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It's official: Chase is in the airport lounge business.

The bank behind the ultra-popular *chase sapphire preferred* and *chase sapphire reserve* has been working for years to build its own branded lounges dubbed the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club – and more and more of them are opening: After opening a location abroad over in Hong Kong (HKG), Chase opened its very-first U.S. lounge in Boston (BOS) in 2023. To kick off 2024, the bank opened a pair of lounges at New York City airports. And even more are on the way.

These Chase lounges are run in collaboration with Airport Dimensions, the same group behind “The Club” family of lounges that you'll find throughout the U.S. that Priority Pass members can currently access. But Chase has upped the ante for its own lounges: The design is chic and spacious, complimentary food and drinks area big step above your typical airport club, and there are also upscale amenities like showers and wellness areas.
 

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Take a look inside Chase Sapphire Lounges with our review of the Boston Sapphire lounge!

Still, these new Chase Sapphire Lounges will face stiff competition. American Express has been the king of airport lounges for years with its long and growing list Amex Centurion Lounges in both U.S. airports and abroad. And now Capital One has set the bar even higher with its lounges in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Denver (DEN), and Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD).

So where will these new Chase Sapphire Lounges be? And how will you be able to get in? Read on for everything you need to know.
 

 

Chase Sapphire Lounge Locations

Chase Sapphire Lounge locations are planned in the nine following airports:

While this list of prospective Chase Sapphire lounge locations look great, just four are currently open.

The bank's first U.S. lounge opened on May 16, 2023, in Boston (BOS). While Chase missed its goal of opening at least two additional locations in 2023, a third and fourth lounge opened in New York City-LaGuardia (LGA) and New York City (JFK) in January 2024. Chase has not laid out a timeline for opening its other locations.

Here's everything we know so far about the each of these Chase Sapphire Lounges.

 

Boston (BOS) Chase Sapphire Lounge

The Boston Chase Sapphire Lounge was first announced back in June 2021, but it would be nearly two years before it welcomed any guests. The nearly 12,000-square-foot space officially opened for business on May 16, 2023.

You'll find it located between gates B39 and B40 in the Boston airport's relatively new B-to-C connector.

Its location will make it easy for JetBlue flyers to pop in as well as United, American, and a slew of major international airlines – at least so long as you're up for a bit of walk. But for loyal Delta flyers, it'll be a pain: It'd be at least a 20-ish minute walk from Terminal A where Delta flies in and out of, requiring you to re-clear security multiple times.

Travelers are in for a treat. This nearly 12,000-square foot Chase lounge is a massive step up from your typical “The Club” lounge and easily on par with lounges from competitors like American Express or Capital One. It's laid out beautifully, with tons of natural light and tarmac views, great seating, not one but two bars, and a whole lot more to love.
 

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Read our review of Chase's First U.S. Sapphire Lounge in Boston!

The Boston lounge is open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Chase Sapphire Lounge

The governing board of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) has approved a lease agreement with the Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club.

According to the board meeting notes, the Sapphire Lounge will be located in Terminal D by gate 35, which would be relatively close to both the existing Capital One Lounge at DFW (which we think is one of the best airport lounges in the country) and the Dallas American Express Centurion Lounge.

There aren't any details about the size of the space as of right now, but it's in an area with a number of shared airline lounges, any one of which could be the future home of the Sapphire Lounge.

 

Hong Kong (HKG) Chase Sapphire Lounge

The first Chase Sapphire Lounge to open its doors is all the way over in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Chase Sapphire Lounge opened in late October 2022, located located in the West Hall of the International Departures area near Gate 40. It was a puzzling opening salvo for Chase. Why open the first location 7,000-plus miles away from most U.S. travelers might seem like a head-scratcher – especially in Hong Kong?
 

chase sapphire lounge hong kong 

But it was all about opportune timing. Rather than building this lounge from the ground up, Chase was able to take over from an existing The Club location, allowing it to open much earlier.

We haven't visited yet, but Chase has promised comfortable spots to work or relax, high-speed Wi-Fi and plenty of outlets, and complimentary drinks as well as la carte food (both with some local flair) available via mobile ordering.

The Hong Kong lounge is open daily from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

 

Las Vegas (LAS) Chase Sapphire Lounge

Chase airport lounge operator, Airport Dimensions, won a bid to build a new lounge in Las Vegas (LAS), according to public documents from the Clark County Commission. The initial plans call for a roughly 4,500-square-foot lounge in the airport’s C gates, which are home to Southwest Airlines but fairly easy for any travelers to access. Documents show the lounge space is located behind security near the entrance to the C Gate concourse.

But beyond its location and size, there are precious few details about Chase’s plans for its Las Vegas lounge – including what travelers may eventually find inside and when it may open. A spokesman for the Las Vegas airport said the airport and Chase are in the midst of negotiations for a final agreement on the lounge plans and construction. Chase previously confirmed to Thrifty Traveler it had won the bid for a Las Vegas airport lounge but did not provide any other details about its plans for the space.

“A construction timeline won’t be settled until the agreement is finalized so it’s too soon to give any dates for work to commence or a targeted opening,” the airport spokesman said.

 

Los Angeles (LAX) Chase Sapphire Lounge 

Public documents from the airport board show Chase plans to open a Sapphire Lounge at the massive Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 9,234-square-foot lounge will be located near Gate 148 and include views of the tarmac and plenty of local touches. 

A Chase Sapphire Lounge at LAX will be welcome news for travelers with the Sapphire Reserve card in their wallets traveling through Los Angeles – the terminal currently has no Priority Pass lounges. It'll be easy for many travelers departing Los Angeles for lands abroad to access, as the Tom Bradley terminal is where most of the major international carriers fly in and out. The terminal is already home to several airline lounges as well as an Amex Centurion Lounge.

Chase once again beat out the Plaza Premium Group – the company behind Capital One Lounges – to secure the space at LAX, according to public documents. 

An opening date has not been announced, and there are few details about what's on tap in Los Angeles.

 

New York-LaGuardia (LGA) Chase Sapphire Lounge

You'll find the second Chase Sapphire Lounge to open in the states in the Big Apple.

The Chase Sapphire Lounge at LaGuardia opened in January 2024 in the airport's shiny new Terminal B – right next door to the American Express Centurion Lounge. And it's truly massive, a 21,800-square-foot space spread across not one but two floors, with many of the same elements that made the Boston lounge such a standout.
 

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Photo courtesy of Chase

 

Much like the Boston lounge, there's both a buffet setup and an a la carte menu with plates you can order via QR code. Chase is touting new dishes like a seared salmon, lentil ragout, and a tasty roast beef sandwich with raclette cheese on ciabatta at this LaGuardia location.

But then there's something brand new: Ultra-exclusive “Reserve Suites by Chase,” three private suites within the lounge that offer an unparalleled VIP experience with a dedicated lounge attendant, private bathrooms and showers, an exclusive dining menu complete with caviar service upon arrival, and more. They're not cheap: Even the smaller suite with capacity for four guests will set you back $2,200 while reserving the larger spaces for eight travelers costs $3,000 … for a three-hour stay.

The LaGuardia lounge is open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

New York City (JFK) Chase Sapphire Lounge

The third U.S. Chase Sapphire Lounge came out of nowhere.

In late January 2024, Chase opened the doors to a surprise lounge location in Terminal 4 at New York City (JFK). But it's not just a Chase Sapphire Lounge: It's run in partnership with Etihad Airways, which previously ran the lounge but shut it down at the start of the pandemic.

Etihad Airways business and first class passengers will have access, too. But make no mistake: This is a full-blown Chase Sapphire Lounge. A Chase spokesperson confirmed the bank has redesigned and upgraded the space “so it will have that same signature Chase Sapphire Lounge by The Club elevated experience and offerings.”
 

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Photo courtesy of Chase Sapphire

 

The lounge is located just after security at Terminal 4. It's open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Philadelphia (PHL) Chase Sapphire Lounge

In early December 2022, the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced that it will be welcoming a Chase Sapphire Lounge.

Details on the Philadelphia lounge are scant: There's no current projected timeline for its opening, and a Chase spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But here's what we do know: At 20,000 square feet, it'll be massive.

The plans call for the new Chase Sapphire Lounge by the Club to be located in the airport's Terminal D/E connector.
 

Philadelphia Airport
Photo courtesy of Google Maps

 

At 20,000 square feet, it'll be the biggest lounge in Philadelphia – by a long shot. Consider this: It's more than triple the size of the Amex Centurion Lounge in Terminal A, which measures in at just 6,300 square feet.

 

Phoenix (PHX) Chase Sapphire Lounge

The Points Guy first reported that Chase is laying the groundwork for yet another Sapphire Lounge in Phoenix's (PHX) Terminal 4.

The space is on the smaller side at only 3,500 square feet. Chase was expected to start construction sometime early this year, but an official opening date has not yet been announced.

 

San Diego (SAN) Chase Sapphire Lounge

In November 2021, Airport Dimensions – Chase's partner in this Sapphire Lounge project – was awarded a contract to build an 11,000 square foot lounge in San Diego's (SAN) Terminal 2 West.

According to the San Diego Airport Authority (SDAA) planning documents, the lounge had a target open date of November 2023 and will feature “locally inspired design, local food, beverages, and art partnerships.” But Chase seems unlikely to meet that goal.

 

Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD) Chase Sapphire Lounge

Public documents first reported last fall by the Washington Business Journal show that Chase is now preparing to build out a Sapphire Lounge at Washington, D.C.-Dulles (IAD).

The plans in Dulles call for a relatively undersized 5,200-square-foot space split across two levels, including a 1,000-square-foot bar and lounge, dedicated dining room, work area, family room, and more. It'll be located in Dulles's Concourse A, which is connected directly to Concourse B but also accessible no matter which gates you're flying out of, as the airport terminals are connected airside after security.

There's no opening timeline for the Dulles Lounge. Chase has not publicly commented on its plans for the lounge in D.C.

 

The ‘Chase Sapphire Terrace' Austin (AUS)

While it appeared to be Chase's 10th Sapphire Lounge at first, Chase's space at Austin (AUS) not really a lounge after all.

It's a Chase Sapphire Terrace. Opened in March 2023, it's a relatively small but chic indoor-outdoor space at the airport's main terminal. Chase is offering complimentary drinks, grab-and-go food, shuffleboard, giveaways, and more.
 

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Only travelers with the *chase sapphire reserve* in their wallets can get in, along with two guests. The Sapphire Terrace is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

 

How to Get Into Chase Sapphire Lounges

Sapphire Reserve Cardholders Get Into Chase Lounges For Free

By far the easiest way to get into a Chase Sapphire Lounge – including the upcoming outpost in Boston (BOS) is by holding Chase's top-tier travel rewards credit card – the *chase sapphire reserve*.

Sapphire Reserve cardholders get unlimited complimentary access to the Sapphire Lounges. They will also have the ability to bring up to two guests with them on each visit free of charge. Authorized users on the Reserve (which cost an extra $75 a year per card) should also get their own access and guests, too.

One small hitch: It's not the Reserve that gets you in but the Priority Pass membership you get from your Reserve card that gets you access. Just be sure to activate that account and you should be set.

“Making sure Chase Sapphire Reserve customers have a priority entrance was key to the strategy. They will always have access to the lounge,” said Dana Pouwels, Chase's Sapphire Lounge General Manager and head of Chase partnerships in a statement to Thrifty Traveler.
 

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Learn more about the *chase sapphire reserve*.
 

The Sapphire Reserve has an annual fee of $550, but with benefits like Chase Sapphire Lounge access, Priority Pass Select lounge access (including Priority Pass restaurants), up to a $300 annual travel credit, and many other premium benefits, it can easily be worth it.

Read our full review of the Chase Sapphire Reserve!

 

Other Priority Pass Members Get One Free Chase Airport Lounge Visit Per Year

Have a Priority Pass membership from non-Chase cards like *amex platinum* or the *venture x*? You'll get one free visit to the Chase Sapphire Lounges (including upcoming U.S. locations) each calendar year. That's not one visit per location, but rather one visit across the entire Chase Sapphire Lounge network.

After you burn up that free annual pass, Priority Pass members can buy a discounted day pass … for $75. Keep in mind that if you have multiple Priority Pass membership from different premium travel credit cards, you can use each of them for a separate, once-a-year entry to Chase lounges.
 

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One thing to note: Heading to the Chase Sapphire Lounge with a Priority Pass membership will not have the ability to bring guests in free of charge. Guests will also be required to buy a pass for $75 (more on this in a bit).

Plus, you might get turned away from Chase Sapphire Lounges during busy times. Pouwels, the Sapphire Lounge general manager, said Chase may occasionally restrict access to only Reserve cardholders as lounges fill up to ensure they can get in the door.

 

No Access for Sapphire Preferred Cardholders

Do you hold the *chase sapphire preferred*? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you won't receive any special access to the Chase Sapphire Lounge in Boston … or any of their upcoming locations scattered throughout the U.S.

You can buy your way in by paying $100 for a day pass. Sapphire Preferred cardholders won't receive any special discounts to enter Chase's lounges. 
 

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Free Entry & Free Guests with the Ritz-Carlton Card

One card is even better than Chase's top-of-the-line travel card for getting into Chase Sapphire lounges. It's just much trickier to get your hands on it.

The Ritz-Carlton Card from Chase is Marriott's top co-branded card with Chase. Not only will it get you into the Sapphire Lounge for free with the card's complimentary Priority Pass membership – you can also bring an unlimited number of guests, too! Chase's own access policies spell out this incredible perk.
 

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So what's the problem? Well, the Ritz-Carlton Card is no longer available for applications, so you can't simply open the card online. But it still exists – you'll just need to open another Chase Marriott card, then upgrade to the Ritz-Carlton Card after a year or so. You can request an upgrade simply by calling the number on the back of your card or even through the chat function within the Chase mobile app.

Read more: How to Get the Ritz-Carlton Credit Card (& Why You Should!)

 

You Can Buy Your Way Into a Chase Sapphire Lounge For $100

Don't have a Chase Sapphire Reserve or a Priority Pass membership from another premium travel rewards credit card? You can still get into the Chase Sapphire Lounge – so long as you are willing to pay for it.

Anybody willing to pay $100 for a day pass can get into the Chase Sapphire Lounge in Boston – prices may vary at future U.S. Sapphire Lounges. Just be warned: no matter how you enter the lounge, you can only get in three hours before your scheduled departure – unless you are on a layover.

Paying $100 for three hours of lounge time likely doesn't make sense. Then again, if you are on a long layover and don't have a credit card that would otherwise provide you with Sapphire Lounge access, that cost could easily be worth it.

Just be warned: If the Sapphire Lounge is busy or at capacity, walk-up guests willing to pay the $100 access fee would likely be the first guests to be turned away. It's clear that Chase's priority with these new lounges is their top-tier Sapphire Reserve cardholders.

 

The Hong Kong Sapphire Lounge Access Rules Remain the Same

If you're traveling through Hong Kong (HKG) – the location of Chase's first Sapphire Lounge – it will be easier to get in.

Chase has confirmed that travelers with Chase's top-tier card, the *chase sapphire reserve* get in free along with two free guests – the same access policy that will be in place for its U.S.-based lounges.

But if you have a Priority Pass Select membership from other, non-Chase cards like *amex platinum* or the *venture x* you'll also be able to get into the Hong Kong location and bring two complimentary guests, too.
 

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The Chase Sapphire Lounge in Hong Kong (HKG). Image courtesy of Chase

 

Other Notable Chase Sapphire Lounge Access Rules

In addition to the information above, there are a few other things you'll want to be aware of for visiting Chase Sapphire Lounges.

 

There's a Three-Hour Entry Limit

No matter how you get into the Sapphire Lounge, you can only get in up to three hours before your scheduled departure.

That's more or less the same policy you'll find from Capital One at their Capital One Lounges, and from American Express at their Centurion Lounges. Even Delta Sky Clubs have adopted the same time limit.

 

Before Departure Only

Don't count on dropping by the Boston Sapphire Lounge or future locations after landing.

Pouwels confirmed that Chase Sapphire Lounges will only allow visitors boarding departing flights. Once again, that's consistent with how both Capital One and American Express handle things.

 

But Longer Layovers Are OK

Got time to kill between flights in Boston or future Chase Sapphire Lounge locations? Don't worry.

Chase confirmed that travelers making a connection are exempt from these rules, which means you should be able to get in more than three hours before your next flight. The bank hasn't spelled out a strict time limit on when travelers can get in.

That's much like how Amex Centurion Lounges handle access for travelers making connections at their airports. Capital One Lounges, meanwhile, do not have an explicit layover exception.

 

Bottom Line

The airport lounge wars are in full swing as Chase gets into the game with their Chase Sapphire airport lounges. After two recent openings, four Chase Sapphire Lounges are open today – and many more are on the way. We just don't know much about the other locations and when they'll open.

But it's clear that Chase is going all in to help compete with premium credit card products from both American Express and Capital One. And based on what we've seen lately, that plan could work.

 

Lead photo courtesy of Chase

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9 Responses

  • Covid is the smallest problem considering a Chase Hong Kong lounge right now. They may not even be an international hub for any airline in a year or two.

  • That would be absolute garbage if priority pass got access to this lounge, they would be so overcrowded. As it is I can almost never get into any priority pass lounges reliably. $550 for a high end card that offers it’s own lounge (like amex lounges with platinum) but allows everyone and their brother in, no thanks.

  • Sapphire Lounge would be very nice for it’s Sapphire members with only very limited access to other priority access cards/members

  • As a 7+ year Sapphire Reserve cardholder. I was initially excited by this news, but it has quickly turned into a stale “me too” movement by Chase, further watering down the benefits of the CSR for which they have increased the annual fee, with no real benefit for Sapphire Reserve cardholders.

    1) The length of time it has taken to get these lounges open has nearly made them irrelevant. Are they even trying? It’s been a year since most were announced.

    2) by The Club… Being a Sapphire cardholder, I have Priority Pass and encounter “The Club” a lot at different airports. The Club lounge experiences are the most underwhelming in the industry. If the Sapphire lounge is modeled after The Club’s other lounges, people will be lined up past the Sapphire Lounge to get into Capital One and Amex Centurion lounges instead.

    3) I can’t get in with Sapphire Reserve card and must use Priority Pass? So its really not exclusive to Sapphire customers, but to everyone with Priority Pass, which means its really just another boring, crowded Priority Pass location by the low-end lounge “The Club”. Meh.

    4) … Except my wife who is a Sapphire Preferred member, the lounge is off limits while Priority Pass customers from other non-Chase cards are free to stroll in. Great job dissing CSP holders Chase! At least she has Priority Pass through an Amex card. Oh wait, now she can only get in once.

    5) Since it is only yet another Priority Pass location, as a long-time Sapphire Reserve cardholder I still can’t get access covered for my normal-sized family of 4.

    It sure is a long wait for a non-exclusive run of the mill lounge with no Sapphire Reserve cardholder upside. Coupled with other moves, its almost as if Chase is trying to make Sapphire Reserve unenticing to cardholders and for them to move away to other credit card products. It feels like more of a slap in the face to CSR holders than a benefit. But given they can’t really seem to get them open anyway, its really just irrelevant marketing.

    • I just love to spend some time in a lounge between international connections. The experience is much more meaningful when the lounge is full of clueless parents accompanied by their feral children. Family rooms sound like a great place to hold the uncivilized prior to departure.

  • So can you get in prior to boarding AND during a layover? I’m flying out of LGA and have a layover in BOS.

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