Capital One opens new lounge at Dulles Airport
Capital One opens a lounge at Dulles Airport on Thursday, the latest move in the air travel perks wars between big credit card companies.
Why it matters: The lounge is a splashy addition to Dulles, coming as its leadership tries to improve traveler experience and after the extension of Silver Line Metro service earlier this year boosted the airport's accessibility.
What's happening: Capital One's 8,500-square-foot lounge will be available only to some high-end card owners, or anyone willing to pay a $65 fee.
- The space serves sit-down meals and grab-and-go options, including local items including craft chocolates from Chantilly's River-Sea Chocolates.
- Drinks include a custom brew from Ashburn-based Lost Rhino Brewing Co. and Bresca's Bee's Knees cocktail. There is also a full-service coffee and pastry bar.
- The coffee bar will serve La Colombe cold brew on tap and hot coffee from Virginia-based Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Company.
Located just past the TSA PreCheck point, the lounge also has workspace rooms, a parent's room for those with children, and wifi.
The big picture: Capital One is in an arms race with American Express and Chase over building premium airport lounges.
- This is the McLean-based bank's second lounge after Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Another is planned for Denver.
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