We began our honeymoon with a flight from Dallas to Istanbul in Turkish Airlines business class. Prior to the flight, I made a point to pop by the Capital One Lounge Dallas, which had been on my radar since its opening in 2021.
This is Capital One’s inaugural flagship lounge, with several more set to open at various US airports in the near future. What’s more, the lounge seems to be leading the way for other card-branded lounges in North America, as it has set a fairly high standard.
Capital One Lounge Dallas – Access
The Capital One Lounge Dallas is located airside in Terminal D, just past security. You can either walk there or hop on the airport’s SkyTrain.
When you arrive, the lounge is located near Gate D22, accessible via an elevator that also serves the American Airlines Flagship Lounge.
Cardholders of the Capital One Venture X enjoy unlimited complimentary access to the lounge, while those with the Capital One Venture or Capital One Spark Miles cards are entitled to two free visits annually.
Additionally, Turkish Airlines grants its business class flyers access to the lounge, which is how we gained access prior to our flight.
Without credit card privileges or a business class ticket, entry comes at a fairly hefty $65 (USD) fee.
The lounge’s hours are from 6am–9pm, and entry requires presenting your boarding pass within three hours of your departure.
Upon approaching the lounge, I was greeted by the glass entrance showcasing the signs for both the Capital One Lounge and the American Airlines Flagship Lounge nearby. The terminal floor features a shared entrance and lobby area, adorned with striking grey and black marble walls.
To the right, there’s a well-designed seating and workspace, accentuated by contemporary lighting. This leads to the elevator lobby, your gateway to the lounge levels above.
The elevator space boasts a modern aesthetic, enhanced by LED lighting, which sets the tone for an upscale experience.
Heading into the elevator, I was whisked up to the Capital One Lounge. Once you step out of the elevator, head left towards the check-in area.
Just before you reach the front desk, you’ll notice luggage lockers conveniently placed on your right. This is a thoughtful feature that I wish…