The Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass benefit 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 1,000 airport lounges worldwide as a result. Additional guests cost $27 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.
This special benefit is only available on the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. You don’t get it on Sapphire Preferred or the discontinued original Sapphire card. And the $429 value wipes out most of 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:
- Log in to your Chase online account.
- 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 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 $27 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.
Popular Chase Sapphire Reserve Priority Pass lounges include:
Chicago O’Hare International Airport: Swissport Lounge – Offers refreshments, alcohol, TV, magazines and Wi-Fi. There are no stated guest restrictions.
Los Angeles International Airport: Alaska Lounge – Amenities include refreshments, alcohol, TV, magazines, Wi-Fi, telephone, fax and flight information. You are limited to two free guests.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport: The Club at DFW – You have access to refreshments, alcohol, TV, magazines, Wi-Fi, telephone, fax, showers and conference rooms. 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, telephone, showers, flight information, a theater room and a children’s play area. 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.