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Priority Pass Select: What you need to know

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    As a vast network of airport lounges, Priority Pass™ is enticing for many travelers, and for good reason. However, there's more to Priority Pass than airport lounge access. No matter the type of Priority Pass membership you have, you'll be able to enjoy airport lounge access and a range of other benefits when traveling by air. Here's what we'll explain in this article:

    • What is Priority Pass Select?
    • What are the Priority Pass Select benefits?
    • Where are Priority Pass lounge locations?
    • What is the difference between Priority Pass and Priority Pass Select?
    • What are the Priority Pass membership levels?
    • How do I get Priority Pass Select from a credit card?

    What is Priority Pass Select?

    Priority Pass Select is a membership for customers of a U.S. bank or financial institution, usually provided as a credit card benefit. Once activated, there's much to enjoy with Priority Pass Select. Access to lounges in the Priority Pass network is included with the membership. However, the terms for member and guest visits may vary depending on the financial institution providing the membership.

    What are the Priority Pass Select benefits?

    Some of the popular advantages of Priority Pass Select membership are access to its participating airport lounges and the amenities these lounges have. Typically, once you get into the lounge, you can use its amenities like all other guests. Membership terms can vary, so it's good to check your guide to benefits with that financial institution for the details of your Priority Pass Select membership.

    Generally speaking, here's what to expect once you activate a Priority Pass Select membership. 

    Airport lounge access

    At a Priority Pass participating lounge, simply present your membership card or credentials, a valid boarding pass and identification to the lounge attendant. After that, you'll be on your way to enjoying some tranquility, service and comfort.

    It is important to check your guide to benefits or contact your financial institution to confirm what is included with your membership. Visits for members and guests may be complimentary, or they may incur fees. These terms tend to vary based on the bank product that provides your Priority Pass Select membership. A member and an accompanying guest visit fee could be applied to the member's credit card when the lounge reports the visit to Priority Pass.

    Relaxation options

    Airport lounges can be great for business and personal travel. There may be specific spaces within a lounge where you can relax, work or refresh before continuing on your way. In addition, spas and massage facilities in an airport may be in the Priority Pass network. When and where these lounge alternatives are available, you can access them with your Priority Pass membership.

    Food and refreshments

    Most airport lounges in the Priority Pass network offer snacks, meals and complimentary refreshments. That may also include adult beverages where they are allowed.

    Expanding options

    Examples of additional Priority Pass Select benefits and features include airport transfers and preferred pricing on car rentals. Complimentary memberships and subscriptions from Priority Pass partners might also be available to you.

    Additionally, the Priority Pass app is constantly improving to be like a perfect travel companion. There you'll find guides, maps, the convenient Lounge Finder, and current discounts for the airport you're visiting.

    What is the difference between Priority Pass and Priority Pass Select?

    Priority Pass is an airport experiences program, and Priority Pass Select is one of the program's membership plans. Priority Pass Select is exclusively for customers of U.S. financial institutions; however, it is like any Priority Pass membership in that members can access more 1,500 airport lounges and travel experiences in over 650 airports worldwide. 

    What are the Priority Pass membership levels?

    The Priority Pass membership levels are Standard, Standard Plus and Prestige, each of which tends to suit a traveler based on the amount they travel. With a membership, you can access lounges in the Priority Pass network around the world and enjoy additional membership benefits

    Priority Pass Standard

    This standard membership available directly through Priority Pass may suit occasional travelers and has the following fees:

    • $99 annual fee
    • $35 per member visit
    • $35 per guest, per visit 

    Priority Pass Standard Plus

    Another membership from Priority Pass, the Standard Plus level could be most valuable if you fly often. Fees are as follows:

    • $329 annual fee
    • 10 free visits for the member, then
    • $35 per visit $35 per guest, per visit 

    Priority Pass Prestige

    Frequent travelers may get the most value from enrolling in this Priority Pass membership:

    • $469 annual fee
    • All member visits are free
    • $35 per guest, per visit 

    Where are Priority Pass lounge locations?

    You'll find independent airport lounges and facilities in the Priority Pass network in many corners of the globe. The network spans over 600 cities in Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle Continental Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Middle East, North America, the UK and Ireland.

    To find lounges in an airport or city you plan to visit, go to or use the Lounge Finder in the Priority Pass app.

    How do I get Priority Pass Select from a credit card?

    Many travel credit cards available today offer Priority Pass Select membership. The cards with this benefit tend to have an annual fee, but membership can be useful regardless of how much you travel by air.

    You may just need to take certain steps to enroll in or activate your Priority Pass Select membership if it is offered as a benefit of your credit card. Access your card issuer's website, app or customer service to find out how to activate your Priority Pass.

    If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you can activate Priority Pass Select membership by signing in to Chase Ultimate Rewards®. You only have to activate your membership once, then you'll receive a physical Priority Pass membership card in the mail. 

    In conclusion

    Priority Pass Select membership is a benefit of many U.S.-based travel credit cards, including Chase Sapphire Reserve. As a Priority Pass Select member, you can enjoy many benefits and features that can enhance your airport travel experience. Besides the general benefits we explained above, your card issuer or benefits guide will specify your membership details, including any applicable fees for member and guest visits.

    It's always helpful to check your credit card's guide to benefits for how many visits may be included with your membership, along with other terms. The benefits of Priority Pass can be valuable additions to your travel toolkit.

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