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United One Time Club Passes Changing Soon

For years I have been able to share United Club access with others by giving away the one-time passes that come with things like many United co-branded credit cards or even with Hyatt Globalist status. I know that many others also like to share and receive these easy-to-pass-along paper passes. However, as shown below, it looks like that process is going to be changing somewhat as the co-branded United cards that issue these annual passes will reportedly begin issuing the passes electronically…

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The Amex Centurion Lounges Further Tighten Up Access Policies

Since the Amex Centurion Lounges opened several years ago, you have been able to access them with a same-day boarding pass for no charge if you held an Amex Platinum Card or Centurion Card such as The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN, The Platinum Card® from American Express, and even co-branded versions, such as the Mercedes Benz Platinum Card. However, if you didn’t have an Amex Platinum or Centurion Card you could still get in with any Amex card and…

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More Place to Eat and Drink for Free With Priority Pass Select

There are two very cool trends with airline lounges happening right now, and I’m a big fan of both. First, the popular Amex Centurion Lounge network is actively expanding not only in terms of the number of airports served but also the size of some of its most popular locations. For example, there are new Amex Centurion Lounges scheduled to open in Hong Kong and Philidelphia next month, it has been announced DFW will receive a new, larger Centurion Lounge next…

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New Amex Centurion Lounge Coming to DFW in 2018

The American Express Centurion Lounge in Dallas is my favorite of all of the Amex lounges I have visited, largely because of the amenities including a complimentary spa and a family room. However, since opening day in 2013, it has only gotten more and more crowded for Platinum Card® from American Express and their guests…even after guesting privileges were restricted to two complimentary guests per cardholder earlier this year. Amex has said to me that they had plans in the work to deal…

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Eat for Free! Another US Airport Restaurant Joins Priority Pass Select

I have an on again and off again love for airline lounges. I love them when I am traveling with little kids, assuming there is a reasonable space to contain them within the lounge. I also love them when I’m flying solo and have a layover or delay and need to get some work done. I don’t love them when they are out of the way, drab and depressing, or lacking any sort of amenity that is really worth a visit.…

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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…

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