The Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, and all American Express Platinum cards offer free Priority Pass Select membership, emphasis on “Select.”
Last month I got this email from a vexed reader:
There’s a lot of confusion to unpack here, but the basic point is that all the cards mentioned above offer Priority Pass Select, which is access to all Priority Pass lounges except United Clubs.
There are two easy ways to figure out which lounges you can access with Priority Pass. Either download the Priority Pass app and mentally subtract the United Clubs or look on the Priority Pass Select page.
It’s a bummer that my confused reader only got into one lounge when he was actually eligible to go into lounges at all the airports he traveled through:
- In Newark, Priority Pass Select members have access to the Art & Lounge in Terminal B.
- In Paris-CDG, he did access the Star Alliance Lounge (which he misidentified as the United Club.) He also had access to three other lounges.
- In San Francisco, he had access to the Air France/KLM lounge.
- In Chicago, he had access to the Air France/KLM and Swissport Lounges.
The Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige, and all American Express Platinum cards offer free Priority Pass Select, which is access to all Priority Pass lounges except United Clubs.
There are differences between the Priority Pass Select memberships offered by the cards, mainly centered on how many free guests you can bring in. Check out those differences in my post “Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Citi Prestige vs. Amex Platinum.”