After 18 Days in Priority Pass Lounges, Man Spends Two Weeks in Jail

Depending on who you ask, gratis food, free-flowing cocktails and speedy Wi-Fi might make spending 18 consecutive days in an airport sound at least somewhat appealing. When one man missed his flight at Singapore’s Changi Airport, he decided to do just that, hopping from one lounge to the next over a more-than-two-week period. Raejali Buntut of Singapore…

Which Cards Give You Virtual Priority Pass Lounge Access?

Many credit cards offer Priority Pass lounge access, and in late 2015, digital membership cards became available.  Thanks to this feature, if you have an eligible card you can download the app (available for both iOS and Android) to gain “virtual access” to lounges, meaning you don’t have to show your physical card. However, not all cards…

Can I Use a Second Priority Pass Membership for a Guest?

TPG reader Brandon sent me a message on Facebook to ask about lounge access: “I have the Amex Platinum card, and plan on getting the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Since both cards offer Priority Pass, can I use one membership for myself and the other for a guest so they don’t have to pay the admission fee?” Most…

Everything You Need To Know About the Priority Pass Program

There are many credit cards that offer some form of access to the Priority Pass network of airport lounges, but it’s sometimes not clear what that means. Especially with the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, many award travelers may be wondering how this perk works. In today’s post, I want to take…

Review: Air Serbia (A330) Business Class, Round-Trip Between New York and Belgrade

TO THE POINT: Air Serbia recently launched nonstop service from New York to Belgrade with a retrofitted two-cabin aircraft. The pros: wonderful service, a luxurious lounge, and 18 cozy lie-flat seats. The cons: low-quality bedding and pillows, plus a quirky seat that only lets the tray table come up when it’s in the upright position. After…

A New Preclearance Lounge at Dublin Airport is Opening Monday

One of the nice things about flying to the US from Dublin (DUB) is that the airport has a US preclearance facility so you can go through US immigration before hopping the pond and skip having to wait in long lines to do this back on American soil. Starting Monday, travelers flying through Dublin will have something to…

Here’s an Amtrak Lounge You’ll Actually Want to Visit

Amtrak has never been known for offering luxurious lounges with special amenities like some airlines or other brands do, but our national railroad is working to improve its reputation — starting with the Windy City. Amtrak has unveiled its new Chicago Metropolitan Lounge at Union Station in downtown Chicago, and it’s surprisingly pleasant. The new lounge will offer…

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…