapphire Lounges if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve® card or if you have a Priority Pass membership. Presumably, this means you’ll be able to access the lounge locations if you have The Amex Platinum Card but not the Sapphire Reserve card. The same goes for other cards that offer Priority Pass Select membership.

Unfortunately, Chase Sapphire Preferred® cardholders won’t be eligible to visit, at least not as an included benefit with their card.

As we learn more about when the new Chase Sapphire Lounge locations will look like and when they’ll open, we’ll provide updates. 

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Ben Luthi
Ben Luthi
Ben Luthi is a personal finance and travel writer and credit card expert. He has a degree in finance from Brigham Young University and worked in financial planning, banking and auto finance before writing full-time for NerdWallet and Student Loan Hero. Ben is now a full-time freelance writer and enjoys traveling and spending time with his two kids. His work has appeared in several publications, including U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Money, Success and Slickdeals.