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Your guide to the Priority Pass airport lounge program

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    Priority Pass is an independent membership program that grants enrolled members access to a network of over 1,300 network airport lounges worldwide. To gain access to these venues you'll need to enroll in Priority Pass, which may be included as a travel credit card perk. Let's check out how that works and what it can mean for your future travel plans. 

    Priority Pass enrollment

    There are a few ways to get started with Priority Pass membership. One way to enroll is to sign up for a travel credit card such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve®.

    To enroll in Priority Pass without a credit card, you can visit their website and select the membership plan that best suits your needs. There are several different plans available, including:

    • Standard Plan: Members receive lounge access for a per-visit fee, with a $99 annual fee.
    • Standard Plus Plan: Members receive 10 complimentary annual visits. After that, a per-visit fee applies. This plan also charges an annual fee.
    • Prestige Plan: Members get unlimited complimentary lounge visits. This plan charges an annual fee.

    After selecting a membership plan, you will need to provide your personal information and payment details to complete registration. Once you're enrolled, this activates your membership or digital card for access to the lounge network. You can get a physical card in the mail as well as download the Priority Pass app for immediate access.

    What kinds of facilities does Priority Pass include?

    Did you know that there are different types of airport lounges? Priority Pass offers access to the following choices:

    • Airline-affiliated: Priority Pass memberships, especially those through credit cards, can give you access to airline airport lounges within their network. In these cases, you may find there are additional benefits granted thanks to the airline affiliation. For example, you may be able to bring guests in for free or get a travel pillow.
    • Independent: These network lounges may not represent a specific airline. They're often in the main terminal or nearby. Here you may find comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, charging outlets, as well as refreshment options.
    • Day rooms: These network lounges give members a place to rest or conduct business in a comfortable room for a few hours during the day.
    • Restaurants and bars: Priority Pass grants discounts for participating restaurants or bars. In these cases, members may dine or have a drink while waiting for their flight.
    • Business centers: These network lounges include a comfortable place to work. They offer amenities like computers, Wi-Fi, printers and office supplies.
    • Spas: Some airports include a spa where Priority Pass can grant access for a complimentary massage or discounted services such as a facial or soothing footbath.

    Services and amenities tend to vary from lounge to lounge. Some also might include fees or restrictions. Luckily, you can usually find these details on the Priority Pass website and app. 

    How to use the Priority Pass network airport lounge program

    Airport lounges are usually accessible within the Priority Pass network. Typically, you can access network airport lounges in just a few steps.

    Next time you travel find a network lounge you'd like to visit via the Priority Pass website or app, both of which can help you locate nearby lounges. It may also help to take note of the lounge details, hours, and accessibility requirements. Some lounges can require reservations, while others work on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Once you've reached your chosen network lounge, share your membership details or use the app to show your digital card. You may need to pay a visit fee before you sign in and unwind. Inside you'll find comfortable seating, stow space for baggage, Wi-Fi, charging outlets and refreshments. Many of these amenities (if not all, in some cases) are complimentary. Other lounges may have additional fees or restrictions such as a dress code or a limited timeframe for your visit.

    When you're ready to leave, simply sign out at the front desk and head over to the gate of your departure. No matter the stage of your trip, the Priority Pass website or app can serve as a great resource for the most up-to-date lounge network information so you can verify that specific lounges are still available. 

    Where to use Priority Pass

    You can find Priority Pass network airport lounges worldwide, including more than 500 cities across 140 countries. Here are some examples:

    • In the United States, several network lounges are accessible in major airports such as JFK, SFO, BOS and ORD.
    • Among European countries, you can find network lounges at airports in cities including London, Paris, and Frankfurt.
    • Asia includes network lounges in airports in Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong, where you'll find the Chase Sapphire Lounge.
    • The Middle East has Priority Pass network lounges in cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
    • In Africa, network lounges are available at airports in cities such as Johannesburg and Cairo.
    • When you travel to South America, you can find Priority Pass network airport lounges in São Paulo and Buenos Aires.

    In summary

    There are Priority Pass network airport lounges across the globe that can help keep you comfortable during your travels. You can get these benefits complimentary with a Chase Sapphire Reserve® credit card to make your next trip your best yet. Travel can be so exciting but also hectic. Lounge access within the Priority Pass network can help bring more enjoyment and relaxation to your trips, no matter where in the world.

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