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Priority Pass–the free lounge access you get with many premium credit cards–has a rule: no card, no lounge access.

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There’s a way around that: you can turn your phone into your membership card in just a few steps.

  1. Download the Priority Pass app.

2. Open the menu and click Log In.

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You’ll be taken to prioritypass.com where you have to enter your card’s number and your web PIN, which apparently comes with your welcome packet to Priority Pass. If you don’t have your web PIN, you can call the number on the back of your Priority Pass card to get it.

When I called, I was asked my address on file, my card’s expiration date (it’s on the card), and the last airport where I used a Priority Pass lounge. When I answered correctly, I was given the PIN.

When I entered it on prioritypass.com, I could create a user name and password.

4. Back in the Priority Pass app on the same screen as step 3, sign in at the top with your new log in info.

5. Now, in the menu there is an option to see my membership card.
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This can be scanned in lounges instead of swiping my card.

Bonus

Once you have an online account, you can see a list of your lounge visits. Here are my six most recent visits.

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This can be useful to see how many lounge trips you make each year to see whether renewing a premium credit card with its $450 annual fee and Priority Pass access is worth the price.

Bottom Line

Set up your online Priority Pass account, so that you can stop carrying your membership card and get into lounges with just your phone.

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