Chase Sapphire Lounges Coming To Airports

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American Express is known for its Centurion Lounges, Capital One will soon get into the airport lounge game, and now you can add Chase to the mix as well.

Basics of Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club

JPMorgan Chase has announced plans to introduce airport lounges, which will be known as Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club. Chase describes this as offering a “fresh approach to the lounge experience.” No locations have (formally) been announced yet by Chase, but we can expect them to be introduced in “select markets” over time.

Fortunately we know the first expected lounge location through other sources. A recent Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board Meeting showed that the first Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club will be at Boston Logan Airport. It will open in 2022, will be 12,000 square feet, and will be located in the Terminal B & C connector.

Chase’s entry into the lounge space is being done in collaboration with Airport Dimensions, which operates existing airport lounge group “The Club” (which are perfectly fine, but aren’t particularly remarkable).

The Club at Atlanta (ATL)

Who will have access to Chase Sapphire Lounges?

While Chase hasn’t revealed this officially, Massport’s meeting on this suggests that Chase Sapphire card members and Priority Pass members will have access to these lounges, and day passes will also be for sale.

I’m curious to learn more details of this:

Priority Pass members will allegedly have access to these lounges

What should we really expect here?

While details are very limited as of now, this is a pretty confusing concept:

  • It doesn’t sound like Chase is going as premium as Amex here with airport lounges
  • Since these lounges will have “The Club” in the branding, it’s not entirely clear how different they’ll be than typical “The Club” lounges
  • Is this just a mutual marketing opportunity of sorts between “The Club” and Chase, or is there more to this?
  • I can’t even imagine how crowded these lounges will be, between Chase Sapphire and Priority Pass card members, so I’m curious if other restrictions are put in place to limit access

It’s awesome to see Chase get into the airport lounge game, though at the end of the day I think you can only get so excited about credit card lounges in the United States, given how many people have access. The broad access requirements here also realistically limit how nice these will be.

The Club at Boston (BOS)

Bottom line

The concept of the “Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club” has been announced. With this, we’ll see Chase partner with Airport Dimensions to open some lounges. At least unofficially, it seems that the first lounge will open in Boston in 2022, and it will be 12,000 square feet. The lounges will be open to those with the Chase Sapphire, as well as Priority Pass members.

What are you expecting from Chase’s new airport lounge concept?

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  1. Michael

    The slide deck also shows that space received proposals from Amex for a Centurion Lounge and a Capital One Lounge. Hopefully BOS will receive some new lounges with the terminal E expansion.

  2. pylon1984

    Some "The Clubs" are better than others but few hold a candle to Centurion lounges, or even domestic US airline lounges (UA's lounge at BOS is actually pretty awesome). Chase will need to find a way to go beyond co-branding or marketing if they are to differentiate their lounge perk from Amex, not to mention individual airline cards.

  3. pstm91

    Well clearly Chase Execs knew it couldn't just be called "Sapphire" because there is a well known gentlemen's club chain in NYC of the same name - something JPM employees would know well! (Only somewhat kidding)

  4. Motion to Dismiss

    I disagree that it’s hard to get excited about credit card lounges in the US. The Amex Centurion lounges are absolutely wonderful—I had an enjoyable few hours at the JFK lounge a few days ago. Excellent cocktails and food (even though the menu was limited). I also poked into the Delta Skyclub for a bit and that was an overcrowded mob scene by comparison.

    That said I don’t have high hopes for these Chase lounges.

  5. Steve

    they need to be reserve only, with the recent positive changes to the preffered and freedom cards there really is no point anymore on the reserve.

  6. Peter

    A bigger piece of news here is the B-C connector, since AA and UA are both in B without a PP lounge. If B and C are now connected, even if this lounge isn't much to see, it will allow passengers in B to access lounges in C and E which is a bigger deal in my opinion.

  7. Chris

    I think it would be interesting to see if Chase is using this as a pilot to test if they can break into the lounge market and will go onto build their own lounges or are just trying to have this partnership as a “me-too” to list on their website.

    Given Amex has been building lounges for a while now, it would be nice to have another credit card, especially given the amount of money...

    I think it would be interesting to see if Chase is using this as a pilot to test if they can break into the lounge market and will go onto build their own lounges or are just trying to have this partnership as a “me-too” to list on their website.

    Given Amex has been building lounges for a while now, it would be nice to have another credit card, especially given the amount of money JPMC has, begin to build out their own dedicated lounge network that can be as competitive as the Centurions

  8. Mark

    My guess would be Reserve free, Preferred for a fee or Reserve gets guests and Preferred don't.

  9. MikeL

    They need to make these as premium as Centurion lounges to compete. I also hope that they are limited to Sapphire Reserve cardholders and not Preferred cardholders, just like Amex Gold cardholders don't get Centurion lounge access. I also hope that it is not affiliated with Priority Pass. There will be plenty of demand for these lounges with Reserve cardholders alone. They need to have their own unique flair, similar to Amex Lounges. There needs...

    They need to make these as premium as Centurion lounges to compete. I also hope that they are limited to Sapphire Reserve cardholders and not Preferred cardholders, just like Amex Gold cardholders don't get Centurion lounge access. I also hope that it is not affiliated with Priority Pass. There will be plenty of demand for these lounges with Reserve cardholders alone. They need to have their own unique flair, similar to Amex Lounges. There needs to be something that sets these apart from your typical PP or The Club lounges. Fingers crossed!

  10. Chris

    I’m not sure I see how they would get more crowded since presumably everyone already has access to them through Priority Pass?

  11. Andrew

    Oh boy. “Fresh” usually means innovative and cost cutting. Like a “Fresh and Easy” grocery store.

  12. AutoFill Contact

    MikeL what the Hell!

  13. Mark

    If it is like the club at atl, it won't be worth going to. That is a disappointment aside from it being free.

  14. Stephen

    Please change back to your former website....this new one is hard to navigate and honestly ugly looking!

  15. dander

    wonder if private clients will have access or not

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dander

wonder if private clients will have access or not

Stephen

Please change back to your former website....this new one is hard to navigate and honestly ugly looking!

Mark

If it is like the club at atl, it won't be worth going to. That is a disappointment aside from it being free.

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