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SAN Aspire Lounge Converting to AS Lounge (Seemingly) Confirmed

SAN Aspire Lounge Converting to AS Lounge (Seemingly) Confirmed

Old Dec 2, 2023, 5:33 pm
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SAN Aspire Lounge Converting to AS Lounge (Seemingly) Confirmed

On the agenda of the monthly meeting of the SDCRAA (airport board) next Thursday is an item to "Award a Lease to Alaska Airlines for the Operation of an Airline Club for a Term of 10 Years" at SDIA. The lounge size is listed as 5,456 sq feet.

Source: look for item 16 near the end -- at this link: for item 16 near the end -- at this link:
https://www.san.org/DesktopModules/Brin ... &TabId=344
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by StevenSeagalFan
On the agenda of the monthly meeting of the SDCRAA (airport board) next Thursday is an item to "Award a Lease to Alaska Airlines for the Operation of an Airline Club for a Term of 10 Years" at SDIA. The lounge size is listed as 5,456 sq feet.

Source: look for item 16 near the end -- at this link: for item 16 near the end -- at this link:
https://www.san.org/DesktopModules/Brin ... &TabId=344
Like I said in another thread--it's the worst keep secret in San Diego.
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 6:38 pm
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The N lounge is apparently 15,800 sqft. So this SAN lounge at 1/3 of that is a pretty decent size, I think.
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by notquiteaff
The N lounge is apparently 15,800 sqft. So this SAN lounge at 1/3 of that is a pretty decent size, I think.
It'll be cute

What are the requests for what's on draft?
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Old Dec 2, 2023, 9:13 pm
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Any idea if they will also accept Admirals Club membership?
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by diver858
Any idea if they will also accept Admirals Club membership?
Why would this lounge be any different to standard policy?
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 12:38 am
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Huh, wonder where there's 5k worth of space in T2 for that? Seems like the east side where most AS flights are is pretty much full? Or are there larger plans to swap terminals when the new T1 opens?
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 12:53 am
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Originally Posted by safari ari
Why would this lounge be any different to standard policy?
"Standard Policy" HAHA AS has had widely varying policies for access across their locations - Priority Pass access, selling of day-passes, accessing multiple lounges same day (or not) with a purchased day pass, paid FC access, and probably a bunch of other criteria I can't immediately recall.... basically, there is no "Standard Policy." In general, lounges away from AS home territory (outside SEA, then PDX) has been somewhat more generous and I'd expect SAN to fall in line with that but there really is no standard to even remotely rely on.
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by mtofell
"Standard Policy" HAHA AS has had widely varying policies for access across their locations - Priority Pass access, selling of day-passes, accessing multiple lounges same day (or not) with a purchased day pass, paid FC access, and probably a bunch of other criteria I can't immediately recall.... basically, there is no "Standard Policy." In general, lounges away from AS home territory (outside SEA, then PDX) has been somewhat more generous and I'd expect SAN to fall in line with that but there really is no standard to even remotely rely on.
Point taken about Priority Pass, day passes, etc. However, Admirals Club membership currently provides access to all AS lounges without restrictions for capacity, multiple entries, class of service, etc. That is the standard for AS lounges. Why would a new SAN AS lounge be any different?
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 9:18 am
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Originally Posted by dlichterman
Huh, wonder where there's 5k worth of space in T2 for that? Seems like the east side where most AS flights are is pretty much full? Or are there larger plans to swap terminals when the new T1 opens?
From my understanding of what I overheard last month was they are taking over the Aspire lounge and expanding it.
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by skunker
From my understanding of what I overheard last month was they are taking over the Aspire lounge and expanding it.
Oh.......interesting. That would suck for people relying on it for Priority Pass access - however when that new Chase lounge finally opens maybe that will change things....
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by safari ari
Why would this lounge be any different to standard policy?
I am having difficulties finding the current policy; Aspire Club in SAN has been the only OW option for quite a while, accepts both AA and AS, Premium passengers on BA and JL flights; My only recent experience at an AS lounge was Saturday in PDX, where they took my Admirals Club membership.

Once the AS club is open, I am wondering if SAN Aspire will continue to accept Admirals Club, host Premium passengers on OW international partners,
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 1:25 pm
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I could see the new Chase Sapphire lounge filling in as the Priority Pass option.
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by diver858
I am having difficulties finding the current policy; Aspire Club in SAN has been the only OW option for quite a while, accepts both AA and AS, Premium passengers on BA and JL flights; My only recent experience at an AS lounge was Saturday in PDX, where they took my Admirals Club membership.

Once the AS club is open, I am wondering if SAN Aspire will continue to accept Admirals Club, host Premium passengers on OW international partners,
I would like to know too. One week flying AA(Qatar Gold/OWS) got in, the next flying AA got rejected. At least with AA lounges no ambiguity. I really didn't care that much at the time, but in the future I plan more flights through SAN.
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Old Dec 3, 2023, 4:23 pm
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I think HNL is coming up next after SAN
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