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A surprising family-friendly travel trend of the past year has been the addition of over a dozen airport restaurants and cafes across the United States to the line-up of Priority Pass Select ‘lounges’. This is relevant to many of us, because Priority Pass Select membership is available at no additional cost to those with premium cards such as The Platinum Card®, and the Chase Sapphire Reserve, among others. Learn more.
At the growing list of airport restaurants on the Priority Pass Select line-up, you can enjoy a credit towards food and drinks, usually set at $28 per person, without having to spend your own money. For those with Priority Pass membership, spending $28 on salads, quesadillas, and milkshakes at the airport Johnny Rockets can cost the same $0 out of pocket as visiting an often-sterile airport lounge.
As you can imagine, families don’t always do well in a traditional airport lounge with snacks, drinks, and quiet spaces geared towards adults. Being able to use your ‘lounge membership’ to secure a pre-flight order of chicken nuggets and fries at a real restaurant is significantly more useful to most traveling families than visiting your run-of-the-mill lounge.
With that in mind, here are sixteen airport restaurants across the United States that currently accept Priority Pass Select membership cards in exchange for some level of drink and dining credit. Click on the links to see the exact credit details and location.
U.S. airport restaurants where you can dine ‘for free’ thanks to Priority Pass
Cleveland Airport: Bar Symon
Denver Airport: Timerline Steaks and Grille
JFK Airport: Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
LAX: Barney’s Beanery
Lexington Airport: Lexington Ale Tap Room
Minneapolis St. Paul Airport: PGA MSP Lounge (comes with a $15 credit)
Syracuse Airport: Johnny Rockets
If a participating airport restaurant provides a $28 credit per Priority Pass Select entrance, and you have a Priority Pass Select membership that includes two complimentary guests, then you could order a combined total of $84 in food and drinks for no out-of-pocket cost for your party of three. That said, I recommend budgeting real money for gratuity, as that is not included in your credit from Priority Pass.
Has your family dined at any of these airport restaurants courtesy of your Priority Pass Select membership?
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