Lots of readers will have access to “The Club” independent airport lounges already.
They have locations in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Seattle, and San Jose.
LoungeBuddy will rebate 100% of your admittance fee to these The Club lounges in November and December in the form of LoungeBuddy credit.
- Use the LoungeBuddy app between November 1 and December 31 to “make a booking (or 10)” at The Club lounges.
- Receive LoungeBuddy credit in the amount of your paid access automatically.
This is available to the first 1000 purchases and the promotion page will show you whether that limit has been met.
Update: I’ve reached out to the folks at LoungeBuddy and they have provided a $10 off first use code of VFTW that you can use as well. (There is no benefit to me with this, just a $10 discount, so you would pay $25 to enter one of these lounges rather than $35 and get a $25 LoungeBuddy credit for later use as well.)
Now, if you wouldn’t use paid lounge access credits anyway this is less of a good deal than if you’d use those credits in the normal course of travel. Put another way, if you don’t value credit towards future paid lounge access at all then this becomes simply like a 2-for-1 deal (which is still pretty good — The Club day passes are $35 and this makes the cost per access just $17.50).
Although if you would use paid access to participating lounges then it’s like getting access to The Club lounges in November and December for free.
You can use LoungeBuddy credits to purchase access to the following locations: The Club, Alaska Airlines Boardrooms, Minute Suites in Dallas (that I still really want to find time to try), and a variety of lounges around the world — including a couple dozen in the UK.
Alaska Airlines Boardroom Pancake Machine
I wrote a pretty negative review of the Phoenix location about a week ago. I did not love the lack of bathrooms inside the space, lack of its own wifi (there’s the airport’s free wifi), or lack of easy access to power outlets. They took over the space about 18 months ago, space in airports can be tough to come by. I heard pretty quickly from The Club’s leadership, and they’re actually working to invest in improving the space. And several readers disagreed with my take in any case since there’s free alcohol, free snacks, and even free bottles of water.
The Club Phoenix Bar
Put another way, some will find paid access worthwhile and others won’t. But if you have access anyway via for instance Priority Pass or Lounge Club it can be worth a stop in. And this LoungeBuddy deal makes it a no brainer as well.