New Priority Pass Private Suites Opening in Charlotte This Month

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There are currently four open ‘Minute Suites’ airport locations in the U.S.: two at Dallas Fort-Worth, one in Atlanta, and one in Philadelphia.


Minute Suites Philadelphia

A second Atlanta location opens soon. But the real news is that a Minute Suites in Charlotte opens this month.

Since existing Minute Suites locations accept Priority Pass, I imagine this one will too. It will be the first Priority Pass lounge in the Charlotte airport and will likely offer one hour free usage of a private room.

Based on my experience elsewhere when you check in they take not just your Priority Pass card but also a credit card and ID. They’ll authorize your credit card but not charge it. If you stay more than an hour, each additional hour will cost you $28. And there are plenty of add-ons you can pay for while you’re there.

A Minute Suites room is just a small room. It has a desk and a couch-ish area. You don’t get free snacks or drinks like in a traditional lounge. But for peace and privacy in an airport it’s hard to beat.

I highly prefer a private room to work in than an open lounge. I wish we got more than one hour included with Priority Pass, though you can pay for more.

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). 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.

This will definitely be welcome.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for this info.

    Any idea of whether you can book more than one hour for free if you have more than one PP card? I would think so, but would welcome your perspective.

  2. I had a bad experience with them. Stayed for 45 minutes, checked out, but they charged me for 6 hours. I called and got refunded, but with tons of attitude on their end. Had to submit proof that my flight departed so there was no way id still be in their room.

    I wont stay with them again. Wasnt even comfortable.

  3. I love the fact that PP keeps adding options (especially restaurants) but find this one fairly useless. I am based in Philly but have never had any desire to try it. With no refreshments, no shower, and a one-hour allocation I can’t think of many circumstances in which this would be useful (well I can think of one but you can do that at home or at a hotel). Maybe if you really, really, need to make a private call or meditate or get in touch with your inner self. Seems like these kinds of places are only really useful for a chunk of time when you need to sleep or rest- and that requires a lot more than an hour.

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