Tag Archives: Priority Pass

Alaska Air Lounges Nix Priority Pass Guest Access

Beginning May 1, Alaska Air will no longer accommodate guests of Priority Pass members at most of its airport lounges. The new access policy will be in effect at its lounges in Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), and Portland, Oregon (PDX). As of this writing, Alaska’s Anchorage (ANC) lounge has not indicated any change in… Read More »

Amex Platinum Card to add Priority Pass Guest Benefit

UPDATE: The theory I shared in this post has been confirmed. See Below. Yesterday, American Express announced refreshed benefits for its Platinum Card as well as an increased annual fee. They proudly touted new Uber benefits, 5x Membership Rewards for certain hotel bookings, and a new metal Card design. Strangely, there’s one other enhanced benefit that… Read More »

A Primer on Priority Pass Select Airport Lounge Membership

Since the announcement of the immensely popular Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, many questions have arisen about one of its benefits–Priority Pass Select membership. The confusion stems from the number of different Priority Pass membership levels and the fees associated with each. Here are answers to some of the more common questions I’ve seen asked lately. What… Read More »

Amex Announces New Platinum Card Benefits

After recent buzz about potential new benefits coming to the Platinum Card, today American Express announced the changes. Beginning October 6, consumers with a Platinum Card from American Express will receive 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare booked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel. Also, Business Platinum Card Members will now earn 50% points back (up… Read More »

Which Credit Cards Pay For Global Entry or TSA PreCheck?

Long security lines at U.S. airports have been making many headlines lately. According to various news media reports, arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport 2 hours early was not enough time for 450 American Airlines passengers to make their flights earlier this week. Long delays are expected to last through the peak summer travel months. Delays… Read More »