To get the complimentary American Express Priority Pass benefit, register for a Priority Pass membership through your eligible Amex card’s online account. Simply log in to your online account, select the "Membership" tab, then click "Benefits." Then, find the Priority Pass section and click "Enroll in Priority Pass Select." Once enrolled, you will receive a Priority Pass membership card in the mail in 10-14 business days. You’ll then have unlimited access to 1,300+ Priority Pass airport lounges worldwide.
The American Express Priority Pass membership is a free perk that comes with the following cards:
Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card: 10 complimentary visits, then subsequent lounge visits are subject to the guest visit fee of the Priority Pass Standard program. A complimentary visit may be available for a guest visit. If there are none available, both the cardholder and the guest will incur the visit fees of the Priority Pass Standard program. All information about the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card has been collected independently by WalletHub. The Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card is no longer available to new applicants through WalletHub, but may be available on the American Express website.
If your card is eligible for the Priority Pass perk, you can start using the benefit immediately after you get your membership card. Just present the membership card and a same-day boarding pass from any airline to enter a lounge. At each lounge, you’ll be able to enjoy amenities like comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, snacks and drinks, and more. You can view the locations of all Priority Pass lounges online.
You should also note that the American Express Platinum card, American Express Business Platinum card and Centurion® Card from American Express don’t just offer a Priority Pass membership. They also give you access to the Amex Global Lounge Collection, which is a network of 7 types of lounges including Priority Pass, Centurion lounge network, International American Express, Escape, Delta Sky Club, Plaza Premium and Airspace.
There are plenty of credit cards that offer Priority Pass at the moment, the best of which is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. Aside from this benefit, Chase Sapphire Reserve offers 60,000 bonus points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. Cardholders also get an annual $300 travel credit, among other benefits.
Priority Pass is a network of 1,000+ airport lounges located around the world. The cost of this membership is $71-$359 per year. The price depends on the level of membership. But the membership you’d get with credit cards includes free guest passes, unlike the stand-alone plans available for purchase.… read full answer
Note that credit cards with Priority Pass also come with high annual fees. That’s not surprising considering the value of Priority Pass access, but you’ll want to get your money’s worth. On top of Priority Pass, these cards come with generous rewards and high initial bonuses.
The American Express Platinum card Priority Pass benefit gives you access to more than 1,300 airport lounges around the world. It’s a $429-per-year value. Plus, Priority Pass is just one of the six chains of airport lounges that American Express Platinum card gives you access to for free. It also gets you into the Centurion Lounge, International American Express Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, Delta SkyClub, Airspace and Escape Lounges. You can use the Amex … read full answerlounge finder tool to see which lounges are in the airport you’re headed to.
Out of all the lounge programs you get access to with the American Express Platinum card, Priority Pass is special because it’s the only one that requires enrollment. You’ll need a membership card, not just the American Express Platinum card, to enter Priority Pass lounges.
Here’s how to get your American Express Platinum card Priority Pass benefit:
Log into your Amex account with your username and password.
Select the "Membership" tab, then click "Benefits."
Find the Priority Pass section and click "Enroll in Priority Pass Select."
Wait for your card to arrive. It should take 10-14 business days.
If you don’t want to enroll online, you can do it over the phone at (800) 801 6564. Once you receive your membership card in the mail, just show it at the entrance to any Priority Pass lounge and you’ll be admitted. You can bring in guests, too, although individual lounges can limit the number of people you’re allowed. Once inside, you’ll get to enjoy amenities like free food and beverages, Wifi, comfortable seating, and more.
The Hilton Surpass Priority Pass benefit gives Hilton Surpass cardholders a free membership in the airport-lounge program Priority Pass Select, worth $299 per year. The Surpass-Priority Pass membership is good for 10 free visits every year to over 1,200 Priority Pass airport lounges.
To use a free Priority Pass Select visit, simply present your Priority Pass Select membership card – which will be mailed to you when you enroll your credit card in the program – and your airline boarding pass for that day. If you have no free passes left, the $32 guest visit fee will be automatically charged to your Hilton Surpass credit card, which is registered with the membership card.… read full answer
Keep in mind that these free passes expire a year after they’re issued. Also, primary cardholders can use the 10 free annual passes, but authorized users on the account cannot – at least not without the primary cardholder present. Primary cardholders can choose to use a pass for an authorized user or guest traveling with them. Otherwise, guests may enter a Priority Pass lounge with the primary cardholder for a $32 guest visit fee per person.
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