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Dustink
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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?


logan_720 wrote:

My Surpass actaully came with Priority pass. They also waived the $75 AF on the card for the first year, as well. Even though that is not advertised.


Awesome. I will call them to see if I can get in on this. I have the No AF AMEX Honors.

 

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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?


Duncanrr wrote:
I use my Amex Delta card for Delta lounges. http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/airport_information/delta_sky_club/25_membership/index.jsp

So the basic card makes the lounge $25?

 

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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?

I do like my AMEX Platinum. Seems to get respect in the Sky Clubs ive used. Surpass is the better deal if you use Hilton though.
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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?


Dustink wrote:

Duncanrr wrote:
I use my Amex Delta card for Delta lounges. http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/airport_information/delta_sky_club/25_membership/index.jsp

So the basic card makes the lounge $25?

 


Yup. I don't fly too often but when I do it's usually on delta. If I get stuck with long layover the $25 is a great deal and I can pass this on to client. I can't pass on the AF.


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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?

if you're looking for full, unrestricted lounge access you won't find it on a card without an annual fee of at least $150-200. Priority Pass Select is offered through the Ameriprise WEMC at $150 and Fidelity Private Client Amex at $200. It's also offered with the Amex platinum for $450, which also gives you access to American, US Airways and Delta lounges. Lounge Club is offered with the JPM Ritz Carlton card at $400 and the palladium at $600. Airline specific cards are United MP Club card at $400 which also grants you access to Star Alliance lounges, Citi AA WEMC at $450 (American and Qantas), Delta Reserve Amex at $450. These are typically only good for frequent fliers, since full lounge access is fairly costly for most. If you don't travel at least 5-10 times a year, getting individual day passes is a better option.
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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?

if you're looking for 1-2 day passes per year, they come with some other cards like the Chase Ink series, Amex Hilton Surpass, United Explorer, and others with ~$75-100 AFs. I don't know as much about those, maybe someone else will know more.
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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?

Think about this though, 2 trips, stops each way and departures, thats 4 visits on each round trip x 27 if you are alone! Platinum also reimburses in flight purchases on food, alcohol, movies, etc.
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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?


CreditScholar wrote:
if you're looking for full, unrestricted lounge access you won't find it on a card without an annual fee of at least $150-200. Priority Pass Select is offered through the Ameriprise WEMC at $150 and Fidelity Private Client Amex at $200. It's also offered with the Amex platinum for $450, which also gives you access to American, US Airways and Delta lounges. Lounge Club is offered with the JPM Ritz Carlton card at $400 and the palladium at $600. Airline specific cards are United MP Club card at $400 which also grants you access to Star Alliance lounges, Citi AA WEMC at $450 (American and Qantas), Delta Reserve Amex at $450. These are typically only good for frequent fliers, since full lounge access is fairly costly for most. If you don't travel at least 5-10 times a year, getting individual day passes is a better option.

Thank you for all the great info.

 

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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?


MrShush wrote:
Think about this though, 2 trips, stops each way and departures, thats 4 visits on each round trip x 27 if you are alone! Platinum also reimburses in flight purchases on food, alcohol, movies, etc.

really so you can charge xxx amount and they credit it to your account? 

 

that would be enough for the af for me alone. 

i personally stay away but i wouldnt mind that extra comfort. 

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Re: Credit cards with airport lounge access?

Up to $200 on 1 airline of your choice. Once you pick it, you are stuck for the year. I chose Delta.

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