airport at sunset

The airport in Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ) is very small. Like three gates small. While the food and shopping options are limited, I was pleasantly surprised to find a Priority Pass lounge here. While it was quite small, there was no one else there so it was worth it for the privacy. Here’s my review of the Salones VIP Pacific Club at the Punta Arenas Airport.

The lounge is located past security upstairs in the main gate area. It is open 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Saturday and it’s closed on Sundays.

Salones VIP Pacific Club
The airport is so small, you can’t really miss the lounge

I didn’t have my Priority Pass card with me but the lounge staff was very accommodating. I have Priority Pass through Chase Sapphire Reserve so I was able to call Chase before traveling to ask for my number and expiration date. The lounge staff just had to type in my information to grant us access!

They had a small snack selection and bar. Cold drinks and coffee were available from the staff.

Salones VIP Pacific Club food spread
Probably the smallest food spread at any lounge ever

This was the biggest part of the lounge. There was no one in there but we opted to head to the smaller back room for some more privacy.

Salones VIP Pacific Club
The main lounge area

We camped out on the blue couch for a few hours while we waited for our flight. Nothing fancy, but it’s always nice to have free Wi-Fi when you’re traveling internationally.

Salones VIP Pacific Club Lounge Area
Basement vibes

The bathroom was small, but it beats having to use the public airport restroom.

Salones VIP Pacific Club bathroom
Very plain, but it does the job

I know this review is short, but that’s pretty much all I’ve got. This may be the smallest and most basic airport lounge out there, but it’s always nice to have some privacy, free snacks, and access to outlets. Given the size of the airport, I thought there was no chance there would be a lounge here so that was a nice surprise. This was my boyfriend’s first time in an airport lounge, so at least he was impressed!

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