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Priority Pass is a card that gets you into lounges around the world. You don’t have to belong to an individual lounge program, this program works to have lounges in most of the places you go.
They used to have United lounges as part of their network, and Chase had exclusivity giving access to United lounges for credit card holders so they developed Priority Pass ‘Select’ which offered their network but excluded those lounges, and that’s the product which gets bundled with credit cards. United’s clubs are no longer part of Priority Pass, so there’s no longer a meaningful difference between Priority Pass and Priority Pass Select.
If you bought a Priority Pass membership directly, the normal price of unlimited lounge visits (but no free guests) is $399.
I have Priority Pass Select cards from several different credit cards, I actually write on the back of the card which credit card it came with because each offers different privileges.
- American Express offers a Priority Pass with the Hilton Surpass card, but this doesn’t get you any free visits.
- Platinum Card by American Express gets you unlimited free visits, but no free guests.
- Citi Prestige gets you unlimited free visits, and two free guests.
- Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card comes with unlimited free visits and free guests.
- The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card comes with unlimited free visits and free guests.
There are over 900 lounges you get access to. You have lounge access in Baku. You have access to 7 lounges in Bangkok and 11 lounges in Singapore. There are lounges all over China and South America. There’s no airline-operated lounge in Barbados, but there’s a Priority Pass lounge. There are 5 lounges in Barcelona.
That makes it easy to think of Priority Pass as being ‘Alaska Airlines lounges and international lounges’ but there are actually more than 40 lounges in the U.S. which is more than any airline operates for their members.
Here are the lounges in the U.S. you can access as of this writing:
|Anchorage||Alaska Airlines Boardroom||Gate C1|
|Atlanta||The Club||Concourse F|
|Baltimore||Chesapeake Club Lounge||Int’l Terminal|
|Boston||The Lounge||Gate C19|
|Boston||Air France Lounge||Gate E4|
|Chicago O’Hare||Air France Lounge||Gate M7|
|Chicago O’Hare||Swiss Lounge||Gate M7|
|Cincinnati||The Club||Gate A8|
|Colorado Springs||Premier Lounge||Gate A6|
|Dallas Fort-Worth||The Club||Gate D22|
|Honolulu||IASS Hawaii Lounge||Garden Court|
|Houston Intercontinental||Air France Lounge||Gate D12|
|Houston Intercontinental||KLM Lounge||Gate D8|
|Las Vegas||The Club||Gate D16|
|Las Vegas||The Club||Gate E2|
|Los Angeles||Air Canada Lounge||Gate 24|
|Los Angeles||Virgin America Loft||Terminal 3 Food Court|
|Los Angeles||Alaska Airlines Boardroom||Gate 64|
|Los Angeles||Korean Air Lounge||Tom Bradley Terminal|
|Miami||Club America||Concourse F|
|Miami||Avianca Lounge||Gate J4|
|Miami||VIP Lounge Miami||Gate J5|
|Minneapolis||Escape Lounge||Terminal 1|
|Newark||Art & Lounge||Terminal B Landside|
|New York JFK||Air France Lounge||Terminal 1 Gate 1|
|New York JFK||Korean Air Lounge||Terminal 1 Gate 3|
|New York JFK||Wingtips Lounge||Terminal 4 Past Security|
|New York LGA||Air Canada Lounge||Central Terminal Landside|
|Orlando MCO||The Club||Gate 91|
|Orlando Sanford||Royal Palm Lounge||International Departures|
|Phoenix||The Club||End of N4 Concourse|
|Portland||Alaska Airlines Boardroom||Gate C5|
|San Francisco||Air France Lounge||Concourse A|
|San Jose||The Club||Gate 15|
|San Juan||Avianca Lounge||Airside Entrance of Terminal B-D|
|Seattle||The Club||Gate A11|
|Seattle||Alaska Airlines Boardroom||Gate D1|
|Seattle||Alaska Airlines Boardroom||Gate N1 and N2|
|Seattle||The Club||Gate S9|
|Washington Dulles||Air France Lounge||Gate A22|
|Washington Dulles||British Airways Lounge||Concourse B Entrance|