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It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and that means that the Priority Pass Black Friday promotion is back to potentially save you quite a bit on lounge access. If you don’t get Priority Pass membership via a premium credit card then this may be something to consider as this level of discount generally only comes around at this time of year.
Priority Pass Black Friday 2017 Promotion
This Priority Pass Black Friday promotion offers 40% off the standard membership and 25% off both the “standard plus” and “prestige” memberships.
This post will concentrate on the US Black Friday promotion but UK readers can click here to access your 40% discount offer
- Standard – Member pays $27/visit & guest pays $27/visit
- Standard Plus – Member gets 10 free visits then pays $27/visit & guest pays $27/visit
- Prestige – Member gets unlimited free visits & guest pays $27/visit
The promotion runs for one week from 24 November to 1 December 2017.
Priority Pass membership comes as one of the benefits of the American Express Platinum card, the Citi Prestige Card and the Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card but, as all of those come with annual fees of between $450 and $550, a stand-alone Priority Pass membership may be more economical for some.
What Is Priority Pass?
Priority Pass is the world’s largest independent airport lounge program that gives members access to a large worldwide network of airport lounges for a fee.
Priority Pass members get access to over 1,000 lounges in over 130 countries and 500 cities – so there’s a very good chance that there’s a Priority Pass lounge in an airport near you.
Priority Pass membership is a good way for flyers to give themselves a bit of comfort at the airport without having to pay paying for a premium cabin and without having to fly tens of thousands of miles a year for airline status.
I’ve written in detail about the Priority Pass program here so that may be a good starting point for you if you’d like to know more.
Is Priority Pass Membership For You?
Even if you have airlines status there will be times when Priority Pass can come in very useful….usually in one of three situations:
- Your airline of choice doesn’t have a club/lounge at an airport you’re visiting (I find this happens a lot in regions like the Caribbean)
- You’re not flying with the airline with which you have status
- You’re flying as a family and your airline status doesn’t get all of you into the airline’s lounge.
Despite my airline status Priority Pass still bails me out every now and again
The bar at the No.1 Lounge Heathrow T3
I hold top-tier oneworld status but I still get a lot of use out of my Priority Pass memberships…primarily when I’m flying with both Joanna and mini-Joanna.
When we’re all traveling together (usually in Economy Class) I can’t get all of us in to an airline lounge with my status (I only get one guest) but that isn’t an issue with Priority Pass lounges.
At airports like Heathrow where there are any number of decent Priority Pass lounges we still get to have a bit of comfort before our flight despite not having access to the lounges that BA, American, Cathay etc… offer.
The best way to work out if Priority Pass membership would be any use to you is to see which airports you travel through most often and then check them against the list of available lounges here.
If you regularly pass through an airport (or airports) where Priority Pass has a presence than this Priority Pass Black Friday deal may be for you….just be sure to check that the math works in your favor.
If you’re not a regular traveler then membership of a lounge program is probably not for you but, if you travel with any frequency, access to a lounge can be a very nice place to start a vacation or to get some work done before a flight.
I never used to need a lounge before a trip but I’ve got soft as I’ve aged and I can’t do without one now 🙂