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Guide to Capital One Lounges

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Within the past few months, Capital One has announced both a new premium travel card, the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card, as well as the arrival of Capital One airport lounges in select U.S. airports. While only one lounge location is currently open, two more are being developed with plans to open to the public in 2022.

While there are plenty of other airport lounge conglomerates in operation today, this is the first airport lounge membership program from Capital One. If you’re curious as to how Capital One airport lounge membership works and where lounges are located, read on to learn more.

Which airports offer Capital One Lounges?

The very first Capital One airport lounge is now open at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in Terminal D by Gate D2. Eligible Capital One cardholders can enter the lounge from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST. Upon arrival, lounge guests will find comfortable areas and seating to spread out and relax, free internet access and regionally-inspired food and drinks.

Two other airport lounges are slated to open in major domestic airports in 2022, one at Denver International Airport (DEN) and the other at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) outside of Washington, D.C.

Who has access to Capital One Lounges?

Consumers with eligible Capital One credit cards receive Capital One airport lounge access for free or for a reduced fee. The chart below shows which travel credit cards from this issuer make you eligible for lounge access, as well as the rules and fees required for entry.

Per-visit entry fee Guest policy
Capital One Venture X Credit Card Complimentary Two complimentary guests; a $45 fee per guest thereafter
Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card Two free visits per year, then $45 per visit $45 per visit for additional guests
Capital One Spark Miles for Business Two free visits per year, then $45 per visit $45 per visit for additional guests

As you can see, cardholders with the Capital One Venture X get complimentary access to Capital One airport lounges. It’s also worth noting that owners of this card get Priority Pass Select airport lounge membership, which includes entry to more than 1,300 airport lounges around the world.

Beyond Capital One cardholders, anyone else visiting the airport can enter for a flat fee of $65 per visit. Also, note that kids under the age of two are welcome to enter for free with a paid guest.

What’s offered in Capital One Lounges?

Capital One says that some of their lounge amenities will vary depending on the location you visit. However, perks and features you’ll find will include the following:

High-speed internet access

All Capital One airport lounges will have high-speed internet access that’s easy to use. Guest access is free and unlimited, so you can browse the web or get some work done while you wait for your flight to depart.

Food and drinks

Lounge visitors will also find food and drinks, including grab-and-go dining options for convenience, dining stations with hearty appetizers and entrees, fully stocked bars with various types of wine, beer and liquor, and even coffee bars in some locations. Capital One also plans to serve special meal options for vegetarians, vegans and guests who are gluten-free.

Quiet zones and relaxation rooms

Plenty of separate quiet zones will also be on offer, from spaces geared toward working in the lounge to relaxation rooms. There are also semi-private work areas with plug-in access at every seat.

Exercise areas

Some Capital One airport lounges will include exercise space for stretching, yoga and cycling. Peloton bikes will be available at some locations.

Shower suites

Shower suites can also help you feel fresh and clean before you catch your connecting flight for a personal or business trip. Complimentary towels and toiletries are also offered.

Space for families

Finally, Capital One airport lounges aim to be comfortable for families. These lounges plan to include family areas with kid-friendly furniture and parents’ rooms with space for diaper changes.

The bottom line

Capital One airport lounge access is a brand new amenity to aim for, and you can get it for free if you sign up for the Capital One Venture X. Venture and Spark Miles cardholders can also enter the lounge for a reduced rate of $45 (after their two free visits per year), and anyone else can visit if they’re willing to fork over $65.

Whether you just want another airport lounge option or you’re a travel enthusiast who loves earning Capital One miles, the addition of Capital One’s new airport lounges is worth celebrating.

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