Chase airport lounges coming to LaGuardia, Boston and Hong Kong — here’s who will have access

Aug 10, 2021

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As TPG first scooped in June, Chase is entering the airport lounge game with its Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club.

Now, we know a few more details about who has access — and where Chase plans to open its first three lounge locations over the next year.

First, here is where the issuer will open its own premium airport spaces:

In terms of access, Chase’s lounges will be available to both Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers, as well as members of Priority Pass. Priority Pass is a perk of a wide swath of cards from a number of issuers, not just Chase.

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It’s also noteworthy that two of the three airports above also have an Amex Centurion lounge. It’s clear that Chase is going head-to-head with the issuer in the lounge department.

What we know so far

As confirmed by TPG’s analysis of public documents, Chase has been approved to operate a new lounge at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The new 12,000-square-foot premium lounge will be located in Logan’s currently under-construction Terminal B to C connector.

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According to Massport board meeting documents, Airport Dimensions, on behalf of Chase, was awarded a 12-year lease at Logan for a new lounge with a $20.4 million capital investment.

Airport Dimensions operates “The Club” lounges. (Photo by Summer Hull/The Points Guy)

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Airport Dimensions currently operates 28 lounges worldwide, including two already-existing spaces at Logan. For travelers, most of these lounges are familiar and branded as “The Club” or “Club Aspire” and are largely accessible via Priority Pass.

Chase’s new lounge at Logan has an anticipated “build-out” date in the first quarter of 2022.

According to slides from the Massport meeting, lounge amenities will include showers, a family room, a business lounge and rest and wellness areas.

(Photo courtesy of Chase)

Marianne Lake, co-CEO of Chase states, “Travel has always been important to our customers who aspire for compelling and elevated experiences. We’re investing in meeting our customers where they want to be as more and more of them have the confidence to travel again.”

Chase also shared that the Sapphire Lounge will “bring a fresh approach to the lounge experience with locations to be announced in select markets over time.”

Why this matters

For years, the network of Amex wholly-owned and operated Centurion Lounges was the only major player in the card-run lounge space.

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

But in recent months, Capital One announced its intention to open a network of airport lounges, starting at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) operated by the Plaza Premium Group, followed by Washington-Dulles (IAD) operated by TAV America Operation Services Inc. There’s little doubt, airport lounge competition is heating up amidst the credit card issuers.

Now, Chase has confirmed it is stepping into the ring with its Chase Sapphire lounges — including its first three locations. Thanks to Priority Pass, many customers will have access, so we’ll have to keep an eye out if crowding becomes an issue.

Let the lounge games begin.

Featured photo by LaGuardia Gateway Partners of LGA Terminal B. 

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