Purchase Priority Pass Airport Lounge Membership for $69

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Via Amazon Local, you can purchase a one year Priority Pass airport lounge membership for $69. This offer includes your first visit for free (a $27 value), so it is really like paying $42 for the membership (which typically costs $99). Also, if you are a new Amazon Local customer, you can use coupon code SPRING05 for an additional $5 off (to add this coupon code, sign into your account, click on Your Account > Payment Methods, and in the Add Promotional Code to Your Account enter SPRING05). 

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While this is a great discount for the Priority Pass membership, there are some things to know.

  • Every time you visit a Priority Pass lounge it is $27/person 
    (although with this deal your first visit is free).
  • Not all airports have a Priority Pass lounge in the terminal you are flying out of (you can check participating lounges here).
  • Some Priority Pass lounges are run independently. This means that the folks working at the front desk do not work for the airline and unfortunately cannot help you with flight changes, issues, etc.

If you have been interested in signing up for a Priority Pass membership, this is definitely a great deal, although I still think paying $27 on top of a membership fee can be pricey. Additionally, many credit cards include Priority Pass membership as a benefit:

  • American Express Platinum personal and business – The $27 fee for the card holder is waived, although all additional guests must pay the $27 fee.
  • Chase Ink Bold and Chase Ink Plus – This card includes 2 free entries per card per year. After that you must pay the $27 fee. You can learn more about this benefit here.
  • American Express Hilton Surpass – Must pay the $27 fee to enter the lounge.

Have you used a Priority Pass club membership before? What are your thoughts on their lounges? If you can get $27 out of it in food and beverages, then it can be worthwhile to have a quite place to sit while waiting for your flight. I personally do not think I’d pay the fee though.

Comments

  1. I don’t like the fee on top of the membership cost at the basic level but I’m starting a need to get into the lounge at SJC and it’s the only option there.
    Too bad this is like the Amazon video service and you could use Prime to get into it for free 🙂

    I wonder how long it takes before the membership is active. Like if you bought it today could you use it tomorrow or before you got any card, etc. I’m sure they must have a way to do that like a temp card or something.

  2. Most lounges aren’t worth even $10. Only some non US ones are nice. I would only get the unlimited use one so I can just pop in for a bottle of water if I want, rather than feeling like I needed to get $27 worth of value each time.

  3. I’ve found that the indepent lounges are pretty good.

    Paying an annual fee plus a per visit entry fee strikes me as poor return. The fees at the indepent lounges are often not much more than $27 and with enough advance planning one can score an airline day pass on eBay for about the same.

  4. This is a horrible deal. You are basically paying money to be entitled to pay an additional $27 to get into lounges. The lounges themselves (at least the domestic ones) are hardly worth $27. I’d rather take that money and buy myself a halfway decent meal at an airport wine bar.

  5. Regarding the SJC lounge, you can just pay $35 to get in or unlimited visits for free with an Amex Platinum, Diners Club. Do an internet search and may find a $10 off coupons to make this $25.

  6. I’ve had the Priority Pass Select for about 2 years now and have visited about 2 dozen lounges outside the US and can’t think of a single time were I would come close to getting $27 in value. I honestly find it hardly worth my time to even go into the lounge (as the food and booze offerings have been extremely limited). If I had to pay an additional entrance fee, I wouldn’t go at all.

  7. I have priority pass through my Platinum card and I’ve used it fairly frequently in places that don’t have *A lounges or only have United lounges. I’ve had enough “free” showers and lunch at the end of long flights to be happy with it as a benefit. I’m not sure a $99 membership and then $27/visit is worth it, though.

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