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

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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 year, and Amex is reportedly working on approvals to expand the size of the Miami location as well.

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At the same time, some programs are getting creative with how “lounge-like” perks are made available to their members. Airport lounge space is finite, and it seems the number of people who are becoming eligible for access is only increasing, so expanding or getting creative in how you deliver benefits is a necessity. Over the past few months, the Priority Pass Select program has been branching out into offering airport restaurant credit as an alternative to the traditional airport lounge experience.I wrote about that here and here, but now there are a couple of more airports to add to the list.

Eat and Drink for Free at the Corona Beach House in Miami

First, your Priority Pass Select membership will now get you a $30 credit to use at the Corona Beach House at Miami International Airport, which is located airside between gates D23 and D24. For those not familiar with Miami, you can’t get between all of the terminals airside, so this addition is really only useful if you are flying in/out of Terminal D, or potentially E. For those curious, Terminal D is also where the Miami Amex Centurion Lounge is located, close to gate D12 on the 4th level, so those flying through D have lots of options.

Focusing back on the Corona Beach House, you can now get $30 toward food and drinks with your Priority Pass Select card, as can each of your guests. Currently, Priority Pass Select membership via The Platinum Card® from American Express allows two complimentary guests and the membership that is available via the Chase Sapphire Reserve card does not have a stated guest limit. Keep in mind that you are responsible for paying for any charges above $30 per member/guest and that you can’t use that credit for the tip.

The menu at the Corona Beach House is probably roughly what you would expect and reminds me somewhat of what a Chili’s would offer. In addition to the margaritas, mojitos, bloody mary’s, mimosas, and of course, Corona, the food items include burgers, chicken fingers, fish tacos, salmon, ribs, quesadilla, chicken fried steak, coconut shrimp, grilled cheese, key lime pie, and a double chocolate fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream. For breakfast, the menu includes various types of eggs, waffles, breakfast burritos, fruit and yogurt, and coffee.

Get a $20 Food and Beverage Credit in the Bahamas

Another airport where you can use your Priority Pass Select membership to order some food or drinks, albeit at a lounge, is at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, formerly known as Nassau International Airport, in the Bahamas. At this airport, your Priority Pass Select membership will get you and your adult guest(s) a $20 credit towards lounge food and beverages at the Graycliff Divans lounge located airside near gate C-41 after passport control and security checks for US departures. Also of note is that here one child under 12 will be admitted for free per adult to the non-smoking room.

This lounge is open daily from 7AM – 7PM and features your choice of an outdoor deck, or air-conditioned indoor smoking and non-smoking areas.

We are actually heading to the Bahamas soon, so I hope to check out the Graycliffs Divan Lounge if we have time, and I’m sure we will find ourselves in Miami again at some point to try out the Corona Beach House. As crowded as the Centurion Lounge there can get, having a restaurant alternative may be a great choice. I do have to wonder as news of these new restaurant options spread, just how busy they may become.

If you have already enjoyed some of the new options thanks to Priority Pass Select membership, I’d love to hear how it went!

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Comments

  1. We have trouble using our Priority Pass b/c we usually fly Southwest and there is not a lounge in that terminal. With airline rules we cannot go into the another terminal if we do not have a ticket for those airlines..therefore we are unable to use our Priority Pass..any suggestions on anything we can do?

    • We have gone to other terminals to use the lounges. It’s not very convenient but it is allowed. I just explain I’m going to the lounge and I’ve never had any problem.

      • Yes, it is not a problem 99.9% of the time and the other .1% someone is just wrong, but still it works without issue enough that I wouldn’t hesitate as long as you have the time to kill.

  2. My family of 5 just used this at the Sydney airport. It was breakfast time and the nice lady at the counter knew how the benefit worked and loaded us up with about $150 worth of stuff to take on the plane!

    • You can download the Priority Pass app on your smartphone. It has a search by airport and it details what the benefit is, which can vary by lounge.

  3. We just stopped at the Graycliff Divans lounge in the Nassau airport last Wednesday (October 4th) and it was nice and the food was good too. My wife had the pasta dish and I had grilled fish. Since we both got the $20 credit, they took $40 off of our bill and we just paid the difference.

    Easy to find at gate C41 if you are flying Southwest. Highly recommend.

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