Some people have made truly gluttonous use of Priority Pass lounge access like bringing 19 guests into a lounge in Quito, Ecuador and bringing 35 guests into a single lounge with just one Priority Pass card in Kigali, Rwanda.
It’s no wonder, then, that Chase stopped providing unlimited free guesting privileges with the Priority Pass card that comes with their Sapphire Reserve card.
Now that you can use Priority Pass cards to get $28 credits at a variety of airport restaurants around the world you can do a lot of eating for free. For instance there are 9 Priority Pass participating restaurants spread across 3 terminals at the Sydney airport. With the right tickets you could conceivably bounce between terminals and act like you’re at a Las Vegas buffet.
At the end of the day though even at the best Priority Pass restaurants it’s still just airport food.
Breakfast at Timeberline Steak House, Denver
Lunch at Corona Beach House, Miami
Alexandra Talty writes about a man who,
- Uses his active duty military status to avoid annual fees on the credit card that gives him Priority Pass access, and also to get access to the American Airlines club
- So he used his lounge access on a Boston – New York roundtrip to score $200 in free food from lounges.
- Which he took home with him.
Using this knowledge, the blogger recently snagged what he estimates to be nearly $250 in free food in less than 24 hours during a business trip from Boston to Washington, D.C.
…Committed to frugality, Taylor brought nearly all of the free grub home to share with his girlfriend.
Three years ago a man lived in Priority Pass lounges for 3 weeks in Singapore using forged boarding passes. And six years ago a man bought and refunded tickets and ate free in lounges every day for a year. Next to those two our ‘$200 in food to go’ hero is a piker of course.
Nonetheless on my next trip to New York I may need to ask Bobby Van’s at JFK’s Terminal 8 whether they’ll package up some food to go.
Burger and Fries
Any bets on how long it will be before all Priority Pass restaurant terms and conditions say ‘all food and beverages must be consumed on-premises, does not apply to to-go orders’?