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Get Free Airport Restaurant Meals With Priority Pass Select

One of the perks of premium rewards credit cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express and Chase Sapphire Reserve cards is included membership in the Priority Pass Select lounge network. You need to activate this membership once you get those credit cards, but then you can access over 1,000 lounges around the world including the KLM Crown Lounge and Air France Lounge in Houston, The Club at MCO in Orlando, Mera Business Lounge in Cancun, Club Mobay in Jamaica, Alaska Airlines Board Room Lounge located in several cities, and the Plaza Premium Lounge in…

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Look Inside New United Club in Houston Terminal C

In recent years traditional US based airline lounges had gotten a bit….stale. The hip cousin on the scene was the Amex Centurion Lounge that had nicer seating, a more updated design, better complimentary food and drinks, and frankly was a much more preferable spot to hang out between flights than a stuffy old non-renovated airline lounge with its chex mix, water, and old chairs that literally had holes in them because they were so past their prime. However, as folks figured this…

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Look Inside the Beautiful Delta Sky Club in Atlanta

I recently flew Delta home from Atlanta and found myself with a few extra minutes at the airport, so I headed to the nearest Delta Sky Club to check it out and maybe grab a ‘free’ bite to eat. You can get complimentary access to Delta Sky Clubs via having a Platinum Card® from American Express when flying Delta with a same-day boarding pass, but even though I have flown Delta a couple times this year, I haven’t used that benefit since it only…

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Popular Lounge Reportedly Leaving the Priority Pass Network

The family of Escape Lounges within the United States got some extra attention last week when they joined the list of airport lounges you could access with your American Express Platinum Cards such as the The Platinum Card® from American Express and  Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN. These lounges are located in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Bradley International Airport (BDL) near Hartford. However, even before that announcement some savvy travelers had already been visiting the Escape Lounge in Minneapolis with…

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Amex Platinum Now Gets You Into Three More Lounges in the US!

The American Express Platinum Cards such as The Platinum Card® from American Express and  Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN are probably the best premium rewards credit cards when it comes to airport lounge access. When you fly, they provides access not only to their own network of Centurion Lounges, but also to Delta Sky Clubs, Priority Pass Lounges, Airspace Lounge, and now the Escape Lounge locations in the United States! There are currently three Escape Lounges in the United…

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Amex Limiting Family’s Complimentary Access to Centurion Lounges?!

Update: You can move this from rumor to confirmed. Amex has now confirmed with me that beginning March 30, 2017, the Centurion Lounge guest policy for Platinum Card® Members will change. All Platinum Card® Members will be limited to two total guests at no additional charge. One-day passes for any additional guests, including immediate family members, may be purchased for $50. All individuals, regardless of age, will count towards the 2-guest-maximum for Platinum.” The Amex Centurion Lounge network has certainly made…

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The Priority Pass Select Membership That Includes Free Guests!

One way to make travel easier, or at least more comfortable, is to have access to airport lounges where you can usually get complimentary snacks, drinks, places to sit, clean(er) restroom, decent internet, and if you are super lucky, even a family room. I’ve sat on the floor in a corner of a crowded gate area with my phone plugged into a outlet that looks like it was left over from the Walking Dead, and I’m sure I will find…

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Winner of Amex Centurion Lounge Day Pass!

There are so many great things about this country, and an almost endless list of amazing places worth a visit, so to focus on some of those “must visit” spots I encouraged folks to share their favorite travel moments in the United States. I also promised to give away an Amex Centurion Lounge Day Pass I had laying around to one random comment on that post. Expires 12/31/16 and you must have a same day boarding pass and any Amex card to use the day pass.…

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Holiday Season VIP Lounges Returning for United Cardholders!

For the last several years the Chase United co-branded credit cards have gotten cardholders complimentary access to temporary VIP lounges at select shopping areas during the busy holiday season. This year they will again offer the lounges in The Westfield San Francisco Centre and The Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey. United MileagePlus Cardmembers and up to three of their guests can access the lounges for free if they bring their United card (or confirmation page of approval if they just applied)…

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The Recent Evolution of Airline Lounges

Perhaps like many of you, I’ve gone full circle with airline lounges. For the first couple of decades of my life I never saw the inside of one and assumed I never would as I’m not a CEO, VIP, mover, or shaker. I assumed airline lounges were for very important folks with very big bank accounts. I then learned that airline lounges aren’t just for VIPs and super elite business travelers, but are also for those who like rewards earning credit…

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