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The Escape Lounge is a small-medium lounge in Terminal 1 airside, across from Gate 9, between Gates 8 and 8A.

Complimentary access for American Express Platinum Card and Centurion Members as part of the American Express Global Lounge CollectionSM. Also to departing International Business class or higher passengers such as British Airways.

Access for walk up clients is $45.00; booking in advance via Escape Lounges is $40.00. This is not a Priority Pass or airline lounge.

Amenities include a selection of complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, as well as

Ultra-Fast internet provision, separate from the main airport Wi-Fi
Easy, free of charge, access to the web
Print, scan and copy
Cellphone / tablet charging points abd poser points

(No showers; lavatories across the concourse)

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Old Jul 28, 21, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by Boraxo
Enjoying my first visit in a while. The lounge is vastly improved - no more overcrowding - virtually all Amex Plat now since Norwegian and BA are both gone from OAK and no more priority pass. Food selection is way better and everything is personally served to you due to nonsensical post Covid regs. Staff is wonderful (of course old staff was too). Drinks are stiff!

I am increasing my rating and highly recommend the new improved Escape. Only downside is the 7pm closing time.
Unfortunately for my wife & daughter, it was an 11 am opening time on July 19. Their departure time was 10:45. Oh well -- at least it's open again.
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Old Jul 29, 21, 2:35 pm
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Unfortunately for my wife & daughter, it was an 11 am opening time on July 19. Their departure time was 10:45. Oh well -- at least it's open again.
Alas not too useful for the early morning flights to Hawaii, either, when the coffee lines are long.
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Old Oct 18, 21, 11:36 am
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Lounge hours were updated last Friday to 5 AM - 8 PM.
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Old Oct 18, 21, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by Reaching
Lounge hours were updated last Friday to 5 AM - 8 PM.
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Old Oct 31, 21, 9:14 am
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I was here yesterday evening. Still no buffet, which is a bit perplexing, but maybe the menu service is cheaper for them. Server was very friendly and pro-active in offering food and drinks. A great respite from the terminal.

If you're flying WN, note that OAK has removed all the moving sidewalks as part of their "airport improvements" so your walk to T2 will be a little longer than it used to be.
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Was in there a few days ago. Still no buffet. One could order from the menu, which was similar to the choices at PHX T3. Coffee was self-serve, although the espresso machine wasnt working at the time.
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Originally Posted by econ
Was in there a few days ago. Still no buffet. One could order from the menu, which was similar to the choices at PHX T3. Coffee was self-serve, although the espresso machine wasnt working at the time.
It never work for the last few months that I visit ( 4-5 times ), FYI.

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Old Jan 9, 22, 7:29 pm
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Was in there a few days ago. Still no buffet. One could order from the menu, which was similar to the choices at PHX T3. Coffee was self-serve, although the espresso machine wasnt working at the time.
It wasn't working at PHX T-3 my last two visits, either.
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Old Jan 16, 22, 4:42 pm
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Was at the OAK escape lounge last night and now is self-serve. They went back to buffet on Friday 1/14.
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Old Feb 3, 22, 7:53 pm
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Was at the lounge on Monday, and menu items totally changed. All the lunch/dinner items on the online menu had been replaced, but the online menu hasn't changed.
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Old Feb 4, 22, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by Reaching
Was at the lounge on Monday, and menu items totally changed. All the lunch/dinner items on the online menu had been replaced, but the online menu hasn't changed.
This sounds like an excellent reason to choose items from the offline menu.
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Old Mar 29, 22, 7:06 pm
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Visited Sunday morning and the food offerings @Escape were worse than horrible. Some type of concoction on a bun, dried out maple waffles, and bad coffee. I will see if I can upload a photo. I asked if they were planning to refill Oatmeal and was told nyet. Next time I will just follow SOP and order a custom breakfast burrito from Andale.

How hard is it to cook a batch of hard boiled eggs, or put out a bunch of prepackaged yogurts? Making UCs and DL lounges look like heaven.

This will honestly be another reason to cancel Amex Plat because I won't be going out of my way to visit Escape again unless I want a free drink.

Also the local coffee place that replaced Starbucks near the T1-T2 connection is awful, $4 for a weak horrible cup which I tossed. The only plus is a Peets that replaced the Starbucks near Gate 26.
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Old Mar 29, 22, 9:55 pm
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I'm glad you posted this because I have no doubt it will cause an immediate improvement, necessary before my first post-COVID visit to the lounge in a couple of weeks.
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On Friday afternoon I had my first visit to the lounge since 2019. I was just getting a coffee and cookie to go, as the lounge was a little more densely populated with mask-less patrons than the rest of the terminal. I was pleasantly surprised to find the coffee machine working. The food looked substantial and decent for afternoon snacks but I didn't try any.
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Old Apr 27, 22, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by ucdtim17
On Friday afternoon I had my first visit to the lounge since 2019. I was just getting a coffee and cookie to go, as the lounge was a little more densely populated with mask-less patrons than the rest of the terminal. I was pleasantly surprised to find the coffee machine working. The food looked substantial and decent for afternoon snacks but I didn't try any.
As of my recent visit, the AM and PM food was decent enough - not great, but decent enough for what ended up being a nearly four hour visit.
I was very glad to have that lounge available during my rolling WN mechanical delay for my one hour flight to BUR.
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