Nintendo Lounges have arrived at select airports in the United States


If you’re a busy traveler traveling to and fro, Nintendo is about to change things up with special Nintendo Lounges coming to select airports starting Thursday, February 13th, 2020. So let’s talk about planning that very next trip.

With convention season almost upon us and it’s hard to imagine how you’ll kill time between your flights. Layovers are a real bummer, seeing you sometimes having delays between – at times – two and three hours before you get to your next flight or perhaps your flight begins to board.

Whatever the cause might be, Nintendo is aiming to make life a bit easier for frequent fliers, allowing them to get some hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite at participating airports across the United States in their Nintendo Switch On The Go pop-up airport lounges.

At these lounges, players will get to enjoy the luxury of comfortable seating, charging ports, Nintendo Switch game demos playable in both handheld and TV mode, allowing players to experience the convenience and the joy that the Nintendo Switch family of consoles can offer a person no matter where they go.

Nintendo fans, both new and old alike, can enjoy games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildMario Kart 8 DeluxeSuper Mario OdysseySuper Mario Party and Tetris 99 alongside other titles that the lounges will have to offer.

With a vast library of exciting entertainment to launch into, we hope travelers discover that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite make great companions for their trips,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Spending time with Nintendo games at our On The Go lounges will give people the opportunity to begin or end their journeys with a smile.

But, they aren’t just bringing the fun to you, they’re also offering those who visit the lounges at the Nintendo Switch On The Go experience, a chance to order Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems, receiving a free carry case with their orders. Travelers, don’t you fret, you can also order select Nintendo Switch games and some sweet Nintendo Merchandise at those pop-up lounges.

Just know, you can get a pretty sweet Nintendo Switch branded luggage handle wrap and a $10 coupon from Target to use on any Nintendo purchase costing $75 USD or more, while supplies last of course. You can check out the official dates and locations down below:

Dulles International Airport – Washington, D.C.
Concourse B near west entrance/exit, next to Gate B62
Feb. 17 – March 29

Seattle – Tacoma International Airport – Seattle, WA
Concourse C, next to Gate C10
Feb. 17 – March 29

O’Hare International Airport – Chicago, IL
Terminal 1, Concourse B, between Gates B12 and B14
Feb. 17 – March 29

Dallas Love Field Airport – Dallas, TX
West Terminal, near Gates 14 and 16
Feb. 13 – March 26

There’s a catch to these lounges however: You have to get through the TSA Security checkpoints first, which means, you need to be a traveler before you can stop by one of these limited-time lounges. Just remember to wave to a Articuno for us if you see one on your way out.

About the Writer(s):


Dustin is our native video game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable.  You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook where he interacts with his followers quite a bit!

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