Today, Chase opened the Sapphire Terrace at Austin International Airport.
This comes while AMEX continues to expend its Centurion and Escape lounge network and Capital One expands its lounge and landing network.
Chase plans on opening a network of Sapphire Lounges by The Club in airports like Boston, Las Vegas, LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Washington/IAD and more. They currently operate a Sapphire Lounge in Hong Kong and it’s accessible to anyone with a Priority Pass. Oddly, that means cards like the AMEX Consumer Platinum Card, AMEX Business Platinum Card, and Capital One Venture X will have access to those lounges, while Chase Sapphire Preferred cardholders will not.
However the Sapphire Terrace is only accessible to Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders within 3 hours of a departing flight. They can also also bring in 2 guests for free. Additional cardholders can also enter the terrace for free and bring in 2 free guests.
The Austin Terrace opens today near gate 1 and the hours will be from 10am-8pm. It has 5,000 square feet of mostly outdoor space, with some indoor space.
“The Sapphire Terrace will be an indoor-outdoor space in the airport that will provide travelers a place to relax, recharge and fuel up before flights with complimentary local beverages (like cider from Austin Eastciders and beer from (512) Brewing Company as well as non-alcoholic beverages), convenient grab-and-go bites, shuffleboard, a giveaway, and more. The Sapphire Terrace will also feature artwork from Austin artist and muralist Rex Hamilton that’s inspired by the vibrant colors and native flowers of Texas.“
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For a half of a second I thought of getting a sapphire card (in addition to my platinum) – but I guess I don’t need to
Why, why can’t Chicago get a decent lounge!!??
A indoor outdoor setup would give a place to smoke which isn’t available in most US airports except for las Vegas however many European and asian airports have dedicated smoking lounges, which is a perk that isn’t often talked about. However you would wonder what happens in the rain.
I have been in some lounges that had outdoor space but smoking was still prohibited (i think it was a delta lounge in SLC)
Still no lounge for Chase Sapphire Reserve holders @JFK