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San Diego Lindbergh Field International Airport (SAN) Aspire Lounge
Terminal 2 East, near Gate 33


Link to SAN AA airport information.

Link to SAN airport web site.

LOCATION:
Terminal 2, immediately to the left, before Gate 23

INFORMATION:
This former Airspace Lounge is a contract lounge that accepts Admirals Club members as well as American Express Centurion and Platinum members and certain premium cabin passengers on British Airways, Japan Airlines, and Edelweiss. All staff are contracted employees, there are no longer AA staff (AAngels) at the front desk.

Irrespective of travel class or airline, the Aspire Lounge at San Diego Airport is open to all guests departing from terminal 2. Guests at this lounge can enjoy a range of facilities including: free WiFi, complimentary showers, dedicated business areas and facilities and an expansive food and beverage menu. Formerly the Airspace Lounge, this airport lounge allows guests to separate themselves from the busy airport concourse and work, play or simply relax.

HOURS:
The hours and additional information are posted here.

AMENITIES:
  • Additional $10 credit for premium menu items included with every entry (Not available for Admirals Club members. Credit available for AMEX Platinum and Centurion holders. Passengers who access via BA or JL are entitled to two premium items, regardless of price)
  • Unlimited, complimentary soft drinks and light snacks
  • Full bar
  • Unlimited complimentary espresso and cappucino
  • Unlimited complimentary Peet's Coffees & Teas
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Power outlets at every seat
  • Semi-private conference room (Seats up to 6)
  • Complimentary printing
  • Complimentary scanning
  • Complimentary use of shower facility

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SAN / San Diego Int'l. Airport AirSpace Lounge / "Admirals Club" (master thread)

Old Apr 5, 09, 6:03 pm
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SAN / San Diego Int'l. Airport AirSpace Lounge / "Admirals Club" (master thread)


SAN / San Diego Lindbergh Field International Airport Terminal 2 East, near Gate 33 AirSpace Lounge

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Old Feb 27, 14, 6:35 am
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SAN / San Diego Admirals Club (master thread)

In this itty-bitty little club now for the first time. Very nice lady at the desk tells me the new expanded club will open in April.
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Old Mar 21, 14, 5:23 pm
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The staff at this Admirals Club location is beyond stellar. Barbara, Mark, Arlene and the rest are phenomenal employees. Hands down the best service American has to offer. This club was supposed to be renovated with like 13 different completion dates lol. Now they aren't so sure about April!
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Old Apr 24, 14, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by AA-Flyer-SAN
The staff at this Admirals Club location is beyond stellar. Barbara, Mark, Arlene and the rest are phenomenal employees. Hands down the best service American has to offer. This club was supposed to be renovated with like 13 different completion dates lol. Now they aren't so sure about April!
I was there this week, and there was no sign of any progress. I had to run and didn't have time to inquire about a new projected completion date, but it has to be soon, right?
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Old Apr 24, 14, 12:09 pm
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Arlene and Barbara mentioned April 30th
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Old Apr 26, 14, 8:42 am
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Wednesday 4/30 opening of Phase 1 confirmed.
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Old May 3, 14, 6:43 pm
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It's open:
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Looking forward to our visit Tuesday morning!
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Posting from the new club. It's gorgeous. Great view of the apron, lots of light, very nice new bar and comfortable seating. Plus, they have a real espresso machine that grinds the beans when you hit the button (like in the T5 terraces). This place may have the best coffee in the system.

It appears to be cobranded or colocated with the private "airspace lounge", which is a pay per use lounge starting at $25 a visit (and included with Amex plat membership). Entrance to airspace is through the admirals club, but they have a separate desk in the entry way.

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Posting from the new club. It's gorgeous. Great view of the apron, lots of light, very nice new bar and comfortable seating. Plus, they have a real espresso machine that grinds the beans when you hit the button (like in the T5 terraces). This place may have the best coffee in the system.

It appears to be cobranded or colocated with the private "airspace lounge", which is a pay per use lounge starting at $25 a visit (and included with Amex plat membership). Entrance to airspace is through the admirals club, but they have a separate desk in the entry way.
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Old May 6, 14, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by oopsz
It appears to be cobranded or colocated with the private "airspace lounge", which is a pay per use lounge starting at $25 a visit (and included with Amex plat membership). Airspace has a separate entrance that leads to the new admirals club.
So does everyone have access to the entire club?
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Old May 8, 14, 3:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Fanjet
So does everyone have access to the entire club?

yes this is correct, this is now a Airspace/AA lounge. So both AA/US Club members can access the club or any American Express Platinum/Centurion card holder. OR anyone can buy their way in for $25.

Right now Alcohol is severed in the old club pending the new liquor license

$25 is 1/2 the price of the AA day pass for $50, so this is a big win for travelers. Also the space is more than double the size of the old AA lounge, so I don't see space to be an issue, especially as Delta & UA also have their own clubs at SAN.

My lounge review and pictures are here but also check out the thread dedicated to the Airspace SAN lounge
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Old May 8, 14, 5:53 pm
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I'm not sure yet how I feel about my home airport's AC being opened up to virtually anyone for just $25, but the pictures of the new space look very nice. I suppose that's the tradeoff -- nicer club, but less exclusive. Virtually any state of operation would be better than the club over the last couple of years during the transition period, though, and it's also certainly better than no club at all, which was apparently a possibility at one point.

I'm looking forward to seeing the new space with my own eyes next week.
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Old May 9, 14, 1:15 am
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Looking forward to visiting the renewed club. Also glad I kept my Amex - I'm sure those $10 bar credits will add up
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Old Jul 7, 14, 2:20 pm
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I'm curious about the opening of the second phase--any news? I won't be there for about three weeks. The pictures of phase one look nice.
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