Escape Lounges are a different breed. These airport oases typically take up residence in smaller U.S. airports like Oakland (OAK), Sacramento (SMF), Reno (RNO), and Hartford (BDL), along with a handful in the U.K. And then there’s our favorite hometown airport lounge at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP).
And their footprint is growing. The newest Escape Lounge in the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky (CVG) airport is now open!
What You Need to Know: Cincinnati Escape Lounge
The Escape Lounges are typically small but stellar. You can almost always count on a comfortable place to sit, above-average food, and fast Wi-Fi. The Cincinnati airport previously had just The Club in Concourse A, which is a part of the Priority Pass network. The New Escape lounge at CVG is located in Concourse B of CVG.
Much like Centurion lounges, you know what to expect with Escape lounges: unlimited amenities including food and drink, comfortable seating with plenty of power outlets, high-speed Wi-Fi, cell phone chargers, printing services, and excellent service. Because Escape Lounges are no longer part of the Priority Pass network, they’re also not as crowded as some other lounges.
Cincinnati’s new Escape Lounge menu was designed by a local chef, Alfio Gulisano. Some menu highlights include biscuits and chorizo gravy, baked pistachio-crusted salmon, and apple quince bread pudding. See the full food and drink menu.
How to Get into the Cincinnati Escape Lounge
To get into this new Escape Lounge, you’ll need The Platinum Card from American Express.
No card opens more airport lounge doors than the Amex Platinum card. For starters, it will get you and two guests into all Centurion and Escape lounges for free. Without the Amex Platinum Card, entry at an Escape Lounge would cost you $45 per person.
You also get a Priority Pass Select membership, which gets you and your guests into 1,200-plus lounges worldwide. And finally, you can access Delta Sky Clubs so long as you’re flying Delta that day (you can also pay $29 to bring in a guest).
Then there are all the other benefits in addition to lounge access, including $200 in airline credits, $200 toward Uber rides doled out in monthly stipends, $100 to cover a Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application, and more.
And make sure to check if you’re eligible for the 100,000 point welcome offer.
Click Here to learn more about the Platinum Card from American Express.
This is a spectacular addition to the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky (CVG) airport. We are huge fans of the Escape Lounge experience and are glad to see their location in CVG Concourse B now open.
Lead photo courtesy of Escape Lounges
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