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Nintendo Switch pop-up lounges coming to US airports

Nintendo Switch pop-up lounges coming to US airports
Posted at 3:40 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 15:40:46-05

Mario and all his friends in the Nintendo universe will soon make your airline delay less stressful.

Starting Thursday, Nintendo is installing Nintendo Switch On The Go pop-up airport lounges at select major airports:

  • 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

Some of the Nintendo Switch's top games will be on display for airline travelers, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party, and Tetris 99.

“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.”

To sweeten the experience, just for stopping by, visitors will 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, said Nintendo in a statement.

"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!" Nintendo said.

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This story was originally published by Joey Greaber at KGUN.