The Airspace Lounge opened last summer.
There are (4) ways to access the lounge, which encompasses pretty much everyone:
- There’s no more American Airlines Admirals Club in San Diego, but Admirals Club members have access to the Airspace Lounge and indeed there’s an agent at the desk who can assist as though you were in an American club.
- This is a stylish lounge with food and beverages, and you can also get in with an American Express Platinum card. In fact, you’re better off entering with an Amex Platinum because then you’re given a $10 food and beverage voucher to use in the lounge.
- British Airways and JAL business class passengers have access to the lounge. (And have some off-menu food options as well, like sandwiches, which if you ask nicely you can have even as a guest coming in some other way.)
- Actually, anyone can access the lounge. It’s $25… and that comes with a $10 food and beverage voucher so for someone who would spend money on airport snacks that’s like a net cost of $15, which while not nothing is certainly on the cheap side for an airport lounge.
There’s a nice bar, comfortable furniture, and the space is bright overlooking airport operations.
Here’s the menu: (Click to enlarge)
Pro tip: If you have an American Express Platinum card, why not stop in the lounge on your way out of the airport on arrival, grab the $10 food and beverage credit and order something? They will gladly give it to you to go. Small bottles of water are complimentary, too, they’ll give you as many as wish. Perfect for the road!