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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.
There are over 1000 airport lounges that a Priority Pass will gain you access to, most of those are spread throughout airports around the world. A year ago there were 41 lounges in the U.S.. Priority Pass aggressively builds out its network and now they’re up to 59 as of this writing.
That’s meant getting creative.
- For instance they added the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at LAX in the mornings and then in the afternoons it’s for Virgin’s flights. Some lounges have limited hours, or limited hours where they are available to Priority Pass guests. The Turkish lounge at Washington Dulles may place limits based on capacity at peak times. Before Alaska opened new lounges in Seattle it was common for them to limit Priority Pass access fortunately that’s been liberalized greatly.
- They’ve added restaurants in some airports instead of lounges, your Priority Pass card gets you a $28 food and beverage credit (plus $28 per guest, where applicable).
If you bought a Priority Pass membership directly, the normal price of unlimited lounge visits (but no free guests) is $399.
However Priority Pass comes bundled with several premium credit cards, and often not just with unlimited visits but even unlimited guests (subject to capacity of the lounge). Over the summer I wrote about Erica Virvo who brought 19 guests into one airport lounge for free using her Chase Sapphire Reserve® card.
I have Priority Pass Select cards from several different credit cards, for instance I have both the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and the Platinum Card by American Express. I actually write on the back of the card which credit card it came with because each offers different privileges.
Here’s the current list of U.S. lounges accessible with Priority Pass:
- Anchorage – Alaska Club – Gate C1
- Atlanta – Minute Suites – Concourse B Gate B16
- Atlanta – The Club – Concourse F next to Chapel
- Baltimore – The Club – Gate D10
- Boston – Air France – Terminal E, Gate 4
- Boston – The Club – Terminal E, Just Past Security
- Boston – The Lounge – Terminal C, Gate C19
- Chicago O’Hare – Air France – KLM Lounge – Terminal 5 Gate M8
- Chicago O’Hare – Swissport Lounge – Terminal 5 Gate M8
- Cincinnati – The Club – Between Gates A8 and A10
- Colorado Springs – Mortgage Solutions Financial Premier Lounge – Gate 6
- Dallas Fort-Worth – Minute Suites – Gate A38
- Dallas Fort-Worth – Minute Suites – Gate D23
- Dallas Fort-Worth – The Club – Gate D22
- Denver – Timberline Steaks (restaurant) – Concourse C center
- Honolulu – IASS Hawaii Lounge – Overseas Terminal Gates 14-23
- Honolulu – The Plumeria Lounge – Interisland terminal by Wiki Wiki shuttle
- Houston Intercontinental – Air France Lounge – Gate D12
- Houston Intercontinental – KLM Lounge – Gate D8
- Las Vegas – The Club – Terminal 1, Concourse D
- Las Vegas – The Club – Terminal 3, Gate E2
- Lexington, Kentucky – Kentucky Ale Taproom (restaurant) – after security next to Concourse B entrance
- Los Angeles – Alaska Lounge – Terminal 6, Gate 64
- Los Angeles – Korean Air Lounge -Tom Bradley Terminal before Duty Free
- Los Angeles – Virgin Clubhouse – Terminal 2
- McAllen, Texas – Salon Aeromar – Landside behind Aeromar check-in counter
- Miami – Avianca VIP Lounge – South Terminal Concourse J
- Miami – Club America – Concourse F after security
- Miami – Corona Beach House (restaurant) – Concourse D between Gates D23 and D24
- Miami – VIP Lounge Miami – Concourse J Gate J5
- Minneapolis St. Paul – PGA MSP Lounge – Terminal 1 North side of airport mall
- New York JFK – Air France lounge – Terminal 1 Gate 1
- New York JFK – Korean Air business lounge – Terminal 1 Gate 3
- New York JFK – Wingtips Lounge – After security
- New York LaGuardia – Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge – Landside before Concourse A security
- Newark – Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge – Terminal A
- Newark – Art & Lounge – Terminal B Landside between B2 & B3 or Gates 50 & 60
- Orlando International – The Club – Terminal A Concourse 1
- Orlando International – The Club – Terminal B Concourse 4
- Orlando Sanford – Royal Palm Lounge – Terminal A
- Philadephia – Minute Suites – between Concourses A and B in the AB Connector
- Phoenix – The Club – Terminal 4 end of N4 Concourse (Gates B15 – B28)
- Pittsburgh – The Club – Gate C52
- Portland – Alaska Lounge – Gate C5
- Portland – Capers Cafe Le Bar (restaurant) – Concourse C after security
- Portland – Capers Market (restaurant) Concourse D after security
- Portland – House Spirits Distillery (restaurant) – Gate C6
- San Francisco – Air France KLM Lounge – International Terminal
- San Jose – The Club – Gate 15
- Seattle – Alaska Lounge – End of C Concourse
- Seattle – Alaska Lounge – Gate D1
- Seattle – Alaska Lounge – Gate N1
- Seattle – The Club – Gate A11
- Seattle – The Club – Gate S9
- St. Louis – The Pasta House (restaurant) – Terminal 1 Landside by Baggage Claim
- St. Louis – The Pasta House (restaurant) – Terminal 2 Opposite Gate E6
- Washington Dulles – Air France KLM Lounge – Gate A22
- Washington Dulles – British Airways Galleries Lounge – B concourse entrance
- Washington Dulles – Turkish Airlines Lounge – Gate B43
I’m going to guess by the way that the brand new Wingtips in St. Louis that opened today becomes number 60.