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Sacramento International Airport just got this posh new lounge. It’ll cost you $45.

Here’s what the Sacramento airport’s fancy new lounges look like

Tour the grand opening of the Escape Lounges at Sacramento International Airport on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Airports spokeswoman Samantha Mott explains the perks – plus how you get in and how much it costs.
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Tour the grand opening of the Escape Lounges at Sacramento International Airport on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Airports spokeswoman Samantha Mott explains the perks – plus how you get in and how much it costs.

Flight delayed? Not good.

But starting today at Sacramento International Airport, fliers who want to pay a bit will have not one but two private lounges to hang out in, serving food from the chef at Hawks Provisions + Public House.

The new Escape lounges, one at each terminal at SMF, are part of an effort by airport officials to make the flying experience – at least the airport part of it – more fun and a bit more upscale.

Sacramento airport executive Cindy Nichol said the upgrades reflect a trend at airports: At a time when plane cabins feel like cattle cars and security lines are a nuisance, airports are striving to make their terminals relaxing, fun and “experiential.”

“We’re looking to delight our passengers,” Nichol said. “The airport will have a strong sense of place. That is part of our vision – to keep up with the times and offer things that are going to intrigue people.”

The two new lounges are “common use,” available to passengers on any airline willing to pay a day pass fee of $45. American Express Platinum Card members get complimentary access.

If you make a reservation online at EscapeLounges.com prior to arrival, you get a $5 discount. The fee includes food and non-alcoholic drinks.

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