Lounge Club Adds New Members – More Places To Use Your Chase Ink Lounge Benefit

by on September 20, 2013 · 10 comments

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The Chase Ink Plus and Ink Bold offer a plethora of valuable benefits including free Lounge Club membership and two annual free lounge passes each card comes with (the Ink Classic offers one year free membership).

The Club at ATL is one of the newest Lounge Club members.

The Club at ATL is one of the newest Lounge Club members.

Lounge Club membership is sort of like Priority Pass membership where you pay to join (that is, if your credit card doesn’t give you free membership) and then each time you visit a lounge, you pay a $27 day pass fee. Lounge Club has over 350 VIP airport lounges worldwide and membership is priced at $150 per person per year (click here to browse the full list of lounges).

Lounge Club has also just added 12 new lounges to its roster across the world over the past several months, including facilities in Botswana, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland, the Ukraine and the US. Here’s the full list:

U.S.A., ATLANTA HARTSFIELD-JACKSON INTERNATIONAL (ATL): The Club at ATL: International Terminal/Concourse F, open between 05:30 – 21:30 daily.

U.S.A., NEW YORK JFK (JFK): Wingtips Lounge: Terminal 4, open 24 hours daily.

BOTSWANA, GABORONE SIR SERETSE KHAMA INTERNATIONAL (GBE): Nthula Lounge: International Departure Hall, open between 06:00 – 20:00 daily.

COLOMBIA, BOGOTÁ ELDORADO (BOG): Sala VIP Temporal Lan: New International Terminal, open between 01:30 – 00:30 daily.

DENMARK, AALBORG (AAL): Aalborg Airport Lounge: Terminal 1, open between 05:00 – 18:00 daily.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, SANTO DOMINGO LAS AMÉRICAS INT’L (SDQ): Sala VIP Aeropuerto de Las Americas: Terminal A, open between 06:00 – 23:30 daily.

ECUADOR, GALAPAGOS BALTRA (GPS): Aeropuertos VIP Club: open between 07:00 – 15:00 daily.

MEXICO, TIJUANA ABELARDO L. RODRIGUEZ INTERNATIONAL (TIJ): VIP Lounge: Terminal 1, open between 07:00 – 01:00 daily.

PERU, TUMBES CAPITAN FAP PEDRO CANGA RODRIGUEZ (TBP): Caral VIP Lounge: open between 08:00 – 23:00 daily.

SWITZERLAND, ZÜRICH INTERNATIONAL (ZRH): Oneworld Lounge: open between 05:30 – 21:00 daily. Skyteam Lounge: open between 05:30 – 21:00 daily.

UKRAINE, KIEV BORYSPIL INTERNATIONAL (KBP): Airline Lounge: Terminal D, open 24 hours daily.

Lounge Club members can also hang out at the SkyTeam Lounge in Zurich.

Lounge Club members can also hang out at the SkyTeam Lounge in Zurich.

So if you have your two free lounge passes, you can try out any of these new member lounges for free, or if you’ve already used your passes up, you can pay $27 per person to get in.

That said, if you have already used your free passes, or if you don’t have the Ink cards, all of these lounges are also members of Priority Pass – the other major non-airline lounge network, which has over 600 lounges worldwide – so if you have the personal Platinum card, the Business Platinum card or the Mercedes-Benz Platinum card from American Express (or are an additional cardholder on one) you get automatic Priority Pass Select membership and can access these lounges (guests are still $27 per person).

I’m not due to fly through any of these anytime soon – though I have enjoyed both my trips to South Africa this year so much that I’m considering Botswana next! – but if you happen to pass through, report back on how you like them!

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  • AnthonyOrner

    DO you just show your ink card? or do you have to show the lounge card?

  • Carey

    Lounge Card

  • Matt A

    The Chase Fairmont card also has similar Lounge Club benefits.

  • Bob

    I have another quick question: do you get almost all of your miles from credit card bonuses and credit card transfers? Because I haven’t heard of you paying for an award often and you don’t get miles for an award ticket right? with that being said, how do you maintain elite status if you don’t spend money on the airline, you spend miles.

  • Wondering

    I’ve always wondered this too

  • Dan

    The Ritz Carlton visa provides free access to Lounge Club lounges worldwide for you and an unlimited number of guests, every time you stop at one. You can also add an authorized user, and he or she will also get a Lounge Club card. Keep in mind that Lounge Club lounges aren’t as nice as Asian airlines’ home lounges and that they’re not so omnipresent in the US, but living out here in Asia, there are almost always multiple Lounge Club lounges at every airport. Also, keep in mind you can get the Ritz Carlton visa with no annual fee the first year if you’re a Marriott Platinum.

  • steve j

    I personally keep elite even though I hardly ever pay for a ticket with united thanks to the legacy pres plus card. Hoping this card never goes away and I also hope they give everyone a chance to get in again sometime. You get 1k elite points per 5k spent. I own a business and easily get the max amount a year 75k. Platinum status plus all the miles (1 mile per dollar) mean I almost never fly for $$,always book in saver award first, and if i have to pay, i have 2 regional premier upgrades meaning im never in coach. The only downside is calling united milage plus service center, they very much see you are using flex miles and the agents are not ‘flex’able after that!

  • Eli Stoughton

    You need to sign up with your Ink Card online, and then you get a Lounge Club Card in the mail.

  • Mike p

    I had this card for a year and never was able to use it. Not impressed. There were very fee lounges where i was traveling. Then i went to vegas and was hoping to use it but it was located in another terminal then mine but that wouldnt have mattered as i arrived early. But it was past the security checkpoint. So really no good unless you luck out and your flight just happens to be leaving from that terminal which the odds are slim. Not impressed

  • Tommy T

    If we dont use the Lounge Club pass that year, do we get charge the following years? Or is ONLY charge once you use the two “annual” pass?

    So we should be able to enter free every year twice (or two pass) per year without any fee correct…

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