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Now Arriving at an Airport Lounge Near You: Peloton Bikes, Nap Pods and Caviar Service

A handful of recent lounges opened by bank card issuers, including Capital One and American Express, have recently landed in airports across the United States, promising posh spots of refuge for select travelers awaiting their flights. At La Guardia Airport, caviar service shall be available for pre-order. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, travelers can get complimentary massages, and at Denver International Airport, there are nap pods. In addition to amenities, the brand new lounges provide an ambience harking back to a luxury hotel lobby, each in interior design and scale, and fit several hundred people at a time.

“Lounges have definitely gotten busier, so we’ve expanded our footprint,” said Audrey Hendley, president of American Express Travel, which in February opened its largest Centurion lounge, at 26,000 square feet at Hartsfield-Jackson, bringing its total variety of lounges within the United States to 14.

Broadly, there are three kinds of airport lounges available to travelers: airline operated; shared-use spaces that aren’t limited to 1 airline or frequent flier status (think Priority Pass); and bank card lounges. Many are operated in partnership with lounge development firms.

For greater than a decade, American Express was the one bank card issuer with lounges within the United States. That modified last 12 months, when Chase Sapphire and Capital One each opened locations at major airports across the country, with plans to unveil a handful more in the approaching years.

The proliferation is driven partly by changing demographics and travel patterns of fliers today. This 12 months may set a record for the variety of air travelers, with an estimated 4.7 billion people expected to fly globally. According to a survey published last May by the polling firm Morning Consult, younger travelers are more inclined than older generations to book travel with bank card loyalty programs, and people within the Gen Z age group, specifically, have signaled a declining loyalty to airline frequent flier programs.

While bank card firms saw opportunities to expand their brand awareness with lounges, the facilities also provide additional advantages to card members who pay lots of of dollars in annual membership fees. Card fees range from $395 a 12 months for a Capital One Venture X to $695 for an American Express Platinum.

Here are the newest highlights of recent bank card lounges from across the country.

Domestic locations: John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4, La Guardia Airport’s Terminal B, Boston Logan International Airport by Gate B40.

Forthcoming locations: San Diego International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas and Philadelphia International Airport.

Who can use: Travelers with the Chase Sapphire Reserve, J.P. Morgan Reserve or Ritz-Carlton bank cards who’ve activated their Priority Pass memberships. Those without these cards but who’ve Priority Pass can enter annually. Chase Sapphire Reserve and J.P. Morgan Reserve cardholders can bring as much as two guests per visit without spending a dime, and extra guests cost $27. Those with the Ritz-Carlton card can bring unlimited guests at no extra cost.

What’s on offer: Locally made draft beers and occasional, menus designed by local restaurants, private bathrooms with showers and, at La Guardia Airport’s 16,200-square-foot space spanning two floors, three suites with caviar service that could be reserved as much as 72 hours before a flight ($2,200 to book).

Domestic locations: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Denver International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Los Angeles International Airport, Harry Reid International Airport, Miami International Airport, Kennedy Airport, La Guardia Airport, Philadelphia Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Forthcoming locations: Reagan National Airport later this 12 months, Newark Liberty International Airport in 2026.

Who can use: Eligible American Express cardholders, and people with Delta’s SkyMiles Reserve Card or Reserve Business Card; details vary based on the cardboard. Complimentary guest access will depend on bank card use; American Express Platinum and Business Platinum Card Members who spend $75,000 or more a 12 months can bring as much as two guests in free per visit.

What’s on offer: A whiskey bar, phone booths and work stations, wellness rooms, food by local celebrity chefs, complimentary massages, game rooms and wine tastings

Domestic locations: Dallas-Fort Worth Airport’s Terminal D, Denver Airport’s Concourse A, Dulles International Airport’s Main Terminal.

Forthcoming locations: Harry Reid International Airport.

Welcomed travelers: Venture X and Venture X Business cardholders, who can bring as much as two guests per visit. Additional guests cost $45. All other travelers pays $65 per visit to enter.

What’s on offer: A fitness room with Peloton bikes, nap pods, shower suites, small plate dining options and grab-and-go food, luggage lockers, coffee bars.

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