ESCAPE- OLOGY Magazine Issue 1 - Page 42

THE TRAVELING DUDES

Who stresses about getting to the airport with time to spare? I know I do. The reason being is a combination of not knowing what security lines look like (although TSA pre-check takes care of that - for the most part) and wanting enough time to get some drinks, use the restroom, and, in my case, visit the lounges!

I enjoy sipping on a free cocktail and watching the planes go by - and usually lounges have some great front row views of the tarmac. Now unless you have exemplary status with airlines or pay sky high membership fees, most of us don't have free access to airlines lounges - unless, of course, you have a credit card that includes Priority Pass. Priority Pass currently grants access to 1200+ lounges worldwide in over 500 cities. Just about every major airport and terminal has a Priority Pass lounge. The price of direct membership is outlined below:

Currently, the credit cards that offer Priority Pass as a card benefit include Citi Prestige, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Platinum Card from American Express, and Business Platinum Card from American Express. Some additional cards that offer Priority Pass but are not as beneficial to have in your wallet as the aforementioned ones include, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Hilton Honors, and Starwood Preferred Guest.

Benefits Review: Priority Pass