If you don’t think you’ll be able to book a flight to Universal’s new Nintendo-themed theme park when it opens this summer, don’t fret. No matter your destination, frequent fliers abound will soon have access to Nintendo’s more accessible, albeit less grandiose, entertainment attractions.
Beginning February 13, 2020, Nintendo will be providing pop-up airport lounges designed to accommodate a brief reprieve from your hectic travels. These “Switch On The Go” gaming lounges will feature Nintendo products and offer hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite via demo kiosks.
There will also be comfortable seating to rest your tired toes and charging ports so you can top-off your Switch (or more likely, smartphone) for the journey. The idea behind these pop-up, limited-time tourist layovers is to generate buzz for Nintendo’s handheld consoles within a market most suited to its particular talents. The Switch is the ideal device for keeping busy travelers entertained.
Travelers that stop by at one of these Switch On The Go gaming lounges will get a free Nintendo Switch-branded luggage handle wrap and a $10 coupon to use on any Nintendo purchase (of $75 or more) at Target stores. Travelers can also elect to order a Switch or Switch Lite on the spot, for which they will receive a free carrying case with their order.
The Nintendo Switch pop-up lounges are currently scheduled to appear at the following airports, located beyond passenger screening:
|Dulles International Airport|
|Concourse B near west entrance/exit, next to Gate B62||Feb. 17 –March 29|
|Seattle – Tacoma International Airport|
|Concourse C, next to Gate C10||Feb. 17 –March 29|
|O’Hare International AirportChicago, IL||Terminal 1, Concourse B, between Gates B12 and B14||Feb. 17 –March 29|
|Dallas Love Field Airport|
|West Terminal, near Gates 14 and 16||Feb. 13 –March 26|