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Nintendo Switch Lounges Make Four Airports A Little More Fun

Airports are usually not a very fun place to spend any length of time in. They’re downright stressful, so it’s nice to see Nintendo try to melt away some of the problems of your day by providing entertainment. Four airports have been selected to host Nintendo Switch On The Go pop-up lounges where you can stop by and have some fun while you kill some time. The full details are below!



Busy travelers embarking on journeys this year will have the opportunity to encounter fun surprises waiting for them at the airport. Beginning on Feb. 13, at select major airports across the U.S., Nintendo will be providing Nintendo Switch On The Go pop-up airport lounges featuring Nintendo products and opportunities for hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems.


With comfortable seating, charging ports and Nintendo Switch game demos playable in both Handheld mode and TV mode, these lounges demonstrate the convenience and joy that the Nintendo Switch family of systems can add to everyone’s on-the-go adventures. Some of the games that will be featured at the demo areas include popular titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party and Tetris® 99, among others.


“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.”


In addition to spending time enjoying the latest Nintendo games, while visiting the Nintendo Switch On The Go experience, travelers can order Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems and receive a free carrying case with their order. Travelers can also order select Nintendo Switch games and Nintendo merchandise.* Just for stopping by, visitors will also receive a free Nintendo Switch branded luggage handle wrap and a $10 coupon from Target to use on any Nintendo purchase of $75 or more (available while supplies last, terms apply).


The Nintendo Switch pop-up lounges and gateway experiences are currently scheduled to appear at the following airports, located beyond passenger screening:




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


Passengers with flights booked at these airports are encouraged to swing by after passing TSA security to spend some time enjoying Nintendo Switch games while waiting for their flights. They’re also encouraged to wave hello if they spot Lakitu above the clouds!


Remember that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit


*Orders will be shipped within two business days of purchase. Carrying case available while supplies last.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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