Does the Amex Platinum Airline Credit Cover Lounge Access?

TPG reader Louis sent me a message on Facebook to ask about getting into the Admiral’s Club: “Can I use the airline fee credit on my Amex Platinum card to get into the American Airlines lounge in Chicago?” There are a number of travel rewards cards that offer credits for airline incidentals. These can help you cover expenses like checked bag…

Which United Club Lounges Are Most Worth a Visit?

TPG reader Kai sent me a message on Facebook to ask about United Airlines lounges: “I have a United Club pass that expires at the end of the year. The ones I’ve been to at EWR and JFK were not particularly impressive. Which ones are your favorites? I’m not expecting Centurion Lounge features, but I’d like…

Is Lounge Access Worth the Price of a Day Pass?

TPG reader Patrick sent me a message on Facebook to ask about lounges: “I have a seven-hour layover in Philadelphia before an international flight. Is a day pass to the Admirals Club worth the extra $50?” Airport lounges are a mixed bag, especially for domestic travelers. The best US lounges offer a taste of jet-setting luxury, featuring amenities like…

Top 10 International Airport Lounges And How To Access Them

Being able to access an airport lounge while traveling means free snacks, drinks and Wi-Fi, but these over-the-top international lounges also offer guests amenities like spa treatments, wine tastings and more. Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at some of the best airport lounges around the world and how you can get…

Citi Clarifies the Guest Policy for Admirals Club Access with Prestige

Citi Prestige is a premium travel rewards card that offers cardholders a ton of lucrative benefits and is consistently ranked on the list of TPG’s top credit card offers. Because of its many benefits, there are countless ways to maximize the card’s value, from a $250 annual air travel credit to complimentary access to Admirals Clubs and Priority…

Top 10 Airport Lounges in the US and How You Can Get In

Being able to access an airport lounge can make all the difference when you’re traveling, thanks to free drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi (and thus a little extra time for productivity) and a few moments away from the hectic main terminal. Unfortunately, most airport lounges in the US aren’t much more than dreary way stations little better…

OneGo Week 1 Review: New York, St. Louis, Miami and Chicago

After signing up for the new “unlimited flying” service, OneGo, TPG Associate Editor Emily McNutt recently flew around the East region over the course of two days. Read on for her experiences in the air and at each airport’s Admirals Club. Earlier this month, we heard about a new service called OneGo, which is marketed as an…

Do Lounge Memberships Work When I Fly with Another Airline?

TPG reader Mark sent me an email to ask about airport lounge access: “If I get an Admirals Club membership, do I have to be flying on American Airlines, or will a ticket on any airline get me in the door?” Airlines offer a variety of options for accessing airport lounges, ranging from single-day passes to memberships that last a year…

Get Airport Lounge Access with These 6 Cards

Don’t spend hundreds of dollars on airport lounge membership; select credit cards offer access — or even membership — to lounges among their benefits. Below, TPG Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr takes a look at some top card options that will have you waiting out your time at the airport in comfort. Traveling today is…

Accessing Priority Pass Lounges at London Heathrow with Amex Platinum

Priority Pass membership is a perk of certain credit cards, and it allows members entry into multiple airport lounges around the world. Today, TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett discusses her experience with Priority Pass lounges at London’s Heathrow airport. I recently picked up the Platinum Card from American Express, which comes with a ton of benefits, including…