You can enroll in Priority Pass with your Chase Sapphire Preferred card through the program’s official website. Keep in mind, though, that this card does not offer free Priority Pass access at this time.
It's sibling however, Chase Sapphire Reserve®, offers the main cardholder and two guests free access to the Priority Pass lounge network. Each authorized user is entitled to the same lounge access.
These come at a cost, though. The Chase Sapphire Reserve has a $550 annual fee and there is a $75 fee/year to add an authorized user.
They don't offer that, although they offer it for the Sapphire Reserve. If it's really something you want, go for that one. As far as I see it, Priority Pass isn't really worth 5 times the annual fee, since the rewards are basically the same (excluding PP).
The Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass membership gives cardholders and authorized users free memberships in the airport lounge program Priority Pass Select. Each cardholder and up to two guests get unlimited free access to over 1,300 airport lounges worldwide as a result. Additional guests cost $32 per visit. Priority Pass Select airport lounges offer free Wi-Fi, snacks and beverages. There’s also comfortable seating and other amenities that vary by lounge. The Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass benefit is a $429 annual value. That’s what it would cost to buy a membership with unlimited free visits normally.… read full answer
This special benefit is only available on Chase Sapphire Reserve. You don’t get it on Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or the discontinued original Chase Sapphire® Card. Keep in mind that the $429 value helps offset Chase Sapphire Reserve’s $550 annual fee.
In order to redeem your free Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass membership and start enjoying the lounge benefits, you need to do a one-time “activation” to have your Priority Pass card sent to you. Don’t worry, this won’t cost you any money and it’s very easy to do.
How to activate Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass:
Click on the tab that says “Chase Ultimate Rewards.”
Click on “Card Benefits.”
Find “Airport Lounge Access” and click “Activate Now” at the bottom.
Follow those steps, and you’ll get membership cards for you and any authorized users on your Chase Sapphire Reserve account within 2-3 weeks by mail. Once you have your Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass membership card, you’ll need to show it and a same-day boarding pass to get into a Priority Pass lounge.
You may also be able to bring guests traveling with you. There’s no limit set by Priority Pass, but individual lounges have the right to make their own rules. Authorized users have their own memberships and aren’t considered guests. Keep in mind that only two of your guests are free – the rest cost $32 each.
Your Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass membership gives you access to a widespread network. There are Priority Pass lounges all over the world, including at the most popular domestic and international airports.
Here are some popular Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass lounges:
Chicago IL O’Hare International Airport: Swissport Lounge Offers refreshments, TV, magazines and Wi-Fi. They may limit guests based on space constraints.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: The Club at DFWY ou have access to refreshments, alcohol, TV, Wi-Fi, fax and showers. There are no stated guest restrictions.
Beijing Capital International Airport: Air China First & Business Class Lounge Offers refreshments, alcohol, internet access, TV, newspapers and telephones. They may limit guests based on space constraints.
Dubai International Airport: Marhaba Lounge Amenities include refreshments, alcohol, TV, magazines, Wi-Fi and flight information, telephone, fax, and shower. There are no stated guest restrictions.
So, as you can see, the Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass benefit gives you a wide range of comforts all over the world. If you take full advantage of this perk, that’s an extra $429 in value you get out of your card every year.
Your Chase Sapphire Preferred approval odds are best if you have a credit score of at least 700. That means you’ll need at least good credit to be approved. Having a steady income is also preferable. In addition, you need to be at least 18 years old and have either a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual tax ID Number (ITIN).… read full answer
Here’s how you can gauge and improve your Chase Sapphire Preferred approval odds:
You must be at least 18 years old and have either an SSN or an ITIN.
Have a credit score of at least 700. That means you’ll require at least good credit for approval.
Having a steady income and low existing debt load is preferable.
Must have opened less than five personal credit cards in the last 24 months – known as the “5/24 rule”.
If you’re already a Chase customer, you can check to see if you’re prequalified for the Chase Sapphire Preferred online. This inquiry will not hurt your credit score, but it won’t guarantee approval either.
To get a better understanding of where you stand in terms of your chances of approval for the Chase Sapphire Preferred and other credit cards, you can check your credit score for free, right here on WalletHub.
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