Limited-time only: Get a Priority Pass membership for up to 40% off
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A Priority Pass membership can change the way you travel. The membership-based service allows you to gain access to airport lounges or receive discounts at airport eateries. With a huge network of partner lounges around the world (some better than others!), in most airports you will not be short of spaces to eat, drink, work and chill before your flight.
Who should get Priority Pass?
The value of Priority Pass very much depends on how — and how much — you travel. If you only travel in business class, and therefore always have lounge access, you won’t find huge value from Priority Pass. If you regularly travel in economy, without status or on airlines that don’t have status levels or lounges, then the benefits might be significant. For example, if you fly often with EasyJet or Ryanair, you could be an ideal candidate and benefit massively.
Similarly, if you travel several times a month, you’re far more likely to get value from the extensive Priority Pass network than someone who only travels a couple of times a year.
Ultimately, the amount of lounge visits you make a year determines the value you could get from membership. You can read our deep dive into the value of Priority Pass here.
Where can I use Priority Pass?
Additionally, the programme has been adding airport eateries to its portfolio. With the new additions, at participating restaurants, you can get a discount off your bill. For example, in London Gatwick’s South Terminal, the Grain Store Cafe & Bar is a participating Priority Pass eatery. By presenting your Priority Pass membership card, you’ll get £15 off your bill for you and each registered guest.
Current Priority Pass offer
Until 1 December 2019, Priority Pass is offering up to 40% off its membership cost. The following discounts are on offer:
- 40% off Standard membership — was £69, now £41 per year. With this level of membership, you and any guests will pay £20 per person, per lounge entry.
- 25% off Standard Plus membership — was £189, now £141 per year. With this level of membership, you get 10 lounge visits for yourself per year and then pay £20 per visit after that. There’s a £20 guest visit fee.
- 15% off Prestige membership — was £339, now £288 per year. With this level of membership, you get unlimited free lounge visits. There’s a £20 guest visit fee.
You can view the Black Friday offer here.
How else could I get Priority Pass?
The Platinum Card from American Express U.K. offers a Priority Pass Prestige membership to both the main and supplementary cardholder. In addition, the Priority Pass membership that comes with the Platinum Card allows you to bring one guest in to each lounge for free, offering the potential for huge savings on guest fees.
In addition to the Priority Pass membership, the Platinum Card will also grant you access to a number of other lounges around the world. For example, you’ll get access to American Express’ own network of Centurion Lounges — including one in Europe and one that will soon open at London Heathrow — plus access to Delta Sky Clubs when you’re travelling with the U.S. airline.
The £575 annual fee on this card may seem steep, but with the Priority Pass membership that comes with it as well as the other benefits, it could make the annual fee worth it for you.
Work out what value you might get from Priority Pass and then decide whether this offer or the membership that comes with the American Express Platinum Card makes more sense for you. Regardless of which way you go about becoming a Priority Pass member, if you travel regularly enough, the access will likely be worth the investment for a more comfortable travel experience.
Featured photo courtesy of Priority Pass.